A Framework for Personalised Cognitive Accessibility when using Original Digital Content
The “Easy Reading” framework will improve the cognitive accessibility of original digital documents by providing real time personalisation through annotation (using e.g. symbol, pictures, videos), adaptation (using e.g. layout, structure) and translation (using e.g Easy-to-Read, Plain Language, symbol writing systems). The framework provides these (semi-)automated services using HCI techniques (e.g. pop-ups/ Text-To-Speech (TTS)/captions through mouse-over or eye-tracking) allowing the user to remain and work within the original digital document. This fosters independent access and keeps the user in the inclusive discourse about the original content. Services adapt to each user through a personal profile (sensor based tracking and reasoning of e.g. the level of performance, understanding, preferences, mood, attention, context and the individual learning curve).
ERCIM/W3C staff will provide technical guidance and clarification on the W3C standards and resources relevant to the project. This includes accessibility standards, with particular emphasis on current developments of accessibility for people with cognitive accessibility.
Easy Reading is a EU H2020 Research and Innovation Action (RIA).
ERCIM's role: project partner
Duration: 30 months from 1 January 2018 to 30 June 2020
Total budget: € 2 237 875
EU funding: € 1 992 063
University Linz (AT, coordinator), KOMPETENZNETZWERK INFORMATIONSTECHNOLOGIE ZUR FOERDERUNG DER INTEGRATION VON MENSCHEN MIT BEHINDERUNGEN (AT), TU Dortmund (DE), IN DER GEMEINDE LEBEN GGMBH (DE), FUNKA NU AB (SE), TEXTHELP LTD (UK), VASTRA GOTALANDS LANS LANDSTING (SE), ATHENA I.C.T. LTD (IL), GEIE ERCIM.
Web site: https://www.easyreading.eu
Fact sheet (Cordis): https://cordis.europa.eu/project/rcn/213156/factsheet/en