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Towards General Cross-Platform CCF Based Multi-modal Language Support

  • Mats Lundälv
  • Sandra Derbring
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7383)

Abstract

The AEGIS project aims to contribute a framework for, and building blocks for, an infrastructure for “open accessibility everywhere”. One of many objectives has been to research, prototype and test freely available software services for inclusive graphical symbol support as part of mainstream ICT environments. Based on the Concept Coding Framework (CCF) technology, a “CCF-SymbolServer” has been developed. It can be installed locally on any of the major desktop platforms (GNU/Linux, MacOS X and Windows) to provide its multilingual and multi-modal representation services, or online to support many kinds of web services and networked mobile systems. The three current AEGIS applications will be presented: 1) CCF-SymbolWriter, an extension for symbol support in LibreOffice/OpenOffice Writer, 2) the new CCF supported version of Special Access to Windows (SAW6), 3) CCF-SymbolDroid, an AAC app for Android mobile devices. User evaluations and future perspectives will be discussed.

Keywords

AAC AT accessibility graphical symbols literacy cognitive impairment open-source 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  • Mats Lundälv
    • 1
  • Sandra Derbring
    • 1
  1. 1.DART (Sahlgrenska Univ. Hospital)GöteborgSweden

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