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Supported by Raising the Floor

Supported by UNESCO

Invitation to Second Meeting

You are invited to the second Open Source Accessibility Forum to take place in Toronto in conjunction with Toronto Open Source Week and FSOSS . The dates for the Open Source Accessibility Forum will be October 28th and 29th.  Logistics for the meetings are at: http://fsoss.senecac.on.ca/2009/location and will be posted on this Wiki.

Thanks to the discussions and work done during the first forum in Vancouver, we will have 5 focused discussions (in addition to advancing discussions regarding critical gaps and shared resources). These encompass the major priorities we identified and synthesized during the Vancouver meeting.  The 5 areas are:

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1. Accessible collaboration tools
The communication systems, bug-tracking systems, planning wikis, text chats, teleconference systems, and other means whereby open source communities plan, design, develop, evaluate, refine and distribute open source systems must be accessible. This will enable participation by community members with disabilities. It will mean that the needs of people with disabilities are represented in the community and it will enable the participation of individuals knowledgeable and personally interested in accessibility requirements.  These systems must also address multiple languages.

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