Accessibility Summit 2006

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Mozilla Accessibility Summit

October 10-12 in Cambridge, MA

Meeting location:

IBM/Lotus building

1 Rogers Street

Room 3382

Cambridge, MA

Participants and Presentations


WhoOrganizationLocationRoleAttending Gnome summit as well?
Aaron LeventhalIBMBoston areaA11y module ownerPartially
Frank HeckerMozilla FoundationColumbia, MDMozilla Foundation Excutive DirectorNo
Mark PilgrimIBMRaleigh, NCChrome a11y ownerNo
Peter ParenteIBMChapel Hill, NCLSR(Linux Screen Reader) leadPartially
Ginn ChenSunBeijing, ChinaA11y peer, focus on LinuxYes
William WalkerSunNashua, NHOrca leadYes
Bill HanemanSunDublin, IrelandATK/AT-SPI leadYes
Hakan WaaraIndependentStockholmn, SwedenOSX a11yNo
Shane AndersonWebAIM, Utah State UniversityLogan, UTXUL a11y guidelines & testingYes
Aaron AndersenWebAIM, Utah State UniversityLogan, UTXUL a11y guidelines & testing (one of the founders of XUL Planet)Yes
Steve Leeoatsoft.orgExeter, Englandno project yetYes
Rich CaloggeroWGBHBoston, MANo declared projectNo
Peter KornSunOakland, CAUNIX AccessibilityYes
Mike PedersenSunSan Francisco, CAOrca Usability EngineerYes
Cal SwartIBMHawthorne, NYaccessibilityWorksNo
Nagappan ANovellBangalore, IndiaLDTP LeadPartially
Zhaozhou LiSUNBeijing, ChinaSolaris DesktopYes

Overview of where we are and where we're going

  • Cross platform accessibility, API support
  • Support for XUL, HTML, DHTML, upcoming XForms support
  • Potential upcoming projects: SVG, MathML, Webforms

AT demos and technical discussion

  • Orca (William Walker)
  • LSR (Peter Parente)
  • GOK (David Bolter)

Gnome/Mozilla overlap (led by Bill Haneman)

  • E.g. what changes are needed in DHTML a11y or ATK in order to have them work well together?

XUL accessibility overview (by Mark Pilgrim)

  • Brief discussion of non-Firefox apps and extension projects

XUL Accessibility Guidelines & Evaluation (by Shane Anderson and Aaron Andersen)

  • Overview of XUL guidelines
  • Evaluation methods and tools

HTML, DHTML & AJAX accessibility overview (Aaron Leventhal)

Testing overview

  • Current testing procedures, Wayne Deangelo,
  • LDTP demo and discussion, Nagappan A,
  • How can we improve testing (automation, unit testing coverage, cooperation)

Architecture discussions:

  • Cache
  • Wrap classes
  • Tree walking
  • Hypertext accessible
  • Events

OS X accessibility, led by Hwaara

Split into groups, work on individual problems (bring your debuggers)

  • Linux group
  • Mac group
  • XForms group
  • XUL/UI group (work on new XUL a11y guidelines skeleton)
  • Testing group

accessibilityWorks demo led by Cal Swart