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A Framework for Evaluating the Implementers’ Experience in Making Existing Products Accessible: The Prosperity4all Approach

  • Katerina TouliouEmail author
  • Maria Gemou
  • Till Riedel
  • Maria Panou
  • Evangelos Bekiaris
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9193)

Abstract

Prosperity4All is a continuous and dynamic paradigm shift towards an e-inclusion framework building on the architectural and technical foundations of other Global Public Inclusive Infrastructure (GPII) projects aiming to create a self-sustainable and growing ecosystem where developers, implementers, consumers, prosumers and other directly and indirectly actors (e.g. teachers, carers, clinicians) may play a role in its viability and diversity. An agile and dynamic approach is adopted in three evaluation phases, starting with formative evaluations with five internal implementers leading to more summative techniques towards the final evaluation phase where more (n = 25) and external professionals will use the tools and resources available in the project’s repository (DeveloperSpace) to improve and enhance their own products and services. The evaluation approach for the implementers considers three dimensions: (a) the project’s Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), (b) technical validation activities prior evaluation, and (c) three evaluation phases followed by a final impact assessment.

Keywords

Inclusive design Implementers Evaluation Accessibility Ecosystem 

Notes

Acknowledgments

This paper presents work carried out in Prosperity4All project. This project has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement no. 610510. http://www.prosperity4all.eu/

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Copyright information

© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015

Authors and Affiliations

  • Katerina Touliou
    • 1
    Email author
  • Maria Gemou
    • 1
  • Till Riedel
    • 2
  • Maria Panou
    • 1
  • Evangelos Bekiaris
    • 1
  1. 1.Centre for Research and Technology/Hellenic Institute of Transport (CERTH/HIT)AthensGreece
  2. 2.Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)KarlsruheGermany

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