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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 506-515

Creating a Global Public Inclusive Infrastructure (GPII)

  • Gregg C. VanderheidenAffiliated withRaising the Floor – International
  • , Jutta TreviranusAffiliated withOCAD University
  • , Manuel Ortega-MoralAffiliated withFundosa Technosite
  • , Matthias PeissnerAffiliated withFraunhofer Institute for Industrial Engineering IAO
  • , Eva de LeraAffiliated withRaising the Floor – International

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Abstract

The current accessibility ecosystem that develops and delivers both assistive technologies and access features in mainstream technologies is not able to keep up, provide the diversity of solutions needed, nor reach more that a small portion of those who need them. To address this a large scale effort was proposed to provide an infrastructure that would allow the ecosystem to evolve into a quite different and purportedly more effective and efficient ecosystem. This paper describes the infrastructure, reports on the progress in securing funding and implementing the various components of the infrastructure. A roadmap for the implementation and a timeline are provided along with a discussion of the major challenges going forward.

Keywords

Accessibility Digital Literacy Literacy Ageing Cloud Computing GPII