Research into Universal Design and more especially Universal Design in ICT is of relatively new origin. Expansion of research into Universal Design and ICT requires definition of the principal challenges in this field. There are at present in Norway a limited number of scattered centres of expertise. It is imperative that these institutions join together to promote this research.
The Resources Network for Universal Design and ICT was established on June 1st 2007. The network aimed to establish innovative Research and Development projects, and products and services, through regular meetings and seminars focusing on relevant research topics. In this way the network could work towards defining the principal Research and Development challenges that should form the basis for Norwegian participation in international research. Three new national and international research projects were planned for 2008, 2009 and 2010. The network was open for anyone wishing to participate.