Launch of "DeveloperSpace" - the world’s first online platform for digital accessibility

“DeveloperSpace” serves as a community, online exchange platform, and a source of ideas both for interested parties, developers, companies and the scientific community. It is coordinated by the Fraunhofer Institute IAO with 24 partners in 13 countries.

The world’s first online platform for digital accessibility has been launched. As part of the EU’s “Prosperity4All” project, "DeveloperSpace" is where interested parties, developers, companies, and the scientific community come together. The aim is to develop simple, cost-effective and efficient solutions for assistive technologies.

Over one billion people have no ready access to information and communication technologies (ICT) as a result of personal barriers, (digital) illiteracy or age-related restrictions. In order to offer this large group of people access to digital technologies, the partners involved in the EU's "Prosperity4All" project have now developed a unique online platform, DeveloperSpace, which is available at s.gpii.net.

The online DeveloperSpace platform is the first of its kind in the world and is geared towards developers of assistive technologies, researchers, companies that install assistive functions in existing products, public institutions, and political decision-makers. It is one of the three pillars of the Global Public Inclusive Infrastructure, or GPII for short.

Developed by assistive technology experts and companies in Europe, Canada and the U.S., the aim of the GPII is to create simpler, faster and more cost-effective accessibility solutions. Another of its goals is to facilitate the customization of digital technologies for all users. In this way, for example, digital technologies (e.g. computers, smartphones, televisions, ticket machines, etc.) can be tailored to the individual needs of the user. Each user’s personalized settings are stored in the cloud and can be transferred from there to any device, anytime and anywhere.

Quelle: CORDIS / Fraunhofer IAO Redaktion: Länder / Organisationen: EU USA Kanada Themen: Information u. Kommunikation Dienstleistungsforschung

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