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Welcome to the Scripting Enabled Wiki     

Here is where we will collaborate and post information about the event and the systems created on the hack day.

 

IRC

IRC channel to share information and links, etc.

#scriptingenabled on the server irc.freenode.net 

 

Interaction Strategies (longplay) Wiki

Outlining people's strategies when dealing with websites of various level of accessibility. The information from this would provide a good basis for developing personlisation options.

 

  • Make Links Better - Greasemonkey script to help enlarge links.
  • Easy Audio Books - simple interface to search and return audio book matches that will work comfortably in screen readers.
  • Easy Google Maps - building a more accessible map interface using the Google Maps API based on the work done on Easy YouTube.
  • Accessible Editing - work on an accessible configutation of YUI's Rich text editor.
  • Reduce to the Max - Greasmonkey Script/ Cross Browser Bookmarklet to help focusing on the website content
  • Stylesheet selector - Greasmonkey script/bookmarklet to allow selection of a 'hosted anywhere' stylesheet on any page
  • Reading Blinds - a bookmarklet to partly cover the page to reduce glare.
  • Collapse All GreaseMonkey script - a GreaseMonkey script to allow users to collapse and expand part of a document much like code collapsing in an IDE (as requested by Phil Teare in his talk)

 

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Comments (9)

openicon said

at 11:25 am on Sep 19, 2008

well I thought I had added a comment around 2 hours ago...

is this scripting-in-a-bed or scripting-enabled?

moved to http://scriptingenabled.pbwiki.com/FrontPage

Roger Wilson-Hinds said

at 10:27 am on Sep 20, 2008

I spoke briefly from the floor at yesterday's excellent meeting about thundr Screenreader and WebbIE software.
We very much want and need a few skilled coders to work with us on this wonderful venture. Thunder is an easy to use screenreader for visually impaired people and it wil. always be free and the visual Basic Scripting which gives it legs is open source. So we are in a different ball-game to the JAWS and ZoomText users you saw demoed yesterday. We are aiming to include the mass of poorer blind people worldwide who will never affort £800 for JAWS and its annual £150 upgrades. Jonathan Hassle said from the floor; "Is it right to have to pay for a language?" and I would add "Is it right to have to pay for disability access?" The answer to my own question is "yes" if users can afford it but we need a free option for the majority who can't. And its no good Thunder being second-rate to JAWS. For home users, LastFM, MS Word, OE, The BBC iPlayer and lots more is a breeze but we need taking to the next generation of web stuff and we need, for instance, to be able to get the best out of MS Works or Firefox etc.

So I hope a few will work with us, please because the JAWS bregade are already well financed and supported.

I thought the video player, and the user lead approach of the whole morning, the learning disability stuff and the video of the ZoomText etc was brilliant. Thunder is still new but we must now take that kind of user-lead approach with confidence.

Thank you all for a great day. Scripting Enabled will certainly prosper Its spot on.

Roger.

Roger Wilson-Hinds said

at 10:29 am on Sep 20, 2008

I spoke briefly from the floor at yesterday's excellent meeting about thundr Screenreader and WebbIE software.
We very much want and need a few skilled coders to work with us on this wonderful venture. Thunder is an easy to use screenreader for visually impaired people and it wil. always be free and the visual Basic Scripting which gives it legs is open source. So we are in a different ball-game to the JAWS and ZoomText users you saw demoed yesterday. We are aiming to include the mass of poorer blind people worldwide who will never affort £800 for JAWS and its annual £150 upgrades. Jonathan Hassle said from the floor; "Is it right to have to pay for a language?" and I would add "Is it right to have to pay for disability access?" The answer to my own question is "yes" if users can afford it but we need a free option for the majority who can't. And its no good Thunder being second-rate to JAWS. For home users, LastFM, MS Word, OE, The BBC iPlayer and lots more is a breeze but we need taking to the next generation of web stuff and we need, for instance, to be able to get the best out of MS Works or Firefox etc.

So I hope a few will work with us, please because the JAWS bregade are already well financed and supported.

I thought the video player, and the user lead approach of the whole morning, the learning disability stuff and the video of the ZoomText etc was brilliant. Thunder is still new but we must now take that kind of user-lead approach with confidence.

Thank you all for a great day. Scripting Enabled will certainly prosper Its spot on.

Roger.

WHYMANdesign.com said

at 3:16 pm on Sep 20, 2008

Have been working on www.UGCunion.org and am interested in collaborating with others to enable people that don't have tech/software skills to improve their local community (which can be accessability and/or the local community...)

bugrain said

at 9:28 pm on Sep 24, 2008

At what point are we going to think about a bit of structure here? I know it's early days yet but Christian's reading blinds overlaps functionality with Dirk's Reduce To The Max and if we are expecting our non-geek's to help out and try things then it has to be easier for them (and me TBH) to find stuff once we get a whole bunch more added here. I'm new to pbwiki - is there a good way to add a 'discussion' here so we can chew on structure ideas?

Christian Heilmann said

at 10:03 pm on Sep 24, 2008

@bugrain, Wikis are there to track the changes on certain products, I am planning to feature each of the hacks on the blog once they are ready. the discussion should be on the different pages of the wiki in the comments.

We can put folders in for similar hacks, although I disagree that Dirk's attempt and my cheap dirty hack are equal :)

bugrain said

at 10:19 pm on Sep 24, 2008

ok, no worries there.

but "equal"? maybe "overlap" and "equal" translate to the same 73 character German word ;)

Peter Abrahams said

at 9:38 am on Oct 7, 2008

I have written a blog on Scripting Enabled see
http://www.it-analysis.com/blogs/Abrahams_Accessibility/2008/10/using_scripting_to_improve_accessi_.html
It has links to this wiki and to the Seattle page.

Henny Swan said

at 5:58 pm on Nov 14, 2008

Hello,

Last week in the States I met some students at the University of Southern California who were involved in something called Project:Possibility (http://www.projectpossibility.org/) which sounds very similar to SE but within education (see my post at http://www.iheni.com/good-things-come-in-threes-toointroducing-projectpossibility/).

It got me thinking that we could do mini SE's in universities and colleges, is this something that interests anyone?

Can I also say congrats to the Seattle SE crew - you did an amazing job.

Henny

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