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.
A new book, "Innovating With People - The Business of Inclusive Design" was launched May 20 during the European Business Conference on Inclusive Design - Innovation for all 2010 in Oslo. The book provides a hands-on introduction to inclusive design as a strategy for better business: How to turn the challenges of an inclusive society into opportunities for profitable innovation. The purpose is to inspire and motivate readers to use the approach and methods presented in the book to create better products and services for an increasingly diverse society.
The book is published by the Norwegian Design Council as a part of The Innovation for All Programme, in close collaboration with at the Royal College of Art Helen Hamlyn Centre in London (UK). Internationally leading organizations and designers within the field Inclusive Design have been commissioned to produce material for the book, including several business case studies from all over the world. The editor is Onny Eikhaug, who heads the Innovation for All Programme in the Norwegian Design Council.
More information about the new book at the NDC website:
This document was first published 01.06.2010, and updated 01.10.2012.