SWG-A N 003 - JTC 1 Special Working Group on Accessibility

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EUAIN

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European Accessible
Information Network

George Ioannidis, TZI Bremen

April 2005

JTC 1 SWG
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A N 003



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Introduction

Overview of ‘accessible content’ concepts

Overview of EUAIN Network: core idea, user needs, key issues,
legacy

Work in progress

Pointers for the future


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Useful Meaning:
Context of
information
improved, enhanced
meaning, greater
perception

Research:


Integrated solutions,
greater user interaction,
better methodologies,
new standards

User Interaction:

Reduced extra effort,
enhanced interaction for
user with content

accessible
content

Convergence:
More integrated
systems, specialised and general
approaches brought together


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EUAIN Network

www.euain.org


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User Needs
Addressed:
Long
term improvement
to policy, legislation
and practice
resulting in
improvements to
accessible
information supply
chains

Key Issues:
Standards, Protection,
Production Procedures, Tools,
Information Networks, Training and
Learning

Legacy:

Set of
guidelines, best
Practice and Policies
(CEN/ISSS)

Core Idea:

To provide
knowledge and best
practice in Accessible
Information to the
publishing industry.


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Stimulating Convergence

Content providers: common problems (structuring data, workflow support, DRM
mechanisms, secure distribution platforms...)

accessibility community: common issues (structuring data, accessibility from scratch,
DRM lite, trusted intermediaries...)

standards community: emerging standards (eg MPEG4/7/21, RDF) umbrella
initiatives such as JTC1 SWA

Methods and Legislation: Design 4 All, eInclusion, EC Copyright directive, section
508...

Convergence at technical, regulatory and political levels


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Work in Progress

Building stakeholder communities


WS Accessible Document Processing (at CEN, to be launched in
May 2005)

Webportal: accessible content management system

Forging links with content creators/providers across sectors,
public and private

Emphasis on Open Source Systems development

Emerging issues: interaction, communication, perception,
semantic interoperability


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Summary

Need to approach ‘accessibility’ with an open focus and within
wider organisational priorities and strategies

Need for awareness of mainstream developments

Need to encourage convergence and integration

Everyone encouraged to join in:
WWW.EUAIN.ORG

All suggestions welcome!