• InLife
      PROJECTS & INITIATIVES

      InLife transforms everyday activities into innovative educational games that stimulate the development of positive behaviours . For instance, one of the InLife games (for tablets and smartphones) teaches children the value of recycling: sensors are used to automatically detect when children use the recycling bin; the more they recycle the more a virtual iceberg grows, and higher rewards are given within this game.

    • The Graphene Supercapacitors
      photo of a graphene supercapacitor
      Projects story10 December 2018

      Supercapacitors are storage devices that can charge and discharge at a higher speed and with a longer lifetime than conventional batteries, using electrostatics rather than chemical reactions to store energy.

    • WAI-dev
      PROJECTS & INITIATIVES

      The WAI-DEV project develops strategies to support the production of inclusive ICT components and services . It builds upon the recent technical and policy advancements in accessibility and on the crosscutting benefits of accessibility for everyone regardless of age, gender, software, hardware, connectivity, language, literacy, digital skills, social and economic situations, and physical and mental abilities. It demonstrates the potential economic value of accessible solutions and presents a showcase of good practices in inclusive design.

    • WAI-tools
      PROJECTS & INITIATIVES

      The WAI-Tools project brings together key partners from industry, government, and research, to develop authoritative resources on accessibility conformance testing (ACT). The work is carried out within the W3C and through its open process, to ensure rigorous vetting and broad consensus. It includes the development of ACT Rules that transparently document consistent testing procedures for the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG), which is the internationally recognized standard for web accessibility.

    • WADcher
      PROJECTS & INITIATIVES

      WADcher develops a platform and a set of tools for accessibility evaluation, monitoring and reporting . It also implements standardised application programming interfaces that can be used by existing development environments and content management systems to build accessible websites and applications. The Decision Support Environment designed by WADcher aggregates the findings of automatic evaluations and supports, where necessary, additional manual testing. The project also develops observatory tools for monitoring accessibility in the long term including precise reporting functionalities.

    • WAI-guide
      PROJECTS & INITIATIVES

      WAI-Guide builds on and extends the efforts of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) on web accessibility education and training , accessibility support for web content authoring tools and emerging web technologies. Specifically, WAI-Guide aims to develop open curricula on web accessibility to support scalable accessibility training and to leverage the quality of existing programs. It will also result in industry-specific guidance on authoring tools accessibility and will address gaps in accessibility support in technologies, such as immersive environments and the Web of Things (WoT).

    • Prosperity4all
      PROJECTS & INITIATIVES

      Not long ago one could live without using to digital products and online services. Nowadays these are essential for education, employment and commerce and are increasingly required for travel, health, safety, daily living and social activities. Yet some people encounter technological barriers that prevent them from using interactive interfaces and consult online information or simply find technology too complicated and struggle to accomplish simple tasks.

    • POSEIDON
      PROJECTS & INITIATIVES

      The POSEIDON project provides personalised and smart technology solutions that increase the quality of life and independence of people with Down syndrome . Managing time, destinations and distances is challenging for persons with Down syndrome. Helping them being more autonomous is essential for their integration in society.

    • ABLE TO INCLUDE
      PROJECTS & INITIATIVES

      The ABLE TO INCLUDE solution improves the quality of life of people with intellectual or developmental disabilities (IDD) and similar conditions such as people affected by dementia or any kind of cognitive impairment. To achieve this, the project integrates a set of existing technologies to create a context-aware accessibility layer that understands the surroundings of people with IDD and helps them to interact with the information society.

    • MaTHiSiS
      PROJECTS & INITIATIVES

      MaTHiSiS is centred on exciting new software that promotes a new way of thinking about education and training. It intends to provide high support for students increasing their engagement while learning, providing extra motivation and helping students with learning difficulties . MaTHiSiS works on tablets, phones, interactive whiteboards and personal computers – and even robots! Teachers and trainers can design their courses in the form of graphs where they attach the learning content with various difficulty levels.

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