Case Studies

The development and delivery of ICT ATs is a rather dynamic process. It is necessary to have a look at specific cases where technology is tested and piloted in an environment. Hopefully, here you will learn what challenges have been faced and what makes ICT ATs succesful at various stages such as piloting, delivering or testing. See all the case studies.

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  • TYPO3 Case study: Fully accessible, responsive governmental

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    TYPO3 Case study: Fully accessible, responsive governmental
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    TYPO3
    Denmark

    Lessons Learnt: During the spring of 2013, we implemented a new website or the danish Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Fisheries. The website had a lot of the traditional requirements of governmental sites, including a strong focus on accessibility (WCAG 2.0 AA Compliance) and cookie handling in a large multisite TYPO3 installation. The site also wanted to challenge the traditional perception of government websites by creating a fully responsive website using a combination of structured content and a strongly managed taxonomy system to relate content across the traditional website structure. The taxonomy system was implemented using the new TYPO3 CMS Categories features, including an integration to Solr indexing server. During the talk, we will go through the various features, including accessibility, cookie handling, responsivity, taxonomy, and also a brand new news direct mailing module, which integrates Mailchimps mailerservice Mandrill for fast, reliable e-mail sending of news items.

  • Britannia website challenge

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    Britannia website challenge
    english
    User Vision UK
    United Kingdom

    Lessons Learnt: Britannia Building Society is the second largest building society in the UK with over 2 million members and nearly £5 billion of gross lending per annum. Being a mutual, customers are members and Britannia strives to make sure they go the ‘extra mile’ to make them feel special.

  • Sainsbury´s Bank Challenge

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    Sainsbury´s Bank Challenge
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    User Vision UK
    United Kingdom

    Lessons Learnt: User Vision's principle aim has been to increase conversion rates through the creation of a highly effective user experience. Critically, User Vision has helped Sainsbury's to increase conversion rates. Analysis by User Vision revealed a problem with error messaging on home insurance, which was causing users to drop off and abandon the application process. By fixing that problem User Vision reduced the drop off rate by 25%.

  • The Electoral Commision Challenge

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    The Electoral Commision Challenge
    english
    User Vision UK
    United Kingdom

    Lessons Learnt: User Vision’s first output was to present the main findings from the testing to the Electoral Commission. These were presented at a workshop to allow discussion around the main points. We then outlined a full list of issues in a comprehensive report along with recommendations on how to improve the ballot papers and accompanying materials. This report also detailed existing good practices discovered during testing.

  • My web my way: Geoff (magnification)

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    My web my way: Geoff
    english
    BBC
    United Kingdom

    Lessons Learnt: Geoff Adams-Spink uses ZoomText magnification software

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  • Scaffolding rehabilitation behaviour using a voice-mediated assistive technology for cognition

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    Scaffolding rehabilitation behaviour using avoice-mediated assistive technology for cognition
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    Brian O’Neill1, Kate Moran, and Alex Gillespie
    United Kingdom

    Lessons Learnt: A variety of cognitive deficits can lead to difficulties performing complex behavioural sequences and thus, disability in the performance of routine and rehabilitation behaviours. Interventions to date involve increasing support or providing behavioural training. Assistive technologies for cognition have the potential to augment cognitive capacity thus enabling the performance of behavioural sequences. Guide is an assistive technology for cognition that scaffolds task performance by providing verbal prompts and responding to verbal feedback.

    Average: 5 (1 votes)

  • a Guide to Implementing Assistive Technology for People with Learning Disabilities)

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    a Guide to Implementing Assistive Technology for People with Learning Disabilities
    english
    Dr. Stephen Beyer • Dr. Jonathan Perry • Andrea Meek
    United Kingdom
    Input software (ISO 22.36.18), Switches (on/off or other functions) (ISO 24.09.18)

    Lessons Learnt: The project set out to demonstrate how AT&T could support independent living for people with learning disabilities (NOTE: the term learning disabilities is used throughout the document) and their careers, thereby increasing their employability and allowing them to take a full and active part in the communities in which they live. It developed and tested various AT&T systems in different housing environments. It also developed software to enable people with learning disabilities and their carers to develop a full range of life skills necessary to improve their skills in key areas e.g. money management. A further aim was to develop City & Guilds accredited training on a variety of employment skills including the use of ICT and AT&T for people with learning disabilities and their careers.

    Average: 5 (1 votes)

  • The Effect of Assistive Technology on Educational Costs: Two Case Studies

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    english
    Amy Gips, Philip A. DiMattia, James Gips Published in Computers Helping People with Special Needs K. Miesenberger, J. Klaus, W. Zagler, D. Burger (eds.) Springer-Verlag
    United Kingdom
    Voice Generators (ISO 22.09.03), Manual Devices for Drawing and Handwriting (ISO 22.12.03)

    Lessons Learnt: This case illustrates the story of two boys with special needs. Instead of moving them to special placements, they remained in the neighbourhood public schools. Their local towns needed buy some assistive technology. The cost represented by this and the hiring of special teachers were offset by tuition and transportation savings. Therefore, according to this case; AT allowed public schools to provide a much better education. Moreover, both students could be integrated in the general environment of state education at the same cost.

    Average: 5 (1 votes)

  • Applying Human-Centred Design to Create a Collecting Tool of Needs and Preferences for the Personalisation of ATMs

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    english
    R. Ignacio Madrid, Mercedes Turrero, Manuel Ortega-Moral
    Spain

    Lessons Learnt: In order to facilitate accessibility in ATMs, APSIS4all researchers applied a Human-Centred Design (HCD) approach to develop an online tool aimed at collecting users' needs and preferences when using these machines. User Experience evaluation show an outstanding satisfaction among users.

    Average: 5 (1 votes)

  • A ‘magic carpet’ which can immediately detect when someone has fallen and can help to predict mobility problems has been demonstrated by University of Manchester scientists

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    A ‘magic carpet’ which can immediately detect when someone has fallen and can help to predict mobility problems has been demonstrated by University of Manchester scientists
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    Innovation Toronto
    United Kingdom

    Lessons Learnt: The researchers, led by Dr Patricia Scully from The University of Manchester’s Photon Science Institute, believe the magic carpet could be vital not only for helping people in the immediate aftermath of a fall, but also in identifying subtle changes in people’s walking habits which might not be spotted by a family member or carer.

    Average: 4 (2 votes)

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