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

Accessibility

Accessibility

accessibility:about

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

specs

specs/guidelines/issues


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?

io/overview


Input/Output (I/0) SIG


Project Resources

scratchpad


The Open A11y Scratch Pad

This portion of the Open A11y Workgroup's wiki is intended to foster discussion and development of new resources, collaborate upon evangelism of Workgroup efforts, and the like. It is a public discussion area endorsed by no one, but of interest to everyone.

blogs

These are the blogs that are aggregated by ...

scratchpad/frontpage


Alternatives to Open Accessibility's Current Front Page

* Mission Statement moved to DIV beneath links

scratchpad/csun2009


Open A11y at CSUN2009

'NOTE: The submission deadline for CSUN 2009 has been extended to Monday, 3 November 2009.

For Reference:

scratchpad/frontpage/missionmoved2

news/2009/11/at-spi2_release


AT-SPI2 0.1.2 Available for Download

news/2009/11/at-spi2_release_0.1.3


AT-SPI2 0.1.3 Available for Download

io/faq


Input/Output (I/0) SIG FAQ


Project Resources

draftpages/csun2008/draft1


New Standards and New Initiatives From Open A11y: Draft 1

Title:
New Standards and New Initiatives From Open A11y

Abstract:

draftpages/csun2008/draft2


New Standards and New Initiatives From Open A11y: FINAL

Title:
New Standards and New Initiatives From Open A11y

Abstract:
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