URC based accessible TV

Autores: Gorka Epelde and Eduardo Carrasco and Gottfried Zimmermann and Jürgen Bund and Markus Dubielzig and Jan Alexandersson

Fecha: 04.06.2009


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Abstract

This paper presents a new architecture to make TV sets accessible for all. Our proposal is based on the ISO/IEC 24752 Universal Remote Console Framework standard. This standard defines an abstract user interface layer called the 'user interface socket' and allows the development of pluggable user interfaces for any type of user. Since this architecture is standards based, the development of compatible pluggable interfaces is open to any third party. Besides, a prototype of the proposed architecture has been built. In this prototype, the Universal Control Hub (UCH) has been used as the URC framework implementation, a PC with Windows Vista Media Center has been used as a TV Set-top box, and two pluggable UIs have been developed. These UIs consist of an accessible DHTML page for the visually impaired, and a multimodal client, which allows interaction via touch screen and speech. Finally, these two pluggable UIs have been validated with user groups with special needs and preliminary results show encouraging results.

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author = {Gorka Epelde and Eduardo Carrasco and Gottfried Zimmermann and Jürgen Bund and Markus Dubielzig and Jan Alexandersson},
title = {URC based accessible TV},
pages = {111-114},
keywds = {
accessible tv, iso/iec 24752, multimodal interaction, pluggable user interfaces, universal control hub - uch, universal remote consoloe -urc
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abstract = {
This paper presents a new architecture to make TV sets accessible for all. Our proposal is based on the ISO/IEC 24752 Universal Remote Console Framework standard. This standard defines an abstract user interface layer called the 'user interface socket' and allows the development of pluggable user interfaces for any type of user. Since this architecture is standards based, the development of compatible pluggable interfaces is open to any third party. Besides, a prototype of the proposed architecture has been built. In this prototype, the Universal Control Hub (UCH) has been used as the URC framework implementation, a PC with Windows Vista Media Center has been used as a TV Set-top box, and two pluggable UIs have been developed. These UIs consist of an accessible DHTML page for the visually impaired, and a multimodal client, which allows interaction via touch screen and speech. Finally, these two pluggable UIs have been validated with user groups with special needs and preliminary results show encouraging results.
}
isbn = {978-1-60558-340-2},
date = {2009-06-04},
year = {2009},
}
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