Vicomtech-IK4 has participated in the creation of the Open URC Alliance, a non-profit association in pursuit of development and boost of their own technology and standards for the Information Society to be reachable for everyone, breaking this way electric and electronic devices’ accessibility barriers.
The objective of the alliance is to integrate every user, especially those with lack of knowledge and/or functional diversity and guaranteeing Universal Access. To do so, The Open URC Association is developing standards and technologies to provide people with Universal Remote Controls (remote controls) prepared and adapted. They will also create a stamp every device will have so that they are more accessible.
The Open URC Alliance was officially founded in Saarbrücken, Germany, and Vicomtech-IK4 is a founding member of the same. The Alliance is opened for other organizations, such as companies, public institutions or research organizations, to participate. It has the approval of the European Commssion, and it was created as a result of different European research projects on e-Inclusion (I2HOME, VITAL, BRAINABLE and others).

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