Survey on Accessibility in Travel

ILUNION Technology and Accessibility and ONCE Foundation for Cooperation and Social Inclusion of People with Disabilities in Spain are developing a study on travel behavior and accessibility in travel in different countries/ worldwide. The aim is to investigate the preferences, values and satisfaction of tourists travelling around Europe, North America and Asia.

In this survey, there are questions about frequency of travel, preferred destinations, means of transport, etc. In addition to this, there are other questions aimed to evaluating the satisfaction about the adaptation of tourist facilities, resources and services regarding the travellers’ needs and preferences.

This questionnaire is open to ALL TOURISTS WITH DISABILITIES AND ELDERLY, who have done at least with one trip with an overnight stay over the last 2 years, that want to participate in this study and wish to contribute regarding their travelling experience. We would like to remark that responses received are anonymous, and will be analysed for research purposes.

This questionnaire will take only 10-15 minutes, and will be available until July 24th. This is the link to access to the online questionnaire:

We kindly ask you to disseminate the survey through your networks and contacts in order to get as many responses as possible.

Thank you very much for your collaboration.

New Cloud4all videos on YouTube!

Check out our latest videos, explaining how Cloud4all can benefit users with different needs:

  • Cloud4all behind the scenes: How personalisation works for Alicia“: Alicia is a 78-year old immigrant who started experiencing macular degeneration. She’s never liked technology and is having increasing difficulty with it.  However, as she is losing her vision – she finds that she has to figure out how to use technology or lose her access to information. Last time she went to her therapist, the therapist introduced her to a screen reader to read things aloud when she can’t read them. She still prefers to read, and uses the screen reader only when she needs to.  Mostly it is too complicated to move about the screen with the screen reader. Even when she can see the screen – it is often too confusing for her. To keep sharp and informed, she resolved to read an online international newspaper daily but she gets lost with all the information, links and banners; and the Black-on-White text tires her eyes a lot.
  • Cloud4all behind the scenes: How personalisation works for Bob“: Bob is losing his sight lately. He prefers to use “regular” configuration for Windows (with just the cursor being enlarged) and move his face close to the screen to read as much as possible. However, it does not work everywhere or with all devices. Light conditions, the screen size, its angle, the kind of content or his fatigue greatly affect his ability to read the screen. When this happens, he finds that he needs different Windows features turned on and configured even during the same day and on the same device. He is never sure which one will work in each situation though.

You can check all Cloud4all videos at our Media section.

Check out the latest Cloud4all report

Cloud4all has recently launched its latest report: “D5.0 Cloud4all description and innovation”

This document presents comprehensively and sharply the results of Cloud4all from different perspectives: main innovations, users’ view, the Cloud4all engine, developers’ view and scientific approach. All the contents is also scattered throughout this website.

Download D5.0 Cloud4all description and innovation

Cloud4all on the Spanish Public TV

Cloud4all was disseminated in prime time at La 1, one of the TV channels from the Spanish Public Broadcaster, last December 12th, 2015.

Around 1.327.000 people (8,5% share) watched the “Sorteo ONCE” TV Programme last Saturday December 12th at 21:50, where Cloud4all was presented to the audience.

Check out this video (only available in Spanish) at the TVE website

Cloud4all Video from the user side

Latest video from Cloud4all. This time the story is told from the user perspective and in Spanish. Manuel Ortega and Lourdes Garcia from Ilunion explain the development and potentiality of the project. Moreover, the video contains some testimonials from users taken from different open days.

People around Cloud4all stand

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$20 million grant powers the Global Public Inclusive Infrastructure

A global effort to create a new computer ecosystem that is easily accessible to people with disabilities, senior citizens and others with special needs is set to become reality through a $20 million federal grant to the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

The five-year project will develop and deploy the first operational version of the Global Public Inclusive Infrastructure (GPII) in a large-scale pilot test. This new infrastructure will be accessed via the Internet, allowing people who have difficulty using today’s technology to select and configure the assistive features and settings needed to enable their use of the information and communication systems encountered in school, work and the community.
“This project will move research to reality,” says Gregg Vanderheiden, an engineering professor and director of UW-Madison’s Trace Center. “The project will help make it so that whenever a person encounters something with a digital interface — a computer, Web page, TV, themostat — the interface on the device or Web page instantly and automatically changes into a form that the person can understand and use.”

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Developers & Implementors tell us about Cloud4all

Cloud4all consortium has just released a dissemination video, this time focused on developers & implementers. Kasper Marcus from raising the floor introduces the concept of the GPII as well as the personalisation piece of Cloud4all. Thomas Soens from vision highlights the difficulty of configuring certain features in many devices, hereby Cloud4all intends to automatise those features in all devices just with a sole account. Ferrán Gallego from Code factory explains the integration of Cloud4all and their Mobile Accessiblity for Android App . Finally Andrés Iglesias points out the automatic adaptation of the interface according to the context & environment (too much light, too little, too much noise, etc).

Kasper Markus from Raising the Floor

Kasper Markus from Raising the Floor

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