The DIADEM workshops will be taking place in the UK, Norway and Italy. The workshop present the results from the DIADEM project which has developed an assistive web based technology to ensure that the web services are more open and accessible to older adults. The project has developed very effective technology, specifically for older adults experiencing cognitive decline such as weakening of memory and attention.
Explore how this technology can create many opportunities for you and improve the quality of lives of those you help.
The workshops are free to attend and lunch and refreshments will be provided for all guests.
The participants from older adults community, representatives of older adults, NGOs, members of the parliament, and application / service providers in both the private and public sectors are expected to attend. The details of the workshops are as follows
1) London Workshops
The workshops will be held on 27 and 28 October 2009 at the Engineering Council UK, 2nd Floor, Conference Room 2, 246, High Holborn, London, WCIV 7EX. The workshops on 27th focuses on older adults community and their representatives. The workshop on 28th focuses on application/service provider community.
For more information or to register a place on the event, contact Dr Senaka Fernando at Brunel University: firstname.lastname@example.org, Tel: 01895 267556
2) Oslo, Norway Workshop
The workshop will be held on 17th November 2009 at Norsk Regnesentral (NR), Gaustadalleen 23, 0373 Oslo 2, Norway.
For information and registration please contact - Kjetil.Porsboll@bluegarden.no
3) Turin, Italy workshop
E-ACCESSIBILITY FOR OLDER ADULTS
Turin 30th November 2009
From 9:30AM to1:00PM
Bridging the digital divide and improving accessibility for older adults - The DIADEM project
This workshop presents the results from EU funded project DIADEM which has developed an assistive web based technology to ensure that he web services are more open and accessible to older adults. The project has developed very effective technology, specifically for older adults experiencing cognitive decline such as weakening of memory and attention.
This innovative technology has an Expert System element that monitors the user’s interactions, and personalises the user interface to alleviate usability challenges faced by the user due to his/her cognitive decline. The results which will be presented at this workshop will clearly show that the principles behind the DIADEM technology are sound and promising.
The workshop also features
- Presentations and case studies based on experience of Italian public sector and local government which have been taking decisive actions to reduce the digital divide and improve accessibility for older adults
- Presentations from Italian NGOs which have been taking positive steps to help computer illiterate people to understand and use the web
- Presentations based on surveys which have been carried out to find the positive and negative experience of using web services by older adults
For agenda for the workshop click turin-workshop1doc
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