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French SME offers a plug-in for the digital accessibility of websites to disabled or elderly people

Country of origin:
Country: 
FRANCE
Opportunity:
External Id: 
TOFR20200414001
Published
17/04/2020
Last update
23/04/2020
Expiration date
24/04/2021

Keywords

Partner keyword: 
User Interfaces, Usability
E-Publishing, Digital Content
Safety for the elderly
Cognitive aid
Computer programming activities
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Summary

Summary: 
A French computing SME has developed a plug-in that enables a website to be accessible to disabled or elderly people by adapting the structure and display according to the type of disability of each visitor. The SME is looking for technical cooperation agreement or commercial agreement with technical assistance with authorities or companies operating in sales of products or services for disabled or elderly people, to co-develop and implement the technology into their website.

Description

Description: 

A French company specialized in computer programming offers an innovative technology to adapt the website content according to the disability of each visitor thanks to a plug-in installed in less than 5 minutes on any recent or old website.
In Europe, more than half of the population has to cope with digital issues. As internet has become the main access point to numerous information and knowledge, digital illiteracy causes a social disability affecting all generation and social classes.
Audiences affected by digital issues are more specifically:
- People with visual (color blindness, photosensitive epilepsy, cataract, presbyopia…), cognitive (dyslexia, memory problems, attention deficit disorder, Parkinson's disease…) or motor (paralysis, arthritis, multiple sclerosis…) disabilities
- People without digital experience or elderly people
- People living in rural areas with low speed networks
In addition to the classic adaptations (enlargement of characters on web pages, font or color changes), the plug-in will dynamically reorganize the structures of web pages to simplify and standardize them and make their use more comfortable with a display in “book page” format.
Nowadays, the plug-in is mainly installed on websites of French public services (local authority, town halls, hospitals…).
The plug-in currently works with websites in French, but translation into other languages is easily and quickly possible if requested by partners. Additional functions may also be developed by the company if requested by the partners.
The company is looking for authorities or companies needing to reach broadly the population and/or a targeted audience experiencing digital issues, to co-develop and implement the technology into their website.
The French company intends to penetrate others markets than its own and is looking for technical cooperation agreement or commercial agreement with technical assistance, depending on circumstances, with local authorities or companies operating in sales of products or services for disabled or elderly people.

Advantages & innovations

Cooperation plus value: 
The developped technology: - Is fast and easy to install on any website - Is adapted to several types of disabilities (visual, motor and cognitive) by generating customised displays for each visitor - works regardless of the language or geographical location of the website - Lightens the content of the web pages and makes accessible the website in ecological mode For website owners, the technology will help: - Increase the website’s audience by providing a better access to it - Comply with Directive (EU) 2016/2102 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 26 October 2016 on the accessibility of the websites and mobile applications of public sector bodies - Strengthen the impact of Corporate Social Responsibility of companies

Stage of development

Cooperation stage dev stage: 
Already on the market

Partner sought

Cooperation area: 
The company is looking for partners to co-develop and implement the technology into their website, through a technical cooperation agreement or commercial agreement with technical assistance. The partner sought could be a local authority or a company operating in mutual funds, medical insurance, healthcare services and facilities, or more broadly, sales of products or services for disabled or elderly people.

Type and size

Cooperation task: 
SME 11-50,University,SME <10,>500 MNE,251-500,SME 51-250,>500

Dissemination

Dissemination sector group : 
Dissemination preferred : 
Belgium, Luxembourg, Switzerland