Re: Inviting GNOME to participate at an accessibility event

We have submitted an abstract for a paper on the GnomeShell Magnifier.


(Mr) Jan Richards, M.Sc.
jan richards utoronto ca | 416-946-7060

Adaptive Technology Resource Centre (ATRC)
Faculty of Information | University of Toronto

On 17/05/2010 8:30 PM, Stormy Peters wrote:
It would be great to have GNOME a11y work well represented at this


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From: ** <frotri otenet gr <mailto:frotri 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 guadec org <mailto:info 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 -
<>), partially funded under FP7 (Theme:
ICT&#8208;2007.7.1; ICT & Ageing).

With an estimated total population of 501 million
(, 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 €150 for researchers, €50 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
€ 300.

The registration form for each of the aforementioned events will be
available shortly via the project’s website (

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 applications)
    * 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 2010
    * 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 aegis-project eu <mailto:info aegis-project eu>) prior to
submission to discuss alternative options.

Abstracts should be submitted to info aegis-project eu
<mailto:info 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 certh gr <mailto:abek certh gr> This e-mail address is
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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 vodafone com <mailto:jon azpiroz vodafone com>
Website: <>

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 ace-centre org uk <mailto:goodbody ace-centre org uk>
Website: <>

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 epr eu <mailto:aegis epr eu>
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