One size fits one – accessibility through personalization

Presenter(s): Yngvar C. A. Nordberg (TV 2 Skole AS)

TV 2 School is a part of TV 2 Norway, a major content provider to more than 70% of primary and secondary education in Norway, and the Norwegian market leader when it comes to accessibility. Instead of "aiming low" when designing a web portal, TV 2 School's solution offers the users a level of accessibility that goes far beyond the statutory requirements. The user can apply a preference between several different user interfaces, e.g. lay-outs for blind, visually impaired, deaf, hearing impaired, cerebral palsy, and symbol users. Several innovative technical solutions have been developed that include navigation-designs, subtitling solutions for many user-groups, technology for visual interpretation of video, morse for deafblind and advanced text-navigation.