Accessibility

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

For Developers

Interested in writing cross-platform accessible applications?

A11y Special Interest Groups

Archival References & Resources

iaccessible2/buildinfo

After you check the IA2 project files out using BZR, this file can be used to understand how to build the IA2 docs, a merged IDL file, and a zip file containing the docs and IDL files.

kbd/specs/kafs1/comments

kbd


KBD (Keyboard) SIG

accessibility_workgroup_meeting

Linux Accessibility Workgroup

Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit

Leader: Janina Sajka

Attendees:

Purpose:

April 10
Noon - 1:30pm Lunch:

kbd/faq


KBD SIG FAQ

(prose to follow)

kbd/overview


KBD SIG Project Overview

(Overview prose belongs here)

Accessibility

Open Accessibility (A11y) Workgroup

Open A11y Workgroup's Mission Statement

Officers

Open A11y Executive

Participants

Participants are listed alphabetically, by last name
List information last updated 10 August 2010

Mailing Lists

IAccessible2

IAccessible2 is a new accessibility API which complements Microsoft's earlier work on MSAA. This API fills critical accessibility API gaps in the MSAA offering. IAccessible2 was created out of necessity to produce a usable and accessible OpenDocument Format (ODF) based office suite for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Accessibility/ATK/AT-SPI/AT-SPI on D-Bus

contents last updated 17 November 2008

Accessibility/ATK/AT-SPI/AT-SPI Best Practices

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