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Since 2015, the European Disability Forum (EDF) has joined forces with Oracle to promote accessibility in information and communication technologies (ICT). This award is for students with disabilities studying in the field of Computer Science, Computer Engineering, User Experience, or related fields enrolled at an EU university.
This scholarship was launched in 2015 by the European Disability Forum (EDF) and Oracle to promote digital accessibility in Europe. It aims to raise awareness on the topic among European universities and encourage uptake of accessibility in their Information Technologies and Computer Sciences curricula. In the long run, we hope to see a substantial pool of digital accessibility specialists in Europe to drive inclusive and participatory innovation.
Thursday, 24 September. Renata Dezso, doctoral student at Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design in Budapest is the winner of this year’s EDF-Oracle digital accessibility scholarship (6,500 EUR) for students with disabilities.
“As a doctoral student, my main interest is to explore philosophical and strategic possibilities to understand the concept of co-Ability, and generate critical and new insights to our value system in human centred societal challenges. Design and Disability culture need to use the different strengths to develop shared knowledge and practices to deal with the complexity of problems”.
Ms Dezso-Dinnyes said
“The EDF and Oracle collaboration is an example of a commitment to inclusion. This scholarship illustrates Oracle’s commitment to creating accessible technologies and products that enhance the overall workplace environment and contribute to the productivity of our employees, our customers, and our customers’ customers.”.
Kent Boucher, Senior Director, Accessibility Program Office at Oracle concluded that

EDF-Oracle e-Accessibility Scholarship jurors included:

Humberto Insolera, Member of EDF Executive committee; Atidzhe Alieva-Veli, MEP, Member of the Disability Intergroup, European Parliament; Axel Leblois, President and Executive Director of the Global Initiative for Inclusive ICT (G3ICT); Shadi Abou-Zahra, Strategy and Technology Specialist Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) at the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C); and Kent Boucher, Senior Director, Accessibility Program Office, Oracle.
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