[Accessibility] FSG102 Document Part 1 Section E working copy

Janina Sajka janina at rednote.net
Tue Jul 15 06:48:57 PDT 2003

 e. Companies and organizations in the field that would benefit from
    the standard. This should include general industry descriptions,
    as well as major potential participants.

These standards will be applicable across the entire industry. We will,
therefore, look for representative participation throughout the

*	Application developers will be empowered to support users with
disabilities in a straight forward manner. 

*	Marketers of distributions based on free standards will be able
to include accessibility support in their distributions which, in turn,
will enable them to meet legal requirements in various markets worldwide
(such as in sales to U.S. Government entities).

*	Developers of assistive technologies will be empowered to focus
their energies on the creation of innovative solutions to the particular
needs of the specific disabled population they serve. 

To be more specific beneficiaries will include such implementations of
free standards as GNOME, KDE, and GNU software, and vendors of unix and
Linux such as Red Hat Corporation, United Linux, Sun Micro Systems,
and IBM Corporation, among others.

				Janina Sajka, Director
				Technology Research and Development
				Governmental Relations Group
				American Foundation for the Blind (AFB)

Email: janina at afb.net		Phone: (202) 408-8175

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