[Accessibility] Last Call! Re: Mission Statement Revision Draft #5
janina at freestandards.org
Mon Apr 16 11:36:24 PDT 2007
We have had no additional concerns raised on this list about the attached draft Mission Statement for Open A11y.
If you have concerns, or want to suggest additions or modifications,
please post them to this list by the time of our regularly scheduled
teleconference call this coming Wednesday.
Janina Sajka writes:
> This fifth draft reflects our discussion on today's telecon. We have
> determined to wait another week to see if Olaf has additional language
> to propose--as was suggested during our call last week.
> You will recall we need a revised statement to identify our FSG legacy
> and our current Open A11y identity.
> /begin proposed Mission Statement
> Proposed Mision Statement (Draft #5
> April 4, 2007
> First chartered in 2004 as the Free Standards Group Accessibility
> Workgroup (FSGA), the Open A11y group functions today within the Linux
> Foundation to establish free and open standards that enable
> comprehensive universal access to various computing platforms,
> applications, and services. Open A11y makes it easier for developers,
> ISVs, and distributions to support assistive technologies (AT).
> Assistive technologies enable individuals who are blind or visually
> impaired to read online text, and provide the means for individuals who
> do not have the use of their arms and hands to write and correspond. AT
> also enable individuals who cannot speak or hear to participate on the
> telephony interfaces of today -- and will support their participation on
> the multimodal computer interfaces of tomorrow.
> /end proposed Mission Statement
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Janina Sajka, Phone: +1.202.595.7777; sip:janina at a11y.org
Partner, Capital Accessibility LLC http://CapitalAccessibility.Com
Marketing the Owasys 22C talking screenless cell phone in the U.S. and Canada
Learn more at http://ScreenlessPhone.Com
Chair, Open Accessibility janina at a11y.org
Linux Foundation http://a11y.org
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