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Introducing ADOPTABLE

Introducing ADOPTABLE: Equipping at-risk organizations with localized expertise, resources, and tools to mitigate digital attacks Human rights organizations around the globe continue to face ongoing and increasing digital security threats from state and non-state actors.

VLog Q&A with the OKThanks team

This month, we are taking some time to catch up with our UXFund grantees, and learn a little more about their organization.

Q&A with Accessibility Lab

This month, we are taking some time to catch up with our UXFund grantees, and learn a little more about their organization.

Q&A with the KeePassXC team

This month, we are taking some time to catch up with our UXFund grantees, and learn a little more about their organization.

UXFund: SecureDrop

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.

UXFund: Mailvelope

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.

UXFund: The Guardian Project

The Guardian Project is a global collective of software developers, designers, advocates, activists, and trainers who develop open source mobile security software and operating system enhancements.

UXFund: KeePassXC

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.

UXFund: Accessibility Lab

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.

UXFund: Okthanks

Okthanks, an organization focused on user experience and human-centered design, received a 9 month grant from the USABLE project to expand their capacity working with open-source privacy and security tool teams and digital security trainers around the globe.

Q&A with the SecureDrop Team

This month, we are taking some time to catch up with our UXFund grantees, and learn a little more about their organization.

USABLE at RightsCon Tunis

In June 2019, the USABLE team attended RightsCon 2019 in Tunis. In addition to having face to face conversations and meetings with kay UX players in the Internet Freedom community, the team was able to co-facilitate a UX and Human Rights Zero Day event alongside AccessNow, Simply Secure, and the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

Announcing the Second Round of UXFund Grantees!

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.

USABLE at RightsCon Toronto

In response to the emerging security and privacy concerns in product and user experience design, we would like to invite you to the UX/Tech Meetup at RightsCon Toronto on behalf of Internews and Access Now.

USABLE at the Internet Freedom Festival

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.

Announcing the UXFund Results!

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.

Power to the Users -- From trainings to the UXForum and onwards.

Three years ago, I led a digital security training for independent media in Kyiv during the peak of the EuroMaidan protests.

UXFund: Extended to September 30!

We are extending the UXFund deadline for two more weeks - through Sep. 30! Apply Today!.