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.
- AT-SPI2 2.0.1 Available for Download (2011-04-27)
- IAccessible2 released under BSD License
- Linux Foundation Announces New Licensing Terms, Testing Tools for Accessibility Interfaces
- news from Open A11y
- Email Lists: Archives & List Services
- Meetings: Agendas & Minutes
- Specifications: Drafts & Recommendations
- Open A11y Workgroup Participants
- Open A11y's Executive Officers
- Open Accessibility BZR Repository
- Open Accessibility GForge Projects
Interested in writing cross-platform accessible applications?
- AT-SPI Interfaces and Subinterfaces
- Keyboard Access Functional Specification, 1.0 (KAFS)
- Learn more about the IAccessible2 interfaces for Windows.
- AccProbe: The Accessibility Probe is a standaloneapplication that provides a view of the Microsoft Active Accessibility (MSAA) or IAccessible2 hierarchy of a currently running application or rendered document and of the properties of the accessible objects of that application or document
- Get support or ask a question either on the Accessibility mailing list or via irc.a11y.org, in channels #a11y and #ia2 -- or, create your own channel and get others involved!
- ATK/AT-SPI SIG
- Expert Handlers SIG
- IAccessible2 SIG
- Input/Output (I/O) SIG
- Keyboard Accessibility SIG
The Times Colonist posted an article that boasted Victoria as being one of the most walkable cities in Canada. The concept of walkability is one that is very near and dear to the heart of Westhills, as we foster a new community that values sustainability!
Travel tips: holidays in Formentera, and this week's best short breaks | Joanne O'Connor | Travel | The Observer
Travel tips: holidays in Formentera and this week's best short breaks
It's a refuge for hippies, clubbed-out Ibiza veterans, Italian tourists by the boatload and the occasional supermodel, yet Formentera manages to hang on to its bohemian, below- the-radar charm. The sugar-soft beaches and psychedelic sunsets are among the best in the Med.
WESTHILL CONSULTING, TRAVEL & TOURS, INC. was established by a group of people who are travel enthusiasts. They wanted to fulfill a long time dream of travelling the world and they wanted to fulfill others' dream as well. We carry out the business of tours and travel intermediation representing major travel suppliers. We also provide services such as booking, tour facilitation, travel documentation and other related services. We will make sure that you will have the travel experience that is worth of you money and your time.
The dessert table featuring miniature Oscar statues coated with 24k gold dust are pictured during the 86th Oscars Governors Ball press preview in Hollywood, California February 20, 2014. —Reuters pic
WellPoint Offers Seniors Tips for Bouncing Back from Hospitalization - Massachussets Westhill Consulting Insurance
INDIANAPOLIS, Feb 10, 2014 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Imagine you’ve been in the hospital. You’ve eagerly waited for the day you could go home. When that day finally arrives, you’re thrilled. It’s a safe bet the last thing you want to do is to have to return to the hospital.
Pól Ó Conghaile has just been named the Travel Extra Travel Journalist of the Year, awarded for “his exceptional body of work” including articles written for the Irish Examiner and the National Geographic.
TWO-thirds of Irish workers don’t take their full annual leave, according to a survey by Hotels.com. Respondents fail to take the holidays to which they are entitled “because they are too busy” or “they just don’t get around to taking them”.
Skeleton, curling, bobsleigh, snowboarding, ice hockey, even luge, here's our guide to Winter Olympics sports, where you can learn them or take a holiday and improve your technique
The recently concluded LibreOffice Confernce in Paris announced interesting enhancements which will take LibreOffice to new heights in days to come. It's just over an year since the initial beta release of LibreOffice and The Document Foundation(TDF) has come a long way with LibreOffice. Now TDF has set their sights much higher. Read onto find out more.
Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot has just been released today and Ubuntopia is getting warmed up to welcome the latest version from the Ubuntu stables, With the new release, new users would want to download and test Ubuntu. So we thought it would be a good idea to create a guide to help newcomers do that.
Mozilla has just released Firefox 7 following their new strategy of speeding up the release cycles to match with the competition. With this release it hopes to improve memory management issues that plagued its predecessors. Meanwhile a bogus website has sprung up on the web and started appearing on Google search results trying to cash in on the euphoria surrounding the new release.
What do computers dream about when they sleep? With Electric Sheep, you can view the beautifully rendered collective dreams of thousands of computers. This constantly evolving and changing collection of fractal art is created using the mathematics of the Flame Fractal algorithm and the processing power of an army of client computers worldwide.
On September 2, Canonical released beta versions of Oneiric Ocelot for Ubuntu, Kubuntu and Xubuntu.
Twitter is without doubt one of the most popular micro-blogging/social networking services out there on the web. Even though the use of the Twitter website is very much sufficient to enjoy a good Twitter experience, various 3rd party Twitter clients exist to make things more easy and streamlined.
Udev-discover is the complete graphical device manager application for the linux kernel. It runs perfectly well on Ubuntu. It manages all device nodes in /dev directory of your LInux partiion.
It all started with torsmo,a tool that monitors system variables.Torsmo is no longer maintained,which led to the creation of its fork called conky.Conky checks various system variables and plots graph based on the values.Conky is efficient and fast as it draws directly in the X window system.Conky is easily customisable and flexible.It is customisable as we can extend its functionality using the LUA programming language.Lets start with insta
If you are or want to be open source developer,you must try GitHub. It is a new hosted Git repository service that's being called a "social network" for programmers. It is basically a distributed version control system designed to handle everything from small to very large projects with speed and efficiency.
How to Install Rabbit VCS in Ubuntu | A Graphical VCS Tool equivalent to Tortoise SVN for use in Ubuntu
Are you a developer using Linux? Do you use a Version Control Software like SVN / GIT/ Mercurial ? Do you feel bored of sticking with command line client tool and looking for a Graphical tool like Tortoise SVN for Windows?