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Proceedings of the Accessibility Reaching Everywhere Conference

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The AEGIS project organised its final Workshop and 2nd International Conference "Accessibility Reaching Everywhere" on 28-30 November 2011 in Brussels, bringing together both end-users (people with disabilities) as well as platform and application accessibility developers, representative organisations, the Assistive Technology industry, and policy makers. This 3-days event came ahead of the European Day of People with Disabilities that was marked by the European Commission via a policy conference (1-2 December 2011), in close cooperation with the European Disability Forum (EDF). The workshop on 28 November focused on the realisations of the AEGIS project and provided attendees the opportunity to try out all outcomes of the project. The demonstrated products offer barrier-free access to desktop, mobile and web applications, are open source based and freely available. The conference on 29-30 November gathered a wide array of experts, end-users and their representative organisations, designers and developers, as well as gatekeepers (service providers) and local, national and European policy makers from 28 countries to discuss scientific and policy developments in accessible technology; showcase relevant projects and initiatives in the area of assistive technology.
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