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Digital Accessibility for People with Special Needs: Conceptual Models and Innovative Ecosystems
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  • Maya Dimitrova ,
  • Galina Bogdanova ,
  • Nikolay Noev ,
  • Negoslav Sabev ,
  • Georgi Angelov ,
  • Yasen Paunski ,
  • Mirena Todorova - Ekmekci ,
  • Aleksandar Krastev
Maya Dimitrova
Institute of Robotics

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Galina Bogdanova
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Nikolay Noev
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Negoslav Sabev
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Georgi Angelov
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Yasen Paunski
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Mirena Todorova - Ekmekci
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Aleksandar Krastev
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Abstract

Digital technologies in present day interconnect globally, providing a dynamic environment to support the educational needs of any learner within a novel technological ecosystem. The paper discusses the identified aspects of providing relevant digital accessibility to learners with various needs by this ecosystem, such as sensor support, knowledge provision from a variety of digital and non-digital repositories, and support to the motivation of the learner to acquire better knowledge in the classroom, museum, or in rehabilitation. A novel tool for assessment of such technological ecosystems, called Accessibility Barometer, is described.