A taxonomy for describing ICT-based assistive technologies

Valerio Gower, Renzo Andrich, Thomas Lyhne

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Within the ETNA project-a European Thematic Network aimed at implementing a EU-wide Portal devoted to ICT-based assistive technologies and e-accessibility solution-a Taxonomy has been implemented for describing the technical details of ICT based AT products. The taxonomy, based on a two level hierarchy of Clusters and Features, has been connected to the third-level categories of the ISO 9999 standard-'Assistive Products for Persons with Disability-Classification and terminology'. A procedure has been defined to manage the continuous update of the taxonomy.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAssistive Technology Research Series
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 2013

Publication series

NameAssistive Technology Research Series
ISSN (Print)1383813X
ISSN (Electronic)18798071


  • ICT Assistive Products
  • Product Description
  • Taxonomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Medicine (miscellaneous)


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