Direct links to New Project Websites:
- Project Outside In
Project Outside In will establish a responsive, experiential skills training program tailored to the constraints and needs of youth with episodic and invisible disabilities (including learning disabilities, mental health challenges, and ADHD). Youth who face multiple and complex barriers to employment will gain diverse, incremental skills and expertise in addressing accessibility and inclusive design demands, in part generated by the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) in Ontario. Youth will be supported in creating viable service enterprises or pursuing other career-path options that accommodate the personal challenges they face, while addressing the growing demand for inclusively designed products and services.
- Preferences for Global Access
The goal of this project is the design and development of web software to assist users with disabilities in creating online user profiles that specify their needs and preferences for how online information and services should be presented to them. The key to ensuring successful access to information and services is a personal statement expressing needs and preferences for specific contexts and goals. These "preference sets" automatically configure information and applications to meet individual. This team is developing tools and technologies to support users in specifying their individual needs and preferences in several application settings.
Prosperity4All develops the infrastructure and ecosystem that will allow for a ubiquitous auto-personalization of interfaces and materials, based on user needs and preferences, to grow (promote self-rewarding collaboration, reduce redundant development, lower costs, increase market reach and penetration internationally).