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Soluziona Telecomunicaciones (SOL), Spain

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[new window] SOLUZIONA offers comprehensive services in the areas of engineering and consulting. With a team of 7.900 professionals and revenues that exceed 700 million Euro per year. In the field of consulting, SOLUZIONA develops management, technology and outsourcing solutions which help companies improve their result and competitiveness. Our vast experience in consulting projects spans to more than 40 countries in four continents. A content of constant change forces us to seek new personalised answers and solutions that meet the needs of our clients in a range of sectors. That is why we focus on innovation through numerous R&D projects and on developing our own products that enable us to remain at the forefront of technological development.

SOLUZIONA has offices in 28 countries on 4 continents, from where it covers any point in the world. We have an international team of professionals who are experts in various industries: utilities & energy, telecommunication & media, financial institutions, industry, infrastructure & transport, healthcare, public administration and services. A team united by a common culture and by exchange knowledge and experience. Technical support centres and local software factories guarantee optimum quality and accessibility. SOLUZIONA has offices in 7 European countries: Czech Republic, Hungary, Moldova, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia and Spain.

During the last three years, the Products Department of SOLUZIONA has actively participated in the analysis, design, development, dissemination and exploitation of accessibility solutions related to: Voice integration techniques applied to the Design for All philosophy, the development of Accessible Web-sites and the development of Accessible Tools. In this framework SOLUZIONA has collaborated with national and international research projects that aimed to provide Accessibility to the Information Society.

Key Personnel:

  • Alicia Fernández del Viso Torre Graduated as an IT Engineer at the University of Oviedo (Spain) in 1998. She is has a Master Degree in Information Society Telecommunications by the EOI (School of Industrial Organisation of Madrid) She has been working at SOLUZIONA since 1999. From 1999-2001 she worked as an IT engineer in the Commercial Area of SOLUZIONA, participating in the development of the utility software package known as v10. In 2001 she won a SUN Certification on Java. Since 2001 she has been working at the Products Department of SOLUZIONA, co-ordinating and putting forward proposals for different European projects. She has successfully participated in the V Framework Programme VISUAL project ("Voice for Information Society Universal Access and e-Learning") - IST32495 as technical co-ordinator of the project. She currently combines her work at SOLUZIONA with her studies at the UNED.

  • Carlos Rebate Sánchez has a BSc in Computer Sciences and currently he is working on two PhD: one in Philosophy that deals with The meaning of the Indranet metaphor in Hua-yen Buddhism, and other in Artificial Intelligence that puts together Conexionism and Indian Philosophy. He has successfully completed a doctorate programme in Advanced Artificial Intelligence and a doctorate programme in Philosophy. Carlos Rebate has been working for Soluziona since 1998. In 2001 he won the Innowatio Prize for innovation, awarded by Unión Fenosa. Since 2000, he has been working as a Project Manager in national and international research projects that has to do with Accessibility for People with Disabilities. Two significant projects in this field are VISUAL (Voice for Information Society Universal Access and Learning: IST-2001-32495) and ENABLED (Enhanced Network Accessibility for the Blind and Visually Impaired: FP6-2003-IST-2- 004778). He has participated as a teacher in the framework of a solidarity initiative (Día Solidario de Unión Fenosa) through the execution of a training course in the Liceo nº 8 of Chisinau (Moldova) with visually impaired students. He has participated as a member in the Accessibility Working Group of AENOR, the Spanish Normalisation and Standardisation Body, working on the Web Content Accessibility Requirements specification (UNE 139803:2003). He has also contributed as a consultant to the White Book of Research and Development for the Elderly and for People with Disabilities, promoted by the Spanish Ministry of Social Affaires. Other significant projects where he has been responsible for are the Electronic Billing System for Suppliers of Unión Fenosa, the Spanish Portal of Mobility for Researchers, the Excellence in Water Management Project (LIFE ENV/E/000313) and the Directory Service of the Spanish System of Science of Technology.

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