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While computing devices have highly customisable user interfaces, …

While computing devices have highly customisable user interfaces,
common configuration requirements such preferred input device,
language, font, text size or colour have to be repeated on each device
used. Cloud4All is an EU project that is working to create an open
public infrastructure which defines a personal profile to be used to
configure any device. The profile is stored in the cloud and retrieved
by the user whenever they encounter a new device. This will give a
consistent experience on personal and public devices, such as cash and
ticket machines. It has additional benefits for accessibility for
those with some form of impairment such as a disability or difficult
physical location such as bright lighting. The project is working on
defining the profile ontology and format, creating the cloud based
infrastructure and protoyping applications that respond to
profile-based configuration settings. Eventually developer tools will
be created to provide easy access.

OpenDirective are part of the Cloud4all project consortium and their
contribution includes the development of a prototype application. This
application, Maavis, provides ultra simple access to cloud and local
media or communications and is designed for use cases that include
older people and those with dementia or other disabilities. The
application is designed to adapt to specific user and platform
needs. This talk introduce the concepts of cloud4all and the impact it
will have on both cloud connected and offline computing devices.

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  • While computing devices have highly customisable user interfaces,common configuration requirements such preferred input device,language, font, text size or colour have to be repeated on each deviceused. Cloud4All is an EU project that is working to create an openpublic infrastructure which defines a personal profile to be used toconfigure any device. The profile is stored in the cloud and retrievedby the user whenever they encounter a new device. This will give aconsistent experience on personal and public devices, such as cash andticket machines. It has additional benefits for accessibility forthose with some form of impairment such as a disability or difficultphysical location such as bright lighting. The project is working ondefining the profile ontology and format, creating the cloud basedinfrastructure and protoyping applications that respond toprofile-based configuration settings. Eventually developer tools willbe created to provide easy access.OpenDirective are part of the Cloud4all project consortium and theircontribution includes the development of a prototype application. Thisapplication, Maavis, provides ultra simple access to cloud and localmedia or communications and is designed for use cases that includeolder people and those with dementia or other disabilities. Theapplication is designed to adapt to specific user and platformneeds. This talk introduce the concepts of cloud4all and the impact itwill have on both cloud connected and offline computing devices.
  • Cloud4All is
  • Cloud4All aims to develop a complete new paradigm in accessibility, by replacing adaptation of individual products and services for a person with automatic-personalisation of any mainstream product or service, using cloud technologies to activate and augment any natural (built-in) accessibility the product or service has, based on a profile of the user’s needs.
  • The Darker entries are a part of Cloud4AllPreferences and Performance Profiles: Users can create, manage, store and retrieve preference profiles from any suitable deviceGPII Marketplace: Find all existing solutions in one placeRecommender: Use profile to find just what the user needs to help them
  • The Darker entries are a part of Cloud4AllRun-Time Fitter: System delivered to use is the “best fit” version based on their current access method and profileAnywhere Delivery: Any device can access and use GPII applications and profilesRun-Time Tailor: Applications can be configured to adapt to user profile and sitaution
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    • 1. Cloud4AllUsing the cloud to provide personalised access to computing devices Ross Gardler rgardler@opendirective.com @rgardler
    • 2. Cloud platforms Lead toOpen and Universal accessfor people with Disabilities and for All
    • 3. Consortium
    • 4. What?• Simplify Accessibility• Increase built-in accessibility• Grow Market for Accessible Technologies and services• Facilitate cross-sector collaboration rgardler@opendirective.com @rgardler
    • 5. Why?• Internet will no longer optional – Education, employment, commerce, civics, health• Access does not exist for everyone – Disability, income, ability• Access solutions are: – too complex – hard to find – expensive to buy and provide rgardler@opendirective.com @rgardler
    • 6. How?• Current situation – Individual adaptation – Generic accessibility features• With Cloud4All – Automatic-personalisation – Personal profiles for specific accessibility features rgardler@opendirective.com @rgardler
    • 7. A Cloud4All Use Casergardler@opendirective.com @rgardler
    • 8. Cloud4All is a Part of GPIIGlobal Public Inclusive Infrastructure http://gpii.net rgardler@opendirective.com @rgardler
    • 9. Discovery of tools to help Accessing tools on any deviceDeveloping and marketing new solutions rgardler@opendirective.com @rgardler
    • 10. Discovery of toolsUser Awareness Evaluation Wizards Preferences and Performance Profiles GPII MarketplaceRecommender rgardler@opendirective.com @rgardler
    • 11. Accessing Tools on Any DeviceRun-Time Fitter Anywhere Delivery Run-Time Tailor Auto Caption and DescriptionAssistance On-Demand rgardler@opendirective.com @rgardler
    • 12. Developing and Marketing new SolutionsDevelopment Tools and Environment Parts store Rich Expertise Resource Assistance On Demand Services infrastructureGPII Marketplace rgardler@opendirective.com @rgardler
    • 13. Our Contributions• Extending an existing solution – Dementia patients and carers – Potential for Learning Difficulties• Building features into W3C Widget templates – Within Apache Wookie – Any widget therefore Cloud4All “compliant” rgardler@opendirective.com @rgardler
    • 14. Status• Started November 2012 – Architecture code in GitHub – Close to first public release• First clients being implemented• W3C Widget templates in Apache Wookie• Windows 8 Client Alpha – Hosts W3C Widgets rgardler@opendirective.com @rgardler
    • 15. Getting Involved• Building W3C Widgets? – Use Apache Wookie – http://www.apache.org – wookie-dev-subscribe@incubator.apache.org• Building other applications? – Use cases being built now – Standards published in due course rgardler@opendirective.com @rgardler
    • 16. Ross Gardler rgardler@opendirective.com @rgardlerrgardler@opendirective.com @rgardler