Open Source Accessibility Funding
By user13342178 on Oct 17, 2008
Working on open source accessibility for more than 7 years now, I am happy to see that the AEGIS project will invest €12.6m into accessibility, with the vast majority of it focused on open source solutions.
Leading our OpenOffice.org accessibility efforts since 2001, I can tell you how difficult it can be to convince people to spend time and resource to work on accessibility related stuff "under the hood", since probably more than 99% of the users won't recognize anything from it.
Now with the AEGIS funding, I am sure a lot of wonderful things in the area of accessibility can be achieved in different projects.