Cloud4All aims to develop a complete new paradigm in accessibility, with automatic-personalisation of any mainstream product or service a user encounters, using cloud technologies and based on a profile of the user’s needs.
Project’s website: http://www.cloud4all.info/
To achieve its goal the project concept is based upon the creation of an explicit and implicit user profile (kept either locally or in the cloud; depending upon user preference), that automatically matches mainstream products and services with necessary access features and configures them according to users preferences and context of use, anywhere (any device the person encounter in any location) on any device (PC, mobile, smartphone, iTV,…), seamlessly and holistically (configuring both content and user interface) including augmenting the accessibility of the product if needed (through special web applications, cloud based AT, cloud based desktops, run without AT installation or with download and AT installation).
To achieve this vision Cloud4all aims at the following general objectives:
Simple Instant Accessibility for all. To create a world where people with any functional limitation can cause inaccessible information and communication technologies and materials to change into a form they can use, automatically, instantly, WITHOUT needing to understand how to do it themselves.
Anywhere Any Device Access. To create a world where people can people simply and routinely invoke the access features they need, anywhere, on any device or material they encounter.
Supply & Demand Better Connected. To create a world where developers and users can more easily find each other
Affordable method for offering diversity needed. To create a world where Schools and public access points and employers can reasonably and affordably address the full diversity of the needs that their patrons/students/employees have.
Move GPII toward reality. To move the Global Public Inclusive Infrastructure concept forward from papers and conference proceedings and close enough to implementation that the investment will be made to change it from concept to reality.
Cloud4All has received funding of the European Commission under the FP7 and of the Canadian Government.