European Commission - Information Society Directorate-General

European Commission Information Society Directorate-General
One of the missions of the Information Society Directorate-General is to support
initiatives that encourage and enable all European citizens to benefit from, and
participate in the Information Society. The unit Elderly and People with Disabilities
funds a number of research projects to ensure equal access and participation for all in
the Information Society and to develop systems that empower persons with
disabilities and ageing citizens to play a full role in society and to increase their
The unit also contributes to policies and regulations, such as the eEurope Action Plans
and the implementation of the Communication Services Legislation Package. For the
latter, the unit works with the INCOM group (Inclusive Communications), made up of
representatives of Member States, industry, user organisations and standardisers, in
order to facilitate access by users with disabilities to electronic communications
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