The main aim of the User Forum meetings is to obtain feedback from different stakeholders and reach consensus on crucial issues in the development of ASK-IT and to liaise with the local user forums established within the respective pilot sites in order to guide the testing and validation process of the ASK-IT services on site. In total, three User Forum meeting have been planned, of which the first took place in Stuttgart on 14 October 2005. The meetings are held in conjunction with other project events (such as the workshop in Stuttgart), but they are nevertheless independent events. The first User Forum meeting took place in Stuttgart on 14th October 2005. The main aim of this meeting was to gather together the main stakeholders related to the ASK-IT test sites in order to better inform them about the demonstration phase and their role within the project. The representatives would also be able to ask questions regarding the ASK-IT device. It was also an opportunity to deal with financial and administrative issues, such as the budget allocation as well as discuss the important ethical and legal issues surrounding the ASK-IT test user. The aim was also to gain feedback from sites regarding important work carried out in the project such as the Use Cases, Scientific Glossary and work on design-for-all.