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Another AEGIS development: document accessibility checking - AccessODF

Over the past few years as part of the AEGIS project, our friends at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (K.U.Leuven) have released extensions to OpenOffice.org that allow users to create talking books in DAISY format (with odt2daisy), and to print documents in Braille (with Read more: Peter Korn's Weblog

 
Drupal 8 Mobile UX Roadmap

As we found out in London, Drupal's mobile admin interface faces some big obstacles to overcome. If we want to to be able to tackle some of these problems in the next release cycle we need focus, the idea being we don't move on to the next item in till we have the previous one licked. I've whipped up proposal for our road map.

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Inclusion of disabled persons key to 2020 strategy, says EP

The objectives of the ‘Europe 2020’ strategy cannot be attained without the active involvement of disabled people, ie some 80 million individuals (16% of the population). Such is the European Parliament’s message in a non-legislative resolution on the mobility and inclusion of disabled persons and the 2010-2020 strategy in favour of disabled persons, adopted on 25 October.

According to the latest statistics, the drop-out rate in education and the unemployment rate of disabled

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EU Conference on Innovation for Digital Inclusion

During the EU Conference on “Innovation for Digital Inclusion”, in Gdańsk, Poland on 5-7 October 2011, which was devoted to the innovative usage of solutions based on information and communication technologies (ICT) and its importance in the process of e-Inclusion in Europe, following themes were addressed:

  • new developments of Access For All

 
Monthly Accessibility Skype Call: Nov. 8, 5pm GMT/11am CST
Start: 
2011-11-08 11:00 - 12:00 America/Chicago
Online meeting (eg. IRC meeting)

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The EU needs to do more to include people with disabilities

“The EU needs to get more people with disabilities into jobs and include provisions on disability in more of its other policies,” says Parliament in a resolution, passed last week, on the European Disability Strategy 2010-2020.
“Over 80 million people, i.e. around 16% of the EU’s total population, are living with disabilities. The Europe 2020 Strategy target of 75% of the population

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Workshop on developing intelligent user interfaces for e-accessibility

As part of the 2012 International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces, the “Workshop on developing intelligent user interfaces for e-accessibility” is organised on 14 February 2012 in Lisbon, Portugal. The workshop will explore the applicability of different modalities of interaction (speech, gesture, haptic interface etc.) and investigate ways to develop intelligent adaptation systems that meet

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IT Innovation Camp on social media and ICT for people with disabilities

On 19-20 April 2012, Copenhagen (Denmark) will host the “IT Innovation Camp on social media and ICT for people with disabilities”. The aim is to share knowledge, develop ideas and transform early-stage concepts into prototypes in under 48 hours.
The camp will bring together IT companies, developers, researchers, designers, practitioners and students.
The camp is an initiative by Read more: Access For All

 
a11yjobs: Research in Motion is seeking an #Accessibility Test Specialist, Waterloo, ON Send CV to accessibility at rim dot com #a11y
a11yjobs: Research in Motion is seeking an #Accessibility Test Specialist, Waterloo, ON Send CV to accessibility at rim dot com #a11y

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a11yjobs: Symbiotic Group hiring AODA Consulting & Support Services Team (3 year contract) http://t.co/9samgIxc HT @a11ymedia
a11yjobs: Symbiotic Group hiring AODA Consulting & Support Services Team (3 year contract) http://t.co/9samgIxc HT @a11ymedia

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More accessible tables output by block-admin-display-form.tpl.php

Tables should have summaries and captions and table headers and table cells should be marked (as you teach me) with correspondent "headers" and "id" values.

I added some simple Php functions to block-admin-display-form.tpl.php and the output seems to be complete.

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table id="blocks" summary="Show

<?php

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