ABC4Trust is a European Pilot in partnership with IBM, Nokia Netwook Solutions and other providers and developers, composed to create a cross board digital platform for a secure and anonymous log-ons on the web, a safe online interaction for the citizens of Europe. This particular pilot involves two institutions, a public school in Söderhamn, Sweden, with more than 500 students and staff members. Another involves a technology institute in Patras, Greece. First in kind in Europe.
Building the platform was a great challenge. Not only did it require certain specifications for online security, it also had to deliver simple and recogiseable symbols, graphics, iconography and color schemes for user of all ages and backgrounds. Functions were under scrutiny throughout the process making sure that the requirements were fully met. Content-based navigation with cards made identification easier, for instance.