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Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction. Design for All and Accessibility Practice

Volume 8516 of the series Lecture Notes in Computer Science pp 358-367

Evaluating the Global Public Inclusive Infrastructure: Cloud4all Evaluation Framework

  • Eleni ChalkiaAffiliated withCentre of Research and Technology Hellas/Hellenic Institute of Transport (CERTH/HIT)
  • , Juan Bautista Montalva ColomerAffiliated withUniversidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM)
  • , Silvia de los Rios PerezAffiliated withUniversidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM)
  • , Ivan Carmona RojoAffiliated withTechnosite - Fundación ONCE

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Abstract

Moving rapidly into digital economy expands the need for accessibility coming from the growing number of people with disabilities, in various contexts. Additionally, ubiquitous computing has amplified the need for interactive systems to be able to adapt to their context of use, enhancing their utility while preserving usability. Cloud4all project [0] aims to develop a complete new paradigm in accessibility, by replacing adaptation of individual products and services, with auto-configuration of any mainstream product or service, using cloud technologies to activate and augment any natural accessibility the product or service has, based upon a set of the user’s Needs & Preferences (N&Ps). In order to assess this goal, Cloud4all has developed an evaluation framework, as part of the User Centred Design (UCD) iterative process. This paper provides an overview of the 1st pilots’ evaluation framework, together with ideas and plans about the general framework of the pilot test.

Keywords

Accessibility evaluation framework auto-configuration scenario usability user experience Cloud4all