The aim of the SNAPI™ project is to implement systems for coding user requirements to enable adaptable user interfaces.
The work on developing a system for coding user requirements has been completed and has now been published as a formal European and British standard - EN-1332-4 "Coding of User Requirements for People with Special Needs".
The software to reconfigure Microsoft Office has already been developed. In this case all the accessibility options associated with Windows XP can be coded on the card, and the system returns to its default settings as soon as the card is removed from the reader.
Our latest collaboration was with British Study Centres where we teamed to create a learning platform for people to take online English courses. An affordable platform such as can create greater social mobility within the EU.
For adaptable user interfaces to be widely adopted, it is necessary to develop user friendly software and validate this software in a range of application areas. It is also necessary to disseminate best practice amongst the stakeholders. The SNAPI project has been set up to undertake these tasks.