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Rencontres Mondiales du Logiciel Libre (RMLL) / Libre Software Meetings (LSM), Montpellier, France, 5-11 July 2014: [https://2014.rmll.info/ website].  
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This page describes a concept for a "hackathon" or "implementers workshop" for potential open source implementers of GPII. The page was originally prepared with an eye on the [https://2014.rmll.info/ Rencontres Mondiales du Logiciel Libre (RMLL) / Libre Software Meetings (LSM), Montpellier, France, 5-11 July 2014], but the workshop will be held at a later date that is still to be determined, e.g. at [http://2015.rmll.info/ RMLL 2015] (Beauvais, France, 4-10 July 2015). A [http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/accessibility/2015-02/msg00000.html call for presentations on accessibility] was published on 15 February 2015.
  
In order to reach out to the open-source community (or communities), it would be nice to submit a proposal for a hackathon to an open-source conference such as RMLL. In such a hackathon, open-source developers would be taught how to integrate their projects into GPII. Ideally, we should find and contact projects with accessibility features and a community that would be willing to work on GPII integration. Add your ideas to the table below. (We can get some ideas from [http://www.osalt.com/ osalt.com] and the [http://www.oaeg.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=501&Itemid=31 open source accessibility repository created by the AEGIS project].)
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In order to reach out to the open-source community (or communities), it would be nice to submit a proposal for a hackathon to an open-source conference such as [http://www.rmll.info/ RMLL] or [https://fosdem.org/ FOSDEM]. In such a hackathon, open-source developers would be taught how to integrate their projects into GPII. Ideally, we should find and contact projects with accessibility features and a community that would be willing to work on GPII integration. Add your ideas to the table below. (We can get some ideas from [http://www.osalt.com/ osalt.com] and the [http://www.oaeg.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=501&Itemid=31 open source accessibility repository created by the AEGIS project].)
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Conferences to consider:
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* Since 2010, '''Rencontres Mondiales du Logiciel Libre (RMLL) / Libre Software Meetings (LSM)''' has always had an accessibility track, so all that is required is timely submission of a proposal. RMLL always takes place in a French-speaking part of Europe in July.
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* '''FOSDEM''' does not usually have an accessibility devroom (let alone a track), so getting in a workshop on GPII would probably require that we propose and organise a devroom ourselves. FOSDEM always takes place in Brussels in early February. Call for main tracks and devrooms are announced on the [https://lists.fosdem.org/pipermail/fosdem/2013-August/001834.html FOSDEM mailing list]. (The call for FOSDEM 2014 was published on [https://lists.fosdem.org/pipermail/fosdem/2013-August/001834.html 6 August 2013].)
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==Open Source Projects and Their Settings==
  
 
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|[http://www.libreoffice.org/ LibreOffice] and [http://www.openoffice.org/ Apache OpenOffice]
 
|[http://www.libreoffice.org/ LibreOffice] and [http://www.openoffice.org/ Apache OpenOffice]
 
|TBD
 
|TBD
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|See [https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/UserProfile LibreOffice user profile].
 
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* enable the setting "Support assistive technology tools (program restart required)" (see Options > LibreOffice > Accessibility)
 
* enable the setting "Support assistive technology tools (program restart required)" (see Options > LibreOffice > Accessibility)
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|[http://www.daisy.org/projects/amis/ AMIS] ([http://sourceforge.net/projects/amis/ Old site on SourceForge]) (DAISY player)
 
|[http://www.daisy.org/projects/amis/ AMIS] ([http://sourceforge.net/projects/amis/ Old site on SourceForge]) (DAISY player)
 
|Marisa DeMeglio (DAISY Consortium)
 
|Marisa DeMeglio (DAISY Consortium)
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|CSS, XML and INI; on Windows 7: in the folder <code>C:\ProgramData\AMIS\settings</code> (see [http://daisy-trac.cvsdude.com/amis/wiki/CustomizeAmis customisation documentation])
 
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* Enable "Use self-voicing"
 
* Enable "Use self-voicing"
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|Windows
 
|Windows
 
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|[http://sourceforge.net/projects/openoffice4kids/ OpenOffice4Kids]? (see also [http://so4k.kippdata.com/ StarOffice4Kids])
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|[https://projects.gnome.org/evince/ Evince], [https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Evince Evince wiki] (document viewer for PDF, Postscript etc)?
|[http://sourceforge.net/u/linuxdocsf/profile/ Ricardo Soares Guimarães]
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|TBD (see [https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Evince/Team Evince team])
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|?
 
|?
 
|?
|TBD
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|Linux, Windows
|StarOffice4Kids: Linux, Solaris, Windows
 
 
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|[https://projects.gnome.org/evince/ Evince] (document viewer for PDF, Postscript etc)?
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|[http://ekiga.org/ Ekiga] (VoIP client)
|TBD
 
 
|?
 
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|Using [https://projects.gnome.org/gconf/ GConf]? (Not documented on the [http://wiki.ekiga.org/index.php/Manual#Configuration_storing_.28GConf_daemon.29 wiki].)
 
|?
 
|?
 
|Linux, Windows
 
|Linux, Windows
 
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|[http://ekiga.org/ Ekiga] (VoIP client)
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|[http://weboob.org/ Weboob] ([https://symlink.me/projects/weboob/wiki/ Weboob wiki])
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|[http://www.ohloh.net/p/weboob/contributors/2066334535920425 Romain Bignon]? (most active patch submitter listed on the [http://weboob.org/ home page])
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|TBD (perhaps mostly about launching console [http://weboob.org/applications/ apps] instead of GUIs for blind persons; see [http://sympa.liberte0.org/sympa/arc/liste/2014-01/msg00066.html this message to Liberte0]). Also need to figure out whether settings are defined on a per-app (or per-module) basis.
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|Linux
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|[http://emacspeak.sourceforge.net/ Emacspeak]
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|[http://emacspeak.sourceforge.net/raman/ T. V. Raman] (who else?!)
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|TBD (check links on project site and on [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emacspeak Wikipedia])
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|Linux
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|[http://sonargnulinux.com/ Sonar GNU/Linux]
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|TBD
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|Activating built-in AT with specific settings.
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|Screen reader users, magnifier users, on-screen keyboard users, dyslexics.
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|Linux
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|[http://patrickbader.eu/?p=188 Screen Brightness Tool to version 2.1]
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|Patrick Bader
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|Anyone who needs/wants to adapt screen brightness on Windows.
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|Windows (relies on [http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa394536%28v=vs.85%29.aspx WmiMonitorBrightness class in the Windows Management Infrastructure (WMI)])
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|[http://magnifier.sourceforge.net/ Virtual Magnifying Glass]
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|(see [http://issues.gpii.net/browse/GPII-1054 GPII-1054])
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|(INI files)
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|Persons with visual impairments (magnifier users)
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|Windows, Linux, FreeBSD and Mac OS X
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|[http://www.kolibre.org/ Kolibre]
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|TBD
 
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|Users of digital talking books (e.g. visually impaired and dyslexic persons)
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|Linux for the [https://github.com/kolibre/Kolibre-KADOS/wiki/How-to-deploy-a-demo-service server (Kolibre KADOS)]; Raspberry Pi for the client (DAISY player Kolibre Vadelma).
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|[http://www.mail2voice.org/en Mail2Voice] [http://www.mail2voice.org/news/mail2voice-v11-beta2-est-disponible.html V1.1 beta 2] ([https://github.com/mail2voice/Mail2Voice Mail2Voice on GitHub])
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|[http://www.mail2voice.org/en/lequipe Matthieu Hazon]
 
|?
 
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|Users with cognitive impairments or low computer literacy.
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Adaptations might include the language of the user interface and the TTS.
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|Windows
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|[http://lecoleopensource.fr/matheos/ MathEOS]
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|François Billioud (see his [https://listes.april.org/wws/arc/accessibilite/2015-03/msg00000.html message to April Accessibilité])
 
|?
 
|?
|Linux, Windows
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|School children with dyspraxia
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|Java
 
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|[http://handylinux.org/index-en.html HandyLinux]
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|contact (at) handylinux.org
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* beginners,
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* elderly people
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* anyone who needs simplicity.
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Has a minimalistic magnifier, virtual keyboard and speech synthesis.
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|GNU/Linux distribution based on Debian Jessie with XFCE
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|[http://sourceforge.net/projects/openoffice4kids/ OpenOffice4Kids]? (no files on SourceForge) (See also [http://so4k.kippdata.com/ StarOffice4Kids]: not updated since 2005)
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|[http://sourceforge.net/u/linuxdocsf/profile/ Ricardo Soares Guimarães]
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|TBD
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|StarOffice4Kids: Linux, Solaris, Windows
 
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==Other Open Source Projects to Investigate==
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See also the applications included in [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AccessApps AccessApps]:
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* [http://projectpossibility.org/viewProject.php?id=1 Power Reader], dyslexic text reader/learning tool.
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* [http://fullmeasure.co.uk/powertalk/ PowerTalk], "program that automatically speaks any presentation or slide show running in Microsoft PowerPoint for Windows".
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* [http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/projects/calendar/ Mozilla Lightning Calendar] (formerly known as [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mozilla_Sunbird Sunbird]).
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* [http://sourceforge.net/projects/typefaster/ TypeFaster Typing Tutor].
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Perhaps also look at the applications included in [http://www.theopendisc.com/ OpenDisc]:
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* [https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Dia/ Dia] (diagram creation program for GNU/Linux, MacOS X, Unix, and Windows).
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* [http://djvu.sourceforge.net/ DjVuLibre].
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* [http://www.ganttproject.biz/ GanttProject], a cross-platform desktop tool for project scheduling and management.
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* [http://www.gimp.org/ GIMP].
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* [http://www.gnucash.org/ GnuCash] (available for Linux, Windows and Mac OS).
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* [http://maxima.sourceforge.net/ Maxima], a "computer algebra system".
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* [http://www.getmiro.com/ Miro], open-source music and video player.
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* [http://pidgin.im/ Pidgin], chat client.
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* [http://rssowl.org/ RSSOwl], news feed reader.
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* [http://www.scribus.net/ Scribus], desktop publishing.
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* [http://stellarium.org/ Stellarium], "free open source planetarium for your computer".
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* '''[http://blog.kowalczyk.info/software/sumatrapdf/free-pdf-reader.html Sumatra PDF]'''.
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* '''[https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/thunderbird/ Mozilla Thunderbird]'''.
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* [http://www.tightvnc.com/ TightVNC], remote control software package.
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* [http://tux4kids.alioth.debian.org/tuxmath/index.php TuxMath (Tux4kids)], "arcade game that helps kids practice their math facts".
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* [https://www.videolan.org/vlc/ VLC media player] (e.g. settings for subtitles ad on-screen display, hotkeys, ).
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* Video players whose settings can be changed programmatically to display captions.
  
 
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Latest revision as of 13:31, 26 May 2015

This page describes a concept for a "hackathon" or "implementers workshop" for potential open source implementers of GPII. The page was originally prepared with an eye on the Rencontres Mondiales du Logiciel Libre (RMLL) / Libre Software Meetings (LSM), Montpellier, France, 5-11 July 2014, but the workshop will be held at a later date that is still to be determined, e.g. at RMLL 2015 (Beauvais, France, 4-10 July 2015). A call for presentations on accessibility was published on 15 February 2015.


In order to reach out to the open-source community (or communities), it would be nice to submit a proposal for a hackathon to an open-source conference such as RMLL or FOSDEM. In such a hackathon, open-source developers would be taught how to integrate their projects into GPII. Ideally, we should find and contact projects with accessibility features and a community that would be willing to work on GPII integration. Add your ideas to the table below. (We can get some ideas from osalt.com and the open source accessibility repository created by the AEGIS project.)

Conferences to consider:

  • Since 2010, Rencontres Mondiales du Logiciel Libre (RMLL) / Libre Software Meetings (LSM) has always had an accessibility track, so all that is required is timely submission of a proposal. RMLL always takes place in a French-speaking part of Europe in July.
  • FOSDEM does not usually have an accessibility devroom (let alone a track), so getting in a workshop on GPII would probably require that we propose and organise a devroom ourselves. FOSDEM always takes place in Brussels in early February. Call for main tracks and devrooms are announced on the FOSDEM mailing list. (The call for FOSDEM 2014 was published on 6 August 2013.)

Open Source Projects and Their Settings

Open-source projects
Project (with link) Developer(s) to be invited Settings file format and location User group (if AT) and example settings Platform(s)
LibreOffice and Apache OpenOffice TBD See LibreOffice user profile.
  • enable the setting "Support assistive technology tools (program restart required)" (see Options > LibreOffice > Accessibility)
  • Set UI scaling (see Options > LibreOffice > View)
  • Set Icon size and scale (see Options > LibreOffice > View)
  • UI language (only in LibreOffice; depends on installed language packs) (see Options > Language Settings > Languages)
Linux, Windows, Mac OS, ...
NegativeScreen: Windows application with 11 colour inversion schemes TODO: Find out through the contact form. ? The colour inversion scheme. Windows
AMIS (Old site on SourceForge) (DAISY player) Marisa DeMeglio (DAISY Consortium) CSS, XML and INI; on Windows 7: in the folder C:\ProgramData\AMIS\settings (see customisation documentation)
  • Enable "Use self-voicing"
  • TTS voice
  • "Highlight text as it is read aloud"
  • "Disable the screensaver while reading"
  • reading speed
  • volume
Windows
Evince, Evince wiki (document viewer for PDF, Postscript etc)? TBD (see Evince team) ? ? Linux, Windows
Ekiga (VoIP client) ? Using GConf? (Not documented on the wiki.) ? Linux, Windows
Weboob (Weboob wiki) Romain Bignon? (most active patch submitter listed on the home page) ? TBD (perhaps mostly about launching console apps instead of GUIs for blind persons; see this message to Liberte0). Also need to figure out whether settings are defined on a per-app (or per-module) basis. Linux
Emacspeak T. V. Raman (who else?!) ? TBD (check links on project site and on Wikipedia) Linux
Sonar GNU/Linux TBD Activating built-in AT with specific settings. Screen reader users, magnifier users, on-screen keyboard users, dyslexics. Linux
Screen Brightness Tool to version 2.1 Patrick Bader ? Anyone who needs/wants to adapt screen brightness on Windows. Windows (relies on WmiMonitorBrightness class in the Windows Management Infrastructure (WMI))
Virtual Magnifying Glass (see GPII-1054) (INI files) Persons with visual impairments (magnifier users) Windows, Linux, FreeBSD and Mac OS X
Kolibre TBD ? Users of digital talking books (e.g. visually impaired and dyslexic persons) Linux for the server (Kolibre KADOS); Raspberry Pi for the client (DAISY player Kolibre Vadelma).
Mail2Voice V1.1 beta 2 (Mail2Voice on GitHub) Matthieu Hazon ? Users with cognitive impairments or low computer literacy.

Adaptations might include the language of the user interface and the TTS.

Windows
MathEOS François Billioud (see his message to April Accessibilité) ? School children with dyspraxia Java
HandyLinux contact (at) handylinux.org ?
  • beginners,
  • elderly people
  • anyone who needs simplicity.

Has a minimalistic magnifier, virtual keyboard and speech synthesis.

GNU/Linux distribution based on Debian Jessie with XFCE
OpenOffice4Kids? (no files on SourceForge) (See also StarOffice4Kids: not updated since 2005) Ricardo Soares Guimarães ? TBD StarOffice4Kids: Linux, Solaris, Windows

Other Open Source Projects to Investigate

See also the applications included in AccessApps:


Perhaps also look at the applications included in OpenDisc:

Wanted:

  • Video players whose settings can be changed programmatically to display captions.