SecureDrop is an open source software platform that allows secure sharing and communication between journalists and their sources. Under the UXFund, Internews contracted an individual UX designer to work with the SecureDrop team to support the creation of a user-friendly, integrated SecureDrop workstation.
Mailvelope is a free software for end-to-end encryption of email traffic which is integrated within browsers as an extension. Through this round of the UXFund, Mailvelope was able to release the latest version of the tool with user-experience (UX) and user-interface (UI) changes that were recommended by a team of UX designers as well as accessibility updates that were recommended by Accessibility Lab.
KeePassXC (KPXC), a recipient of one of the UXFund subgrants, is an open source password manager that is maintained by a small group of volunteer developers.
Accessibility Lab, based in Mexico, is an organization that works with public and private companies as well as Civil Society Organizations to ensure the inclusion of people with disabilities in the digital world.
The USABLE team is excited to announce the second round of UXFund grantees. These teams will receive small grants for usability and accessibility enhancements, as well as for organizing targeted engagements with at-risk users.
The USABLE team is excited to be gearing up for the Internet Freedom Festival this year to contiue sharing lessons learned by developers looking to listen and engage with their users.
The USABLE team is proud to announce the UXFund results for the small, but targeted usability enhancement grants. Many great proposals were received and, after a thorough review process, five organizations for short-term awards were selected.