The first stage of ACCESS-IT 2009 award competition that the charitable organisations e-ISOTIS in collaboration with AbilityNet organise for second consecutive year, has been completed.

Around 100 nominations have been submitted from 24 countries including countries outside Europe like United States, Australia, Syrian Arab Republic in the area of e-Accessibility and inclusive ICT, all of them of remarkable significance. They have been evaluated and 19 finalists have been selected for the four ACCESS-IT awards and 44 additional nominations have received the label of ACCESS-IT 2009 good practice label. All the finalists as well as the ones receiving the ACCESS-IT 2009 good practice label will be included in a special electronic publication on ACCESS-IT 2009.

All finalists will be rewarded at the ACCESS-IT 2009 event ceremony on the 23rd Sept 2009 in central London, and we would encourage anyone involved in the area of e-Accessibility and Assistive Technology to attend this unique event.

Participation is free and there are still some places left but you need to register as soon as possible at

In addition to the actual ACCESS-IT award ceremony, there are two workshops organised, one on Accessible learning and one on ICT and Aging as well as networking opportunities at the same day on the 23rd Sept 2009.

For more details on the event agenda and venue, please check

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Comment by David Banes on September 29, 2009 at 23:34
The awards were very successful and details of award winners and shortlisted entruies from across europe and beyond can be found at the main website

Our idea for next year is to launch a festival of accessibility to be very different from the traditonal model of exhibitions and conferences - watch this space for details

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