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AEGIS
Open Accessibility Everywhere: Groundwork, Infrastructure, Standards
COOPERATION ICT
ICT-2007.7.2 Accessible and inclusive ICT
Funding Scheme: LargeScaleProject
Duration: 01/09/2008 - 31/08/2012
Project cost: 12.677.814 €
 
Project Description

The ÆGIS project seeks to determine whether 3rd generation access techniques will provide a more accessible, more exploitable and deeply embeddable approach in mainstream ICT (desktop, rich Internet and mobile applications). We develop and explore this approach with the Open Accessibility Framework (OAF) through which we address aspects of the design, development and deployment of accessible mainstream ICT. The OAF provides embedded and built-in accessibility solutions, as well as toolkits for developers, for "engraving" accessibility in existing and emerging mass-market ICT-based products, thus making accessibility open, plug & play, personalised & configurable, realistic & applicable in various contexts; ÆGIS is placing users and their needs at the centre of all ICT developments.

Based on a holistic UCD, AEGIS identifies user needs and interaction models for several user groups, (users with visual, hearing, motion, speech and cognitive impairments as well as application developers) and develops open source-based generalised accessibility support into mainstream ICT devices/applications: A) desktop, B) W3C/WAI standards-abiding accessible rich web applications and C) embedded generalized accessibility in terms of user interfaces and applications running into standard (CDLC and CDC) as well as rich features cell phones and PDAs.

All developments are iteratively tested with hundreds of end users, developers and experts in three phases and 4 Pilot sites Europewide (in Belgium, Spain, Sweden and UK). The project includes strong industrial and end users participation (the participating Industries are among the market leaders in the corresponding mainstream ICT markets).

 
UPM MAIN RESEARCHER
Maria Fernanda Cabrera Umpierrez
E.T.S. de Ingenieros de Telecomunicacion
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COORDINATOR
Universidad Politecnica de Madrid (Es)
PARTICIPANTS
- Ace Centre Advisory Trust (UK)
- AOL (UK)
- Blue Point it Solutions (RO)
- CESKE VYSOKE UCENI TECHNICKE V PRAZE (CZ)
- (BE)
- Concept Swiss (00)
- CERTH (GR)
- EUROPEAN PLATFORM FOR REHABILITATION (EPR) (BE)
- Femtio Procent Data (SE)
- FRAUNHOFER-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V (DE)
- FONCE (ES)
- Fundación Vodafone España (ES)
- K.U.Leuven (BE)
- IDRC (CA)
- Research in Motion (CA)
- Royal National Institute of the Blind (UK)
- Singular Logic (GR)
- Sun Microsystems Czech (CZ)
- THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE (UK)
- University of Toronto (CA)
- NTU (UK)
- DART Queen Silvia Children¿s Hospital (SE)
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