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by Julian Harty
The rapid development of mobile devices is putting powerful computing and communications power in the hands of consumers, but lack of universal design and accessibility considerations can leave people facing specific personal and environmental challenges without proper access. For example, few devices provide good support for people that are unable to use touch screens or keyboard which might be the case when operating machinery or some other physical restriction. However, open innovation between projects can help address these accessibility gaps by sharing alternative interface components. This talk explores various examples including an open source ebook reader whose accessibility features were enhanced by adopting the advances made in another open hardware project.
by Marco Zehe
Mozilla Firefox is one of the most popular browsers on the planet, and it is fully open source. One of the goals of this browser is to ensure that the web remains free and open to everyone. Consequently Mozilla are very keen on ensuring that it can be used efficiently by everyone and in every situation.
Ensuring Mozilla core is fully accessible requires working with a diverse eco system, including core developers,open source community, accessibility developers, AT manufactures, platform developers, standards groups, users; and now there's mobile as well. This talk explains how Mozilla have successfully approached this end ensured Mozilla has led on web accessibility.
7th–8th September 2011