[BangPypers] [JOB] Accessibility Research and Product Development

Tea BeeDi tbd.lists at gmail.com
Sat Feb 20 19:02:05 CET 2010

Rich Internet Applications open a can of "user interfaces for all"
issues. In India we have a large number of people who may be
identified as print-impaired. I.e., people who can see but cannot
easily make sense of the words/text

w3.org's WAI-ARIA recommendations help address some of the
accessibility concerns, provided appropriate screen readers and
such are made available. The case of the print-impaired is likely
to push recommendations to be more semantics based so that is
both the screen readers and the user interfaces can react to user
contexts in a better way.

On the other hand, it can become a considerable effort for developers
to realize these recommendations in getting the web applications to be
sensitive to these users. One way to understand the generalized context
is by looking into how these issues can be addressed at the level of Web
application development frameworks.

Servelots is Bangalore based, working on an open source product/platform.
The product is to address how communities can manage their information
i.e., a Web application which is also a framework for configuring information
management oriented Web applications. Effort now has been in using
Python, Django, Mongodb, jQuery, ...

Some of the essential features of this product are:
Dynamically configurable forms and workflows,
Cohabitation of multiple groups, workflows and communities,
Accessible by non IT-savvy for configuring their information management needs,
Extensibility of the framework
Accessible by a sizable print-impaired segment

other keywords:
UI design, xforms, bigtable, Ajax, foss, orca, scalable, mobiles,
database, pantoto, indic, audio, video, social software,
school information management, e-gov

The project has one position open, for now, with kind of decent pay
and certainly can simply afford many positions/contributions.

Please send a descriptive note of interest to work at servelots.com

More announcements in March of an alpha release, repositories and issues.

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