IBM is participating in an international community of academic institutions, community source software projects and corporations that is working to address usability, accessibility, internationalization, quality assurance and security within academic software projects.
The Fluid project aims to create a living library of sharable user interface components that can be reused across community source projects. The Fluid framework will enable designers and developers to build user interfaces that can accommodate the diverse personal and institutional needs found within community source projects. Fluid will encourage user-centered design practices and the project is creating a designer's toolkit that will offer useful design, accessibility, and usability strategies and documentation. Members of the Fluid team are available to provide usability and accessibility support within the Sakai, uPortal, Kuali Student, and Moodle communities.
Last updated, July 31, 2008