Group Meeting Notes - 2008

January 26

Attended

  • Brett
  • Nick
  • Mahmud

Absent

Goals

  • Regroup after the break and determine our current project status.

Notes

  • Listed all accessibility errors and determined their current status
  • Prioritized the errors and determied a timeline/work breakdown for using them
  • Discussed a new GUI implementation for showing summaries of errors
  • Discussed backend architecture changes that would prove to be important (i.e. warnings, preferences, etc.)
  • Determined an architecture responsibility breakdown, as follows:
    • Accessibility Errors - Nick
    • Backend - Brett
    • GUI - Mahmud

February 2

Attended

  • Brett
  • Nick
  • Mahmud

Absent

Goals

  • Implement checks and fixes for all of the accessibility errors (aside from charts) outlined in the meeting on January 26th.

Notes

  • Word Best Practices Implemented/Improved
    • Use of headings rather than bold, underlined, and/or italicized text - improved
    • Proper heading ordering - improved
  • PowerPoint Best Practices Implemented/Improved
    • Group images when appropriate - implemented
    • Avoid empty objects (text boxes, smart art, etc.) - implemented
    • Use slide layouts - implemented
    • Ensure that dynamic media (video and audio) has appropriate alternative text - implemented

February 9

Attended

  • Brett
  • Nick
  • Mahmud

Absent

Goals

  • Implement warnings
  • Begin working on the chart wizard and GUI improvements

Notes

  • Implemented warnings
  • Sketched up basic idea for how the chart wizard should look and how it should perform
  • Experimented with Word/Excel interaction to determine the best way to take information from an Excel chart and place it, in tabular form, into Word
  • Sketched up basic design of the Error Summary in the form of an Error Status Bar
  • Began construction a prototype of the Error Status Bar

March 9

Attended

  • Brett
  • Nick
  • Mahmud

Absent

Goals

  • Get GUI bar working with everything else in both Powerpoint and Word
  • Discuss how to make a .exe of the two addins
  • finish 'bookmarking' of charts in Powerpoint
  • Discuss where to move the 'check accessibility' button

Notes

  • Got GUI working
  • Did name-adding for charts in Powerpoint
  • Moved 'check accessibility' button to Home tab
  • Got captioning of charts/tables working

April 6

Attended

  • Brett
  • Nick
  • Mahmud

Absent

Goals

  • Figure out localization
  • Separate all error summary and GUIbar labels into a seperate xml

Notes

  • Because of svn difficulties, we could not make any commits
  • Figured out localization (although we need to discuss with Mr. Gunderson how best to implement it)
  • Made (but did not commit) the error summary/GUIbar label xml

April 17

Attended

  • Brett
  • Nick
  • Mahmud

Absent

Goals

  • Figure out what necessarily must be written for the final document
  • Distribute evenly the work of documentation and error testing

Notes

  • We came up with the following distribution of work
    • Nick
      • User Manual
      • Deployment Tutorial
      • Test Documents & results
      • Updated Client profile
      • Include Original problem statement/requirements (toughy)
      • Final problem statement/requirements
    • Brett
      • Design Diagrams
      • Commenting code
      • Write/re-write architecture & design doc
    • Mahmud
      • Update the images (possibly include old images to show progression of project)
      • Write error creation tutorial
      • Comprehensive feature list
      • Recommendations for improvement
      • Unfinished work
      • Localization tutorial
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