The European project GUIDE “Gentle user interfaces for elderly people” is developing a software framework which allows developers to efficiently integrate accessibility features into their applications.
GUIDE puts a dedicated focus on the emerging Hybrid TV platforms and services (Connected TVs, Set-Top Boxes, etc.), including application platforms as HBBTV, GoogleTV, Meego as well as proprietary middleware solutions of TV manufacturers.
These platforms have the potential to become the main media terminals in the users’ homes, due to their convenience and wide acceptance. Especially for users of the elderly society applications such as home automation, audio-visual communication or continuing education can help to simplify their daily life, stay connected in their social network and enhance their understanding of the world.
The expected outcomes are:
- GUIDE Toolbox
- GUIDE Framework
- GUIDE Hub
- GUIDE Reference Applications
Fraunhofer IGD (Germanya)
Universidade de Cambridge (UK)
Fundação da Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa (Portugal)
Vsonix GmbH (Germany)
Fundacion Instituto Gerontológico Matia – INGEMA (Spain)
European Commission – FP7 (Accessible and Assistive ICT - ICT-2009-7.2) (France)