Standardisation Workshop

June 16, 2017

Strategic Aspects of Standardisation and Certification in the Field of eAccessibility & eInclusion

A satellite event to the 14th AAATE Conference 2017 co-organised by AAATE and the IN LIFE Consortium

12/09/2017 – 8.30 – 10.00

St Mary’s Conference Centre, Bramall Lane, S2 4QZ Sheffield (UK)

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Recent surveys reveal how little ‘experts’ in the field of eAccessibiliity & eInclusion know about standards and, therefore, the right application of standards in day-to-day work may become a problem. The same applies to the value of certification schemes in this field. In the framework of the EU-project IN LIFE (Independent Living support Functions for the Elderly), the results of ongoing work explain in-depth the relationship between standardization and legislation as well as certification based on standards or other regulations. It also identifies gaps in standardization, as well the need for certification referring to human resources, products, and services, training, healthcare operation, etc.

This event focuses on the strategic aspects of the topic, answering questions from management, policy makers, decision makers in administration. It will also present new approaches to address some gaps and insufficiencies identified.

This interactive seminar highlights the strategic importance of standardization for AAATE members.



08:30    Welcome: Evert-Jan Hoogerwerf (AAATE)

08:35    Strategic aspects of standardization: Christian Galinski (Infoterm)

09:00    Certification in the field of eAccessibility & eInclusion: Klaus Hoeckner (Accessible Media)

09:25    Discussion chaired by Klaus Miesenberger (University of Linz) and Dominique Archambault (University of Paris8).

10:00    Closure



Please note that Satellite Event tickets DO NOT give you access to the AAATE2017 Conference on Wednesday 13th and Thursday 14th September.

Joint Satellite and Conference event registration can be made through the Conference Management System – Register Today.




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