A Semantic Framework for Assistive Technologies Description to Strengthen UI Adaptation

  • Nikolaos Kaklanis
  • Konstantinos Votis
  • Konstantinos Giannoutakis
  • Dimitrios Tzovaras
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8513)


The present paper presents the Semantic Framework for Content and Solutions, an ontological framework that enables the classification of various assistive technologies (both software and hardware) according to well-known accessibility standards, such as the ISO 9999 standard, and also the description of all the supported adjustments/settings and their alignment with similar settings of other technologies. This semantic framework is a key component of the whole Cloud4all/GPII infrastructure and strengthens the UI adaptation process as it enhances the inference capabilities of the Rule-based Matchmaker, another component of the Cloud4all/GPII infrastructure that tries to match user needs with the corresponding configurations of different assistive technologies using rules.


Semantic alignment ontology assistive technologies application classification 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nikolaos Kaklanis
    • 1
  • Konstantinos Votis
    • 1
  • Konstantinos Giannoutakis
    • 1
  • Dimitrios Tzovaras
    • 1
  1. 1.Information Technologies InstituteCentre for Research and Technology HellasThessalonikiGreece

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