Invitation: International Conference about Universal Design and ICT

The Norwegian Resource Network for Universal Design invites to the Conference: A european perspective on Research and Development Challenges in Universal Design and ICT.

Skrevet av: Magne Lunde - 14.03.2008

The Norwegian Resource Network for Universal Design is hosting a conference on Research and Development Challenges in Universal Design and ICT.

The Network is a forum where organizations, commercial enterprises, work places and research institutions can meet together to establish a common platform for creating new research projects and innovative cooperation. The conference will be a unique opportunity for researchers from institutions both in Norway and in Europe to meet together to create the basis for future applications for Universal Design and ICT projects.

The following subjects will be discussed in the Group sessions:

  • freeware and open standards
  • flexibility, complexity and multimodality
  • technology and self-service for Public Services
  • orientation and mobility methods
  • standardization, personal privacy and security

Time, location and participation fee

Location:Auditorium B at Telenor Expo, map and road description (in Norwegian only, participants from other countries will receive a description via mail)
Time: 08.05.2008, 08.30 – 15.30
Participation fee: NOK 500,-
Registration: Magne Lunde, or by phone: +4721538010, before: 29. April 2008

Your registration should include information about which of the above Group Sessions you wish to participate in.

Conference Programme, May 8th 2008 08.30 – 15.30

Time Subject Speaker
08.30 - 09.00 Registration
09.00 - 09.15 Welcome and Opening
09.15 - 10.00 Main Research and Innovation challenges in the field of Universal Design and ICT in a European perspective

Klaus Miesenberger,
University Linz

10.00 - 10.25 Possibilities for Research and Development in Europe Kim Davis, Norwegian Research Council
10.25 - 10.45 Coffee break
10.45 - 11.15 Research challenges in the field of ICT and Universal Design in consequence of the work with international standardization Clas Torén, Verva
11.15 - 11.40 Present knowledge and the need for research in Universal Design and ICT Rudolph Brynn, National Documentation Centre
11.40 - 12.45 Lunch
12.45 - 14.30 Group sessions
14.30 – 14.45 Coffee break
14.45 - 15.20 Presentations from the Group sessions
15.20 - 15.30 Summary