ACCESSIBLE - Applications Design and Development


The project aims are:

  • To research and develop an Assessment Simulation module by collating and merging different methodological tools, checking the coherence with the W3C and other main standardisation works, in order to fully support and incorporate accessibility approaches for the design and development of accessible new applications.
  • To research and develop for the first time reliable and harmonised methodological approaches and tools for large-scale assessment accessibility of applications and services. A harmonised Accessibility methodological framework (HAM) will be implemented which can be incorporated to a multilayer ontology based knowledge Resource. Thus, ACCESSIBLE will introduce for the first time a complete ontological framework (extending the ASK-IT project ontological framework) for assessing new multi-domain applications in terms of accessibility. Based on this methodology, ACCESSIBLE will provide designers / developers / testers with appropriate designer-aid and accessibility assessment tools to drive design for people with disabilities and to develop accessible software applications.
  • To implement a developer/designer-aid framework in order to involve appropriate accessibility standards and methodologies within software development processes.
  • To present the accessibility evaluation results through the implementation of an EARL based Reporting module in order to export results in a form helpful to potential receivers of test results, including designers, developers and business stakeholders.
  • To construct prototype tests and full demonstrations, in order to evaluate the proposed system by using four specific pilot applications a) accessibility assessment of Web applications and services, b) accessibility assessment of mobile applications (including JavaFX Script applications), c) accessibility assessment of infomobility services and d) accessibility assessment of standard description languages (e.g UML, SDL, etc.).