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

The Peterson Group Review: Asia’s Top Mobile Accessories

Statistics have shown us how fast mobile phone markets have penetrated today’s trend not only among teenagers and young adults but also among adults and professionals. With this growth, there is also a surge in the demand of mobile phone accessories. In fact, reviews have stated that mobile phone accessories sales have surpassed that of mobile phone market.

How to Dispose of Your Old Laptop

It just seems yesterday when laptops were introduced to us. We were unaware of how it can impact all of our lives and how it can become one of the necessities in the present times.


Laptops are considered treasure boxes to most of us. This little hardware, which has evolved from bulky boxes to thin and sleek technological pads, may contain important files from documents, presentations, images and videos that can cost us our lives. Laptops have become an essential as our mobile phones and it is hard to imagine it being lost or replaced.


Balneario nudista

Mi marido, que se llama Ignacio y yo que me llamo Sandra somos asiduos de los balnearios. Nos encanta pasar el fin de semana en uno de ellos, la atmosfera videos porno gay nos ayuda a relajarnos del quehacer diario y volvemos como nuevos.

Además, nos ayuda a fortalecer nuestra relación de pareja, pues pasamos mucho tiempo juntos, en todos los aspectos.

Con mi mujer y dos nuevos amantes

Las tardes libres después del trabajo, lo de siempre, juntas, presentaciones, pláticas con funcionarios de otras compañías, regresaba a mi cuarto de hotel porno, solo. A eso de las once de la noche recibía la llamada de siempre, Alma puteando y me hablaba para contarme.

Se imaginarán, con su narrativa llena de detalles, terminaba jalándomela. Una de esas noches me habló cuando todavía estaba con su amante y pude escuchar la cojedera que se traían.

Kaiser promotes healthy babies with Dr. Richard Isaacs

Kaiser pushes for greater breast-feeding success among moms

The healthiest thing any child will ever consume is his or her mother’s breast milk. Kaiser Permanente South Sacramento wants to make certain new mothers learn how to breastfeed their babies before they leave the hospital to increase the future good health for babies.

Kaiser Permanente South Sacramento was recently designated a “Baby Friendly” hospital in accordance with the World Health Organization’s Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative.

The staff had a small celebration on Aug. 14.

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

Table of Contents


IAccessible2 Implementation Guide

document maintainer: Brian Cragun, IBM
contents last modified: 2010-06-01
canonical URI for this document:

[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.





Guidelines for Open A11y Specifications: Open Issues & Questions

General Issues Which Need to Be Addressed for All Specifications

  1. boilerplate "copyright" and "licensing" verbiage -- get from from LF?


Workgroup Chartered to Make UNIX more Accessible to People with Disabilities.


AT-SPI2 0.1.2 Available for Download


AT-SPI2 0.1.3 Available for Download


Input/Output (I/0) SIG FAQ

Project Resources

Syndicate content