May 2009 Blogposts (15)

Proceedings of European eAccessibility Forum

Proceedings of European eAccessibility Forum are now on-line

Added by David Banes on May 31, 2009 at 20:01 — No Comments

An Interview With Queen Rania of Jordan On How Twitter Can Help Change The World

Her Majesty Queen Rania: "Twitter’s a great way to tell people across the world what I care about and, hopefully, motivate them to join me in furthering my causes. It’s also a fantastic medium to hear the ideas and opinions of people I might not otherwise get to meet.

Pictures published by Queen Rania on Twitpic I want…

Added by Pawel Makowiecki on May 21, 2009 at 16:00 — No Comments

New AbilityNet Podcast released

Contents for May

* Item on Amazon's Kindle ebook reader text to speech controversy

* Tips on how to customise your technology for your own use

* NVDA open source screen reader review

* Feedback from Digital Inclusion conference

* Events for your diary

A full transcript… Continue

Added by David Banes on May 19, 2009 at 10:59 — No Comments

The Evolution of Content

An interesting and thought provoking presentation on the "evolution of content"


Added by Ian Clifford on May 15, 2009 at 17:31 — No Comments Begins Transition Towards 2010

Please, read the information posted in

... has reached an understanding and is in the early planning phase with the Commission on Information and Communications Technology in the Philippines to devolve its Secretariat...

Added by Unite-IT Manager on May 12, 2009 at 16:30 — No Comments

Call for Partnership Opportunity with Ofok NGO "Analindh Foundation Project"

Title of the Action: “E-Social Networks for Capacity Building of Primary School Teachers in Pedagogy and Positive Discipline”

Ofok NGO is seeking partners to join us in a programme “E-Social Networks for Capacity Building of Primary School Teachers in Pedagogy and Positive Discipline through a Euro-Mediterranean Project.

This proposal aims to support the… Continue

Added by Moataz on May 11, 2009 at 14:30 — No Comments

new abilitynet blog - "Crab Claw Syndrome its so 2009"

This blog post explores one way we could make RSI a popular issue

Read with a pinch of salt !


Added by David Banes on May 9, 2009 at 12:06 — No Comments

ICT Policy Support Programme - Call for proposals

European Commission's ICT Policy Support Programme (or ICT PSP) aims at stimulating innovation and competitiveness through the wider uptake and best use of ICT by citizens, governments and businesses.

ICT PSP supports pilot actions and networking activities in areas such as:

• ICT for health

• ICT for ageing and inclusion

• Digital Libraries

• ICT for government and governance

• ICT for energy efficiency, environment and smart mobility

• Public Sector… Continue

Added by Laurentiu Bunescu on May 8, 2009 at 15:51 — No Comments

New contributions in Telecentre-europe Resources section

There are interesting and new contributions in the Resources section:

- In Training Materials there is a Handbook on Digital Inclusion (thanks to David Banes)

- In Management Tools there are different documents that inform about how to set up a Radio Station (thanks to Roger Harris -

In the Off Topic category you can find the Telecentre-europe Executive Summary in many different languages.

I recomend… Continue

Added by Laia Fauró Gual on May 7, 2009 at 18:00 — No Comments

Newly-launched study on eInclusion

The European Commission has launched a new study on eInclusion initiatives from private and non-profit European entities that will be conducted by research and consulting company Tech4i2 Ltd.

The aim of the study is to identify innovative and successful eInclusion initiatives promoted by NGOs and/or private institutions. Furthermore, the study aims to understand the approaches followed by such initiatives and to make out formulas for success.

In this respect, The European… Continue

Added by Laurentiu Bunescu on May 6, 2009 at 9:30 — No Comments

Is Facebook secure? Read this carefully

I have always had this question. No matter how much doubts we have we keep on using it. Because people are so addicted to it and for some it has become a way of life.

But you can always keep good manners while in Facebook, and protect your identity.

Click the following links to read more and be protected and respect others.

Protect your identity in Facebook…


Added by isura silva on May 6, 2009 at 4:17 — No Comments

Are we eating unnecessary Bandwidth ?

I was thinking late one night, when uploading a video to Facebook, and seeing my 300+ friends on the list.

What if all my firends, and friends of my friends, and friends of their friends.....upload videos? Well, that is exactly what is happening, though we give very limited attention to Facebook, Youtube etc.

And to think that many of my peers are downloading movies everyday ! makes us to think are we been rude to this wonderful commodity > bandwidth. Everybody has to share what is… Continue

Added by isura silva on May 5, 2009 at 7:40 — 1 Comment

Youth Association for Habitat - Among WSYA Winners

Youth Association for Habitat is Among WSYA Winners 2009!

Youth Association for Habitat is awarded by the World Summit Youth Award within the framework of "Strengthening Youth Networks in Turkey: Young Human Network (TGAG) Project." TGAG is a project, which aims to bring local knowledge of youth councils together at an online platform where young people can share their experiences on how they localize UN Millennium Development Goals.

612 submissions,…

Added by Basak Saral on May 4, 2009 at 16:47 — 5 Comments

Analysing and federating the European assistive technology ICT industry - final report

Analysing and federating the European assistive technology ICT industry - final report

27 April 2009

This report represents the final report of the study, “Analysis of the Assistive Technologies Information and Communication Technologies (AT ICT) industry in Europe” for the European… Continue

Added by David Banes on May 1, 2009 at 23:01 — 1 Comment

‘Digital Inclusion Conference Adds Up To Big Debate’

‘Digital Inclusion Conference Adds Up To Big Debate’

The fourth National Digital Inclusion Conference 'Empowerment through Technology', took place on the 27th and 28th April 2009 at the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre in Westminster. It saw more than 400 delegates come through the doors, more than 600 follow on the live webstream, seven Government Ministers report on progress and policy, four workshops whittle down 20 ideas for digital-inclusion action, a team of 12 social… Continue

Added by David Banes on May 1, 2009 at 22:58 — No Comments

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