IT Funk has been The Norwegian Research Council's RTD-programme on ICT for people with disability.
Universal design and accessibility for all. The purpose of IT Funk has been to contribute to accessibility for all, including persons with disability, to information and communication technology (ICT) and to society through the use of ICT. ICT-based products and services developed for the general market must be accessible and useful for everyone at reasonable prices. IT Funk has paid special attention to areas where accessibility issues impact on a person's life chances, such as education, employment and basic services to citizens.
The secret of Abilia's success is close cooperation with end-users who benefit from their advanced solutions for communication and cognition purposes.
"This year's winner is a shining example of how research can enrich the lives of large groups of people", says Eirik Normann, acting Executive Director of the Research Council's Division for Innovation.
Read more about Abilia and the innovation reward on the homepage of The Research Council of Norway.
This document was first published 06.10.2011, and updated 01.10.2012.