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6th European eAccessibility Forum
Putting eAccessibility at the core of information systems

26/03/2012, 9:00 - 18:00
Cité des sciences et de l'industrie, Paris

 
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Windows-based Computer Adaptation

Philippe Beraud (Paris, France)
Microsoft France
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Speaker's information


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Philippe Beraud is architectural consultant within the CTO cabinet of Microsoft France where it focuses its activity in favor of a technology for all.
In this role, he is the author of a number of white papers relating to accessibility and Microsoft technologies for the design of websites, applications or documents, and contributes to the definition of the resources made available online on the Microsoft France Accessibility Web site and the MSDN Developer Center on Accessibility. He also develops and animates seminars on these subjects. The evolution of technologies produces very quickly to new usages; accessibility aims at offering the benefits of these technologies to the greatest number of people and at reducing as much as possible obstacles and gaps in the various resulting user experiences.
Furthermore, he participated in the W3C/WAI WCAG 2.0 French Translation Committee, who has recently published the first authorized translation of the WCAG 2.0. As an AccessiWeb 2.0 referent expert, it also contributed to the development of the list of criteria "Office documents for download". Finally, Philippe Beraud is member of the AFNOR Accessibility Forum, the AFNOR/CGTI General Commission for the Information Technologies, the AFNOR Commission "Revisable Document Formats" and the AFNOR Commission "Accessibility and Communication and Information Technologies".

 

Summary


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Companies have a legal duty on adaptation of the position of work in general to ensure the maintenance of the capacity of a person to be employed, in the light of the evolution of jobs, organizations and technologies. For people with disabilities (visual, hearing, physical, cognitive or neurological), the adaptation of the work station is also an essential condition for the access to the world of work, their social integration and their financial autonomy. In this context, beyond the accessibility of buildings, an adapted welcome and a suitable organization, etc., the computer workstations also require some levels of adjustment to make them easier to see, hear, interact with, and to personalize them to meet the user’s own needs and preferences, according to the user’s abilities. People with vision impairments, hearing impairments or deafness, or mobility impairments must be able to perform their job normally. However, the adaptation of a computer can be a true puzzle, when accessibility features in the operating system, available solutions in terms of assistive technologies, requirements and pre-requisites for accessible LOB (Line-Of-Business) software, documents and digital content, etc. are poorly known.  The session covers all of these considerations and offers a panorama of both the issues and solutions regarding the adaptation of a computer to accommodate the user abilities.

Video

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xq94tn_9-adaptation-du-poste-de-travail-windows-philippe-beraud-microsoft-france_tech


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