DfA@eInclusion

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DfA@eInclusion
DfA@eInclusion
Contract Title Design for All for eInclusion
Contract Number 033838
Funding Period 1 January 2007 - 31 December 2009
Funding Agency European Union - FP6
Total Cost € 1,910,000 (CNTI Budget: €25,000.00)
Partners The Danish Centre (DC), Denmark

Next Generation for All (NG4All), the Netherlands
Foundation for Research and Technology - Hellas - Institute of Computer Science (FORTH-ICS), Greece
Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft/Fraunhofer-Institut fur Angewandte Informationstechnik (FhG-FIT), Germany
Middlessex University, Design for All Research Group, Middlesex University (MU), UK
Integrated Studies, University of Linz (UoL), Austria
Evangelische Stiftung Volmarstein (FTB), Germany
National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL), Finland
The National Centre for Personal Autonomy and Technical Aids (CEAPAT), Spain
Czech Technical University in Prague, Faculty of Electrical Engineering (CVUT), The Czech Republic
Universite Paul Sabatier Toulouse 3 (UPS-IRIT), France
Pannon University, Colour and Multimedia Laboratory at the Faculty of Information Technology (PU), Hungary
The Delta Centre (SHDir), Norway
State Institute of Information Technologies (SIIT), Lithuania
VZW Toegankelijkheidsbureau (VZW-T), Belgium
The Portuguese National Institute for the Rehabilitation (INR), Portugal
The Estonian Foundation for the Visually Impaired (ENIF), Estonia
Projects in Motion Ltd (PiM), Malta
The Access Centre - Technical University of Košice (TUKE), Slovakia
University of Ljubljana, Laboratory for Telecommunications (UNI-LJ-SI), Slovenia
Swedish Handicap Institute (SHI), Sweden
Central Remedial Clinic (CRC), Ireland

Website http://www.dfaei.org



The DfA@eInclusion Coordination Action (CA) aims to contribute towards the advancement of eInclusion in Europe through fostering design for all. Towards this end, DfA@eInclusion will continue, extend and enhance previous efforts targeted to the creation of a sound Design for All (DfA) interdisciplinary theoretical framework of reference and a set of proven engineering practices, by addressing the following strategic objectives:

  1. Support to existing European initiatives to promote Design for All and in particular the European Design for All eAccessibility Network (EDeAN);
  2. Enhancement of existing partnerships between academic, research, user, and industrial communities to promote e-inclusion through adopting and promoting effective DfA practices;
  3. Facilitation of DfA knowledge spillovers across industry sectors and communities through appropriate mechanisms for knowledge transfer;
  4. Support the mainstreaming of accessibility in IST products and services through a series of dissemination activities.

The CA aims to support networking for Design for All in Europe, in order to promote eInclusion by advancing DfA practices in the Information Society. In particular DfA@eInclusion aims to support the efforts of the European Design for All and eAccesbility Network (EDeAN) towards the implementation of the eInclusion priorities and the eEurope 2005 and i2010 Action Plans.

The Cyprus Neuroscience and Technology Institute joined a a sub-contracted partner effective January 1, 2007 and for the duration of the Project. It means until December 31, 2009.

Its tasks included:

Related to Task 7.2: Information preparation

  • Dissemination of reports to policy makers, decision makers from the industry and private sector, educators in relevant areas.
  • Scientific papers for conferences and journals.
  • Distribution of project brochure, promotion material for project events and actions, information material for rising of awareness of DfA, posters and display information.

Related to Task 7.3: Seminars and workshops

  • Organization of structured dialogue workshop to engage policy, industry and decision makers.

Related to Task 7.4: General information, press and media

  • Presentation of project results to different media; announcement of the project goals, achievements and outcomes in specialized publications (electronic newsletters, conferences, journal publications); promotion of publication series of DfA cases in a press format.