Monthly Archives: April 2006

European Commission eAccessibility conference (continued – session 6)

6 eAccessibility Kevin Carey, HumanITy– General right of access: huge strain on the disability community each time a new technology or enviornment comes up. Proposes that a general right of platform independent accessibility be included in the Riga declaration. He … Continue reading

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eInclusion Conference (continued – session 4)

Introduction by Joseph Bremer, Commission eInclusion Unit Hinted at a new area of reserach under the Commission’s FP7 research programme that would focus on “radically simplified computer interfaces” – I hope that people like Alan Cooper (whose seminal work “The … Continue reading

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eInclusion Stakeholders meeting (continued – Session 3)

Inclusive eGovernment Math Muijres, Centre of Expertise NL Bojil Dobrev, University of Sofia, Bugaria Interesting proposition: can many so-called “life event” eServcies be carried out without the citizen being involved. Imagine buying a car and at point of sale, a … Continue reading

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eInclusion meeting (continued – session 2)

Session 2: Geographical Inclusion Else Rose Kuiper, NL Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Vit@l Society: social uses of ICT– poeple establishing new networking models according to their particular needs. As more and more people come on line, new trends will emerge:– … Continue reading

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European Commission eInclusion Stakeholders Conference, Brussels, 25 April 2006

One day meeting of government officials and experts, industry representatives, NGOs and project leaders to discuss the new Commission programme on “eInclusion”. Introduction by Paul Timmers, Head of the eInclusion Unit in the European Commission’s Information Scoeity Directorate General. The … Continue reading

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Technology changing the human brain

I came upon this speech in the UK House of Lords, following a newspaper article in the UK’s Guardian newspaper: In contrast to the “Cox Index” that demonstrates the “maturity” of a society with regard to its proficiency in the … Continue reading

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The Name Game – Editorial – CIO

The Name Game – Editorial – CIO: “Tagging offers a potentially powerful way for a company to organize information by making fresh content immediately searchable, letting users designate terms that make sense to them and providing users with a sense … Continue reading

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