IS4ALL - Information Society for All

Years: 1999-2003

Partners: IFAC-CNR; ICS-FORTH, Institute of Computer Science of Foundation for Research and Technology, Hellas; MS-HUGe, Microsoft Healthcare Users Group Europe; EHTEL, European Health Telematics Association; FhG-FIT, Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.- Institute for Applied Information Technology; INRIA, Institut National de Recherche en Informatique et Automatique . Laboratoire lorrain de recherche en informatique et ses applications; FhG-IAO, Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der angewandten Forschung e.V. - Institut füeitswirtschaft und Organisation.

Description: IS4ALL sought to establish a wide, interdisciplinary and closely collaborating "network of experts" (Working Group) to provide the European Health Telematics industry with a comprehensive information package detailing how to appropriate the benefits of Universal Design. The specific technological / scientific objectives to be attained by IS4ALL can be summarised as follows: consolidate existing knowledge on Universal Access in the context of Information Society Technologies, which is currently dispersed across different international sites and actors, into a comprehensive code of design practice; translate the consolidated wisdom to concrete recommendations for emerging technologies (e.g., emerging desktop and mobile platforms) in a critical application domain, which is Health Telematics; demonstrate the validity and applicability of the recommendations in the context of concrete scenarios drawn from an experimental regional Health Telematics network; promote the Universal Access principles and practice in Health Telematics through a mix of outreach activities which include seminars and participation in major international conferences, concertation meetings, and project clustering events.