The origin of the Sidar Foundation dates back to the creation of the SIDAR Seminar in 1997 (June 26). SIDAR is the acronym of "Seminario Iberoamericano sobre Discapacidad y Accesibilidad en la Red" in Spanish, which translates to "Ibero-American Seminar on Disability and Accessibility on the Net". Originally, the SIDAR seminar was dependent on the Royal Board on Disabilities ("Real Patronato sobre Discapacidad").
The work of the SIDAR seminar has focused on three main activities:
In 2002 SIDAR became independent from the Royal Board on Disabilities. This led to the creation of the Sidar Foundation, last September. The Foundation is now the legal entity backing the activities of the SIDAR seminar.
The main goal of the Sidar Foundation is to conduct research and activities leading to the development of an accessible and inclusive Information Society. This goal is pursued through several kinds of activities:
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