Prosperity4All project kicked off with RoboBraille as key service

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On February 12-14, 2014, Sensus participated in the official kick-off meeting for the Prosperity4All project. The project is funded by the European Commission under the 7th Framework Programme (FP7) and has a duration of four years. During the project, RoboBraille will be adapted to fit into the overall technical architecture of the project, and interfaces for new conversion capabilities such as semantic structure recognition, text-to-sign language and language-to-language translation will be added. 

Below is a summary of the project as well as a list of participating partners.

The world is increasingly being “technified”, yet many people can’t use modern ICT  due to Disability, (Digital) Illiteracy,  or Aging:

  1. We don’t have solutions for all.
  2. It’s too expensive for many.
  3. People don’t know what exists that would help them.
  4. Access to ONE device is no longer sufficient: access to all encountered devices is needed…

Three basic things are needed if you can’t use the technology that the world around you requires you to use:

  1. It has to be possible for you to figure out what you need
  2. You need to be able to make that happen to any device you encounter
  3. The solution that you need needs to exist

Prosperity4All aims at delivering fully functional key elements – as opposed to “research prototypes” – of a holistic inclusion infrastructure that will entice, engage, and enable stakeholders and individuals to meet the above requirements and create or deliver the required solutions and/or services. It is self‐evident that one project alone, even an IP like Prosperity4All, cannot solve all problems and create all required services within 4 years. However, what we are promising is to lay a sound foundation for this and create a solid base‐infrastructure with incremental added value that will enable the full growth into such an ecosystem. As a complete proof‐of‐concept, Prosperity4All will also deliver numerous real‐life implementations of services and applications that are accessible for all, thus proving the feasibility and applicability of the proposed ecosystem infrastructure across technology and user domains. 

Partners

FRAUNHOFER-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER
ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V
RAISING THE FLOOR-INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION
ONTARIO COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN UNIVERSITY
LSE ENTERPRISE LIMITED
INTERNATIONELLA HANDELSHOGSKOLAN IJONKOPING AB*IHH
SINGULARLOGIC ANONYMI ETAIRIA PLIROFORIAKON SISTIMATON
KAI EFARMOGON PLIROFORIKIS
HOCHSCHULE DER MEDIEN
CENTRE FOR RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY HELLAS
FUNDOSA TECHNOSITE SA
ENGINEERING – INGEGNERIA INFORMATICA SPA
PARTICIPATORY CULTURE FOUNDATION
SENSUS APS
KOMPETENZNETZWERK INFORMATIONSTECHNOLOGIE ZUR
FOERDERUNG DER INTEGRATION VON MENSCHEN MIT
BEHINDERUNGEN
Fachhochschule Technikum Wien
UNIVERSITY OF CYPRUS
FUNDACION ONCE PARA LA COOPERACION E INCLUSION SOCIAL
PERSONAS CON DISCAPACIDAD
AGE PLATFORM EUROPE AISBL
NATIONAL COUNCIL FOR THE BLIND OF IRELAND
CONSORCIO PARA EL DESARROLLO DE POLITICAS EN MATERIA DE
SOCIEDAD DE LAINFORMACION Y EL CONOCIMIENTO EN ANDALUCIA
FERNANDO DE LOS RIOS
OPENDIRECTIVE LTD
LIFETOOL GEMEINNUTZIGE GMBH
MLS MULTIMEDIA AE
Clevercherry.com Ltd
UNIVERSITAET STUTTGART