ICT Action COST 219ter
Accessibility for all to services and terminals for next generation networks
Descriptions are provided by the Actions directly via e-COST.
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:
- 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
- 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
- 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.
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