GRACES is a software-based assistive tool that makes Software and System Engineering diagrams and graphical models accessible to blind engineers and software professionals. In particular, the current version of the tool allows blind users to use a screen reader to inspect existent Unified Modeling Language (UML) class diagrams, created by other individuals with mainstream graphical modelling products; as well as to create their own models through a purely textual notation defined in the GRACES tool Domain-Specific Language (DSL), to be further imported by users of graphical modelling tools. The employment of this tool opens the access to highly qualified positions that make a heavy use of such modelling elements.
GDPR (EU law for privacy) is not just a matter of lawyers or managers; quite the contrary, GDPR also concerns the software and systems engineers who create systems, products and services. That's why the PDP4E (Privacy and Data Protection for Engineering) project is aiming to put engineers in the loop, integrating privacy and data protection into engineering practice, by extending existing methods and tools (e.g. Papyrus, OpenCert), currently applied by mainstream engineering work, with features dealing with privacy and data protection.