Wanted! technology skills
Posted by gailbradbrook on June 30, 2010
Of various shapes and sizes… for Fix the Web project
Calling all those within the open source, good geekery, happy to help hactivist community. I’m looking for techies prepared to offer some free help to Fix the Web, this essential and great cause of making the web we love available to everyone equally (see home page for more info).
Is there anyone out there who can help with the following (some of which are posted on IT4communities but volunteers haven’t stepped up yet):
1. Creating a specification for a volunteer / web enabled problem reporting system (see 1 below)
2. Help with a facebook / tweetdeck issue (see 2 below)- thanks to Michael Philips, 64-Bit computing (via IT4C) , in progress
3. Building a 5 page website with forms for expressing interest, twitter feed
4. Add ons to website eg being able to email a complaint about a website that is stored into a database, twitter mining capabilities
5. Feedback on how to integrate / use Helen toolbar (a browser extension):
Huge thanks and great +ve karma available, plus free holiday in the Cotswolds for extra effort!
All can be provided online so location is not important.
|1. Fix the Web||Create Spec for Website to Report/Improve Inaccessible Websites|
|Here’s a really interesting project that will look good in your CV, and will make the web that much easier to use for people with disabilities. This established charity based in Stroud, Gloucestershire, focuses on digital inclusion. Their aim is to have a web enabled mechanism in which disabled people can report an e-accessibility issue with a website in under one minute. An IT volunteer will manage the issue and work with the web owner to resolve it.This will need mechanisms for sign-up of volunteers and disabled people, an easy to use and quick method to report the e-accessibility issues and identify the websites, a means of marking fixed issues, as well as management processes and reports, and support mechanisms and links to resources for participants.They have prepared a project overview.They would like you to produce a detailed outline specification, so that the options for its delivery and the likely resources needed can be discussed.Part of this will involve taking part in one or more conference calls with project sponsors and other interested parties early in the project.They’re expecting to come back to iT4Communities to find volunteers to create a detailed design specification, build the functionality needed, and someone to do the project management.|
|2||Help with Facebook|
|Fix the Web have a Facebook page, and they would like to talk to you to find out how to achieve bits of functionality. Tweetdeck seems to be sending feeds to a personal Facebook page rather than the charity’s Facebook page, which is where it’s needed, and they need your advice to correct this.|