Our society is rapidly incorporating digital interfaces into all aspects of our lives. Yet many people cannot use these technologies due to barriers caused by their level of disability, literacy, and/or digital literacy. To address this an international consortium is developing a Global Public Inclusive Infrastructure (GPII) that uses auto-personalization to cause the devices they encounter to instantly and automatically change the device’s interface into one the person can understand and use. This project will move the GPII from the research/prototype stage into a complete, reliable, and secure system ready for deployment. It will then pilot test it for 3 years in schools, American Job Centers, home and workplaces with people having the full range of ability/disability, literacy, and digital literacy found in these environments. Metrics will be gathered on the reliability, security, privacy, utility, and impact of the GPII.
August 2016 - September 2020
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