Friday Mar 07, 2008

Our new look

The Sun Accessibility effort's website has a new look! (and I was among the winning votes for the main image).

Also on our new page is our traditional See Sun at CSUN blurb. In addition to our usual booth (#405 and #406 in the Saddlebrook room of the Marriott hotel), we have several sessions of interest:

  • Access to the GNOME Desktop for the blind professional using Orca; on Wednesday 03/12/08, 3:10pm in the St. Louis room of the Marriott hotel [session BLV-2009]

    Orca is a free, open source, screen reader for the GNOME desktop using speech, braille and magnification. The GNOME desktop runs on Solaris and Linux.

  • Topics in Java, UNIX, and Open Document Format Accessibility; on Thursday 03/13/08, 1:50pm in Boston room of the Marriott hotel [session EMP-1002]

    This session discusses and demonstrates the latest in Java accessibility, desktop accessibility in UNIX, and access to the open document format (ODF) and ODF applications.

We're also joining several presentations hosted by others groups:

  • New Standards and New Initiatives from Open A11y; on Friday 03/14/08, 9:20am in the Boston room of the Marriott hotel [session OTH-3001]

    Open A11y has completed three standards covering keyboard and desktop accessibility, providing and specifying minimum platform be introduced.

  • IAccessible2 Development: An Accessibility API that Works for Assistive Technologies and Applications; on Friday 03/14/08, 4:20pm in the Washington room of the Marriott hotel [session BLV-3001]

    Lead software applications and assistive technology developers will get together to share their experiences in supporting IAccessible2. Future enhancements to the API will be discussed.

Hope to see you at CSUN!

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