Open software, ubiquitous assistive technologies and inclusive solutions as a way to foster global electronic inclusion Jo...
<ul><li>15% of the total EU population  having disabilities (i.e. about  74 million individuals )  </li></ul><ul><li>Inclu...
<ul><li>Barriers from the  market  perspective : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The  fragmentation  caused by different national sy...
<ul><li>Barriers from the  technological  perspective : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Lack of  coordination mechanisms  and sharin...
<ul><li>Redefinition  of the target market barriers </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on open software and cutting-edge technologica...
Redefinition of the target market
Focus on Open software and cutting-edge technological trends
Web 2.0 technologies and user participation
<ul><li>Raise awareness, identify and involve the key actors as active members in the network and portal </li></ul><ul><li...
<ul><li>Support researchers’ and developers’ contact with other experts, the exchange of knowledge and expertise, detectio...
Specific results of ATIS4all <ul><li>The  “Portal”  will be the main outcome of both Thematic Networks </li></ul><ul><ul><...
Thanks for your attention Jose Angel Martínez Usero [email_address] Join us!!!! http://www.epractice.eu/community/eaccessi...
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Open software, ubiquitous assistive technologies and inclusive solutions as a way to foster global electronic inclusion

  1. 1. Open software, ubiquitous assistive technologies and inclusive solutions as a way to foster global electronic inclusion Jose Angel Martinez Usero Director of international projects and relations at Technosite/ONCE Foundation Roberto Torena Cristóbal Brussels Office Director AEGIS International Conference, October 8 th ,2010
  2. 2. <ul><li>15% of the total EU population having disabilities (i.e. about 74 million individuals ) </li></ul><ul><li>Inclusive ICT and ATs are essential for enabling full participation in society </li></ul><ul><li>These technologies mitigate barriers many people face in their daily life environments. </li></ul><ul><li>The potential beneficiaries of eAccessibility are not only people with strictly defined disabilities. </li></ul>The Socio-economic problem. Relevance of ATs
  3. 3. <ul><li>Barriers from the market perspective : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The fragmentation caused by different national systems and policies, yielding to a limited and unstructured market. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dependency on the service delivery part of the AT value chain </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Barriers from the users perspective : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>High purchasing costs of ATs for end-users </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lack of availability of product information </li></ul></ul>The Socio-economic problem. The barriers of the ATs
  4. 4. <ul><li>Barriers from the technological perspective : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Lack of coordination mechanisms and sharing of knowledge among AT developers lead to : </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Development redundancy with similar technologies produced regionally </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Lack of interoperability of mainstream ICTs and ATs </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>R&D projects face barriers to bringing their outcomes to the AT market </li></ul></ul>The Socio-economic problem. The barriers of the ATs
  5. 5. <ul><li>Redefinition of the target market barriers </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on open software and cutting-edge technological trends </li></ul><ul><li>Usage of web 2.0 technologies and user participation </li></ul>An innovative approach
  6. 6. Redefinition of the target market
  7. 7. Focus on Open software and cutting-edge technological trends
  8. 8. Web 2.0 technologies and user participation
  9. 9. <ul><li>Raise awareness, identify and involve the key actors as active members in the network and portal </li></ul><ul><li>Offer professional information and foster online discussion among key actors about accessible products and services </li></ul><ul><li>Provide reliable information contrasted by a relevant set of partners and supporters, minimising biased information. </li></ul><ul><li>Implement a set of Web 2.0 technologies to enable professionals’ and final users’ ratings and comments on products and services. </li></ul><ul><li>Facilitate users and professionals access to information about the best solution, through a multifaceted search engine </li></ul>Objectives of ATIS4all
  10. 10. <ul><li>Support researchers’ and developers’ contact with other experts, the exchange of knowledge and expertise, detection of synergies etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Provide useful tools and resources to researchers and developers (e.g. information about projects, studies and documents relevant in the field, etc.) </li></ul><ul><li>Provide a repository of open source assistive technology software and a database of related developments and initiatives. </li></ul><ul><li>Establish a meeting point where key actors in the field can openly discuss and obtain feedback on their ideas, doubts, beta products, research projects, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Ensure the continuity of the network, portal and repository beyond the funded period. </li></ul>Specific objectives of ATIS4all (2/2)
  11. 11. Specific results of ATIS4all <ul><li>The “Portal” will be the main outcome of both Thematic Networks </li></ul><ul><ul><li>ETNA’s responsibilities in yellow </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ATIS4all’s responsibilities in blue </li></ul></ul>Portal Search Engine Websites Community Assistive Technology products Inclusive solutions Components The market place Key actors section ATIS4all website ETNA website Web 2.0 applications Information R&D community Web 2.0 applications Information
  12. 12. Thanks for your attention Jose Angel Martínez Usero [email_address] Join us!!!! http://www.epractice.eu/community/eaccessibility
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