[Accessibility] AEGIS Accessibility Conference in Seville in October [was Re: Open A11y Teleconference, Tuesday 18 May CANCELLED]

Peter Korn peter.korn at oracle.com
Mon May 17 20:58:09 PDT 2010


I would also like to forward to this list the announcement of the first 
international AEGIS Conference, to be held in Seville October 6-8.  See 
the attached for details.  In addition to the conference itself, we are 
also hoping to put together a GNOME Accessibility Hackfest at one or the 
other end of the conference.  I hope to have more details soon on that, 
and then later more still when we publish the detailed conference agenda.


Peter Korn
Accessibility Principal
AEGIS Technical Manager

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From: <frotri at otenet.gr <mailto:frotri at otenet.gr>>
Date: Mon, May 17, 2010 at 12:16 PM
Subject: Event: Access for All in the desktop, web and mobile field: an 
end-user and developer perspective
To: info at guadec.org <mailto:info at guadec.org>

Dear colleague,

We would like to kindly invite you to the 2nd Pan-European Workshop/User 
Forum and the 1st International ÆGIS Conference entitled "Access for All 
in the desktop, web and mobile field: an end-user and developer 
perspective" which will take place in Seville, Spain on 6 and 7-8 
October 2010 respectively. For the dedicated developers, a free 
developer camp (clinic) will take place on the 9th of October 2010. All 
events are organised by the ÆGIS IP initiative (Open Accessibility 
Everywhere: Groundwork, Infrastructure, Standards - www.aegis-project.eu 
<http://www.aegis-project.eu>), partially funded under FP7 (Theme: 
ICT&#8208;2007.7.1; ICT & Ageing).

With an estimated total population of 501 million 
(http://epp.eurostat.ec.europa.eu, 1 January 2010), an estimated 45 
million people in Europe have a LSHPD (long-standing health problem or 
disability). A mere 20-30% are believed to use Assistive Technology 
(AT), but concrete figures do not exist. In fact, most people with 
disabilities are not even aware of what AT exists. This workshop and 
conference aims to help spread the word on the existence of AT, and 
especially on technology that is freely available.

The Workshop/User Forum aims to bring together end-users and experts in 
the field of assistive technologies, from both the OSS community as well 
as the proprietary one, that focus on the accessibility of desktop, web 
and mobile applications. During the workshop the project will present 
the tools developed so far, and will stimulate discussions between both 
end-users and application developers vis-à-vis the project's outcomes so 
far. The outcomes will be taken into account by the Consortium during 
the further course of the project. Participation to the workshop will be 
free of charge.

The conference aims to gather presenters that address both the end-users 
as well as the developers' perspective in a number of areas (see topics 
below). Interactive demos of Assistive Technology ICT, in the Rich 
Internet Applications, Desktop Applications and Mobile Applications 
areas as well as developers' tools that embed accessibility plug-ins 
will also be demonstrated in a separate exhibition area.

The participation fee will be EUR150 for researchers, EUR50 for students 
and people with disabilities and free for personal assistants.

In addition, an exhibition space will be provided as well which will be 
open throughout the conference duration. The fee for exhibitors will be 
EUR 300.

The registration form for each of the aforementioned events will be 
available shortly via the project's website (www.aegis-project.eu 

We kindly invite you and your colleagues to submit papers in the 
following categories:

   * Scientific papers
   * Technical papers

Conference topics (non-exhaustive list):

   * Accessible desktop applications (AT, developer tools and accessible 
   * Accessible mobile applications (AT, developer tools and accessible 
   * Accessible Rich Internet Applications (AT, developer tools and 
accessible applications)
   * Accessibility and Standardisation (e.g. ISO, eInclusion, Policies, 
   * Accessibility and Usability (e.g. Design for All)
   * Accessibility research (e.g. Assistive technology usage by 
end-users and their satisfaction, innovative AT training via accessible 

Important dates:

   * Abstract submission: 28th May 2010
   * Notification of abstracts acceptance: 14th June 2010
   * Submission of external exhibitions by 30th June 2010
   * Paper submission deadline: 9th July 2010
   * Notification of acceptance and outcome of review process: 23rd July 
   * Final camera ready papers: 31st August 2010
   * Registration by 30th September 2010

Abstracts submission:
Abstracts submitted in the context of one of the above topics should not 
exceed 500 words. The title, authors and their contact and affiliation 
details (authors' email address, telephone and fax number and 
affiliation name and address) as well as keywords (up to five) should be 

Under the title of your abstract, please quote the relevant conference 
topic. We would strongly recommend you to propose more than one 
conference topics, if applicable, quoting them in priority order.

Authors who are unable to provide an electronic version or have other 
circumstances that prevent such submission must contact us ( 
info at aegis-project.eu <mailto:info at aegis-project.eu>) prior to 
submission to discuss alternative options.

Abstracts should be submitted to info at aegis-project.eu 
<mailto:info at aegis-project.eu>. You need JavaScript enabled to view it 
by 28th May 2010.

Submission declaration:
Submission of a manuscript implies that the work described has not been 
published previously (except in the form of an abstract or as part of a 
published lecture or academic thesis), that it is not under 
consideration for publication elsewhere, that its publication is 
approved by all authors and tacitly or explicitly by the responsible 
authorities where the work was carried out, and that, if accepted, it 
will not be published elsewhere in the same form, in English or in any 
other language, without the written consent of the copyright-holder.

Any manuscript not complying with the above requirements will not be 

Abstracts and camera-ready papers as well as exhibition applications 
will be reviewed by the ÆGIS Scientific Committee.  The final versions 
of the accepted camera-ready papers will be published and will be made 
available during the conference. The authors of each accepted submission 
are required to give a presentation at the conference.

In addition, the authors of the accepted technical papers, will be 
invited to publish their software in the Open Source Community.

Looking forward to meet you and welcome you to our Community!

Kind Regards,

Organisation Committee

Dr. Evangelos Bekiaris
Research Director
ÆGIS IP Coordinator

Centre for Research and Technology Hellas
Hellenic Institute of Transport
6th km. Charilaou- Thermi Road
57001 Thermi
Tel. +30-2310-498265
Fax. +30-2310-498269

Athens office:
17 Posidonos Av.
17455 Alimos
Tel. +30-210-9853194
Fax. +30-210-9853193

E-mail: abek at certh.gr <mailto:abek at certh.gr> This e-mail address is 
being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
http: www.hit.certh.gr <http://www.hit.certh.gr>

Mr. Jon Azpiroz
AEGIS Project Technical Coordinator for Fundación Vodafone España

Fundación Vodafone España
Avda. Europa,1 Ed. A 3a planta
Parque Empresarial La Moraleja
28108 Madrid
Tel. +34 610 51 60 61
Fax +34 91 825 26 89

Email: jon.azpiroz at vodafone.com <mailto:jon.azpiroz at vodafone.com>
Website: www.fundacionvodafone.es <http://www.fundacionvodafone.es>

Ms Deborah Goodbody
Head of Research Development, Innovation and Projects

ACE Centre Advisory Trust
92 Windmill Road

Tel: +44 (0) 1865 759822
Fax: +44 (0) 1865 759810

Email: goodbody at ace-centre.org.uk <mailto:goodbody at ace-centre.org.uk>
Website: www.ace-centre.org.uk <http://www.ace-centre.org.uk>

Mr. Karel Van Isacker
Project Manager

European Platform for Rehabilitation
15, rue de Spa
B-1000 Brussels

Tel. +32 2 736 54 44
Fax +32 2 736 86 22

Email: aegis at epr.eu <mailto:aegis at epr.eu>
Website: www.epr.eu <http://www.epr.eu>
> Our weekly Open A11y teleconference on Tuesday, 18 May
> is CANCELLED. Our next meeting will be next Tuesday 25 May.
> My apologies for the late notice.
> Janina Sajka,	Phone:	+1.443.300.2200
> 		sip:janina at asterisk.rednote.net
> Chair, Open Accessibility	janina at a11y.org	
> Linux Foundation		http://a11y.org
> Chair, Protocols & Formats
> Web Accessibility Initiative	http://www.w3.org/wai/pf
> World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)
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