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.
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.
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.
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 displaying schedule and information about the Dövas Dag-event in sign language
The event “2015 Biennial Conference – TDI & ADA: Leveraging 25 years of Achieving Access” took place in Baltimore, MD.
The conference is organized by Telecommunications for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing INC: (TDI) and is a biennial conference (odd years) that brings together about 200 participants from all over USA as well as some international participants.
The TDI Biennial Conference includes award presentations, workshops, exhibits featuring state-of-the-art technology for everyone’s telecommunication needs, and allows unique networking opportunities.
2015 Biennial Conference Leaflet with a city picture on the background
EU researchers are developing a new, broad-ranging, cloud-based infrastructure that makes the Internet more accessible for users with special needs. The new ‘ecosystem’ enables people previously excluded from ICT to get help using technology and aims to use their feedback to develop new apps and services.
These browsers´add-ons extend their functionalities in order to convey users´preferences. Moreover it also allows to modify the design of websites. Currently, these extensions use the internal browers´mechanisms in order to apply the adaptations of all visible interfaces.
For more specific information, read on and give a try!: