Nice : inauguration of, at the handicap service

Posté mar 17/04/2001 - 00:00
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To make the Web accessible to handicapped people, that is one of the aims of the W3C (World Wide Web Consortium) in Sophia Antipolis. The Handiweb company is gone even more further. With, they have realized the first portal website designed by handicapped people. This portal will be inaugurated on Friday April 20th, 6.30 pm, in the EDF-GDF Services premises, 8, bis avenue des Diable Bleus at Nice, in the presence of Jean-René Garnier, the Prefect of the Alpes-Maritimes, Pascal Lagarde, the manager of EDF GDF SERVICES Nice Alpes Côte d’Azur, Philippe Cantalupo, the director of Futur, the greatest creation of the Handiweb company, is an Internet portal, whose principal theme is the handicap. They gather a maximum of pieces of information which allow them to make their everyday life easier, to increase their autonomy and to fight against isolation. As well, this site aims at developing a virtual community, which links handicapped people to each others and which offers services to companies and associations. The creation of the Handiweb company and of its site has been achieved thanks to the financial partnerships of EDF GDF SERVICES Nice Côte d’Azur, of the European Social Fund, of the Regional Council of Provence Alpes Côte d’Azur and of the Alpes-maritimes DDTEFP (Direction Départementale du Travail, de l’Emploi et de la Formation Professionnelle; direction of the department of work, occupation and professional training)ContactPress contact EDF : Christiane Daubercies tel : 04 93 81 80 02 - 04 93 8182 26

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