Prosperity4All

Infrastructure for smart and digital Inclusion

Photo: Young girl with headset and micro, project: Prosperity4All

This project has set itself the goal to build an infrastructure that allows companies, organisations and people to develop products and solutions for people with special needs in a simple and cost-saving way.

Motivation

Worldwide, more than 2 billion people are living with various disabilities. There are a variety of different types, degrees, or combinations of restrictions in writing and reading skills, digital competence or age-related impairments, which often complicate or prevent the use of information and communication technologies (ICT). With the project Prosperity4All it should succeed to offer access to modern ICT to all people with special needs.

Objectives

The objective of the project is the provision of an infrastructure for the easy and cost-effective development of digital products and solutions for people with special needs. In addition entirely new kinds of Assistive Technology should be developed.

Together with 25 partners including Fraunhofer and Raising the Floor, LIFEtool implements the software tools to in-house products. LIFEtool is also responsible for the integration of people with special needs as part of the evaluation process.

The project joins the existing projects of the Global Public Inclusive Infrastructure (GPII). GPII is a software and service expansion of our Internet infrastructure. With its help users can use their personalized, accessible interface from any networked device (e.g. ATM, ticket machines, PC, etc.)

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Following Windows Apps have been developed by LIFEtool and expanded with components of the Prosperity4All infrastructure:

Einkaufen mit dem Euro v1.01“ with head-control via webcam 
(169 MB)

„FlashWords v 1.0“ with head-control via webcam 
(330 MB)

 

Target Group/Beneficiaries

All people with special needs in ICT (children, adults and elderly with physical, mental or psychological impairments).

Cooperation Partner

  • FRAUNHOFER-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V FhG-IAO, Germany
  • RAISING THE FLOOR-INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION RTF-I, Switzerland
  • ONTARIO COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN UNIVERSITY IDRC, Canada
  • LSE ENTERPRISE LIMITED LSEE, United Kingdom
  • INTERNATIONELLA HANDELSHOGSKOLAN IJONKOPING AB*IHH JIBS, Sweden
  • SINGULARLOGIC ANONYMI ETAIRIA PLIROFORIAKON SISTIMATON KAI EFARMOGON PLIROFORIKIS SILO, Greece
  • HOCHSCHULE DER MEDIEN HdM, Germany
  • CENTRE FOR RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY HELLAS CERTH, Greece
  • FUNDOSA TECHNOSITE SA TECH, Spain
  • ENGINEERING – INGEGNERIA INFORMATICA SPA ENG, Italy
  • PARTICIPATORY CULTURE FOUNDATION (PCF), United Kingdom
  • SENSUS APS SENSUS, Denmark
  • Karlsruher Institut fuer Technologie KIT, Germany
  • KOMPETENZNETZWERK INFORMATIONSTECHNOLOGIE ZUR FOERDERUNG DER INTEGRATION VON MENSCHEN MIT BEHINDERUNGEN KI-I, Austria
  • Fachhochschule Technikum Wien FHTW, Austria
  • UNIVERSITY OF CYPRUS UCY, Cyprus
  • FUNDACION ONCE PARA LA COOPERACION E INCLUSION SOCIAL DE PERSONAS CON DISCAPACIDAD FONCE, Spain
  • AGE PLATFORM EUROPE AISBL AGE, Belgium
  • NATIONAL COUNCIL FOR THE BLIND OF IRELAND NCBI, Ireland
  • CONSORCIO PARA EL DESARROLLO DE POLITICAS EN MATERIA DE SOCIEDAD DE LA INFORMACION Y EL CONOCIMIENTO EN ANDALUCIA FERNANDO DE LOS RIOS GUADAL, Spain
  • OPENDIRECTIVE LTD OpenDir, United Kingdom
  • MLS MULTIMEDIA AE MLS, Greece
  • Clevercherry.com Ltd CC, United Kingdom
  • UNIVERSITAET STUTTGART USTUTT, Germany
  • Contact

    Stefan Schürz BSc
    Researcher
    T +43 664 235 17 43
    stefan.schuerz@lifetool.at

    Term

    01.02.2014 - 31.01.2018

  • Project Type

    Internationales Projekt
  • Support Program