This video outlines the work carried out by the AEGIS project during its 4 years, and summarises the different outcomes in the domains of web, desktop and mobile. This is explored in the video using the Open Accessibility Framework (OAF) as basis through which aspects of the design, development and deployment of accessible mainstream ICT have been addressed. These are presented by Peter Korn, Technical Manager of the AEGIS project, and Accessible Principle at Oracle.
The AEGIS project seeks to determine whether 3rd generation access techniques will provide a more accessible, more exploitable and deeply embeddable approach in mainstream ICT (desktop, rich Internet and mobile applications). This approach is developed and explored with the Open Accessibility Framework (OAF) through which aspects of the design, development and deployment of accessible mainstream ICT are addressed. The OAF provides embedded and built-in accessibility solutions, as well as toolkits for developers, for "engraving" accessibility in existing and emerging mass-market ICT-based products, thus making accessibility open, plug and play, personalised and configurable, realistic and applicable in various contexts; AEGIS is placing users and their needs at the centre of all ICT developments. Based on a holistic UCD, AEGIS identifies user needs and interaction models for several user groups, (users with visual, hearing, motion, speech and cognitive impairments as well as application developers) and develops open source-based generalised accessibility support into mainstream ICT devices/applications: desktop, web and mobile.
Project number: 224348
Project acronym: AEGIS
Project title: Open Accessibility Everywhere: Groundwork, Infrastructure, Standards
Starting date: 1 September 2008
Duration: 48 Months
AEGIS is an Integrated Project (IP) within the ICT programme of FP7
For more information: http://www.aegis-project.eu - http://twitter.com/aegisproj - http://www.facebook.com/Aegis.Accessible - http://slideshare.net/aegisproject
The AEGIS project has been partially funded under FP7. This video reflects the views only of the author(s), and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.