Developing Guidelines to Allow People With Cognitive Disabilities to Exploit the Potential of Mobile ICT

Sundbyberg, Sweden

Specialist Task Force (STF) 488 of the European Telecommunication Standards Institute (ETSI) is working on the accessibility of and to mobile devices for persons with cognitive disabilities.

This one-day workshop is organized to:

1. Present and discuss the approach of STF 488 and identify issues related to the use of mobile devices by people with cognitive impairments.

2. Collect input on cognitive disabilities and related user needs and on guidance about how to ensure that mobile ICT devices and their applications are accessible for people with cognitive impairments.

ETSI STF 488 invites stakeholders who are active in this area and in related areas such as the design of mobile devices and their applications. The input of stakeholders supporting people with cognitive disabilities and standardization experts is particularly welcome.

At this time we ask for the registration of your interest in participating in the workshop. The deadline for registration is Wednesday 15th July 2015. STF 488 will notify accepted participants before August 1, 2015. If you have any question about the workshop, please contact


What is the agenda of the workshop?

We intend to organize an interactive workshop on the topics described above. A preliminary agenda follows below:

09:30 Registration 
10.00 Welcome from the hosts and organizers 
10.10 Opening & background 
10.30 Details of the ETSI work: 
- Project, scope and non-scope, timeline, structure, approach and model 
11.30 Invited presentations from key stakeholders 

12.00 Sandwich lunch/Networking Session (at the meeting site) 

12.30 Topic presentations and views from stakeholders and discussion 

14.30 Coffee break and Networking 

15.00 Interactive walk-through of the process (3 levels) 
16.00 Conclusions and findings 
16.30 Next steps, aob and summary 
17.00 End of workshop

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

Invited participants can get detailed information on the workshop location and how to get there in English and in Swedish

Are the event premises accessible by people with disabilities?

Yes, the event premises are fully accessible.

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

You can contact the organizers of this workshop at for all inquiries related to workshop organization, content, and local support. 

Have questions about Developing Guidelines to Allow People With Cognitive Disabilities to Exploit the Potential of Mobile ICT? Contact ETSI Special Task Force 488