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Linux Accessibility Conference

The Linux Accessibility Conference

March 22-23, 2001
Los Angeles Airport
Hilton Hotel, Plaza D

- Taking place at CSUN's Sixteenth Annual
International Conference, which averages 4000
- Free admission to the Linux Accessibility Conference
(not including the price of attending to CSUN, consult
http://www.csun.edu/cod/conf2001/index.html for
admission costs). 

Join us for two days of:
- Speeches by prominent figures in the free software
and accessibility community.  Individuals who have
tentatively agreed to speak include Judy Brewer
(Director of WAI), Alan Black (Creator of Festival
Speech Synthesizer), Peter Korn (Sun Microsystems?
GNOME Accessibility Lab), and Aaron Leventhal (Mozilla
accessibility).  Other noteworthy people who have said
they plan to attend include T.V. Raman (Creator of
- Demonstrations of free software such as Emacspeak,
Festival, BRLTTY, and Speechd.
- Workgroups on GNOME (run by Sun Microsystems' GNOME
Accessibility Lab), KDE, X Windows, Console, Braille,
Speech, Internationalization and Localization (i18n
and l10n), Internet Applications (Mozilla), and a
Universal Accessibility Standard.
- Planning and organizing for the future of Linux

If you are interested in attending, join the
ocularis-announce mailing list by visiting

The Linux Accessibility Conference stems from Project
Ocularis, a volunteer-run effort to make Linux and the
free software world accessible to all.  Visit Project
Ocularis at http://ocularis.sourceforge.net.

The mission of the conference is twofold: 
	1) To demonstrate the potential of Linux and free
software in the accessibility arena.
	2) To formulate a course of action for advancing
Linux accessibility and to begin to organize
interested supporters and developers into working
groups focusing on specific topics.
	These topics include: GNOME, KDE, X Windows, Console,
Braille, Speech, Internationalization and Localization
(i18n and l10n), Internet Applications (Mozilla), and
Universal Accessibility Standard.

Who Should Attend:
- Companies or developers who want to make their
applications more accessible under Linux.
- Companies or developers in the AT industry who are
interested in better serving impaired users through
creating and using free software.
- Anyone who is interested in making Linux and the
free software world more accessible to all.

Tentative Schedule:
Thursday, March 23rd:
- Speakers
- Presentations
- Demos
- Transition (technical overview and introduction to
the distinct role of each working group)
- Break up into working groups

Friday, March, 24th:
- Reconvene the next morning for another speaker
- Hear reports from each of the working groups
- Long-term planning

Travel and Accommodations:
	See http://www.csun.edu/cod/conf2001/index.html for
information about accommodations and travel.

Remote Attendance:
	Join the ocularis-announce mailing list by visiting
for details about remote attendance.

Interested in Being a Speaker or Involving your
Business or Free Software Project?
Contact JP Schnapper-Casteras
Conference Organizer
Additional contact information available upon request

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