[Accessibility] Candidate Quote 4

Janina Sajka janina at rednote.net
Wed Oct 1 14:09:17 PDT 2003

Assistive technology developers are expected to have the expertise needed to provide the specialized interface technology required by persons with
disabilities. However, assistive technology developers must have standard API level support that provides the information required for assistive
technologies to run properly on all applications.

The heterogeneous nature of toolkits, component inter process communication models, libraries, and applications can make the development of robust and
effective assistive technologies difficult, at best. Without standards and binary interface components:

We are delighted that the Free Standards Group has convened an international Accessibility Workgroup to provide this support in open consensus standards.

Janina Sajka
Email: janina at rednote.net		
Phone: (202) 408-8175

Director, Technology Research and Development
American Foundation for the Blind (AFB)

Chair, Accessibility Working Group
Free Standards Group

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