[Kde-accessibility] Ubuntu accessibility (mini) summit Nov. 5-10

Henrik Nilsen Omma henrik at ubuntu.com
Wed Oct 18 12:42:52 CEST 2006

Peter Korn wrote:
> So, I would like to propose that we designate one day during the 
> Ubuntu summit as an accessibility focus day.  For purely selfish 
> reasons, I'd like to suggest that day be Monday November 6th (since 
> I'll be on a plane on the 7th).  This isn't to prevent accessibility 
> discussions from happening other days, but to encourage that many of 
> them happen that day.

If there is general agreement on this we can certainly organise 
something to this effect within the framework of the overall event. And 
Monday seems like a good day.

If we can work out amongst ourselves what topics we would like to cover 
on that day and who will be participating we can feed this into the 
scheduler and get a day packed with accessibility topics. I'm sure 
several of these topics will need multiple sessions though, so it will 
be natural to continue the detailed implementation sessions later in the 

I think it's important that we work within the schedule of UDS as much 
as possible so that other developers can join in. Most of those reading 
this will already know the value of accessibility, while it may be new 
to other UDS participants. The more of them we can include in talks the 
better. I'm hoping that a lot of the wider picture work was done at the 
Boston summit and that we can try to bring some of those conclusions to 
the wider development community at this event, in small sessions focused 
on concrete implementation plans.

To help get ourselves organised, I've made a table of participants here: 
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Accessibility/UDS-MTV . Please add details about 
yourself if you are participating, either on-site or remotely.


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