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Accessible Applications Design and Development

Principal researcher

Name: Dr Dimitrios Tzovaras

Contact details: Centre for Research and Technology Hellas, 6th Klm Charilaou-Thermi Road, PO Box 60361, Thessaloniki 57001, Greece. Tel +30 2311 257777, Fax +30 2311 257707, Email dimitrios.tzovaras@iti.gr

Website: www.accessible-eu.org

Project details

Start date: 09/2008
End date: 08/2011

Description: Accessibility is an urgent issue nowadays. Authorities and experts are putting a lot of effort on pushing forward accessibility of software applications but, despite this fact, ICT applications and systems are not fully accessible yet. The triggering idea behind ACCESSIBLE is to contribute for better accessibility for all citizens, to increase the use of standards, and to develop an assessment simulation environment (including a suite of accessibility analysing tools as well as developer-aid tools) to assess efficiently, easily and rapidly the accessibility and viability of software applications for all user groups.

ACCESSIBLE will exploit the technologies behind the recent expansion of accessibility tools and standardisation methodologies, in order to provide an integrated simulation assessment environment for supporting the production of accessible software applications mobile or not.

This will enable large organisations, SMEs or individuals (developers, designers, etc.) to produce software products of superior accessibility and quality, accompanied with appropriate measures and proposals for best practice. The proposed system will be demonstrated in the four pilots of ACCESSIBLE for the assessment of: a) Mobile applications (including JavaFX Scripts), b) Web applications, c) Web services (mainly focusing on infomobility services), and d) description languages (e.g. UML, SDL, etc.).

Other organisations involved in this project

Centre for Research and Technology Hellas, Informatics and Telematics Institute
Centre for Research and Technology Hellas, Hellenic Institute of Transport
Foundation for Research and Technology Hellas, Institute of Computer Science
Sun Microsystems, Czech Republic
University of Stuttgart, Institute for Human Factors and Technology Management, Germany
Fundacao da Faculdade de Ciencias da Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
Softeco Sismat Spa, Italy
Netscouts GmbH, Germany
Marie Curie Association, Bulgaria
Solinet GmbH, Germany

Last updated: 16.11.2010