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EASTIN: A Trans-national Information Network on Assistive Technologies

  • Renzo Andrich
  • Roberto Da Dalt
  • Renzo Giust
  • Andrea Agnoletto
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4061)

Abstract

EASTIN (European Assistive Technology Information Network) is a trans-national information service on Assistive Technologies for people with disabilities, that aggregates the contents of six national information systems in Italy (Portale SIVA), Germany (Rehadat), Denmark (HMI Basen), the United Kingdom (DLF Data), The Netherlands (Hulpmiddelenwijzer) and Spain (Catálogo de Ayudas Técnicas). It is the result of the EASTIN project, carried out in 2004-2005 with partial funding by the EU within the eTEN programme. In order to work as a network, the six national systems have been harmonized according to commonly agreed standards and integrated through the new EASTIN website. This is equipped with advanced search engines able to perform search and retrieval operations across all the partners’ databases, in any of the partners’ languages.

Keywords

Assistive Technology National System Core Group Simple Object Access Protocol Require Language 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

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References

  1. 1.
    Access to Assistive Technology in the European Union, Employment & social affairs, Social security & social integration, European Commission (2003)Google Scholar
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    The Promise Checklist. In: Proceedings of the Promise Colloquium, Brussels, 27-28/10/1997 (1997), http://www.stakes.fi/promise/colloq/prcocont.htm

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2006

Authors and Affiliations

  • Renzo Andrich
    • 1
  • Roberto Da Dalt
    • 2
  • Renzo Giust
    • 2
  • Andrea Agnoletto
    • 2
  1. 1.Centro di Bioingegneria Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi OnlusMilanoItaly
  2. 2.Don Gnocchi SistemiMilanoItaly

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