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IRIS: An Open Environment that Supports Inclusive Design of Internet Applications

John Darzentas, Argyris Arnellos, Jenny S. Darzentas, Panayiotis Koutsabasis, Thomas Spyrou, Nikos Viorres, Evangelos Vlachogiannis, Carlos A Velasco, Yehya Mohamad, Julio Abascal, Jorge Tomas Guerra, Myriam Arrue Recondo, Nikitas Tsopelas, Nikos Floratos.


The paper presents the architecture and implementation of the IRIS Design Support Environment (DSE). This environment supports designers to create inclusive Internet content and applications. It is based upon the results from a wide range of work from accessibility, usability, user modelling, and content design and adaptation. It is also in itself highly accessible and usable, capable of being used by designers with special needs. The IRIS DSE is Internet-based, builds on open source frameworks and its modular components are integrated with Web services technology. The implementation has been done using emergent technologies, while adhering to relevant specifications for Web accessibility.

Keywords: Internet applications, authoring tools, design, , accessibility, usability, user profiles, design for all.


Thomas Spyrou (Spyrou T.)