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The EPR Study is now available.
If you are interested to receive printed copies, pelase contact us at epr@epr.eu
Annexes are published on EPR website

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In the framework of the ImPaCT in Europe project, the conference “Breaking the barriers between Stakeholders: Bringing together service providers, policy makers and suppliers of Information & Communication Technology for People with Disabilities” will be organised in Nottingham (UK) on 21-22 September 2009.
A Snapshot Of What the Conference Will Cover:
– Technology has radically improved the quality of life for some people with Disabilities and is poised to change lives for many
– From blue-sky thinking to new products to meet needs
– The challenges that technology presents in financial terms, and the challenges that it creates in terms of values and ethics
– Technology does not recognise national boundaries – we can all learn a lot from other countries and cultures
– Exhibitions

Who Should Attend
– Providers of services to people with disabilities
– Commissioners of services for people with disabilities
– Developers of assistive technology and telecare
– Service users of assistive technology
– Senior practitioners in services to people with disabilities
– Academics involved in developing ICT for people with disabilities

The English flyer can be downloaded here.

ACCESSIBLE (an EU FP7 project spanning over 36 months) will keep its survey online that aims at identifying the user needs of Developers, Accessibility Assessors, Elderly and Disabled People, Public Bodies, and Service Providers in the field of accessible software implementations.
If you are interested in contributing, these questionnaires (accessible via http://www.accessible-project.eu/index.php/questionnaire.html) are completely anonymous, and are available in German, Greek, Portuguese, Italian, English, and Bulgarian.

ACCESSIBLE is an EU FP7 project spanning over 36 months. Started on 1 September 2008, it aims at improving the accessibility of software development products, by introducing a harmonised accessibility methodology into accessible software development processes, using significantly better measurement strategies, methodologies, etc. The envisaged improvement will enable large organisations, SMEs or individuals (developers, designers, etc.) to produce software products of superior accessibility and usability, accompanied with appropriate measures, technologies and tools that improve their overall quality.
The survey addresses Developers, Accessibility Assessors, Elderly and Disabled People, Public Bodies, and Service Providers and has been designed to identify the user needs within the premises of the ACCESSIBLE EU FP7 project. Its evaluation will be the basis to implement appropriate tools and methodologies in order to increase awareness and need for accessibility.
If you are interested in contributing, these questionnaires (accessible via http://www.accessible-project.eu/index.php/questionnaire.html) are completely anonymous, and are available in German, Greek, Portuguese, Italian, English, and Bulgarian.

ACCESSIBLE project will keep this survey online throughout the project duration.

The conference “Bringing People to Work” will take place on 11–12 June 2009 in Thessaloniki (Greece). The starting point of the conference will be the Employment Directive, The State Aid Regulation, HLG paper on Supported Employment & Art. 27 of the UN convention on work and Employment of persons with disabilities.
The following topics will be covered:
– Mainstream employment and their barriers: how to help persons with disabilities to find and keep a job
– Vocational training to help meet the criteria
– Involvement of employers
– Role of the providers (how can service providers facilitate employers, including trade unions?)
– The view of trade unions, employers and authorities in employing persons with disability in all types of employment

There will be interpreters present for translations into English, French and Greek.

You can register through the website www.easpd.eu.