European Parliament seeks views on assistive technology


The Science and Technology Impact Assessment Panel of the European Parliament (STOA) has commissioned a foresight study on assistive technologies for the inclusion of people with disabilities in society, education and jobs

As part of this study, STOA is conducting a European-wide online survey involving persons who are blind and visually impaired, deaf and hard of hearing, and people with autistic spectrum disorders.

This survey aims to provide participants with an opportunity to share their experiences and opinions about assistive technologies with researchers and policy-makers who are engaged with framing the guidelines and regulations for these technologies. The participation of people with disabilities in this survey supports that such technologies are tailored to the needs of people who use them.

Please distribute the above link to the questionnaire to relevant persons for completion before 31 July.

Further details of the survey can be found here


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