Overview of AEGIS evaluation and demonstration activities
AEGIS Pilots were realised across three phases and in four pilot countries (UK, Spain, Belgium and Sweden).
  • The 1st Pilot phase was realised from end of April 2010 until end of July 2010.
  • The 2nd Pilot phase was realised from April 2011 until end of August 2011-early September 2011.
  • The 3rd Pilot phase was realised from April 2012 to end of August 2012, almost in parallel with the demonstration events, which started late March 2012.
AEGIS evaluation Phases
Solutions tested
Overall number of users and experts participating
1st evaluation phase
1. GNOME Shell Magnifier
2. Improved language files for eSpeak
3. CCF- Symbol Writer
4. Odt2Daisy
5. Haptic RIA Maps
6. AEGIS Contact Manager for Java
7. Plugins for RIA (ARIA developer tool)
  • 185 users with disabilities
  • 7 RIA developers
  • 61experts (consultants, tutors, production centres representatives)
Complementary evaluation activities
1. AIM Real Instant Messenger
2. Open Speech Access to the GNOME Desktop environment
3. Oratio for Blackberry
Same as above
1st phase-Technical validation
1. GNOME Shell Magnifier
2. CCF- Symbol Writer
3. Odt2Daisy
NA
2nd evaluation phase
1. GNOME Shell Magnifier (only with some expert users)
2. Improved language files for eSpeak
3. CCF- Symbol Writer
4. Odt2Braille
5. AccessODF
6. FluidInfusion
7. jQuery
8. MooTools
9. CMS demonstrator
10. Haptic RIA Maps
11. LWUIT Accessible Components and Themes
12. AEGIS Contact Manager for Java
13. Tecla Access Keyboard
14. Android Accessible Contact Manager and Phone Dialer
15. (Mobile) Dasher
16. AEGIS Real Time Text
17. Accessibility Advisor
  • 176 end-users with disabilities
  • 13 developers
  • 71 experts (including tutors, production centres representatives, accessibility evaluators)
Complementary evaluation activities
1. Evaluation of Haptimap demonstrators by AEGIS (including thesis on Spatial Mental Models and Navigation Support applications for People who are Blind)
Same as above
2nd phase-Technical validation
1. GNOME Shell Magnifier
2. Improved language files for eSpeak and training manual
3. Odt2Braille
4. AccessODF
5. CMS demonstrator
6. Haptic RIA Maps
7. AEGIS Contact Manager for Java
8. Tecla Access Keyboard
9. Android Accessible Contact Manager and Phone Dialer
10. Accessibility Advisor
NA
3rd evaluation phase
1. CCF- Symbol Writer
2. CCF – SymbolDroid
3. jQuery
4. MooTools
5. Accessible calendar
6. Android Accessible Contact Manager and Phone Dialer
7. Accessible Contact Manager and Phone Dialer in Android with Tecla / Tecla Shield
8. AEGIS Real Time Text
9. Screen reader for Java Mobile
10. Accessible JavaFX components
11. Accessibility Advisor (in the context of developer trials)
12. Plugins for RIA (ARIA developer tool; in the context of developer trials)
13. LWUIT Resource Editor (in the context of developer trials)
14. Android Accessibility Designer Toolkit (in the context of developer trials)
  • 149 users with disabilities
  • 65 experts of all types
  • 35 developers (in the context of developer trials)
Complementary evaluation activities
1. Validation of AEGIS Personas and Ontology
2. Interoperability of the accessible Java platforms (LCDUI, AWT and LWUIT) & evaluation of developer tools for CDC and CLDC
3. OpenGazer studies (see D2.5.3)
4. A BCI for the Dasher Text-Entry System thesis
Same as above
3rd phase-Technical validation
1. CCF – SymbolDroid
2. Haptic RIA Maps
3. Accessible Contact Manager and Phone Dialer in Android with Tecla / Tecla Shield
4. Screen reader for Java Mobile with messengering application
5. MeSpeak
NA
Demonstration events
1. Improved language files for eSpeak
2. CCF- Symbol Writer
3. CCF – SymbolDroid
4. Odt2Daisy
5. Odt2Braille
6. AccessODF
7. jQuery
8. MooTools
9. CMS demonstrator
10. Haptic RIA Maps
11. LWUIT Accessible Components and Themes
12. AEGIS Contact Manager for Java
13. Tecla Access Keyboard
14. Android Accessible Contact Manager and Phone Dialer
15. (Mobile) Dasher
16. AEGIS Real Time Text
17. Accessibility Advisor
18. Android Accessibility Designer Toolkit
19. LWUIT resource editor
  • In total, 607 feedback forms (510 of the respective users attended the events)
  • 103 feedback forms came from developers, 328 from stakeholders and 176 from end users