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Public conference of the EuCAN – European Concept for Accessibility Network to launch the new ECA publication: “ECA 2013 – From theory to practice”.

In cooperation with the Senate Department for Urban Development and the Environment Berlin, the Fürst Donnersmarck-Foundation, Berlinische Galerie and Design for All – Germany (EDAD)

Venue: Berlinische Galerie – Museum of Modern Art, Photography and Architecture
Alte Jakobstraße 124-128
10969 Berlin
Deutschland
www.berlinischegalerie.de
Date:7th and 8th November 2013
Conference language: English
Audience: Members of the organisers and other interested persons from Europe, with a particular focus on representatives active in the following fields: (environmental) architecture, construction, city planning, crafts, marketing, design, art, culture, communication, entrepreneurship, consumer organisations, organisations of and for Senior citizens and/or people with disabilities, Highschools, training institutes and decision makers in economy, policy and administration.
Accomodations: Advance bookings have been made in Grimm’s Hotel and Best Western Hotel am Spittelmarkt. There are special offers for the attendances of the conference. Please send an email to eca@eca.lu (after September 9th) if you are interested to book a room.
Deadline: Deadline to register for the conference and the hotel rooms: September 30th.
Contact: Silvio Sagramola, eca@eca.lu

ÆGIS IP initiative (Open Accessibility Everywhere: Groundwork, Infrastructure, Standards) of the FP7 (Theme: ICT‐2007.7.1; ICT & Ageing; http://www.aegis‐project.eu) would like to kindly invite you to the forthcoming FOSS‐AMA (Free and Open Source Software ‐ for Accessible Mainstream Applications) event, at ETAPS 2010 (European Joint Conferences on Theory and Practice of Software) that takes place in Paphos, Cyprus on March 27‐28, 2010.

FOSS-AMA is organised by the ÆGIS IP initiative and will aim to bring together the most recent achievements and renowned experts in Open Source Community and Accessibility. 3rd generation access techniques and their potential for more accessible mainstream ICT for end‐users and relevant toolkits for developers will be explored. Interactive demos (including free assessment and simulation tools) will embellish the presentations sessions.

The event is spread over 2 days, will be chaired by Karel Van Isacker (Marie Curie Association) and will have the outline as presented in this pdf.
Registration details will be available from 25 January 2010 on via http://www.etaps10.cs.ucy.ac.cy/.

ETAPS 2010 logo

ETAPS 2010 logo

ÆGIS is organising a satellite event at ETAPS 2010 (European Joint Conferences on Theory and Practice of Software). The satellite event FOSS‐AMA is a newly introduced event, inspired by the ÆGIS IP initiative (Open Accessibility Everywhere: Groundwork, Infrastructure, Standards) of the FP7 (Theme: ICT‐2007.7.1; ICT & Ageing; http://www.aegis‐project.eu/).

FOSS‐AMA will aim to bring together the most recent achievements and renowned experts in Open Source Community and Accessibility. 3rd generation access techniques and their potential for more accessible mainstream ICT for end‐users and relevant toolkits for developers will be explored. Interactive demos will embellish the presentations sessions.

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The European Disability Forum is planning to organise a seminar on the main results of the European Research Agendas for Disability Equality project to be held on 16th June 2009 in Brussels, Belgium. The main objective of the project is to increase and enhance the active and equal participation of disabled people’s organisations in future research initiatives that will promotedisability equality and non-discrimination in Europe.
The seminar will bring together organisations currently involved with developing research project outlines, with academics and researchers who are interested in research collaboration. Participants will also include representatives of the European Commission as well as research policy-makers, funders and promoters interested in disability equality research.
Further details about the seminar will be available shortly on the website. In the meantime, should you require further information, please contact Sandra Tavares Moreira, Project Coordinator, European Disability Forum: sandra.tavares-moreira@edf-feph.org.

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Our representatives joined the MCA team (one of the exhibitioners at stand 37) at Research Connection 2009 conference and exhibition which will take place in Prague from 7 to 8 May 2009 under the Czech Presidency of the European Union. More information can be found at the event website.
“Inclusion without borders” presented the Integrated Projects ASK-IT and OASIS, funded respectively under FP6 and FP7, and that address mobility and accessibility, and an enhanced quality of life for older people through ambient assisted living technology. In addition, several other projects that support the inclusion of people with disabilities and older people were equally presented in introduced to stand visiotors.
The working ASK-IT services (mobility impaired users can organise their trip according to their accessibility needs and the accessibility characteristics of the places they intend to visit and of the different possible transportation means or paths) were presented, while also the ASK-IT domotic application was demonstrated. Additionally, an OASIS mock-up, showing how older people will be guided in their daily life with regards to their dietary life, as well as healthy lifestyle was presented as well.
Interested visitors were also able to subscribe to the respective project/end-user/developer communities. Leaflets off all projects were made available, as well as an instructive ASK-IT 3D video was displayed continuously.