SNAPI

April 20, 2011

The Technology Strategy Board are funding LASSeO (www.lasseo.org.uk) in collaboration with Unicard (www.unicard-uk.com) to implement two pilots on adaptable user interfaces using Snapi (www.snapi.org.uk). If you would like to be kept informed about this project, please contact Mick Davies (mickdavies4ictco@btopenworld.com).

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Technical Developments

March 31, 2011

A paper on “Technical Developments for People with Visual Disabilities” has been added to the Snapi website at http://www.snapi.org.uk/info/reports/milan11.htm It was produced for the ETNA project.

ETNA

March 28, 2011

The ETNA (European Thematic Network on Assistive Information and Communication Technologies) started on 1st January and is scheduled to run for 3 years. The project aims to establish a European web portal able to provide information on assistive products based on ICT and e-accessibility solutions which are available in Europe, and on related organisations and services. Further information is at http://www.etna-project.eu

Technology Transfer

March 14, 2011

I have written an introduction to technology transfer for assistive and accessible information and communication technology systems which can be found on the Cardiac website at http://www.cardiac-eu.org/tech_transfer/index.htm

Research Project Acronyms

November 25, 2010

I have added an index by acronym to the Cardiac list of recent and current ICT projects for disabled and elderly people. It is at http://www.cardiac-eu.org/projects/acronyms.htm

PAS 92

September 11, 2010

The draft of PAS 92 “Code of practice for the planning, implementation and operation of a biometric system” has been issued for public consultation. It is available for comment on the BSI Draft Review System http://drafts.bsigroup.com/ until 5pm Tue 5 Oct 2010. It addresses a number of aspects related to accessibility of biometric systems by disabled and elderly people.

Smart Living Seminar

June 27, 2010

A summary of the presentations is now available at http://www.phoneability.org.uk/seminars/smart_living/

Te full transcripts are at http://www.phoneability.org.uk/seminars/smart_living/agenda.htm

If you want to be involved in any of the follow-on activities, please let me know.

International Directory of Agencies

April 19, 2010

At long last I have completed updating my list of organisations serving blind and partially sighted throughout the world – it is at http://www.snapi.org.uk/info/agencies/index.htm If you know of more up-to-date information on any organisation, please let me know so that I can update the website.

Smart Living Seminar

March 15, 2010

A seminar on smart living for people with disabilities is being held on 15th June 2010 in London.

The seminar is for all the stakeholders including architects, social services, construction industry, policy makers, research workers, telecare and telemedicine providers, and user organisations.

Further information is at http://www.phoneability.org.uk/seminars/smart_living

Broadband for People with Disabilities

February 23, 2010

A report has been published in Australia on the potential applications of fast broadband for people with disabilities Рit makes interesting reading.  It can be downloaded from  http://www.accan.org.au/research_full.php?id=21