Structure

The project consists of 10 work packages with work package 10 being the project management coordinating all other work packages.
The project will start with the development of the inclusive participatory action research methodology (WP2) so that users with cognitive disabilities can actively participate in the design, research and development processes of the other work packages. The method will be developed and tested within work package 3 where new innovative interfaces that improve the accessibility of web content, applications and Web of things interfaces will be designed and validated. WP3 therefore defines the requirements of assistance needed to understand web content and how this assistance needs to be displayed for the individual user.

The outcome of WP3 is needed to create the automatic or manual content and user-Interaction annotation, adaptation and translation (WP4) as the requirements for them are defined here. WP4 develops the required infrastructure and services that are needed to automatically convert content into another easy to understand format. WP3 is also used as input for the user profiling and tracking (WP5) as the required parameters of the user profile will be determined based on that output. WP5 will develop tracking services that determine the mood and the level of confusion and will therefore update the user profile accordingly in real time.

The Easy Reading Service Framework (WP6) will create the infrastructure to integrate developed services from WP3, WP4 and WP5. Planned user agents are standard browsers where a plugin will be developed for that or a mobile application on Android and iOS. Each deliverable from WP3, WP4 and WP5 will validate the framework and demonstrate its flexibility. Further personalization “skins” will be developed based on the outcomes from WP2 and the COGA roadmap.

WP 7 will ensure that the infrastructure and required semantic support is as widely adopted as possible by integrating the project results into the W3C standards for how Web content is created.
As the user profile contains very sensitive data privacy, safety and ethics (WP8) will be a major focus during the whole project ensuring that the data is handled in a secure way and that the user is able to control what and how his personal data is stored.

Finally WP9 deals with the dissemination and exploitation of the results and the progress made within the project.
Complete list of work packages:

  • Work package 1: IPAR-UCD Methodology Development and Application
  • Work package 2: Innovative Interface Concepts
  • Work package 3: Tracking and Reasoning
  • Work package 4: Profiling and Knowledge Base
  • Work package 5: Automatic Translation/Annotation/Adaptation of Content and User-Interaction
  • Work package 6: Easy Reading Service Framework
  • Work package 7: Guidelines for Cognitive Web Accessibility
  • Work package 8: Privacy, Safety, Ethics
  • Work package 9: Dissemination, Exploitation & Communication
  • Work package 10: Management