Other shortlisted practices 2014

Assistive Technologies and inclusive Solutions for All

It is an open collaborative portal that offers reliable information on ICT Assistive Technologies (ATs) (*), inclusive solutions and R&D initiatives, and fosters discussion and exchange of knowledge.

About the practice at a glance
Name of Innovative Practice:The ATIS4all collaborative portal
Organisation:Fundosa Technosite, S.A.
Country
of origin
Spain
Beneficiaries targeted All persons with disabilities
Approach/ model/ solution:The collaborative portal is an online initiative of ICT Assistive Technologies available beyond country frontiers.

FACTS & FIGURES

  • The project runs since 2011
  • in addition to the 20 organizations involved in the project as partners, other 97 organizations have shown their interest to become supporters of this initiative
  • the portal provides already 400 information items and information from 28 automatically syndicated sources. It also counts with 50 open discussions in three different Forums.

PROBLEMS TARGETED

The ICT AT field arena is rather fragmented with many sites offering different type of information addressed to one type of stakeholder.

PROJECT

This open collaborative portal has been designed with a multi-stakeholder approach to put together and benefit all the key actors in the chain value of ICT ATs and accessibility products: from research centers to disabled people. With a non-commercial purpose, it has been designed to maximize its value for them and become a one-stop-shop covering most of their needs. Moreover, it includes multilingual features and connects with the European database of ATs.

CURRENT SITUATION & OUTLOOK

The ATIS4all partners were selected on basis of their proven track record in the AT field to represent the different type of key actors of the whole AT ICT value chain. They are the foundations where the open collaborative portal is sustained. Nevertheless, the collaborative portal is open to any interested individual or organization. It is free of charge, they only need to register and participate. The benefits for each type of individual/organization and how to use the portal to exploit its potential is presented in a FAQ section.

CONTACT

Roberto Torena
Fundosa Technosite, S.A.
C/ Albasanz, 16 – 3rd Floor
28037Madrid (Spain)
(+34) 91 121 03 30
rtorena@technosite.es
http://collaborativeportal.atis4all.eu

nominated by: Roberta Torena, Fundosa Technosite, S.A.