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titleWhat is Preferences for Global Access?

Institute for the Study of Knowledge Management in Education (ISKME), the Inclusive Design Research Centre (IDRC), IBM's Accessibility Software Division, Raising the Floor International, Inclusive Technologies, and WGBH National Center for Accessible Media are pleased to work on a U S Department of Education, National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research contract for "Profile Creation Support for Cloud-Based Accessibility."

What is this team working on?

The key to ensuring successful access to information and services is a personal statement expressing needs and preferences for specific contexts and goals. These "preference sets" automatically configure information and applications to meet individual. This team is researching the best ways to create that personal statement, capturing individual preference sets.

Getting Involved

To keep up to date on progress and to contribute, please join the global preferences mailing list.


The Design Team meets weekly on skype from 12-1p ET on Thursdays. Request access to join meetings through the listserv

Subject Matter Expert Committee
November 9th, Dept. of Ed, Washington DC, Agenda

Metadata Workshop
January 30th, Virtual, Notes

Subject Matter Expert Committee
February 12th, Virtual, Agenda

Design Team F2F 
March 25th-26th, ISKME Offices in Half Moon Bay, CA, Agenda Forthcoming

Subject Matter Expert Committee
Schedule for March 27th, Notes