The project ACCESSIBILITECH, led by Fundación ONCE, presents the first version of an innovative map of accessible technologies in an online event to be held on Thursday 17 February from 10 to 11:30h (CET).
The map has been designed to gather information on accessible technology solutions at any level of maturity that have the potential to improve the experience of all people in teleworking, eLearning and telecare.
Its main objective is to provide reliable information on the identified solutions, so that people with disabilities can select the technologies that best fit their needs.
Attendees will have the opportunity to learn how the map works and how they can contribute to the database by including information on accessible technology solutions using a hand-held tool.
The event will feature the participation of Inmaculada Placencia Porrero, Senior Expert on Disability and Inclusion at the Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion of the European Commission.
Also participating will be Enrique García, consultant and expert in the Accessible Technologies department of the ONCE Foundation; Jose Martínez Usero, Senior Project Manager at DigitalEurope, and Miguel González Buitrago, Research and Development Officer at the European Association of Service Providers for People with Disabilities (EASPD).
You can consult the detailed agenda of the event.
The event will also include representatives from ACCESSIBILITECH partner organisations European Disability Form (EDF), Social Economy Europe (SEE) and Philea.
As part of the ACCESSIBILITECH Project, a series of workshops and activities aimed at promoting the use and knowledge of accessible technologies will be organised and announced during the event.
The event, which is free of charge, will be in English with English subtitles and will include international sign language interpretation.
About the project
ACCESSIBLITECH is a European project designed to develop a mapping tool and methodology to assess accessible technologies at any level of maturity that have the potential to improve the quality of life and experience of people with disabilities in the areas of teleworking, eLearning and telecare. It is being developed by Fundación ONCE, Inserta Innovacion, DIGITALEUROPE and EASPD (European Association of Service Providers for People with Disabilities), in collaboration with EDF (European Disability Forum), SEE (Social Economy Europe) and Philea (European Philanthropy Association).
The ACCESSIBILITECH project has received funding from the European Union’s Rights, Equality and Citizenship programme (2014-2020).