Previous Projects

Always In Mind

We are developing AlwaysInMind for people with cognitive disabilities, like early stage dementia, and their carers. AlwaysInMind is a web app that provides simplified access to existing services such as Google Photos and YouTube allowing relatives to stay in contact and share whilst relieving everyone's anxiety.

Always In Mind is an easy to use service and also open source to encourage collaboration and innovation in cognitive accessibility. It builds on our experience in open cognitive accessibility, including creating the EU RDF funded MAAVIS research prototype in partnership with the University of Sheffield CATCH. This successfully showed how people with dementia can access media and communications technology with simple UX and touch access. We were delighted to be finalist in the Ability Net Tech4Good Awards 2018.

Part of our R & D for Always In Mind has been as consortium members of several large EU projects designed to improve the experience of both users and developers of accessibility and AT. The Cloud4All and Prosperity4All projects both contributed to the development of the Global Public Inclusive Infrastructure or GPII. This aims provide a public infrastructure for automatic personalisation of devices for accessibility needs and a DeveloperSpace to share code. Our contributions were in the areas of cognitive accessibility and access to technology.Keeping the Web open

It is vital that the Web remains open and accessible to everyone. Mozilla's mission is to ensure the web remains open to all. Using Mozilla products like Firefox and FirefoxOS allows you to contribute to that mission and do whatever you can to ensure the web remains open.

Open Directive works with Mozilla with accessibility in mind.


was created with a mission to introduce Computer Science students to accessibility and assistive technology software though the medium of organised competitions. Students get experience absent from most University curricula by work on exciting open source projects as part of a weekend SS12 hack-a-thon or a longer semester challenge.

Steve has been involved as a board member since the early days at USC, the subsequent expansion to more US campuses, the arrival of the finals at the prestigious CSUN conference, and now the rapidly growing SS12:EU European competition. The SS12:Asia is also developing well.

If you are interested in our activities as either a campus, a team, a sponsor or otherwise then please do get in contact.


Thematic network ATIS4All developing a European wide community of those involved in Assistive Technology.


OpenDirective are pleased to be part of the European Project consortium working on Cloud4All. Cloud4All is implementing key components of the Global Public Inclusive Infrastructure (GPII), an ambitious project to enable automatic personalisation of devices for people's accessibility needs. OpenDirective's role is integrating their AT for people with limited digital literacy, Maavis, and work on parts of the core architecture.


OpenDirective where pleased to be part of the European Project consortium working on Prosperity4All. Prosperity4All develops the infrastructure and ecosystem that will allow for a ubiquitous auto-personalization of interfaces and materials, based on user needs and preferences, to grow (promote self-rewarding collaboration, reduce redundant development, lower costs, increase market reach and penetration internationally). It builds on the infrastructure provided by Cloud4All in order to create more parts of the GPII.