So we’ve been a little quiet as to the current state of IRIS for a while; after the success of our beta this time last year (a huge thanks to all those who contributed), our tiny but tenacious web development team have been chunking away at a complete overhaul of the code.
Of course, such a big rewrite means a lot of hours spent learning new frameworks as well as coding, but I’m happy to release a sneak peek of the next IRIS interface below!
The BVI student side is still very barebones, but we’re following the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines and testing with all major screen readers, including on mobile, to provide an easy experience for all our users.
There’s still a lot to work on, especially for a small part-time development team, so unfortunately I can’t give a start date of the next beta yet. However, if you’d like to keep up to date or are interested in being involved in the beta please subscribe to our mailing list or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For those feeling really generous, we’re accepting donations to buy snacks for the hamsters powering our servers (as well as other, more serious things).