Glossary
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e-Accessibility
Concept embracing the rights and ability of people with disabilities to gain greater integration into the Information Society and economy through using ICTs. Has been described as "on-line access ramps".
Broadband
Communications channel with high capacity, enabling quick, easy access to information and e-learning systems.
Digital Divide (e-Exclusion)
Risk that certain people and social groups may be excluded from the Information Society.
Digital Literacy
Equivalent expression to "computer literacy", meaning to acquire the minimal capacity required to use digital systems, from the user's viewpoin
Digital Rights
Protection of intellectual property or copyrights applied to "electronic products" such as software, multimedia applications, content in digital format, etc.
DRMS (Digital Rights Management Systems)
System for managing digital rights, concerned with identifying and describing intellectual property and with applying restrictions on Internet use.
e-Commerce
Process of buying and selling goods and services on-line.
e-Inclusion
Overcoming the "digital divide". Refers to efforts made and systems developed to help overcome the risk of "information exclusion" or e-exclusion.
e-Learning
The use of new multimedia technologies and the Internet to improve the quality of learning by facilitating access to resources and services as well as remote exchanges and collaboration.
Gender Gap
Discrimination or segregation of women with regard to men. For example, the fact that few women take technical degrees or jobs in technological sectors.
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