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Easy Reading: A Framework for Personalised Cognitive Accessibility when using Original Digital Content

Objective

The “Easy Reading” framework will improve the cognitive accessibility of original digital documents by providing real time personalisation through annotation (using e.g. symbol, pictures, videos), adaptation (using e.g. layout, structure) and translation (using e.g Easy-to-Read, Plain Language, symbol writing systems). The framework provides these (semi-)automated services using HCI techniques (e.g. pop-ups/ Text-To-Speech (TTS)/captions through mouse-over or eye-tracking) allowing the user to remain and work within the original digital document. This fosters independent access and keeps the user in the inclusive discourse about the original content. Services adapt to each user through a personal profile (sensor based tracking and reasoning of e.g. the level of performance, understanding, preferences, mood, attention, context and the individual learning curve).
The interdisciplinary project team includes users with cognitive disabilities in all phases through the Inclusive Participatory Action Research Method (IPAR) ensuring to address real users´ needs.
The “Easy Reading” framework is planned as a cloud based, open source and freely available support infrastructure. It will reach as many people with limited reading and language skills (e.g. people with cognitive disabilities - ~2,5% of the population - older adults, people with a different mother tongue) summing up to 25% in some regions or countries. Additionally, many more people will enjoy exploring new and unfamiliar content using personalised access.
This framework integrates and supports state-of-the-art and future R&D. It incorporates tools for annotation, adaptation and translation of content by providing a sustainable user-centred eco-system for personalisation. It promotes European ideals and enables independent applications to leverage the infrastructure and socialize their application for business (profit and non-for profit) in a new EU driven growth market.

Call for proposal

H2020-ICT-2016-2017

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Sub call

H2020-ICT-2017-1

Coordinator

UNIVERSITAT LINZ
Net EU contribution
€ 324 875,00
Address
Altenberger Strasse 69
4040 Linz
Austria

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Region
Westösterreich Oberösterreich Linz-Wels
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 324 875,00

Participants (8)

KOMPETENZNETZWERK INFORMATIONSTECHNOLOGIE ZUR FOERDERUNG DER INTEGRATION VON MENSCHEN MIT BEHINDERUNGEN
Austria
Net EU contribution
€ 258 625,00
Address
Altenberger Strasse 69
4040 Linz

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Region
Westösterreich Oberösterreich Linz-Wels
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 258 625,00
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT DORTMUND
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 275 750,00
Address
August Schmidt Strasse 4
44227 Dortmund

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Region
Nordrhein-Westfalen Arnsberg Dortmund, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 275 750,00
IN DER GEMEINDE LEBEN GGMBH - HILFEN FUR MENSCHEN MIT BEHINDERUNGEN
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 134 375,00
Address
Ludwig Erhard Allee 14
40227 Dusseldorf

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Region
Nordrhein-Westfalen Düsseldorf Düsseldorf, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Other
Other funding
€ 134 375,00
FUNKA NU AB
Sweden
Net EU contribution
€ 170 188,00
Address
Tegnergatan 23
111 40 Stockholm

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Östra Sverige Stockholm Stockholms län
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 170 188,00
TEXTHELP LTD
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 197 750,00
Address
Lucas Exchange 1 Orchard Way
BT41 2RU Antrim

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Northern Ireland Northern Ireland Antrim and Newtownabbey
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 197 750,00
VÄSTRA GÖTALANDSREGIONEN
Sweden
Net EU contribution
€ 199 875,00
Address
Regionens Hus
462 80 Vanersborg

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Region
Södra Sverige Västsverige Västra Götalands län
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 199 875,00
GEIE ERCIM
France
Net EU contribution
€ 225 000,00
Address
Route Des Lucioles 2004 Sophia Antipolis
06410 Biot

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur Alpes-Maritimes
Activity type
Other
Other funding
€ 225 000,00
ATHENA I.C.T. LTD
Israel
Net EU contribution
€ 205 625,00
Address
Nahal Dolev St. 48
9962140 Beit Shemesh

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 205 625,00