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Revision of Assistive Technologies from Mon, 2007-02-05 16:52

Assistive technologies are comprised of hardware and software offerings that serve the needs of persons with disabilities. These include screen readers and screen magnifiers for the blind and visually impaired persons; speech recognition for persons with mobility impairments; and Braille translation and formatting facilities to automate the process of conversion from regular print to braille (and vice versa). Solutions are also available for individuals with color blindness, cognitive learning disabilities, and varying degrees of paralysis (mobility) impairment.

New accessibility extensions to ODF are expected by year end 2006. Assistive technologies are expected to become more widely available in 2007 as a result.

Current ODF assistive technologies include: Focus Areas: BPEL | DITA | ebXML | IDtrust | OpenDocument | SAML | UBL | UDDI
OASIS sites: OASIS | Cover Pages | | AMQP | CGM Open | eGov | Emergency | IDtrust | LegalXML | Open CSA | OSLC | WS-I