Universal Remote Console-based next-generation accessible television

Autores: Gorka Epelde and Eduardo Carrasco and Gottfried Zimmermann and Jan Alexandersson and Robert Neßelrath and Markus Dubielzig

Fecha: 03.12.2011

Universal Access in the Information Society


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Abstract

This paper presents a new approach to make current and future television universally accessible. The proposed approach provides a means of universal accessibility both for remotely operating the TV set and for interacting with online services delivered through the TV. This proposal is based on the ISO/IEC 24752 “Universal Remote Console” (URC) standard. This standard defines an abstract user interface layer called the “user interface socket” and allows the development of pluggable (plug-in) user interfaces for any type of user and any control device. The proposed approach lays the foundation for the development of advanced user interfaces that can be interacted within various modalities. Different prototypes have been developed based on this approach and tested with end users. The user tests have shown this approach to be a viable option for the proposed scenarios. Based on the experience gathered with the prototypes, recommendations and implementation options are suggested for commercial adoption.

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@Article {
author = {Gorka Epelde and Eduardo Carrasco and Gottfried Zimmermann and Jan Alexandersson and Robert Neßelrath and Markus Dubielzig},
title = {Universal Remote Console-based next-generation accessible television},
journal = {Universal Access in the Information Society},
pages = {ene-15},
volume = {online first},
keywds = {
Accessible TV, ISO/IEC 24752, Universal Remote Console—URC, Universal Control Hub—UCH, Multimodal interaction, Pluggable user interfaces
}
abstract = {
This paper presents a new approach to make current and future television universally accessible. The proposed approach provides a means of universal accessibility both for remotely operating the TV set and for interacting with online services delivered through the TV. This proposal is based on the ISO/IEC 24752 “Universal Remote Console” (URC) standard. This standard defines an abstract user interface layer called the “user interface socket” and allows the development of pluggable (plug-in) user interfaces for any type of user and any control device. The proposed approach lays the foundation for the development of advanced user interfaces that can be interacted within various modalities. Different prototypes have been developed based on this approach and tested with end users. The user tests have shown this approach to be a viable option for the proposed scenarios. Based on the experience gathered with the prototypes, recommendations and implementation options are suggested for commercial adoption.
}
date = {2011-12-03},
year = {2011},
}
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