On Sunday and Monday the first Unix Accessibility Forum took place
at aKademy and was said by participants to be extremely successful.
The most notable thing was that amongst all participants there was a good spirit of cooperation and
consensus that standards for assistive technologies
would ensure success in the accessibility of graphical user interfaces like KDE.
The forum, organised by the KDE Accessibility Project, had representatives
from IBM, Sun Microsystems, Novell, GNOME, Trolltech and Free Standards Group and others. Several projects and companies were
given the opportunity to discuss these standards for assistive technologies like X Accessibility, assistive device
support, speech synthesis and more.
In the slipstream of this event several interviews were conducted, one of which has already been published on