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    1. 1. ATs and interfaces for all. Present and Future <ul><li>December 13 th , 2011 </li></ul><ul><li>Roberto Torena </li></ul><ul><li>Brussels Office Manager </li></ul>
    2. 2. ATs and interfaces for all. Present and Future <ul><li>Index </li></ul><ul><li>The ONCE Group and Technosite </li></ul><ul><ul><li>About us… </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Defining the problem </li></ul><ul><li>EC R&D Programmes </li></ul><ul><li>Short term: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Today’s initiatives on ATs (ATIS4all + ETNA) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Today’s accessible and personalised interfaces (APSIS4all) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Medium term: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Secure Active Aging: Participation and Health for the Old (SAAPHO) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Long term: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Cloud platforms Lead to Open and Universal access for people with Disabilities and for All (Cloud4all) </li></ul></ul>
    3. 3. <ul><li>The ONCE Group and Technosite </li></ul>ATs and interfaces for all. Present and Future ONCE Business Group (15 companies) Spanish Blind People Organization - ONCE ONCE Foundation Fundosa Group (49 companies) ICT consulting company
    4. 4. ATs and interfaces for all. Present and Future <ul><li>About us… </li></ul><ul><li>ICT consulting company </li></ul><ul><li>Offices in Madrid, Seville, Barcelona, Malaga and Brussels </li></ul><ul><li>Technology Display Centre in its Madrid headquarters. </li></ul><ul><li>130 employees, 56%: persons with disabilities </li></ul><ul><li>More than 130 clients in Spain and Europe </li></ul><ul><li>Portfolio: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>ICT services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>IT accessibility consulting </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Graphic design </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>R&D and innovation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Social Research </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Social networks ( www.discapnet.es ) </li></ul></ul>
    5. 5. ATs and interfaces for all. Present and Future <ul><li>Defining the problem </li></ul><ul><li>15% of the general population in the EU has a mild to severe disability (around 80 million citizens) (*1) </li></ul><ul><li>The incidence of disability increases as the population ages : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>37% of persons aged 65 to 74 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>60% of persons aged +75 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>About 16% of the population is +65 (this percentage is rising) </li></ul><ul><li>Public spending on long-term care is projected to increase by 1¼% of GDP by 2060 (*2). </li></ul><ul><li>The EC R&D Programmes support the usage of ICT for improving the quality of life of the elderly and their autonomy while reducing the costs of health and social care (*3) </li></ul>(* 1) European Commission (2010) European Disability Strategy 2010-2020: A Renewed Commitment to a Barrier-Free Europe. (*2) Commission of the European Communities (2009): Dealing with the impact of an ageing population in the EU, COM(2009)[180] final, Brussels, April 29. (*3) Commission of the European Communities (2007): Proposal for a Decision of the European Parliament and the Council on the participation by the Community in a research and development programme.COM(2007)[329] final, Brussels, June 14
    6. 6. ATs and interfaces for all. Present and Future <ul><li>EC R&D Programmes </li></ul>Source: Paul Timmers (2010). European Strategy in ICT for Ageing Well. AAL Investment Forum Information.
    7. 7. ATs and interfaces for all. Present and Future <ul><li>EC R&D Programmes </li></ul>€ 591,000 19 partners 30 supporters
    8. 8. ATs and interfaces for all. Present and Future <ul><li>Today’s initiatives on ATs </li></ul><ul><li>What if there would be a an online portal designed with accessibility and usability criteria where: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Find together all the key actors in the entire ATs value chain </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Find reliable information available on ATs, inclusive solutions and related services for end-users, professionals and key actors: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The most suitable AT or service according to the user needs </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Best practices in different sectors (education, employment, etc.) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>National systems, policies, delivery systems, etc </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provide suggestions , feedback and votes to other professionals and users </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Connect with developers, providers and suppliers of AT solutions from all over Europe </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Find relevant information for AT researchers and developers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Exchange of information , knowledge and expertise among researchers, developers and producers </li></ul></ul>
    9. 9. ATs and interfaces for all. Present and Future <ul><li>Todays’ initiatives on ATs </li></ul><ul><li>Starting point: The EASTIN Portal and search engine (operating in all EU official languages; www.eastin.info ) </li></ul>
    10. 10. ATs and interfaces for all. Present and Future <ul><li>Today's’ initiatives on ATs. </li></ul><ul><li>www.etna-project.eu </li></ul><ul><li>Led by Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi Onlus </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on the portal’s search engine application </li></ul><ul><li>Multilingual interface </li></ul><ul><li>Searchs according to the user needs, devices, platforms, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Searchs on databases of: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Traditional ATs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hardware ICT ATs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Software ICT ATs (commercial, freely downloadable or open source) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Inclusive solutions (e.g. accessible maps, accessible games, etc.) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Components for the development of ATs products and inclusive solutions </li></ul></ul><ul><li>www.atis4all.eu </li></ul><ul><li>Led by Technosite </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on the web 2.0 applications and online communities </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>AT products, inclusive solutions and related services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>R&D initiatives </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Provision of: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Forum for AT products and services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Forum for R&D </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Blogs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tools for users’ ratings and comments on AT products and services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Information on best practices, R&D initiatives and key actors </li></ul></ul>
    11. 11. ATs and interfaces for all. Present and Future <ul><li>EC R&D Programmes </li></ul>€ 591,000 19 partners 30 supporters € 6,800,000 12 partners
    12. 12. ATs and interfaces for all. Present and Future <ul><li>Today’s accessible and personalised interfaces </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.apsis4all.eu/ . Led by Technosite </li></ul><ul><li>Public digital terminals (PDTs), also known as self-service terminals include: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Automated Teller Machines (ATMs) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ticket Vending Machines (TVMs) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Electronic kiosks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Voting machines </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>eAccessibility issues related to PDTs are of primary concern for a huge proportion of people with disabilities and the elderly </li></ul><ul><li>APSIS4all aims to validate, in real life settings different approaches for providing customised interaction modes for PDTs, including: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Adaptive interfaces </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Interaction through the user’s mobile </li></ul></ul><ul><li>APSIS4all offers end-users a personalised service adapted to their needs and preferences </li></ul>
    13. 13. ATs and interfaces for all. Present and Future <ul><li>Today’s accessible and personalised interfaces </li></ul>
    14. 14. ATs and interfaces for all. Present and Future <ul><li>Today’s accessible and personalised interfaces </li></ul><ul><li>It is going to be validated in 65 accessible ATMs of “ La Caixa ” deployed in Barcelona (Spain) </li></ul>
    15. 15. ATs and interfaces for all. Present and Future <ul><li>Today’s accessible and personalised interfaces </li></ul><ul><li>It is going to be validated in 24 TVMs of “ Höft & Wessel ” deployed in in Paderborn (Germany) </li></ul>
    16. 16. ATs and interfaces for all. Present and Future <ul><li>EC R&D Programmes </li></ul>€ 591,000 19 partners 30 supporters € 6,800,000 12 partners € 591,000 8 partners
    17. 17. ATs and interfaces for all. Present and Future <ul><li>Secure Active Aging: Participation and Health for the Old (SAAPHO) </li></ul><ul><li>Aims to support Active Ageing by assisting seniors to participate in the self-serve society: </li></ul><ul><li>By mean of fixed tactile screen and mobile devices </li></ul><ul><li>Healthcare services : medication, healthy habits and practices </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Participation services : communication tools to talk, share pictures and play with their relatives, caregivers, etc. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Security services : monitoring of user’s home elements (gas, fire, CO, temperature, presence, etc.). </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Pilot sites : Spain and UK </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.saapho.eu/ </li></ul><ul><li>Leader: Barcelona Digital. Technosite is partner </li></ul>
    18. 18. ATs and interfaces for all. Present and Future <ul><li>EC R&D Programmes </li></ul>€ 591,000 19 partners 30 supporters € 6,800,000 12 partners € 591,000 8 partners € 13,100,000 24 partners 3 Collaborators
    19. 19. ATs and interfaces for all. Present and Future <ul><li>Cloud platforms Lead to Open and Universal access for people with Disabilities and for All (Cloud4all) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://cloud4all.info/ (coming soon). Led by Technosite </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Cloud4All aims to develop a complete new paradigm in accessibility: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Automatic personalisation of all mainstream products or services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Using cloud technologies to: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>activate any natural (built-in) accessibility </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>augment (with AT etc.) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Based on a profile of the user’s needs </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Before: </li></ul><ul><li>After: </li></ul>
    20. 20. ATs and interfaces for all. Present and Future <ul><li>Cloud platforms Lead to Open and Universal access for people with Disabilities and for All (Cloud4all) </li></ul><ul><li>Based on the Global Public Inclusive Infrastructure concept (GPII) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>See introductory video in http://gpii.net/ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Cloud4all is going to build the core components of the GPII: </li></ul>
    21. 21. ATs and interfaces for all. Present and Future <ul><li>Cloud platforms Lead to Open and Universal access for people with Disabilities and for All (Cloud4all) </li></ul><ul><li>Technological scope (1/3): </li></ul><ul><li>Built-in accessibility </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Auto-configuration of accessibility features of PCs’ OS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Linux/Gnome </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>MS Windows </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Auto-configuration of accessibility features of web browsers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>MS IE </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Firefox </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Auto-configuration of accessibility features of phones </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>smartphone </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>simple (JAVA) phone </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Auto-configuration of accessibility features in embedded devices </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Microsoft Surface </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>eKiosk </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Smart-house </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>DTV(iTV) </li></ul></ul></ul>
    22. 22. ATs and interfaces for all. Present and Future <ul><li>Cloud platforms Lead to Open and Universal access for people with Disabilities and for All (Cloud4all) </li></ul><ul><li>Technological scope (2/3): </li></ul><ul><li>Providing and/or converting Web content into a form appropriate for the receiver </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Auto-configuration of Websites and Web applications </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Auto-configuration of Social networks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Circulos de Salud http://circulosdesalud.net/en/ </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Digital.me http://www.dime-project.eu/ </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Other mainstream social networks? </li></ul></ul></ul>
    23. 23. ATs and interfaces for all. Present and Future <ul><li>Cloud platforms Lead to Open and Universal access for people with Disabilities and for All (Cloud4all) </li></ul><ul><li>Technological scope (3/3): </li></ul><ul><li>Assistive technologies that follow you anywhere </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Cloud/Online based assistive solutions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>WebAnywhere (web-based screen reader) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>SAToGo (run-from-the cloud screen reader that can also run as download or as run form USB) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Automatic selection and configuration of downloadable ATs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>SuperNova Access Suite (speech, magnification and braille) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Code Factory's AT for smartphones </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Read and Write Gold (desktop AT that facilitates reading and writing) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Total conversation service in VoIP phone </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Maavis (simplified access to media, information, communications and applications) </li></ul></ul></ul>
    24. 24. <ul><li>Thanks for your attention </li></ul><ul><li>Roberto Torena </li></ul><ul><li>Brussels Office Manager </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>http://es.linkedin.com/in/robertotorena/en </li></ul>

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