IT Funk has been The Norwegian Research Council's RTD-programme on ICT for people with disability.
Universal design and accessibility for all. The purpose of IT Funk has been to contribute to accessibility for all, including persons with disability, to information and communication technology (ICT) and to society through the use of ICT. ICT-based products and services developed for the general market must be accessible and useful for everyone at reasonable prices. IT Funk has paid special attention to areas where accessibility issues impact on a person's life chances, such as education, employment and basic services to citizens.
Executor: Include All AS (Norway) in collaboration with Norwegian and International partners. From Norway: Norwegian Computing Center, MediaLT AS and Norwegian Association of the Blind and Partially Sighted. From USA: Florida State University, Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired and University of North Carolina Greensboro.
Project manager: Dr. Rahul Singh, Include All, Oslo, Norway
Contents: The objective of the project is to help the visually impaired (VI) become effective and equal participants in the information society. Include-All is pursuing a FET Open project to develop learning systems that enable VI users acquire accurate mental models for effective interaction with current and emergent.
Include-All is pursuing a LILAN project to create an online social network of VI users as a living lab to continually improve the learning models and learning system to stay abreast with evolving Web 2.0 and mobile internet technologies.
This pilot project (EVIIS) will help us validate and refine the research we will continue in these main projects. The objective of EVIIS is to:
Project period: July 2010 / March 2011
The Research Council of Norway: RTD-Programme on ICT for disabled people / IT Funk
This document was first published 01.09.2010, and updated 01.10.2012.