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Interoperability among ATs and mainstream ICTs_Elena Gomez_Technosite

  1. 1. Assistive Technologies and Inclusive Solutions for All<br />Interoperability among ATs and mainstream ICTs<br />María Elena Gómez Martínez - Technosite<br />First Workshop - Madrid, Spain<br />14th and 15th March, 2011<br />
  2. 2. Interoperability among ATs and mainstream ICTs<br />First Workshop<br />Contents<br />Basic concepts<br />Mainstream Technologies<br />Universal Interoperability<br />Future Ecosystem<br />Summary<br />
  3. 3. Interoperability among ATs and mainstream ICTs<br />First Workshop<br />Basic concepts<br />Interoperability<br />Interoperability is systems that work together.<br />Syntactic  Data exchange.<br />Semantic Metadata exchange.<br />
  4. 4. Interoperability among ATs and mainstream ICTs<br />First Workshop<br />Basic concepts<br />Assistive Technologies<br />Interoperability is the communication between Assistive Software and user’s device.<br />Application level<br />Operating system level<br />
  5. 5. Interoperability among ATs and mainstream ICTs<br />First Workshop<br />Basic concepts<br />Mainstream Technologies<br />API<br />INTEROPERABILITY!<br />
  6. 6. Interoperability among ATs and mainstream ICTs<br />First Workshop<br />Mainstream technologies<br />Current Situation<br />???<br />
  7. 7. Presentación de la Plataforma Accesibilidad Universal<br />Interoperability among ATs and mainstream ICTs<br />First Workshop<br />Mainstream technologies<br />Current Situation<br />
  8. 8. Interoperability among ATs and mainstream ICTs<br />First Workshop<br />Mainstream technologies<br />Current Situation<br />Detected Problems:<br /><ul><li>Accessibility architecture.
  9. 9. Compatibility between current and previous versions.
  10. 10. Semantic of the applications.</li></li></ul><li>Interoperability among ATs and mainstream ICTs<br />First Workshop<br />Universal Interoperability API<br />Universal interoperability api<br />
  11. 11. Interoperability among ATs and mainstream ICTs<br />First Workshop<br />Universal Interoperability API<br />Benefits<br />Maximize number of users.<br />Efficient use of functionalities of Assistive Technologies.<br />Efficient use of functionalities of User’s Device.<br />Compatibility.<br />Reduce cost.<br />
  12. 12. Interoperability among ATs and mainstream ICTs<br />First Workshop<br />Universal Interoperability API<br />
  13. 13. Interoperability among ATs and mainstream ICTs<br />First Workshop<br />Future AT ecosystem<br />
  14. 14. Interoperability among ATs and mainstream ICTs<br />First Workshop<br />Future AT ecosystem<br />Benefits<br />Maximize computing capability.<br />Scalability and efficiency.<br />Always up-to-date.<br />Anytime and anywhere available.<br />Customized assistive solutions.<br />Maximize compatibility between device and solutions.<br />Reduce cost.<br />
  15. 15. Interoperability among ATs and mainstream ICTs<br />First Workshop<br />Summary<br />Technical Trends<br />Present Installation of ATs from different vendors (niche) in mainstream technologies (PCs, ATMs, etc.)<br />Present Integration of ATs in OS or browsers (built-in/embedded accessibility)<br />Short-term Usage of the same API for facilitating interaction of ATs with a specific system. <br />Accessibility API independent of platform updates.<br />Medium-term Interoperability of ATs in different systems by a Universal Accessibility API. <br /> (Specific examples of accessibility APIs: Microsoft's UIA, Java Accessibility API, GNOME accessibility API, IAccessible2, W3C's WAI-ARIA, , Macintosh Accessibility Framework.)<br />Long-term Ubiquitous access to software ATs as a service.<br /> Cloud of ATs <br />
  16. 16. Interoperability among ATs and mainstream ICTs<br />First Workshop<br />Summary<br />Potential of a future AT ecosystem<br />Vertical AT companies are concentrated on survival due to market barriers. Diversification of AT industry with different kind of ATs and more market actors.<br />Mainstream technologies evolve rapidly. General consensus on universal APIs<br />Delivery is a key constraint. Cloud computing an ubiquitous ATs for software ATs as a service.<br />More open market. Combination of Open and Proprietary source solutions to foster the participation of the public. Fastest progress.<br />Disperse knowledge. Awareness activities and coordinated networks for interchange of good practices. Tools for developers.<br />
  17. 17. Interoperability among ATs and mainstream ICTs<br />First Workshop<br />Thank you for your attention<br />María Elena Gómez Martínez<br />megomez@technosite.es<br />www.technosite.es<br />

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