Update on status of Decapod

E.J. Zufelt everett at zufelt.ca
Thu Jan 28 17:26:56 UTC 2010

Good afternoon Jonathan,

Thanks for the update.  Can you please post to the fluid-work list  
when the Decapod pages are updated on the Wiki?  This project is of  
particular interest to me as it is a tool that can aid in the task of  
making access to information equitable for a broad range of persons  
with disabilities.

Most importantly I hope that Decapod will be perceivable,  
understandable and operable to a broad range of individuals with  
disabilities, so that they can digitize their own materials, in  
situations where such effort is unfortunately necessary.

Thanks for the great work,

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On 28-Jan-10, at 12:14 PM, Jonathan Hung wrote:

> Hi Everett.
> Thanks for dropping us a line.
> Unfortunately Decapod has not been maintaining a project news site /  
> page as we should. I hope to put these updates on the Wiki and the  
> project website shortly.
> Most of our work has been developing our "0.5y" deliverable, which  
> demonstrates the fundamentals of what Decapod is going to  
> accomplish: capture images from a camera, dewarp the image, output  
> to a PDF. Boyan has been busy working on this end and we're getting  
> close to a first release.
> On the design end, we're iterating on our latest "v9" designs and  
> recently made a significant change in the user's workflow by no  
> longer seperating Remastering from the Capture work processes. As a  
> result a few of the v9 wireframes will need to change. I will be  
> working on that over the next few days.
> We also have plans to do rounds of user testing to get feedback on  
> elements of the UI.
> I do have some questions about accessibility, but I think that  
> deserves a separate email thread.
> I hope that gives you an idea of what we've been up to. Do you have  
> anything more specific in mind?
> Thanks!
> - Jonathan.
> ---
> Jonathan Hung / jhung.utoronto at gmail.com
> Fluid Project - ATRC at University of Toronto
> Tel: (416) 946-3002
> On Tue, Jan 26, 2010 at 7:33 AM, E.J. Zufelt <everett at zufelt.ca>  
> wrote:
> Good morning,
> I'm wondering if someone can point me to a wiki page or other  
> document that can give me an idea of the progress and status of the  
> Decapod project.  This project really interests me, and I am hoping  
> that the final product will be perceivable, understandable and  
> operable by individuals with visual or other print impairments.
> Thanks in advance,
> Everett
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