Fluid is an open source community of designers and developers who help improve the usability and accessibility of the open web. We contribute to a variety of open source projects (e.g. jQuery UI, GPII, PhET), and work on our own projects including:
- FLOE: Provides the resources to personalize how we each learn and to address barriers to learning
- Social Justice Repair Kit: The goal is to support youth at risk who have learning differences to re-engage in education through an inclusively designed social justice platform that integrates authentic project-based learning.
- The Inclusive Design Guide
We're looking for students to collaborate with us on the Google Summer of Code 2020 program. Working with Fluid gives you a chance to learn more about accessibility, usability, and inclusivity while writing code with cutting-edge open web technologies. 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.
Make sure to read through the Getting Started on GSoC page for information on joining the Fluid community and preparing to work on a GSoC project.
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.
Port UIO+ Chrome Extension to Firefox and Safari; add more adaptations
Port UIO+ Chrome extension to Firefox and Safari, and add more adaptations.
User Interface Options Plus (UIO+) allows a user to customize websites to match their own personal needs and preferences. Settings for the adaptations can be set via the UIO+ adjuster panel or, if on a Morphic ( https://morphic.world/ ) enabled machine, from a keyed in preference set. UIO+ currently supports the following adaptations:
- Captions (embedded YouTube videos)
- Character Space
- Enhance Inputs
- Line Space
- Reading Mode
- Right-Click to Select
- Selection Highlight
- Table of Contents
- Text-to-Speech (only for selected text)
- Word Space
The primary task of this project will be to port the extension to work in both the Firefox and Safari web browsers. Ideally the same codebase should be used to build the extensions for all browsers. Once the ports are successful, additional adaptations should be created to provide more user customization options. The specific adaptations should be decided on with the mentors.
Mentor: Justin, Cindy
IRC: Justin_o, cindyli
Is this a coding project? Yes