The eAccess+ Network: Enhancing the Take-Up of eAccessibility in Europe

  • Klaus Miesenberger
  • Eric Velleman
  • David Crombie
  • Helen Petrie
  • Jenny S. Darzentas
  • Carlos A. Velasco
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7382)

Abstract

This short paper introduces the idea, the main tool and the work of the EU-supported eAccess+ network (www.eaccessplus.eu) for fostering the uptake of eAccessibility in Europe. The rationale for the network starts from the fact that a considerable and elaborated body of knowledge, established in the eAccessibility and Assistive Technology domain, exists but is rarely implemented in mainstream design. There are many reasons for this situation and the network is working to identify and address them and to start processes to remedy the situation.

Keywords

Base Management System Apply Information Technology Accessibility Standard Rich Internet Application Relevant Stakeholder Group 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  • Klaus Miesenberger
    • 1
  • Eric Velleman
    • 2
  • David Crombie
    • 3
  • Helen Petrie
    • 4
  • Jenny S. Darzentas
    • 5
  • Carlos A. Velasco
    • 6
  1. 1.Institute Integriert StudierenUniversity of LinzAustria
  2. 2.Stichting Bartimeus AccessibilitThe Netherlands
  3. 3.Stichting Hogeschool voor de Kunsten UtrechtThe Netherlands
  4. 4.University of YorkUnited Kingdom
  5. 5.University of the AegeanGreece
  6. 6.Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Information Technology FIT, Schloss BirlinghovenSankt AugustinGermany

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