Tender to Implement Accessibility Improvements (#201704-01)

The Document Foundation (TDF), the charitable entity behind the world’s leading free office suite LibreOffice, seeks for companies or individuals to

implement accessibility improvements into LibreOffice

to start work as soon as possible. TDF is looking for an individual or a company to design and implement, as a turnkey project, a tool to find and flag new glade widgets that are added without accessibility (a11y) markup.

  1. That includes any new label without a relation for the widget it relates to, which should cause a compile/tinderbox warning, except in the case that it is used as a hidden string placeholder to avoid the resource files.
  2. The tool has to catch the common cases and blacklist all the existing dialogs and/or widgets without these. The goal of the implementation is to avoid future a11y regressions in the markup that we can scan.

Wherever possible, we exclusively use free, libre and open source (FLOSS) software for development, and the resulting work must be licensed under the Mozilla Public License v2.0.

Other Skills

English (conversationally fluent, in order to coordinate and plan with other TDF and project members).

TDF welcomes applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.

As always, TDF will give some preference to individuals who have previously shown a commitment to TDF, including but not limited to TDF members. Not being a member, or never having contributed before, does not exclude any applicants from consideration.

The task offered is a project-based one-off, with no immediate plans to a mid- or long-term contractual relationship. It is offered on a freelance, project basis. Individuals and companies applying can be located anywhere in the world.

TDF is looking forward to receiving your applications, your financial expectations (name the final price for the turnkey project), and the earliest date of your availability, via e-mail to Florian Effenberger at floeff@documentfoundation.org no later than May 26, 2017. You can encrypt your message via PGP/GnuPG.

Applicants who have not received feedback by June 30, 2017, should consider that their application, after careful review, was not accepted.