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Haptic, Audio and Visual Interfaces for Maps and Location-Based Services

Objective

The HAPTIMAP project will deeply embed accessibility into digital mainstream maps and mobile location-based services. Our strategy is twofold: firstly to develop tools that make it easier for developers to add adaptable multimodal components (designed to improve accessibility) to their applications; and secondly, to raise the awareness of these issues via new guidelines and to suggest extensions to existing design practices so that accessibility issues are considered throughout the design process.
The concrete outcomes of the project will be an open, interoperable and standardized adaptable toolkit together with a set of design guidelines that help developers of mainstream applications make maps in general more accessible and easier to use (not only for disabled users but for everyone). We will raise the industrial awareness of accessibility issues by arranging workshops and also by providing an educational module targeted at engineering and design students. Furthermore we will develop design methods and tools that support existing development practices so that it becomes easier to embed 'accessibility' into the design process, making it an integral part of the work instead of being added afterwards as is currently often the case (if the issue is addressed at all). Finally, example applications that illustrate the use of the toolkit and guidelines will be developed and will be evaluated and demonstrated in multiple real life scenarios
In this project we have chosen to focus on digital maps and location based services, since these are strongly emerging information services used for a wide range of PC and mobile applications. Our results will be generally applicable, but we have selected this application area as a way of providing our project with a concrete core which ties the different parts of the project together.

Coordinator

LUNDS UNIVERSITET

Address

Paradisgatan 5c
22100 Lund

Sweden

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 1 452 497

Administrative Contact

Charlotte Magnusson (Dr.)

Participants (15)

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SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 481 547

KREIS SOEST

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 170 547

GEOMOBILE GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 200 024

OFFIS EV

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 641 380

ATOS IT SOLUTIONS AND SERVICES GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 107 423

FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 282 366

FUNDACION ROBOTIKER

Spain

ORGANIZACION NACIONAL DE CIEGOS ESPANOLES

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 137 660

GEODEETTINEN LAITOS

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 647 470

COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES

France

EU Contribution

€ 618 179

HERE GLOBAL B.V.

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 255 850

LUNDS KOMMUN

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 28 588

UNIVERSITY OF GLASGOW

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 426 646

THE QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY OF BELFAST

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 620 192

BMT GROUP LTD

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 599 631

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 224675

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 September 2008

  • End date

    31 August 2012

Funded under:

FP7-ICT

  • Overall budget:

    € 9 257 251

  • EU contribution

    € 6 670 000

Coordinated by:

LUNDS UNIVERSITET

Sweden