Preferences for Global Access Year 2 (2014-2015)

Next Meetings


Mailing List

The PGA team uses a mailing list for group communication. To keep up to date on progress and to contribute, please join the global preferences mailing list.



What is Preferences for Global Access?

The goal of the Preferences for Global Access project (PGA) is the design and development of web software to assist users with disabilities in creating online user profiles that specify their needs and preferences for how online information and services should be presented to them.

The project is a U S Department of Education, National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research contract for "Profile Creation Support for Cloud-Based Accessibility." It is a collaboration between the 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

This project builds upon the work of Preferences for Global Access Year 1 (2013).

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 developing tools and technologies to support users in specifying their individual needs and preferences in several application settings.

Working Documents

Google Drive folder for working docs

Performance Work Statement 

Timeline and Deliverables Schedule


Design Meetings


Design Iterations

Design Sketches

Workshop 1 Notes and Artifacts


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