Jan 17

Keeping up to date with Assistive Technology in Mainstream Media

Posted by Hands Free Computing

On Thursday 24th of November 2016, Head of Operations Theresa Pruvost attended the second ATEC Conference at Mercure Sheffield St Paul’s Hotel. Theresa says, “It was really interesting to listen to speaker Hector Minto, who is Senior Technology Evangelist for Accessibility at Microsoft.  He talked about how Microsoft are embedding accessibility into all…

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Dec 23

The dire state of the Greek agricultural sector

Posted by Olivier Heidmann

The Greek farming sector remains unusually big by European standards, with 13 percent of the population working in this sector. Greece has the most farmers per capita after Romania, which might represent an issue in a country mainly constituted of hills, mountain, islands and very few valleys. A direct consequence to those geographic…

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Nov 24

A Technology enhanced Further Education (FE) project

Posted by Theo Lim

An estimated £0.6 billion is spent annually on the Repair and Maintenance of pre-1919 buildings, and an important part of this procedure includes stone replacement e.g. recent figures on the proposed Glasgow school of art restoration estimated that 10% of the overall cost (£25-35 million) will be made available for stone work repairs.…

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Nov 22

BEACONING in ASME 2017… Anyone Game?!

Posted by Theo Lim

The Games Ecosystem Track in ASME will again be part organised by a few BEACONING partners, namely HWU and UNIHB. The track will be under the 37th Computers and Information in Engineering Conference (CIE) Focus for this year will be more towards the use of gaming approaches, game-VR, and gaminig technology in industrial…

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Nov 21

A Community of Gamers and Learners

Posted by Jayne Beaufoy

On the 3rd of November, the BEACONING Consortium met in the beautiful city of Nantes, and we really did have some intense days, as the time for Pilot deployment is closing in very fast, and we need to be ready for it with our first prototype. Also, as before, we needed to be…

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