Monday, December 17, 2007

Accessibility work at Novell

Michael Meeks posted a couple of weeks back about some new work Novell is doing in the area of accessibility. Things have progressed to the point we need some talented GNOME and Mono hackers, i.e., we have some job openings.

Part of the team will be focused on implementing the UI Automation spec for the Mono WinForms and Moonlight projects which will include building interfaces for both the client and provider sides of the spec. The other part will be focused on helping the current efforts going on in the ATK/AT-SPI worlds. There is already some great work going on there and we want to dedicate some resources to help out (like DBUS AT-SPI!). See Michael's blog for a diagram of what this might look like when we're well into it.

Contact me if you are interested or know anyone that is or should be interested. I'm throwing together some wiki pages to outline the effort if you would like to take a look (subject to being relocated to a better location). We have brand new work that needs to be done, and we have work that needs to be done on existing projects so depending on the type of work you like to do, we've got it!

The best part is you'll continue to be involved in the GNOME community and get paid for doing it!


Sean said...

Will this mean better support for SharePoint on Linux?

Calvin Gaisford said...

I'm not sure how SharePoint comes into the picture here... this work is all about improving a11y.

davidb said...

Awesome to see Novell throw some money (developer positions) behind the important GNOME accessibility infrastructure refresh. Warms me. Good luck with the search!

Rinat Abdullin said...

Is the WPF on SUSE considered as a future option? (using the Gnome for the presentation)

Calvin Gaisford said...

I don't know what the plans are for WPF at the moment. The work I've blogged about will really focus on WinForms and Moonlight accessibility.