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Centre for Development of Open Technology

Seneca College

The Seneca College Centre for Development of Open Technology (CDOT) is a research centre and collaboration point for open source development. CDOT works directly with global open source projects such as Mozilla, Fedora, Eclipse, and Big Blue Button as well as with local SMEs on a wide range of open source projects.

Pervasive Computing and Intelligent Device Control using ARM Devices

ARM systems are extremely popular, cost-effective, and very energy-efficient computers. These systems help realize the vision of pervasive computing, through connected mobile, embedded, and back-end cloud systems.

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Accessibility for mobile devices for NexJ Connected Wellness Platform

This project will develop a platform to deliver interactive health information and education which will function across diverse mobile devices.

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Accessibility Features for BigBlueButton

Big Blue Button is an open source web conferencing system developed primarily for distance education. This project will apply inclusive design in Big Blue Button as HTML5 features are added.

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Technologies and Tools for the Open Web

This project is working with the Mozilla Foundation to develop technologies that will expand the inclusiveness of the open web, and to develop tools to enable a broad range of developers to utilize these technologies. Products include the Web Audio API, Mouselock API, and Joystick API which significantly expand interactions on the Web. The team has also released Processing.js that provides tools to expand visual expression on the web. Current work on Popcorn Maker will enable non-programmers to create web interaction with videos.

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