Sun's press release about AEGIS went out today. It includes thoughtful perspectives about the projects' importance from project coordinator CERTH, from the Royal National Institute of Blind People, from AOL, and from my own vice president at Sun. Speaking for Sun, Jeet Kaul (VP of the Client Software Group) said:
Every second of every day that passes, the number of new mobile devices and web sites grows at an astounding rate - with much of that growth bringing accessibility problems for people with disabilities. By building support for accessibility into the next generation of rich internet application frameworks and mobile devices, we can help ensure that people with disabilities can participate in the digital age.
Already the press has started to pick up on this. On behalf of International Data Group
, writer Chris Kanaracus
has already published the article "Sun, Consortium to Drive Tech Accessibility Project" (which can be found in The Industry Standard
and PC World
and Yahoo! tech
among other places).