In 1998, Pragma and Dr. Helen Petrie, then of the University of Hertfordshire, UK, initiated what was to become the MultiReader project. MultiReader was a 3-year project that started on January 2001 and ended late 2004. It was funded under the EU IST programme (Project IST-2000-27513).
The objective of the MultiReader project was to improve the accessibility of electronic documents and books for all readers, including readers with reading disabilities.
In the MultiReader project Pragma was a subcontractor. Our task was to investigate and support the accessibility of electronic books for deaf and hard of hearing readers, as well as readers with aphasia and/or dyslexia.
As part of our MultiReader activities, we developed the VSign avatar.