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Dublin Core and the Alternative Interface Access Protocol



Charles L. Sheppard, B Laplant, L Nevile


This paper is a report on a metadata effort that aims to make all of our lives easier, especially the lives of people with disabilities. The metadata will be used to enable interoperability between a Universal Remote Console (URC) and a variety of intelligent objects including appliances, consumer electronics, environmental controls, and Internet services in a way that is designed to provide users with a single look-and-feel interface. Developing this metadata raises issues of compatibility with current metadata sets and it is hoped that through collaboration with the Dublin Core community, advances can be made in the scope and utility of interoperable metadata.
NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR) - 7150
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assistive technology, disability access, metadata usage, mobile devices, protocol standards, universal usability


Sheppard, C. , Laplant, B. and Nevile, L. (2004), Dublin Core and the Alternative Interface Access Protocol, NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD (Accessed July 25, 2024)


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Created August 1, 2004, Updated October 16, 2008