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Work and Equal Opportunities

eINCLUSION@EU - Strengthening eInclusion & eAccessibility across Europe

eINCLUSION@EU - Strengthening eInclusion & eAccessibility across Europe

In addressing "eInclusion and eAccessibility" issues, this study (2004 - 2006) provides scientific support to a key policy objective of the European Union - that of ensuring that every citizen has the opportunity to participate in and benefit from the Information Society. Main target groups were older and disabled people as well as other at-risk groups.

A key goal was to establish a comprehensive empirical knowledge base to support all aspects of the policy-making process in relation to eAccessibility and eInclusion, thereby focusing on three topical areas:

  • eAccessibility issues emerging from the eEurope 2005 action plan and roadmap, the inclusive electronic communication legal framework, the public procurement and other relevant policy frameworks
  • eAccess to employment, re-skilling for older and disabled citizens
  • eAccess to online public services (such as eGovernment, eLearning and eHealth)

A particular focus of the project was also the inclusion of chronically ill and disabled persons into the Information Society, e.g. via eHealth services.

The Centre for Social Innovation is contributing to this study information on the part of eAccess to employment, re-skilling for older and disabled citizens for the case of Austria.

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Section: Work and Equal Opportunities

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Tags: ageing society, ICT

Type: Research

Program: FP6 - Information Society Technologies

Submission Date: 06/2004

Project Status: Finished

Project Duration: 4 months

Start/End: 04/2005 - 07/2005

Website: http://www.ict-ageing.eu/