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Re: Able to Include (for people w/ IDD) similar to GPII?

From: Steve Lee <steve@opendirective.com>
Date: Sun, 22 Mar 2015 16:35:03 +0000
Message-ID: <CAEsWMvRqQe-uy7Kd_yPiGR3fHFRjKhPiMWBKwfuMAZUkJ3L5Rg@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Rochford, John" <john.rochford@umassmed.edu>
Cc: "public-cognitive-a11y-tf@w3.org" <public-cognitive-a11y-tf@w3.org>
I'm not sure but I get the impression 'context aware' here means 'in the
page' context rather than environmental. But otherwise I agree there is
some similarity in vision. Glad you are excited :)

Steve Lee
OpenDirective http://opendirective.com

On 22 March 2015 at 15:00, Rochford, John <john.rochford@umassmed.edu>

>  Hi All,
> Recently, Steve referred us to the Able to Include
> <http://abletoinclude.eu/> website regarding an article about top
> preferences for people with intellectual disabilities. (Thanks, Steve!)
> While reviewing the site, I found the following roadmap, which appears to
> me to be quite similar to that of GPII. I am excited.
> Lisa: Perhaps an Able to Include representative could be invited to meet
> with us at the Face-to-Face meeting in London on 4/21 & 4/22?
> ABLE-TO-INCLUDE will achieve the following 8 specific objectives:
>    1. *To create an open-source context aware accessibility layer* for
>    people with IDD, based on  the integration and composition of at least 3
>    technologies:
>     1. Text and content simplifier (Simplext technology, developed by
>       partners ASI and UPF)
>       2. A pictogram-text, text-pictogram and pictogram-pictogram
>       translation tool (WAI-NOT technology, developed by partners KU Leuven and
>       TM)
>       3. Text-to-speech functionalities (open-source available solutions)
>    1. *To create an open source Software Developer Kit (SDK)* supporting
>    the technical integration of the accessibility layer for people with
>    intellectual disabilities with existing and future ICT applications.
>    2. *To adapt the already-developed technologies for their use in the
>    pilots:*
>     1. The current version of the text Simplext simplifier has been
>       created and extensively tested in Spanish. The tool will be adapted during
>       ABLE-TO-INCLUDE to be used in English. Rules, grammar, thesaurus will be
>       revised in order to use it in another language.
>       2. Currently, the state of the pictogram translation tool WAI-NOT
>       is already completely functional for Dutch and two sets of pictograms: the
>       Dutch versions of Beta and Sclera. During the project it will be translated
>       into English and Spanish, and allowing translation to the Spanish and
>       English versions of Sclera pictograms.
>    1. *To promote the use of augmented and alternative communication
>    tools *based on the accessibility layer.
>    2. *To validate the integration of the accessibility layer with
>    existing ICT applications involving at least 300 people with IDD* *(100
>    per country) *in three usage scenarios
>     1. Leisure (Spain, UK, Belgium): Integration of the accessibility
>       layer with at least three ICT applications for social communications,
>       preferably *Facebook, Twitter, Whatsapp*.
>       2. Transport (Belgium, UK): Integration of the accessibility layer
>       with an urban transport guidance system smart phone app for people with IDD.
>       3. Labour Inclusion (Spain): Integration of the accessibility layer
>       with the three key technologies (Simplext, WAI-NOT and text-to-speech) used
>       by people with IDD working as administrative assistants.
>    1. *To successfully deploy and coordinate an open innovation process *for
>    the creation and engagement of an open-innovation community in the
>    development and long-term sustainability of ABLE-TO-INCLUDE project
>    2. *To successfully impact the accessibility of current and future ICT
>    applications* by generating a prosperous open innovation ecosystem
>    around the release of the accessibility layer as an open source system.
>    3. *To generate a global business plan for the future exploitation of
>    the accessibility layer*
> Source: http://abletoinclude.eu/objective
> John
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