Portable and pervasive technologies: opportunities for pwd

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Portable and pervasive technologies: opportunities for pwd

  1. 1. Portable and pervasive technologies: opportunities for pwd Jose Angel Martínez Usero Director of International Projects and Relations Qatar, March 1st, 2011 MADA Global Speaker Seminar: New trends in ATs
  2. 2. <ul><li>15% of the total EU population having disabilities (i.e. about 74 million individuals) </li></ul><ul><li>Inclusive ICT and ATs are essential for enabling full participation in society </li></ul><ul><li>ATs mitigate barriers many people face in their daily life environments. </li></ul><ul><li>The potential beneficiaries of eAccessibility are not only people with strictly defined disabilities. </li></ul>The Socio-economic problem
  3. 3. ATs as solutions for everyone, anytime and anywhere <ul><ul><li>People dealing with situational constraints (e.g. lighting conditions) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tourists or immigrants who do not understand the local language. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>People who are not familiar with ICT. </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><ul><li>Basic research in accessible and inclusive technology </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><ul><li>INREDIS project : a paradigm shift </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. INREDIS prototype <ul><li>Accessible and interoperable PDT </li></ul><ul><li>Mashup: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Gmaps </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Avatars </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>YouTube </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Flickr </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Twitter </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Facebook profiles </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. INREDIS prototype <ul><li>Accessibility features: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Blind: voice navigation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Deaf: Spanish sign language navigation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Emotion </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Touchscreen </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Interoperable using mobile browser </li></ul><ul><li>Available in June 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>More info: http://cdt.inredis.es/ </li></ul>
  8. 8. Traits of the European AT market <ul><ul><li>Fragmentation caused by different national systems, methods of financing, and availability of products. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Impossibility of AT companies to tackle all the value chain . </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fast changing technology trends implies continuous adaption </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Non available information for final users </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Additional costs to develop solutions for different national markets. </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. The future AT ecosystem
  10. 10. A new AT ecosystem is possible <ul><ul><li>Vertical AT companies are concentrated on survival due to market barriers. Diversification of AT industry </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mainstream technologies evolve rapidly. Personalisaton of interfaces </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Delivery is a key constraint. Cloud computing an ubiquitous ATs are the solution. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Disperse knowledge. International awareness activities and coordinated networks for interchange of good practices. </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. EU Pilot: Personalisation of interfaces
  12. 12. European Portal of ICT ATs http://www.atis4all.eu/
  13. 13. Cloud-based ATs Cloud platforms Lead to Open and Universal access for people with Disabilities and for All -European Project Proposal 2011- Sharing the vision of GPII – Global Public Inclusive Infrastructure http://npii.org/
  14. 14. Thanks for your attention José Angel Martinez Usero Director of International Projects and Relations [email_address]

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