VUME – impacting society with inclusive presentations
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Information and communication technology has revolutionised the traditional systems of knowledge sharing. Today, hundreds of digital presentations are made every day in conferences and events as well as by various organisations and educational institutions. However, the accessibility aspects of those presentations have hardly been given any consideration. According to the World Health Organisation more than one billion or 1 in every 5 people on this planet lives with some form of disability and 70 percent of those disabilities are invisible. When conducting presentations it is hard to know who in your audience might have a disability.This diploma project investigates the current challenges faced by both presenters and participants and to solve the current communication and engagement challenges of digital presentations for participants with situational limitations and permanent disabilities. The project aims to deliver an interactive, mobile accessible and web based product to provide an experience that will help improve underserved audience’s interaction and ability to consume content in multiple relevant modalities where they were not able to properly consume in the past. Also to achieve increased interactivity between the presenter and the audience using the presenter and attendee product.The development process is based upon iterative loop strategy where stakeholders were involved from the very early stage of concept development and to make sure to design and develop features in close collaboration with them.The project goal is to globally impact the way knowledge is shared through digital presentations and the vision is to make this knowledge inclusive and accessible for all.