iAge involves partners from 10 regions in six countries around the North Sea (the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Denmark, Norway and the UK) who all work together on new approaches to service delivery and economic development through ICT (Information and Communications Technology) innovation.
iAge promotes the use of ICT to combat social exclusion, improve employment opportunities, quality of life and community participation.
As part of the two-day meeting Abertay will be presenting its work on mobile applications for usability and accessibility that have been developed during the iAge project.
These are assistive technologies, which can be described as any device or system that allows an individual to perform a task that they would otherwise be unable to do.
They tend to address the limitations caused by a particular functional impairment: for example, mobility problems (wheelchairs), loss of hearing (hearing aids) or loss of sight (screen-reading software).
A number of assistive applications are being developed at Abertay to address issues that have come directly from the target users themselves and will be demonstrated at this event.
This European project is co-funded by the Interreg IVB Programme for the North Sea Region and runs from 2012 - 2014.