Workgroup Chartered to Make UNIX more Accessible to People with Disabilities.
OAKLAND, Calif. -- Jan. 21, 2004 – Today, the Linux Foundation announced a new workgroup dedicated to establishing standards that will make Linux and Linux-based applications accessible to persons with disabilities. The Accessibility Workgroup of the Linux Foundation will make it easier for developers to support assistive technologies (AT). Assistive technologies enable individuals who are blind or visually impaired to read online text, and provide 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.