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The ASSETS conference, taking place in Dundee-Scotland on 24-26 October 2011, explores the use of computing and information technologies to help persons with disabilities and older adults. ASSETS is the premier forum for presenting innovative research on the design and use of both mainstream and specialized assistive technologies. This includes the use of technology by and in support of:

  • Individuals with hearing, sight and other sensory impairments
  • Individuals with motor impairments
  • Individuals with memory, learning and cognitive impairments
  • Individuals with multiple impairments
  • Older adults
  • Professionals who work with these populations

All contributions are peer-reviewed by an international Program Committee. Accepted papers, posters and demonstrations will be archived in the ACM digital library. Select authors will be invited to submit extended versions to a special issue of the ACM Transactions on Accessible Computing (TACCESS).
More information on the event website.

The 2nd Pan-European Workshop/User Forum and the 1st International ÆGIS Conference entitled “Access for All in the desktop, web and mobile field: an end-user and developer perspective” will take place in Seville, Spain on 6 and 7-8 October 2010 respectively. All events are organised by the ÆGIS IP initiative (Open Accessibility Everywhere: Groundwork, Infrastructure, Standards – www.aegis-project.eu), partially funded under FP7 (Theme: ICT‐2007.7.1; ICT & Ageing).
Detailed info and registration about the 1st International AEGIS Conference is available through www.aegis-conference.eu. Registration is now open.

The AAATE workshop 2010 “AT – technology transfer” will take place in Sheffield, UK, on October 4-5 2010. A call for contributions is open. The event is free to some delegates including authors of accepted papers or members of the AAATE who register early. The workshop is being hosted by KT-EQUAL and by D4D. More on this event can be found at the event website .

Autonomia Expo 2010 banner

Autonomia Expo 2010 banner

Autonomia EXPO 2010 s taking place on the 28, 29 and 30 of May 2010 and is organized by DISABILITY NOW at the “PERISTERI EXHIBITION CENTER”. Covering thousands of square metres, Autonomia EXPO constitutes the largest exhibition of products and services for disability, health, rehabilitation, special education, technology and independent living in Greece, also attracting participation from European providers. It also encompasses disability seminars and cultural events. In reality, it is a celebration of disability as difference in living terms, of accessible ways of living, of aesthetics and culture. Its opening last year had an unprecedented attendance of people with disabilities as well as other stakeholders in the field of disability. The success of Autonomia EXPO lies in remaining closest and responding to consumer needs and demands which exceed stereotypes of disability, and in bringing together people with a common view of an active and achieving disability.
Entrance is free.
More information on the event website.

The Project ImPaCT in Europe – Improving Person Centred Technology in Europe, a networking project in the field of ICT co-financed by the European Commission’s Executive Agency for Education, Audiovisual and Culture in the framework of the Lifelong Learning Programme, is conducting a survey to assess the use of Person Centred Technology across Europe. The data gathered will be used by the partnership to map the current situation and to to evaluate and promote the benefits of PCT for people with disabilities. The survey is brief and user friendly and is available in English, Portuguese, Finnish, French and Dutch. People with disabilities, service providers, policy makers at all levels, researchers and manufacturers of PCT who are interested in the work carried out by the partnership are invited to contribute.

ÆGIS (Open Accessibility Everywhere: Groundwork, Infrastructure, Standards) is organising a satellite event in the context of ETAPS 2010 (European Joint Conferences on Theory and Practice of Software ‐March 20‐28, 2010, Paphos, Cyprus). The satellite event FOSS‐AMA (Free and Open Source Software for Accessible Mainstream Applications) will take place on 27‐28 March 2010 and is inspired by the FP7 ÆGIS IP initiative (http://www.aegis‐project.eu).
FOSS‐AMA will aim to bring together recent achievements and renowned experts from the 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.
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/.