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From Steve Lee <st...@fullmeasure.co.uk>
Subject Re: Request to join as initial committer
Date Sat, 11 Jun 2011 16:43:22 GMT
On 11 June 2011 17:30,  <donald_harbison@us.ibm.com> wrote:
> Joanmarie Diggs <joanmarie.diggs@gmail.com> wrote on 06/10/2011 05:28:59
> PM:
>
>> Sorry for this just-under-the-wire request, but I would love to be added
>> to the list of initial committers if it is not too late.
>>
>> Most of my strengths are around accessibility:
>>
>> Volunteer Job:
>> * Orca project lead (1+ years) and developer (5+ years)
>> * GNOME Accessibility Project assistant to the lead (1+ year)
>>
>> Day Job:
>> * Assistive Technology Specialist, Carroll Center for the Blind (15
> years)
>
> Very cool. While IBM contributed its accessibility code to Oracle last
> year, Oracle was unable to fully integrate.
> We should finish that work if the proposal passes to podling. It looks
> like this will be an effort you
> would want to consider working on. This is the code that implements the
> IA2 APIs that IBM donated to Linux
> Foundation in December 2008.[1]

I'm *very* keen to see this happen.

A point of information: IA2 is actually for Windows platforms, even
though is maintained by the Linux Foundation (note IA2 is deliberately
very similar to AT/SPI on Linux).

Orca, which Joanie leads, is GNOME on Linux, so we still need to work
on community development for IA2, as things stand.

-- 
Steve Lee

Full Measure - open source accessibility - http://fullmeasure.co.uk

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