MagMe, a Computer Aid ‘Adaptive Software 4BVI Project’ – This project aims to produce an open source Windows-based screen magnifier that will run from a USB pen drive and work in line with the NonVisual Desktop Access (NVDA) screen reader.
Today at the iHub we are having a Hackathon for the MagMe (Magnify Me) Project. Magme is a project initiated by Computer Aid International; it is ¬†an opensource application for visually impaired users. The application will magnify the area on a screen where the cursor hovers over. Akirachix together with a team of volunteer programmers are working on the MagMe application. The application is developed in C++. To develop this application the team needs skills in Windows Programming, Visual Studio 2008 and Direct X programming. To fill this skills gap there is a training going on at the iHub on Saturdays in the evening ( coding party right?).
The training is led by Bernard Oduor, the technologist in residence at the *iHub_ and the m:lab. The development of this application will be a first for Kenyan developers.¬†If you are interested in being a part of this training and/or joining the MagMe Team, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.