FSCONS 2011/Accessibility track

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About the track

  • Track name (working title): Universal Design — Aiming for Accessibility
  • Track Organiser: Rikard Fröberg

Universal Design (wikipedia) is used for making buildings, products and environments inherently accessible to both people without disabilities and people with disabilities. The track will present projects and examples of accessible design for the benefit of everybody without excluding anybody.

Read more at the The Centre for Excellence in Universal Design (CEUD) for another definition.

Interesting projects

ITU Gaze Tracker

The ITU Gaze Tracker is an open-source eye tracker that aims to provide a low-cost alternative to commercial gaze tracking systems and to make this technology more accessible. It is developed by the Gaze Group at the IT University of Copenhagen and other contributors from the community, with the support of the Communication by Gaze Interaction Association (COGAIN).

Link: http://www.gazegroup.org/downloads/23-gazetracker

Swedish Post and Telecom Agency - winning projects

The Swedish Post and Telecom Agency arranges yearly competitions for projects where the winners get fundings for projects designed for accessibility. Here are winners from the last competition (Swedish): Vinnarna i PTS innovationstävling "Kultur och fritid".