EPSRC Digital Inclusion Cluster MeetingPublished: Wednesday, 12 November 2008
The EPSRC Digital Inclusion Cluster will be held at Manchester on Thursday 13th and Friday 14th November, 2008.
The EPSRC Digital Inclusion Cluster will be held at Manchester on Thursday 13th and Friday 14th November, 2008. It brings together a multi-disciplinary team with track records in developing computer systems for older and disabled people, and other digitally disenfranchised groups, and in developing methods to ensure the accessibility of I.T. systems. As members of the cluster, the HCW Lab hopes to make some lasting contributions to the aims of the cluster, which are to develop a number of themes which will be put to EPSRC for the future research needs for inclusion in the digital economy.
The consortium's objective is to raise the awareness of the importance of developing a Digital Economy which is truly inclusive, so that all citizens including older and disabled people, and other currently digitally disenfranchised groups benefit from the advantages of a Digital Economy. This will lead to a long term programme of research into access methods exemplar interfaces, usability guidelines, affordable solutions and interaction for older and disabled people and other digitally disenfranchised people.
Granted by the EPSRC (EP/G002118/1) as 'An Inclusive Digital Economy supporting Older and Disabled People and other Digitally Disenfranchised groups', the cluster is hosted at the University of Dundee with partners from IBM Watson Research Centre and the Royal National Institute of Blind people.