We need to replace BookShare's Web Reader (currently based on an early prototype of Readium) with the latest Readium code but to do that we need to add the enhancements made to the forked version of Readium and bring these enhancements (such as TTS with Highlighting) back into Readium. Bookshare serves nearly 340,00 members who are blind or visually-impaired, physically disabled or having learning disabilities.
Skills / Technologies: HTML, CSS, Java Script, EPUB3, Google Analytics
A student will use the latest agile methodology including; pair programming, scrum and sprints.
MathML Cloud was developed in 2014 to make mathematics on the web and inside eBooks/eTextbooks accessible to people who are blind or have vision impairments. For GSoC 2015, we would like to extend MathML Cloud's reach to mainstream authoring platforms and content management systems. To start, we'd like to build an Add-In for Microsoft Word that incorporates API calls made to MathML Cloud.
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Other Add-Ins/Plug-ins to address after Microsoft Word Add-In:
MathPoet is an iOS application that allows for on-demand transcription of math equations into accessible formats.
Skills/Technologies: iOS programming, web-app development in Python/Django
We need to add the following functionality to the MathPoet iOS application:
Go Read is the premier app on Android for Blind and Vision Impaired readers. It integrates tightly with Benetech's Bookshare - the largest library of accessible eBooks for nearly 340,000 people worldwide with print disabilities, with a growing population in countries where Android phone and tablet sales are soaring.
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