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ICT COST Action 219ter
Accessibility for all to services and terminals for next generation networks

The main objective of the Action is to increase the accessibility of next generation

telecommunication network services and equipment to elderly people and people with disabilities

by design or, alternatively, by adaptation when required.

In cases where this cannot be achieved, the Action will aim at promoting the establishment of

appropriate supplementary assistive services and equipment.

Taking always into account the "Design for All" concept in telecommunications and

teleinformatics, especially in the mobile field, the objectives of the Action can be specified in

operational terms as follows:

Information Collaction

- Extend the existing COST 219 database and the knowledge required for designers on consumers

and their requirements, so that many more disabled and elderly people can be catered for in

mainstream design,

- Support the exchange of Inclusion and Accessibility issues so that these can be freely explored

with developers, researchers and representatives of the telecommunications industries and

service providers,

so that

- disabled or elderly people are enabled to share in the benefits of new communication systems as discriminating consumers from the onset, but not being discriminated against.

(Descriptions are provided by the Actions directly via e-COST.)

General Information*

Chair of the Action:

Mr Patrick ROE (CH)

Vice Chair of the Action:

Dr Pier Luigi EMILIANI (IT)

Science officer of the Action:


Administrative officer of the Action:

Ms Aranzazu SANCHEZ


Action Fact Sheet

Download AFS as .RTF

Memorandum of Understanding

Download MoU as PDF

Progress Report

Download Progress Report as PDF

Final Report

Download Final Report as PDF


* content provided by e-COST.
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Last updated: 02 May 2011 top of page