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Telecommunications for Older People and Disabled People in Europe : Preparing for the Information Society - K. Cullen

Telecommunications for Older People and Disabled People in Europe

Preparing for the Information Society

By: K. Cullen (Editor), S. Robinson (Editor)


Published: 1st January 1997
For Ages: 17 years old
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This book presents the result of the MART study, an action funded under the TIDE (Technology Initiative for Disabled and Elderly People) programme of the EU. TIDE supports research and development in assistive technology with the aim of contributing to the quality of life of older people and people with disabilities and encouraging European industry and markets. The book provides the first complete assessment of the opportunities presented by the Information Society for Older People and people with disabilities in Europe, and of the factors in European telecommunications and in social developments that are facilitating or inhibiting access to these. It is being published at a time when these issues are becoming increasingly considered in EU and national policy, in the strategies of the telecommunications industry and in the concerns of representative user organisations. As the MART study finished in early 1996 and the European situation is changing rapidly, a chapter has been added by the authors to take account of more recent developments.

Preface by the authors
Relevant applications
Estimating demand
Requirements for telecommunications networks and services
The European telecoms situation
Public financing of equipment and telecommunications costs in Europe
Assessment of the EU policy situation
Encouraging diffusion and take-up in Europe
Recommendations for key actors
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ISBN: 9789051993462
ISBN-10: 9051993463
Series: Assistive Technology Research Series,
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 17 years old
For Grades: 12
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 260
Published: 1st January 1997
Publisher: IOS Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6  x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.54
Edition Number: 1