Raising The Floor is dedicated to making the internet accessible to all people, regardless of their abilities. Participants and organisations that are part of Raising The Floor engage in commercial, academic, voluntary and governmental activities towards their cause.
The organisation’s GPii Project focuses on using cloud computing technology to make the internet accessible to those with a disability, literacy, or aging related accessibility barriers. The project aims to do this by developing a process and providing the technology for users to be able to customise how they view or interact with the internet. For example, a person with colour blindness may need to change the colour contrast of a website. The GPii system will allow these customised settings to be applied across different devices that are connected to the internet, such as a computer, ATM or even a fridge with an inbuilt screen.
According to the organisation’s website, the project will “combine cloud computing, web and platform services to make access simpler, more inclusive, available everywhere, and more affordable.”
A webinar on the GPii Project will discuss the project in further detail and outline which stage of development it is currenly at. It will include a Q and A and is for a general audience.
The webinar will be held at 12 noon AEDT (GMT +11) on December 14 2011. Instructions on how to join the webinar will be provided to registrants.
For more information about the GPii project, view the captioned GPii project video on its website.
You can register for the GPii webinar on the Raise The Floor website.
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