In relation to OW2's OSAi initiative, mDAN is a tool that runs on iOS (iPhones) and Android to demonstrate accessibility best practices for native apps. It provides information and links to non-developers, as well as code links for developers.
mDAN stands for the French “mobile Démonstrateur d'Accessibilité Numérique”.
Features:- Accessible application detailing how to make accessible applications in iOS and Android- Addresses both non-technical and technical audiences
This project is aimed at project managers, designers and developers of mobile applications on the two main platforms (iOS and Android).
Known competitors: none.
The project is sponsored by the Orange e-accessibility team (EASE, e-Accessibility Solutions for Everyone), especially:
Project Owner: Sylvie Hubert, Orangesylvie.email@example.com
Leading technical supervisor: Loic Laussel, Orangeloic.firstname.lastname@example.org
Developer: Frederic Coudurier, Orangefrederic.email@example.com
We are open-sourcing this product as part of a global move for several accessibility-related projects towards open source as it's a valid way to:
So far this project has been contributed to by Orange employees, but re: Business model, we're evangelizing this app externally.
For the moment the application's sources are in French and English for Android. We aim at providing in due course (see "long-term") an English version for iOS as well.
Short-term: share what has already been done, as it is only on github for the moment.Long-term: full internationalization + community participation.
The source code is on Github: https://github.com/Orange-OpenSource/m-dan
We do not plan on having our workflow migrated to OW2 for the moment. But we will, as per OW2's requirements, always provide OW2 with the latest release.
This project is the first concrete brick coming from the OSAi initiative, it serves as a demonstrator for the need for accessibility, cross-platform on mobiles, and is spearheading other contributions from Orange as well as other OSAi participants.
All OW2 projects which deliver software for the Android or iOS platforms can take advantage of learning from mDAN!
This project is fully in the wake of the OSAi initiative.
Benefits for OW2: Orange is heralding the OSAi initiative and is a historical member of OW2. As such we want to contribute to OW2's ecosystem by sharing our open source projects.
OSAi is OW2-based, so we find it logical to centralize OSAi-related projects into OW2.
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