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Making the Internet Accessible to Everyone


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The CLOUD4ALL project aims to help improve Internet accessibility for people with special needs.

The third pilot of the CLOUD4ALL Internet accessibility project is about to kick off.

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The third pilot of the Internet accessibility CLOUD4ALL project will kick off in Athens, Berlin, and Madrid in the coming months.

The European Union-funded project seeks to use cloud technologies to achieve simple and instant Web accessibility for everyone, using any device anywhere. The focus is on developing the technical components needed to enable the auto-configuration accessibility features of different devices, platforms, and applications. Once a user has selected the settings needed to improve accessibility, such as display in high contrast or use of a screen reader, those settings would apply to any device used, which would be Cloud4All compatible.

The pilot will test the final auto-configuration from preferences process, in which users switch between devices that will adapt their accessibility features to their needs.

In 2013, for the first pilot, participating researchers tested whether the concepts were viable. Last year, the second pilot tested prototypes, including the preference management tools, on users.

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