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2. aegis concept and realisations conference 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 – at the conference AEGIS desktop work at the conference● Plenary sessions: ● Accessibility Checker for OpenOffice.Org and LibreOffice Writer – session 5b on Wed. ● Concept Coding symbol support helping authors with language/learning impairments – session 6 on Wed.● AEGIS Booth (both days): ● GNOME Shell Magnifier ● CCF Symbol Support for OpenOffice/LibreOffice ● Odt2daisy, odt2braille and AccessODF AEGIS Workshop and International Conference, Brussels
  12. 12. AEGIS Concept – at the conference AEGIS RIA work at the conference● Plenary sessions: ● Developer’s Support For Creating, Simulating and Assessing Accessible RIA Applications – session 3 on Tue. ● Evaluation of Haptic RIA Maps and other Navigational Support Systems for people who are blind – session 7 on Wed.● AEGIS Booth (both days): ● Fluid Infusion, jQueryUI, and MooTools ● AEGIS ARIA developers tool AEGIS Workshop and International Conference, Brussels
  13. 13. AEGIS Concept – at the conference AEGIS mobile work at the conference● Plenary sessions: ● Tecla Access Mobile On-Screen scanning keyboard for Android – session 1 on Tue. ● Enhancing Text Conversations with Real-Time Text Technology – session 1 on Tue. ● Lightweight UI Toolkit for Java Mobile – session 1 on Tue. ● Developer Tool for creating Accessible GUIs in Android Mobile OS – session 1 on Tue.● AEGIS Booth (both days): ● LCDUI widgets and sample applications ● AWT(CDC) widgets and sample applications ● Phone Dialer and Contact Manager in J2ME/Android ● Messengering applications in J2ME ● DroidDraw (widgets, containers and sample applications) ● CCFDroid - AAC app for Android ● Tecla access AEGIS Workshop and International Conference, Brussels

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