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Metadata-enabled Tools for Assistive Living and Learning

The project will explore the use of metadata to drive the creation, accessibility and commercial availability of digital content to dyslexic school pupils and elderly visually impaired. There are around 500million people worldwide who are either blind, visually impaired and/or dyslexic. The advanced use of metadata to personalise the delivery of accessible content to these users across different platforms has the potential to significantly improve the quality of life and independence of millions of people.

The prime reason the UK Government is supporting a funding strand for content delivery and in particular metadata is because it realises the entire publishing industry may soon be routed through California, through i-stores, Google Stores and Amazon. The publishing sector in the UK is our sixth biggest national industry and needs to make content available over the web in the future. The Metall project will explore the market opportunities and the evaluation of multipurpose set of tools to tag, find and retrieve content, using metadata.

Project Objectives

To explore:

Type: Normal Research Project
Research Group: Web and Internet Science
Themes: Accessible Technologies, Technology Enhanced Learning
Dates: 1st January 2012 to 1st January 2014

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URI: http://id.ecs.soton.ac.uk/project/828
RDF: http://rdf.ecs.soton.ac.uk/project/828

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