Federating databases of assistive technology products: Latest advancements of the European Assistive Technology Information Network

Valerio Gower, Renzo Andrich, Andrea Agnoletto

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Abstract

Detailed information on the Assistive Technology (AT) Products available on the market is of paramount importance for many different stakeholders: people with disabilities and their family members, AT professionals, manufacturers/suppliers of AT products, researcher and developer, and policy makers. Since 2005 the organizations responsible for the major European AT information systems have joined together to create the European Assistive Technology Information Network (EASTIN). The core of the EASTIN network is the web portal www.eastin.eu that provides, in all the EU official languages, information on AT products and related material. In the last few years the EASTIN association promoted a series of projects aimed at improving the web portal and expanding the network to cover all the EU countries. This paper describes the main results of such projects.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages378-389
Number of pages12
Volume8516 LNCS
EditionPART 4
ISBN (Print)9783319075082
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Event8th International Conference on Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction, UAHCI 2014 - Held as Part of 16th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCI International 2014 - Heraklion, Greece
Duration: Jun 22 2014Jun 27 2014

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
NumberPART 4
Volume8516 LNCS
ISSN (Print)03029743
ISSN (Electronic)16113349

Other

Other8th International Conference on Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction, UAHCI 2014 - Held as Part of 16th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCI International 2014
CountryGreece
CityHeraklion
Period6/22/146/27/14

Keywords

  • Assistive Technology information systems
  • Database Federation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Theoretical Computer Science

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    Gower, V., Andrich, R., & Agnoletto, A. (2014). Federating databases of assistive technology products: Latest advancements of the European Assistive Technology Information Network. In Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics) (PART 4 ed., Vol. 8516 LNCS, pp. 378-389). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 8516 LNCS, No. PART 4). Springer Verlag. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-07509-9_36