We're looking for students to collaborate with us on the Google Summer of Code 2013 program. Working with Fluid gives you a chance to learn more about accessibility and usability while writing code with cutting-edge open web technologies like HTML5 Canvas and Video. Create cool stuff and make a real impact on users at the same time!
For information about the various ways we communicate with each other, see our Get Involved wiki page.
1 position available
With our focus on inclusive design, we strive to have systems that can adapt to the user's needs and preferences. Current systems have means for providing captions and transcripts as alternatives to video and audio. This proposal takes it a step further, by providing still images as a story board to accompany the text alternatives. The goals of the project will be to create a transcript of a video with both visuals and captions. This way, you can visually read what a video is communicating without having to play the video. This is useful for users who have attention needs, students doing learning review, or users who can not or prefer not to play video (i.e. noisy environment, slow system, or poor internet connection). Students will be expected to make use of the Fluid Infusion framework, as well as ensuring that the results of the project have a focus on usability, accessibility and inclusivity.
UI Options will enable users to easily customize the appearance and layout of the Drupal site. For example, UI Options provides high contrast, large print, and simplified layouts that help improve usability with assistive technologies such as a screen magnifier or mobile device. The Video Player is fully accessible, and designed to work with UI Options.
UI Options will enable users to easily customize the appearance and layout of the Joomla site. For example, UI Options provides high contrast, large print, and simplified layouts that help improve usability with assistive technologies such as a screen magnifier or mobile device. The Video Player is fully accessible, and designed to work with UI Options.
This project will entail the creation of a WebRTC-based collaboration tool written using the Fluid Infusion framework to provide a flexible, personalizable user interface. At minimum, the tool should enable several participants to communicate via audio and video as well as to share links to web pages and collaborate using third-party tools such as Etherpad, chat, and more. Most importantly, this tool should be accessible in a variety of ways, working reliably with screenreaders, keyboard-only control, and personalized accessibility tools such as Fluid's UI Options. Like all Fluid software, it should have a flexible presentation and be developed in a way that is modular, so that it can be easily embedded into other web applications and tools.
1 position available
Difficulty: difficult but awesome
With the new Web Audio, Web MIDI, and Audio Data APIs, it is now viable to create sophisticated music software entirely using open web technologies. However, most current music-making software is complex, inaccessible to assistive technologies, and requires the use of a mouse. This project will involve the creation of a web-based integrated development environment (IDE) for making electronic music using the Flocking framework and Fluid Infusion.
Taking the current Flocking Playground as inspiration, a new development environment will be created that allows music developers to write synthesis code and connect it up to a variety of accessible controls such as the Automagic Music Maker piano, sliders, knobs, oscilloscopes, and other graphical user interfaces for music-making. Users should be able to save their synths and easily share them with others. Architecturally, this work may also include a declarative binding system that enables developers to quickly connect synthesis algorithms to user interfaces in a loosely-coupled manner.
Most importantly, this tool should be accessible in a variety of ways, working reliably with screenreaders, keyboard-only control, and personalized accessibility tools such as Fluid's UI Options. Like all Fluid software, it should have a flexible presentation and be developed in a way that is modular, so that it can be easily embedded into other web applications and tools.
Most of the work we do here either uses or directly involves the Infusion Framework and Component Library. These links should get you started learning about Infusion, and should lead you to many more pages.