This page introduces the members of AxAp's development team.
Amanda, who has been blind since birth,
recently graduated from UT Austin's Computer Science program.
She has been interested for years in areas
such as acoustic navigation aids, data sonification, etc.
She is our domain expert
"programming while blind", and related topics.
Amanda is contributing a great deal of user feedback on AxAp (e.g.,
accessible presentation and manipulation of source code,
in blind access to digital content
She expects to work on various parts of the AxAp system,
including the design of the user interface
and the initial set of user preferences.
Rich expects to create most of the mockup
as well as the initial, proof of concept
(e.g., application servers
Elm single-page applications
wrappers for a few services
He also performed an (informal!) requirements analysis
resulting in this wiki
Rich has several decades of experience
in software design, development, and documentation,
primarily in the area of scientific support programming.
Many thanks to Gene Dronek, Isaac Wingfield, Matthias Neeracher, and Vicki Brown
for their occasional (but nonetheless helpful) assistance.
We also appreciate the cooperation of folks on various mailing lists,
who have tolerated (and sometimes helped us with!) our questions and notions.
In particular, we have been treated very well by folks at San Francisco's LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired
, and Seeing with Sound
mailing lists have also been helpful, as have the W3C
A number of individuals and projects are doing groundbreaking work
in experimenting with and standardizing accessibility tooling.
Learning about their efforts and discoveries has been very useful.
We thank all of these folks for their work
and hope that others will find our work useful, as well.
This wiki page is maintained by Rich Morin
an independent consultant specializing in software design, development, and documentation.
Please feel free to email
comments, inquiries, suggestions, etc!