December 24, 2000

Linux accessibility conference Mar 22 and 23

Author: JT Smith

It's going to be in Los Angeles, held in conjuction with the 16th annual CSUN International Conferemce. Click below for full text of the announcement.
The Linux Accessibility
March 22-23, 2001
Los Angeles Airport
Hilton Hotel, Plaza D
  • Taking place at CSUN's Sixteenth
    Annual International Conference, which averages 4000 attendees.
  • Free admission to the Linux
    Accessibility Conference (not including the price of attending to CSUN,
    consult link for admission costs).

Join us for two days of:

  • Speeches by prominent figures
    in the free software and accessibility community. Individuals who have
    tentatively agreed to speak include Judy Brewer (Director of WAI), Alan
    Black (Creator of Festival Speech Synthesizer), Peter Korn (Sun Microsystems'
    GNOME Accessibility Lab), and Aaron Leventhal (Mozilla accessibility).
    Other noteworthy people who have said they plan to attend include T.V.
    Raman (Creator of Emacspeak).
  • Demonstrations of free software
    such as Emacspeak, Festival, BRLTTY, and Speechd.
  • Workgroups on GNOME (run by
    Sun Microsystems' GNOME Accessibility Lab), KDE, X Windows, Console, Braille,
    Speech, Internationalization and Localization (i18n and l10n), Internet
    Applications (Mozilla), and a Universal Accessibility Standard.
  • Planning and organizing for
    the future of Linux accessibility.

If you are interested
in attending, join the ocularis-announce mailing list by visiting link

The Linux Accessibility Conference
stems from Project Ocularis, a volunteer-run effort to make Linux and the
free software world accessible to all. Visit Project Ocularis at link

The mission of the conference
is twofold:
1) To demonstrate the potential
of Linux and free software in the accessibility arena.

2) To formulate a course
of action for advancing Linux accessibility and to begin to organize interested
supporters and developers into working groups focusing on specific topics.
These topics include: GNOME, KDE, X Windows, Console, Braille, Speech,
Internationalization and Localization (i18n and l10n), Internet Applications
(Mozilla), and Universal Accessibility Standard.

Who Should Attend:

  • Companies or developers who
    want to make their applications more accessible under Linux.
  • Companies or developers in the
    AT industry who are interested in better serving impaired users through
    creating and using free software.
  • Anyone who is interested in
    making Linux and the free software world more accessible to all.

Tentative Schedule:
Thursday, March 23rd:

  • Speakers
  • Presentations
  • Demos
  • Transition (technical overview
    and introduction to the distinct role of each working group)
  • Break up into working groups

Friday, March, 24th:

  • Reconvene the next morning for
    another speaker
  • Hear reports from each of the
    working groups
  • Long-term planning

Travel and Accommodations:
See link
for information about accommodations and travel.

Remote Attendance:
Join the ocularis-announce
mailing list by visiting link
for details about remote attendance.

Interested in Being a
Speaker or Involving your Business or Free Software Project?

Contact JP Schnapper-CasterasConference
Additional contact information
available upon request

Please forward this announcement
to a friend or colleague.

Linux is a registered trademark
of Linus Torvalds. All other trademarks and copyrights are owned by their
respective owners.-JP Schnapper-Casteras

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