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The Free Standards Group to Standardize New Accessibility Interfaces

Standard Will Help Developers Support Assistive Technology for the Disabled

on Multiple Platforms

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IBM Project Aims to Help Blind Use ODF Applications

By Elizabeth Montalbano, InfoWorld

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ISO/IEC 26300 (OpenDocument v1.0) is now published

The OpenDocument ISO standard (ISO/IEC 26300), which was approved by ISO this May, is now published. Its official name is ISO/IEC 26300:2006.

The ISO/IEC 26300:2006 standard is available in the ISO store.

The equivalent OpenDocument v1.0 OASIS standard is available at the OASIS web site.

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WordPerfect to support both ODF and Open XML

Beginning in mid 2007, Corel will provide open, view, and edit functionality for Open XML and ODF as a first step toward comprehensive support for both formats. The company would not say how this support would be delivered, the timing of the format support's arrival makes it appear likely that it will be delivered in the next version of WordPerfect Office.

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ODF Alliance Hails Brazil, India, Italy, and Poland For Recognizing OpenDocument Format

ODF Alliance Hails Brazil, India, Italy, and Poland For Recognizing OpenDocument Format

Washington, DC, November 28, 2006 – The OpenDocument Format Alliance (ODF Alliance), a broad cross-section of organizations, academia and industry dedicated to improving access to electronic government documents, today applauded Brazil's decision to recommend ODF as the government's preferred format; India's decision to use ODF at a major state government agency; and Italy's decision to recognize ODF as a national standard.

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