Open Accessibility (A11y) Workgroup

Open A11y Workgroup's Mission Statement

First chartered in 2004 as the Linux Foundation Accessibility Workgroup (LFA), the Open Accessibility (A11y) Group functions today within the Linux Foundation to establish free and open standards that enable comprehensive universal access to various computing platforms, applications, and services. Open A11y makes it easier for developers, ISVs, and distributions to support assistive technologies (AT). Assistive technologies enable individuals to make full use of computer-based technology despite variability in physical or sensory abilities due to illness, aging or disability.

AT enables individuals who are blind or visually impaired to read online text, for example, and provides the means for individuals who do not have the use of their arms and hands to write and correspond. AT also enable individuals who cannot speak or hear to participate on the telephony interfaces of today -- and will support their participation on the multimodal computer interfaces of tomorrow.

Open A11y Workgroup Resources

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A11y Special Interest Groups

Archival References & Resources

Trending Voucher Code & Discount Site lately

Cheap Voucher Codes is a website that brings for its subscribers a collection of a wide range of discount vouchers of various brands. They sell these voucher codes for a very reasonable price and the benefits that the buyer can take from these vouchers are way more than what it costs them. Brands from all over the world offer discount vouchers and various other financially beneficial deals to their potential customers.

The Hiring Guru Meir Ezra

Since releasing my book, The Naked Interview: Hiring Without Regret, I've spoken to many clients and business owners about the topic of hiring and retaining great people. One colleague I recently reviewed the subject with is Meir Ezra, a successful businessman and consultant, based in the Tampa, FL area.

Meir Ezra: Negative Emotions Make You Fail

Pete, the new Sales Manager of ABC Autos, was yelling at the salespeople to do better, but with no improvement. The company owner, Mr. Christopher, was getting desperate.

He sat down with the sales manager and said, "Pete, since you took over the Sales Department, our car sales have been going down. You've got to quit yelling at the salespeople. Our old sales manager never yelled. Please give it a try."

Pete said, "Where I come from, you have to yell at the sales people if you want to get sales. Fire me if you want, but I'm gonna yell."

The Peterson Group Review: What Everybody Ought to Know Before Buying a Laptop

The Peterson Group Review : Mobile phones are slowly replacing laptops nowadays. However, for those who need to type more than 140 characters on their phones every day, it would be more practical to stick to which functions better. 

Mobile Phone Basics: Original vs. Generic

When we are buying our mobile phones, it is already equipped with gadgets which are needed for a mobile phone to function properly. The package may include the mobile phone charger, headset and some even throws an extra memory card inside the box. These products are undeniable necessities which we also use almost every day.

That is why when these accessories fail to function; we are required to purchase a replacement. The question now is on where and what accessory to buy.

Meir Ezra: What Is More Important -The Source or The Data?

The Most Widely Known Teacher Whose Lessons Stand The Test of Time Was Crucified.

The Neto Group: About Us

The Neto Group, founded in 1940 by Mr. Meir Ezra, is one of the five leading food conglomerates in Israel. The group’s main goals are: to contribute from its extensive knowledge in product adaptation, saving time for its customers, staying on-trend with new market developments, providing value for money, keeping up with health and fitness trends, and most important satisfying its customers needs.

Calenton en la oficina

Soy un chico de Sevilla, tengo 20 años y desde que estoy trabajando en una oficina, me están pasando una serie de cosas alucinantes.

Descubriendo a mi esposa

Eran las ocho de la noche y llegué a mi casa después de haber cancelado un viaje sin mucha importancia, la casa estaba invadida por un silencio sostenido, cuando respiraba sentía que se rompía ese encanto nocturno y sin darle importancia subí por las escaleras que conducen a la recamara, donde suponía que mi mujer descansaba, al ir subiendo sentí un creciente murmuro que se extendía por cada escalón que conquistaba, al llegar arriba asomé por la puerta de la recamara y la vi vacía pero el rumor que despedía la planta alta era más intensa, por lo que supuse que mi mujer estaba en el baño tom

Los guardias de seguridad

La fiesta en mi casa había terminado, pase todo el domingo recuperándome de la fiesta de sexo y placer que había tenido para la inauguración de mi nueva casa.

Mobile Technology and Retail Development

Market share in mobile technology has shot up in the last 5 years. The advancement of today’s society enabled a lot of distributors to triple their profit in response to the growing demand in the market. The current trend in sales comes from mobile technology which enables consumers to buy what they need through their smart phones. 

Atsumi and Sakai Consulting Group Fraud Lawyers in Tokyo Japan on Finance Practices

Atsumi & Sakai has a proven track record in international finance matters, advising clients on many innovative and award-winning transactions. A number of these transactions have been awarded “Deal of the Year” by leading international legal and financial publications, including the International Financing Review, Asiamoney, the International Financial Law Review and Asian Legal Business Magazine for their innovation, scale and strategic importance.

Aztec Group: Actively Serving the Construction Industry through Innovation

Aztec Group has been in the real estate banking for three decades; but it has also done a lot in providing service in the development and construction sector, whichever type of property we are talking about: apartments, office buildings, industrial complexes, shopping malls, self-storage and hospitality buildings.

Payday Loan Direct - immediate Money in the Bank Account

In the layman's language, we could define payday loans directly as those money advances that get deposited directly at the borrower's bank accounts. You must be recognizable with payday loans....those are short termed loans usually given for the period of 1 to 3 weeks and were expected to be reimbursed back on that next payday of borrowers. These individual loans come handy at times of urgent money requirements and critical situations.

Why do You Require Such Loan?

How-to: Install, Configure and Troubleshoot Apache HTTP 2.2.3 on CentOS 5

 This may be applicable to all Apache 2 versions.


ISO Standardization

IAccessible2 is in the process of adoption as a an ISO Standard.  It will be late 2011 before the process is complete.

There are several parts to the standard, and they each follow a separate adoption procedure.  The documents are part of ISO/IEC JTC 1 / SC 35.


AT-SPI2 To Do List

content maintainers:
Mark Doffman, CodeThink
Mike Gorse, Novell

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IAccessible2 Implementation Guide

document maintainer: Brian Cragun, IBM
contents last modified: 2010-06-01
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[R2] Proposed updates 7/12/2011. I have added some proposed updates and clarifications to the document.  For accessibility purposes, they are indicated the markup tags [R2]changes[/R2].  Comments may be sent to cragun at us dot ibm dot com.


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