Competence Network
Information Technology to Support the
Integration of People with Disabilities


Symposium: Language. Communication. Participation.

The syposium "Language. Communication. Participation" will take place on July 4th, 2017 at the Johannes Kepler University of Linz as part of the IKT-Forum. Download further infromation here (PDF, in German).

04.07.2017- 05.07.2017
ICT-Forum 2017

ICT-Forum for people with and without disabilities: practice - research - development on the 4th and 5th of July 2017

Course schedule Gut Verstanden GmbH and KI-I

Capito Upper Austria and the KI-I form a competence center on accessibility in Upper Austria with versatile knowledge. We want to share this knowledge with many other people. Here you can download the course program as an...

Award ceremony of the Bank Austria Sozialpreis

On November, 28th the award ceremony of the Bank Austria Sozialpreis took place. capito Upper Austria which is a department at KI-I was awarded with the 3rd place in Upper Austria.

RaProErgo - status report

Rapid Prototyping in occupational therapy

Easy to Read at Wozabal

press information

Complemento 2016

Nomination as a finalist for the Complemento 2016

08.11.2016- 08.11.2016
Make Yourself Easy-to-understand

German-spoken seminar on how to make yourself easy-to-understand, November 8th, 2016

Bank Austria Social Award 2016

3rd place at Bank Austria Social Award 2016

04.10.2016- 04.10.2016
Creating Accessible Word Documents

German-spoken seminar on how to create acessible Word documents, 14. June 2016

20.09.2016- 20.09.2016
Workshop: Visualisation

Do you also think you have no talent for drawing? You will be surprised how quickly and with which simple techniques you can visualise things. On September 20th we offer a workshop about “Visualisation” and you can already...

19.09.2016- 19.09.2016
Easy-to-Read Seminar

German-spoken seminar on Easy-to-Read, 21. June 2016

People with disabilities as social scientists

INCLUSIA-price 2016 goes to Proqualis - a team of social scientists in Linz

11.07.2016- 12.07.2016
ICT-Forum 2016

ICT-Forum for people with disabilities: practice - research - development On the 11. and 12. of July the annual ICT-Forum will take place again.

27.04.2016- 29.04.2016
integra 2016

Trade fair for care, therapy and rehabilitation in Wels

The member of the Upper Austrian government Reinhold Entholzer paid a visit to KI-I

Mr. Entholzer assured himself of the high quality of the presented human-computer-interaction possibilities. “These new technologies reduce the barriers between people with disabilities and their environment. Therefore they...

WINTEC 2015 Award goes to KI-I

The KI-I employees Gerhard Nussbaum and David Thaller were awarded the WINTEC-Price 2015 (“WINTEC-Price 2015” verlinken?). The ceremony was moderated by “Science Buster” Prof. Werner Gruber and the award was handed over by...

Curtain call

„Curtain call“ for KI-I: Winner in the category “social employment”.

KI-I wins 1st Upper Austrian Generations-Award for innovation.

Two million people in Austria have problems with reading. A small part of these people also have a learning disability or another form of disability. The largest part have no disability. The KI-I makes information understandable...


The KI-I was awarded the Innovation Prize in the context of the Austrian National Price for Multimedia and E-Business 2015.

A retrospective glance at the visit of the member of the Upper Austrian government Gertraud Jahn

The member of the Upper Austrian government Gertraud Jahn paid a visit to KI-I. She was impressed by KI-I’s achievements. Also the media representatives were surprised by the scope and the quality of KI-I’s work.

Report on Proqualis in the Daily Newspaper of Tirol

Proqualis employs 8 people with disabilities on the primary labour market and shows that that can be a success.

AsTeRICS Open Source Version 2.5 available

The AsTeRICS developer team just released version 2.5 of their easy to use construction set for assistive technologies. It includes lots of new features like the support of low-cost eyetrackers (Tobii EyeX and Eyetribe) or a new...

Without Eyesight and without Hands

We are honoured to announce a film about two exeptional persons with disabilities. One of them is Gerhard Nussbaum from KI-I.

AsTeRICS Software Release 2.3

Recently a new version of AsTeRICS (v.2.3) has been released. You can download it via If you are a developer, get the sources from

Experience Austria: Without eyesight and without hands

We are honoured to announce a film about two exeptional persons with disabilities. One of them is Gerhard Nussbaum from KI-I. The film is only a short time online available and can then be bought at ORF Vorarlberg. Film:...

Accessible Darts

The Competence network KI-I implemented a number of applications that are based on the AsTeRICS framework. Many of them were "brought to life" in cooperation with the partners from the AsTeRICS project. The latest...

Easy-to-Read - capito seal of quality - TÜV certified

Since December 2012 the capito seal of quality for Easy-to-Read is TÜV certified.

Austrian Champions in European Research

Competence network KI-I commended!

26.02.2009 awarded the "Silberne BIENE"

Silberne BIENE for in the category "Complex Information- and Communication Technology"

Exceptional award "Barrierefreiheit in der IT" for

The website of the city of Linz received the special award "Barrierefreiheit in der IT" at the ebiz egovernment award.

GOLDENE BIENE for Barmer, Pfizer and HELP...

The GOLDENE BIENE was awarded to an Austrian website for the first time - the KI-I played an important role in the development of the awarded accessible concept.

Nomination of the project „Accessible ECDL“ as one of three finalists for the European eLearning Award 2006

EureleA is the European eLearning Award, which is supposed to be an essential impulse for the development of education and training programs in the internet and intranet. In the context of EureleA the exemplary application of...