Name: Ecosystem infrastructure for smart and personalised inclusion and prosperity for all stakeholders
Funding_Authority: EU-FP7 COOPERATION
Coordinator: Fraunhofer Gesellschaft Zur Foerderung Der Angewandten Forschung E.V
Start_Date: 01/02/2014
End_Date: 31/01/2018
Duration(months): 48
UCY_Budget: 133,360
Total_Budget: 12,714,767
Principal_Investigator: Papadopoulos George


Over 2 billion people worldwide have different types, degrees, or combinations of disability, literacy, digital literacy or aging related barriers that impede or prevent use of ICT. Not long ago you could live without access to ICT quite well. However today access to ICT is required for most education, employment, and commerce, and is increasingly required for travel, health, safety, daily living and participation in most of our society. Yet we currently only reach 3 to 15% of these - in developed countries. We cannot socially, economically or politically afford to have this cumulatively large percentage of our society offline going forward. Yet there is no way to reach them with our current model. Proposed is phase II of an effort to create a paradigm shift in eInclusion. Part I was the FP7 project Cloud4all for creating instant, ubiquitous auto-personalization of interfaces and materials based on user needs and preferences. Part II, Prosperity4all, focuses on developing the infrastructure to allow a new ecosystem to grow; one that is based on self-rewarding collaboration, that can reduce redundant development, lower costs, increase market reach and penetration internationally, and create the robust cross-platform spectrum of mainstream and assistive technology based access solutions required. This will be done through a process based on true value propositions for all stakeholders and resulting in a system that can profitably serve markets as small as one, at a personally and societally affordable cost. This infrastructure will use cloud, crowd, game and smart technologies, to bring new players with both low and high technical skills into the development and delivery ecosystem, introduce accessibility as a ubiquitous service, and combine auto-configured access features built into mainstream products with assistive technologies and services to create the rich milieu of options needed to bring this diverse population of populations into our digital future. Project Partners Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der angewandten Forschung E.V., Germany Raising The Floor-International Association, Switzerland Ontario College of Art and Design University, Canada LSE Enterprise Limited, United Kingdom Internationella Handelshogskolan Ijonkoping AB*IHH, Sweden Singularlogic Anonymi Etairia Pliroforiakon Sistimaton Kai Efarmogon Pliroforikis, Greece Centre For Research And Technology Hellas, Greece Fundosa Technosite S.A., Spain Engineering - Ingegneria Informatica Spa, Italy Participatory Culture Foundation, United Kingdom Sensus Aps, Denmark Karlsruher Institut für Technologie, Germany Kompetenznetzwerk Informationstechnologie zur Foerderung der Integration von Menschen mit Behinderungen, Austria Fachhochschule Technikum Wien, Austria University of Cyprus, Cyprus Fundación Once para la Cooperación e Inclusión Social de Personas con Discapacidad, Spain Age Platform Europe AISBL, Belgium National Council for the Blind of Ireland, Ireland Consorcio para el desarrollo de la Sociedad de la Información y del Conocimiento en Andalucía 'Fernando de los Ríos', Spain OpenDirective Ltd, United Kingdom Lifetool Gemeinnützige Gmbh, Austria MLS Multimedia AE, Greece Clevercherry.Com Ltd, United Kingdom Universität Stuttgart, Germany

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