Contributor's Matchmaker

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This page is designed to help you identify areas to work on according to your personal skills and interests. If you need more information on contributing to the GPII see the Contributor's Emporium. Here's some ideas.

Review channels and materials for accessibility

Many of our dissemination channels and materials would benefit a thorough accessibility review (eg websites, newsletters, posts, videos). We'd love to have a pool of contributors we can call on when new items need checking before publication. Let us know if you are interested.

Try out the GPII Core Infrastructure

Possibly the very first thing to do is to try out the GPII. Simply install it, play with it, talking to us about your experience and/or raising issues if you find problems

The GPII core infrastructure currently runs on Linux (Fedora), Windows and Android. Our 'builds' are most suitable for demonstrations or allow developers to explore the GPII and contribute to our work. See Installing the GPII or Setting Up Your Development Environment for installation on Linux and Windows. The Cloud4All developers blog also has detailed installation instructions.

Get a solution working with the GPII Core Infrastructure

If you are a developer then one activity that will help you learn a lot about the GPII and also provide great value to the GPII is to get a new solution working with the GPII Core Infrastructure. This might be a program you have developed or one you know about.

Key skills you will need for this include some basic Javascript and node.js along with some familiarity with git and GitHub. Some areas use C (Windows) and Java (Android). But don't worry we can help you if you get stuck or need pointers.

How you can help

We'd love your support in any form but here are some ideas:

  • User activities
  • Coding
  • Designing
  • Testing and reviewing
  • Writing
  • Teaching
  • Helping
  • Translating
  • Activism and outreach
  • Anything else

Where You can Help

These links should help you find areas you might be interested in

Current "vacancies"

These are areas where we definitely could use some help. There may be more so just ask. If you find something that interests you them please either join and ask on the Contributors List or email the Contributor Coordinator.

  1. Accessibility Testing
    1. Our Web sites and newsletters as they happen
    2. Documents team members produce
  2. Preference Term Dictionary
    1. Adding an organising preferences that solutions use
  3. Wiki
    1. Gardening and translations always useful
    2. Cleanup (consistency of terms, definitions, etc)
  4. Unified Listing
    1. Capturing all of the new APPs and devices that come out related to information and communication
    2. Capturing information on new mainstream products that have access features
  5. General monitoring and cleanup / maintenance
    1. Open Marketplace
  6. Experience in setting up and running and e-commerce site (that is also cross-disability accessible and REALLY easy to understand.
  7. MailList Cleanup
    1. Cleaning up and developing our mail-lists
    2. DSpace
    3. Finding, evaluating and adding open source components to the Dspace
  8. MAC-OS development
    1. Macintosh OS implementation of the GPII core (We have a Linux implementation)
  9. iOS Development
    1. iOS implementation of the GPII core
  10. Windows Application Development
    1. Expert in windows - to help with GPII implementations of mainstream and assistive technologies

Related activities

W3C cognitive and Learning Difficulties accessibility task force

Other information

We've a Glossary if you get stuck on a term.