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  • 1. Study on Monitoring eAccesibility in Europe Meeting on e-accessibility studies, 16 April 2010 Jose Angel Martinez Usero Project Coordinator Meeting on e-accessibility studies, 16 April 2010 Study on Monitoring eAccesibility in Europe
  • 2.
    • Background and policy context
    • Objectives
    • Scope
    • Technologies
    • Research methods
    • Main outcomes
    Contents
  • 3. Monitoring eAccessibility http://www.eaccessibility-monitoring.eu
  • 4.
    • The 2006 Ministerial “ Riga Declaration ” on ICT for an inclusive information society highlights the need for facilitating the accessibility and usability of ICT products and services for all , with a special focus on people with disabilities.
    • The “ Study on Monitoring eAccessibility ” succeeds the MEAC during the period 2009 – 2011 .
    Background and policy context
  • 5.
    • Monitor the status and progress made in eAccessibility in a series of selected countries identifying the best practices in the fields of legislation , policies and practices.
    • Draw up an annual report , which include comparisons by country and over time .
    • Develop a tool , based on accessible web technology, for gathering the data compiled by the correspondents, and exploiting the data through views from different dimensions, comparisons, etc.
    • Establish a direct and regular relationship with the relevant actors in the field of eAccessibility
    • Define, develop and apply a benchmarking framework for the monitoring and comparative analysis of the progress made in eAccessibility.
    Objectives
  • 6. Scope
    • Selection of countries , 12 EU and 3 Non-EU
    • EU countries : United Kingdom, Ireland, Sweden, Spain, Denmark, Italy, Germany, Hungary, Portugal, France, Netherlands and Czech Republic.
    • Non-EU countries : United States, Australia and Canada.
    • Countries participating in a voluntary basis : Japan, Norway, Greece
    • Period of analysis : 2009-2011
  • 7. Selection of technologies to be monitored CATEGORY DEVICES/SERVICES MeAC/NEW PROPOSAL TELEPHONY: Fixed MeAC Mobile MeAC Special telephones (text and videotelephone) MeAC Mobile Web Partners’ proposal INTERNET: Web MeAC COMPUTERS: Desktop MeAC Portable MeAC MEDIA: Analogue television MeAC Digital television European Commission’s proposal HOMES: Digital homes European Commission’s proposal Telecare Partners’ proposal URBAN ENVIRONMENT: ATMs MeAC Vending machines MeAC Virtual kiosks European Commission’s proposal Digital information panels Partners’ proposal EDUCATIONAL ENVIRONMENT: Electronic books MeAC proposal Elearning platforms Partners’ proposal WORK ENVIRONMENT: Office technology - hardware Partners’ proposal Office technology - software Partners’ proposal ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGIES: Hardware MeAC proposal Software MeAC proposal
  • 8. Analysis of national experts (30 + 6) 15 technology experts (technology questionnaire) 15 policy experts (policy questionnaire) Surveys to main stakeholders Consultation to relevant organisations (industry and associations of people with disabilities) in order to get feedback on some specific issued covered by the former questionnaire Workshops with experts Analysis of main results and feedback from decision makers. Research methods
  • 9. Website Balance Scorecard Tool Search applications and download of raw data Annual Reports Policy inventory by technology Report on the implementation of accessibility articles in Telecom Directives Report on the implementation of UN Convention in MS Report of interpretation and implementation of WCAG 2.0 in MS Main outcomes
  • 10. Visit us http://www.eaccessibility-monitoring.eu
  • 11. Thanks for your attention Jose Angel Martínez Usero [email_address] Join us!!!! http:// www.epractice.eu/community/eaccessibility