ASK-IT participation at the e-Inclusion Ministerial Conference & Expo
30 November-2 December '08, Vienna
The ASK-IT and ASK-IT SmartLine (The Hague) demos let you organise your trip according to your accessibility needs and the accessibility characteristics of the places you intend to visit and of the different possible transportation means or paths. You are also able to control remotely home appliances with an onsite home installation as well as with a connected domotic lab (in Thessaloniki, Greece), get info on Social and personalised Services during your trip and in general enjoy all amenities of a trip in a personalised and accessible for you way. Additionally and specifically for blind users, you can receive direction information and geo-information along podo-tactile lines specifically equipped with active RFID tags.
Mobility for All – The Use of Ambient Intelligence in Addressing the Mobility Needs of People with Impairments: The Case of ASK-IT
Nuremberg, Germany, 26-27 June, 2008
The second International conference of ASK-IT took place in Nuremberg from 25th until 27th of June 2008.The conference marked the end of this EU research funded project and provided the opportunity to see and test the ASK-IT service and products that have been developed. It also offered a unique occasion to different stakeholders, whether it be telecom providers, industry, user representatives, research institutes or local authorities, to gather together to discuss the role of Information Communication Technology in aiding and improving the everyday lives of mobility impaired people. The conference welcomed high level speakers and experts from around the world that looked at various issues, such as making content accessible, accessible tools and Ambient Intelligence, and provided state-of-the-art information on accessibility initiatives in Europe and beyond.
ASK-IT – Ambient Intelligence System of Agents for Knowledge based and Integrated Services for Mobility Impaired Users
ASK-IT is an integrated project, partly funded by the European Commission under the 6th Framework Programme, e-Inclusion. The driving vision behind the ASK-IT project is to develop services based on Information Communication Technologies (ICT) that will allow Mobility Impaired people to live more independently. Through a device (mobile phone, PDA) users will have access to relevant and real-time information primarily for travelling but also whilst home, for work and leisure services. The emphasis is on a seamless service provision and a device that is intelligent enough to address the personal needs and preferences of the user. For example, information for a visually impaired person will be given orally, while for an illiterate person mostly in graphics. The project involves a demonstration phase during which the ASK-IT system is tested and evaluated in 8 cities across Europe. ASK-IT involves 57 partners from a range of organisations, including industry, research institutes and European user associations and is coordinated by SIEMENS (Spain) and CERTH/HIT (Hellenic Institute of Transport, Greece).