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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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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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The Academia speaks about Cloud4all (Video)

One of those days where all the thinking heads of Cloud4all were together, we shot this short video which intends to give  a grasp of the project form the Academia standpoint. Players from the dream team of accessibility such as Gregg Vanderheiden (Raising the floor), Jutta Treviranus (IDRC), Pier Luigi Eimilini (e-Inclusion lab florence), Sylvain Giroux (Sherbrooke University) or Patrick Roe (EPFL) comment on this video the overall scientific idea of the project and its theorietical implications in other fields.

Jutta Treviranus

Jutta Treviranu. director at IDRC, OCAD

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Open Day at Leksand (Sweden) Dövas Dag i Leksand by Omnitor

The event “Dövas Day 2015” (deaf day) took place in Leksand, Sweden. This is an annual event gathering the Deaf community in Sweden for workshop, exhibition, networking and socialization through a weekend. Omnitor  presented Cloud4all concept at the conference exhibition. Furthermore, Omnitor  also presented the Total Conversation software eCmobile in a Samsung smart phone. Finally, they demonstrated how to use NFC to change the user’s interfaceIt. About 600 people visited the exhibition on Saturday some feedback given can be found at the end of this post.

Tv Screen with a sign language interpreter and a conference roll-up

TV displaying schedule and information about the Dövas Dag-event in sign language

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Bob & Anna Story on Watching TV

Following the path started last week with Alicia´s Story, our partners of Singular Logic from Greece, have also produced and edited this video that intends to show real life examples of Cloud4all impact.

The second video of Cloud4all Stories Series shows how a couple of pensioners with different needs can watch tv together (using different settings).  Bob & Anna have recently retired and think is time to enjoy life. They both go for groceries, walk around the park and enjoy their favourite TV series very often. Bob has a low vision impairment, whereas Anna still sees ok. Hereby when watching TV, Bob needs a high contrast and audio description so that he can fully understands the context and action of the movie. This is a burden for Anna, nonetheless thanks to Cloud4all and GPIII, a solution can be reached. After personalising the settings, Bob can plug-in the headphones in order to get the audio description there while the main audio remains the same. Contrast can be adjusted to the mid-level so that they both  can coexist. Whenever Bob leaves the room, Anna can easily deactivate Bob´s features and get back to normal. Bob can easily do the same.

Bob & Ana

Bob plugging-in his preferences

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Cloud4all Alicia´s Story

There is a new video from the Cloud4all Story series produced and edited by Singular Logic. The intention behind these series is to give insights about the real impact, use and application of Cloud4all. This time the story of Alicia is depicted. Alicia is a 70 years old pensioner living in a house for the elderly. Additionally, she suffers some sort of visual impairment. Even though she is willing to catch up with the current world news, Alicia sometimes has problems due to her special needs when surfing the web. She requires a high contrast and a big font size at least in order to navigate easily. Nonetheless these settings are not easy to adjust, therefore every time she uses a computer, she needs help for that. Here is where magic happens with Cloud4all and GPII due to the fact that only by keying-in a USB pen-drive all these adjustments are made automatically without the need to seek external help. Our partners from Singular Logic have successfully shown a down to earth application of Cloud4all.


Alicia using a public computer

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