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Re: media: Project to open internet to blind

From: Christophe Strobbe <christophe.strobbe@esat.kuleuven.ac.be>
Date: Fri, 22 Apr 2005 00:24:55 +0200
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At 23:53 21/04/2005, david poehlman wrote:

>Project to open internet to blind
>A three-year project to improve blind access to the internet has started at
>University in Belfast.
>Researchers at the university are working to devise ways to guide the blind
>and visually
>impaired through the web, as part of the Enabled initiative.

The project's website is at http://www.enabledweb.org/.

>The EU has provided 3.8m euro funding for the project which 13 other bodies
>Europe are taking part in.

It's a European project but they prefer a conformance logo for Section 508
to WCAG conformance...

>Queen's University is the project leader and is joined in the project by 13
>universities and organisations across Europe, including BT and Siemens.

Nice to find out who's co-ordinating the project, because that is not clear
from their website.


Christophe Strobbe

>Story from BBC NEWS:
>Published: 2005/04/19 05:48:39 GMT

Christophe Strobbe
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