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Towards ubiquitous accessibility: capability-based profiles and adaptations, delivered via the semantic web

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posted on 16.05.2012 by Matthew T. Atkinson, Matthew J. Bell, Colin Machin
The continuing proliferation of mobile devices, content and applications presents barriers to the mainstreaming of Assistive Technologies (ATs), despite their potential utility for users in demanding situations or with minor-to-moderate impairments. We have previously proposed that user profiling based on human rather than machine-oriented capabilities, coupled with a shift from conspicuous ATs to considering a broader range of adaptations presents opportunities for platform and AT vendors to support many more users. However there has not been a standard, consistent and, most importantly, straightforward way to deliver these benefits. We propose that this delivery gap can be bridged by using the semantic web and related technologies, so the potential benefits of the capability-based approach may be realised.

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ATKINSON, M.T., BELL, M.J. and MACHIN, C.H.C., 2012. Towards ubiquitous accessibility: capability-based profiles and adaptations, delivered via the semantic web. Proceedings of the International Cross-Disciplinary Conference on Web Accessibility (W4A), Lyon, France (April 16- 17, 2012), article 14, (4pp).

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2012

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© ACM, 2012. This is the author's version of the work. It is posted here by permission of ACM for your personal use. Not for redistribution. The definitive version was published in Proceedings of the International Cross-Disciplinary Conference on Web Accessibility (W4A), Lyon, France (April 16- 17, 2012): http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2207016.2207020

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9781450310192

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