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Open A11y Working Group Conference Call (16 December 2008)

Preliminary Items


  • Janina Sajka (JS/chair)
    • Stew Benedict (SB)
    • Pete Brunet (PB)
    • Paul Durao (PD)
    • Mark Doffman (MD)
    • Mike Gorse (MG)
    • George Kraft IV (GK4)
    • Gregory J. Rosmaita (GJR/scribe)
    • Olaf Schmidt (OS)
    • Will Walker (WW)
      • regrets: none yet logged

SB: work on LSB, here to monitor work to ascertain how fits into LSB

MG: consumer & developer of AT; done some DBus port work; on the mono accessibility product with Brad and Andrés

GK4: used to lead software group's linux accessibility project; been active in this and other LF groups

PB: chair of IAccessible2 interface -- used in JAWS, NVDA, FireFox, amongst others

MD develop for CodeThink; hired to translate AT-SPI to DBus -- been focus of work for last 6 years

Paul: mostly unix work, some GUI work; here to contribute in any way; been in computers loosing vision due to retinal problem, so increasingly also a consumer; worked on Fusion

JS: thank you and welcome!

For Reference

Approval of Past Minutes

Action Items Status Review

  • Summary of Action Items Assigned at the 2008-12-02 Open A11y Conference Call
    • ACTION: GJR - prepare alternate versions of Open A11y portal page
      • status: pending; the back-end is being switched to drupal and a style guide is being produced, both of which GJR needs to review, comment upon and work with LF staff
    • ACTION: GJR - post tersified Mission Statement prose to accessibility list
      • status: in progress

Meeting Dates and Times for December 2008/January 2009

  • There will be no Open A11y calls on:
    • 23 December 2008
    • 30 December 2008
  • Regular Open A11y calls will resume as normal on 6 January 2009

Meeting Minutes

Note: These minutes have not yet been finalized.

Topic 1: DBus Progress Update (Mark Doffman)

For Reference:

Topic 2: SIG Updates

Topic 3: 2009 Face-to-Face Meeting Planning

Guadec/Akademy 2009 As Venue and Time Frame

KDE's Akademy 2009 and Guadec are being held in 2009 at the same venue (Las Palmas de Gran Canaria) and same time (beginning 3 July 2009) -- this has been identified by the Workgroup as an ideal time-frame for an Open A11y face to face meeting in Los Palmas.

Topic 4: Website Update

For Reference:

New Business

Identify Topics for Upcoming Teleconference

Wrap Up