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ASK-IT Pan-European Workshop Minutes


The first ASK-IT event took place on 13 th October 2005 in Stuttgart and took the form of a pan-European workshop. The workshop aimed to introduce ASK-IT to a wider audience, to present the work carried out so far within the project and to gain important feedback on important aspects before the development phase.

The workshop was split up in three main parts. The first session aimed to introduce the overall scope of the project, also inviting external speakers to reflect on the needs of mobility impaired people. The second part provided more detailed information about the project's objectives and expected results. Finally, the parallel sessions in the afternoon aimed to give targeted information to and obtain feedback from the different target groups of ASK-IT, from content and service providers to technical integrators and end users. The workshop was chaired by Dr. John Gill, Chief Scientist, Royal National Institute of the Blind. Both the afternoon before and after the end of the workshop, participants had the possibility to go on a technical tour. Throughout the whole event they could also visit the exhibition.

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WORKSHOP AGENDA

13 October 2005

09:00 Welcome, Dr. Bernd Steinacher - Executive Director - Verband Region Stuttgart European Commission Policy & Research Developments for e-Inlcusion/e-Accessibility, François Junique - ASK-IT Project Officer - DG Information Society - European Commission Welcome, Maria Garcia -Project Coordinator - SIEMENS - download pdf
10:00 Presentation of ASK-IT: its concepts and objectives, Dr. A. Bekiaris - Centre for Research & Technology Hellas/Hellenic Institute of Transport - ASK-IT technical coordinator - download pdf
10:30

The challenge of designing products for Mobility Impaired people, Professor Patrick Roe - Chairman of Cost 219ter- download pdf

Design for an ageing population-choosing solutions for the individual user, Professor Garth Johnson - Centre for Rehabilitation and Engineering Studies - Newcastle- download pdf

11:10 Break and opportunity to visit technical exhibition
How ASK-IT meets these challenges:
11:40 Content for All , Dr. Marion Wiethoff - Delft University of Technology - download pdf
12:00 Tools for All, Markus Kauber - Planung Transport Verkehr- download pdf
12:20 Ambient Intelligence Framework , Maria Fernanda Cabrera - Universidad Politécnica de Madrid - download pdf
12:40 Accessible Europe , Mary Panou - Centre for Research & Technology Hellas/Hellenic Institute of Transport - download pdf
13:00 Lunch and opportunity to visit technical exhibition
14:00 Parallel Sessions
Session 1: ASK-IT for Technical Providers: Overview of localisation with Smartdust/RFID and Galileo, Rick Fairchild - University of Newcastle upon Tyne- download pdf
Session 2: ASK-IT for Content/Service Providers, Dr. Marion Wiethoff, Technical University Delft- download pdf
Session 3: ASK-IT for Elderly and Disabled Users , Information Society open to Impairments (e-ISOTIS) & Royal National Institute of the Blind (RNIB) - download pdf
16:00 Conclusions and Overview
16:30 Coffee and end of the workshop
Technical Tour, 14:00-17:00 - 12th October 2005, 17.00 − 13th October A technical tour at the University of Stuttgart was open to all those attending the workshop. Participants had the opportunity to visit the Virtual Reality lab, the Personal Immersion System, Driving simulators and an Ergo lab with an exhibition of products from previous projects in the field of human factors and design.

other documentation

ASK-IT Technical Session - Marcus Kauber
Content roundup
ASK-IT for Elderly and Disabled Users - Feedback
The way to the future - Dr. A. Bekiaris CERTH/HIT

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