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1. aegis concept and realisations workshop v3

  1. 1. AEGIS Concept & RealisationsM. F. Cabrera, LST-UPM Peter Korn, Oracle AEGIS Workshop and International Conference, Brussels
  2. 2. Where AEGIS comes from● EC call: FP7-ICT-2007-2 ● Objective: ICT-2007.7.2: Accessible & Inclusive ICT ICT-2007.7.2(a) New approaches and solutions for deeply embedding generalised accessibility support within future mainstream ICT-based products and services. Examples are user interfaces and content representations adaptable to people with specific needs. It includes open, plug & play accessibility architectures and standards enabling a seamless integration of personalised assistive solutions for ICT access. The research is expected to develop and demonstrate the proposed solutions in a realistic user context and strong industrial participation is envisaged to promote consensus building and facilitate exploitation). AEGIS Workshop and International Conference, Brussels
  3. 3. Where “AEGIS” comes from● By the words of the acronym: ● open: collaborate with existing communities ● Accessibility: focus of the project ● Everywhere: desktop, web, mobile ● Groundwork: start from users, user needs ● Infrastructure: build it in to ICT ● Standards: define, then build to standards AEGIS Workshop and International Conference, Brussels
  4. 4. AEGIS Concept – build it in● “deeply embed generalised accessibility support within future mainstream ICT ” = build accessibility into all facets of the “value delivery chain”● Learn from the built environment: ● Need to address “creation” steps: – What does it mean to be “accessible”, etc. ● Need to address “use” steps – Wheelchair ramps dont help unless people have wheelchairs● Apply to ICT environment: Open Accessibility Framework AEGIS Workshop and International Conference, Brussels
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  7. 7. AEGIS Concept – generations...● Accessibility evolving: 3 distinct generations● 1st generation accessibility: ● Character-based systems nd● 2 generation accessibility: ● GUI with off-screen models● 3rd generation accessibility: ● “Access by contract” - accessibility APIs AEGIS Workshop and International Conference, Brussels
  8. 8. AEGIS Concept – key ICT areas● ICT on the desktop ● Evolving toward 3rd generation ● Can 3rd generation meet & exceed best of 2nd?● ICT on the web – Rich Internet Applications ● Need strategies to make RIAs accessible● ICT on mobile devices ● Access to all apps running on mobile ● Need to have AT for mobile built-in as well AEGIS Workshop and International Conference, Brussels
  9. 9. AEGIS Concept – start from user● User questionnaires, focus groups ● Key emphasis in first two AEGIS workshops ● Needs analysis & modeling● Iterative pilot testing ● Comments from users: feedback to development● Positive feedback loop... AEGIS Workshop and International Conference, Brussels
  10. 10. Example of feedback loop - SP3 AEGIS Workshop and International Conference, Brussels
  11. 11. AEGIS Concept – realisations● Open Accessibility Framework for desktop ● Realized key missing components for the open desktop of GNU/Linux & UNIX in GNOME ● Realized powerful authoring environment for creating accessible documents: Braille & DAISY● Open Accessibility Framework for RIAs ● Realized fully, but utilizing existing desktop AT● Open Accessibility Framework for mobile ● Realized fully, including mobile AT AEGIS Workshop and International Conference, Brussels
  12. 12. AEGIS Shipping Results● Desktop results ● Magnification in GNOME 3; shift to better IPC ● Braille & DAISY creation for OpenOffice & LibreOffice ● Accessibility validation for OpenOffice & LibreOffice ● eSpeak TTS improvements for several languages● Web RIA results ● ARIA 1.0 in CR, for in Firefox Windows & GNU/Linux ● Multiple UI component sets supporting ARIA● Mobile results ● Multiple AT available on iOS & Android AEGIS Workshop and International Conference, Brussels
  13. 13. AEGIS – plans for year 4● Desktop plans ● CCF for OpenOffice & LibreOffice ● Automated accessibility testing framework ● OpenGazer: face & eye tracking, gaze switch ● Further improvements to shipping results● Web RIA plans ● ARIA development tool plug-in to NetBeans ● JavaFX accessibility & tooling● Mobile plans ● Multiple UI component sets, Java mobile platform ● Developer tools using NetBeans & LWUIT Resource Editor ● AAC assistive technology for mobile AEGIS Workshop and International Conference, Brussels

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