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Embedded Systems and Open Hardware

Toward a ’free’ braille device?

Speaker(s) : Mario Lang
Language : English Level : Confirmed Nature : Conference
Date : Wednesday 7 July 2010 Schedule : 11h00 Duration : 40 minutes
Place: ENSEIRB - Amphi E
Transversal topics: AccessibilityIn english
A major cost factor of braille displays has always been resellers and established distribution channels. The basic components of a braille display (the piezzomechanics) are available in bulk quantities, ready made, waiting to be connected to the outside world. Our plan is to apply the principles of "open hardware" to a design which makes a fully functional braille display starting from the basic piezzoelements. The design should use easily available components wherever possible such that (...)

How free software can make portable devices (even more) useful for visually impaired persons

Speaker(s) : Sébastien Hinderer
Language : English Level : Confirmed Nature : Showcase
Date : Wednesday 7 July 2010 Schedule : 09h20 Duration : 20 minutes
Place: ENSEIRB - Amphi E
Transversal topics: AccessibilityIn english
Only few devices sold on the mainstream market are easy to use and accessible by visually impaired persons. Even worse, most of the time only very little can be done to improve the situation once the device has been bought. Fortunately enough, things are different with those devices embedding a piece of software, because this can be changed and replaced by another one which is more interesting in terms of usability and accessibility. Free software are a natural framework for developing (...)

System Administration

Testimony of a blind administrator

Speaker(s) : Mario Lang
Language : English Level : Confirmed Nature : Conference
Date : Wednesday 7 July 2010 Schedule : 16h20 Duration : 40 minutes
Place: ENSEIRB - Amphi D
Transversal topics: AccessibilityIn english
System administration of Unix-like operating systems can be done pretty nicely even if you are totally blind. Most of what makes this job so appealing is that Unix tradition promotes the use of simple command-line tools. Remote administration is also made very easy with tools like OpenSSH which lends itself perfectly to the problems of blind admins. It is hard to install an accessibility stack on every machine you might need to administer in advance but it is extremely easy to remotely (...)

Development

How to make applications accessible?

Speaker(s) : Samuel Thibault
Language : English Level : Confirmed Nature : Conference
Date : Friday 9 July 2010 Schedule : 09h20 Duration : 40 minutes
Place: ENSEIRB - Amphi C
Transversal topics: Accessibility
Slides html version on http://brl.thefreecat.org/rmll/2010… Contrary to internationalization (abbreviated i18n) which requires translators for each supported language, accessibility (abbreviated a11y) is partly handled automatically, independently of the types of handicaps. For instance, gnome applications and more generally all gtk applications are a priori "accessible" thanks to the ATK component which handles making GTK widgets accessible (via the standard AT-SPI interface). A priori (...)

Operating System

Mechanisms for accessibility

Speaker(s) : Samuel Thibault
Language : English Level : Confirmed Nature : Conference
Date : Friday 9 July 2010 Schedule : 14h00 Duration : 40 minutes
Place: ENSEIRB - Amphi B
Transversal topics: Accessibility

Accessibility of a computer requires mechanisms which are not well known by developers, even if they are actually relatively simple.

Security

Pourquoi les aveugles devraient être parano ?

Speaker(s) : Sébastien Hinderer
Language : Français Level : Newbie Nature : Conference
Date : Wednesday 7 July 2010 Schedule : 15h40 Duration : 20 minutes
Place: ENSEIRB - Salle TD11
Transversal topics: Accessibility
Audio [http://brl.thefreecat.org/secu.ogg] Sébastien Hinderer Sébastien is blind from birth, but that didn’t prevent him from pursuing studies up to a PhD thesis in computational linguistics. He uses and tinkers with libre software since 2001, one of the main reasons being simply their accessibility.

Internet

Tanaguru: free software to improve websites!

Speaker(s) : Matthieu Faure
Language : Français Level : Confirmed Nature : Showcase
Date : Wednesday 7 July 2010 Schedule : 15h00 Duration : 20 minutes
Place: ENSEIRB - Amphi A
Transversal topics: Accessibility
Free software for accessibility automated audits, a little, passionately… no, just passionately :) Accessibility evaluation of a website consists in checking its conformity against cases. Even nowadays, this work, to be handled seriously, is done by hand. Tanaguru is an innovating free software, developed by an Accessiweb expert, aimed to help in the accessibility evaluation. About Matthieu FAURE Matthieu Faure has been part of the first AccessiWeb experts (2004). He actively contributed (...)

Web conformance and accessibility tools for Web pages, HTML Validator

Speaker(s) : Dominique Laporte
Language : Français Level : Confirmed Nature : Conference
Date : Wednesday 7 July 2010 Schedule : 15h20 Duration : 20 minutes
Place: ENSEIRB - Amphi A
Transversal topics: Accessibility
Web standards are more and more mainstream; the conformance is a necessary condition for a website in order to be almost accessible. A lot of entities have in mind of all issues related to this topic, despite the fact we still need easy and fast tools to check those standards conformance during staging and development processes. We will begin by a quick tour of the Web standards, and accessibility grade levels. We will then present HTML Validator and Total Validator, online validation (...)

Webdesign basics for standards and accessibility validity with HTML Komposer

Speaker(s) : Dominique Laporte
Language : Français Level : Confirmed Nature : Conference
Date : Wednesday 7 July 2010 Schedule : 15h40 Duration : 20 minutes
Place: ENSEIRB - Amphi A
Transversal topics: Accessibility
«99.9% of websites are absoletes». This sentence can be read as an introduction of Jeffrey Zeldman, a "guru" in webdesign. The conference is held as a sequel of Web conformance and accessibility tools for Web pages, HTML Validator. Its purpose is to present the HTML Komposer tool, and a process to build a valid Web page, in a first time. After that, we will explain some simple rules to follow to gain the A-level of accessibility; and we will conclude the presentation on the elements to (...)

Integrating Videos in an accessible way in a Web site

Speaker(s) : Sébastien Delorme
Language : Français Level : Confirmed Nature : Conference
Date : Wednesday 7 July 2010 Schedule : 16h20 Duration : 40 minutes
Place: ENSEIRB - Amphi A
Transversal topics: Accessibility
This workshop will first permit to understand, beyond subtitles, the various needs and accessibility criterions for videos (audio description, transcription and sign language).We will work together on actual video examples such as interviews, conferences or short films. We will see how to script transcriptions and subtitles, recording audio descriptions and synchronize these various contents. This workshop will let you discover the methods, tools and technologies which will let you make (...)

KBAccess: knowledge database of accessible websites (or not!)

Speaker(s) : Matthieu Faure
Language : Français Level : Newbie Nature : Showcase
Date : Wednesday 7 July 2010 Schedule : 14h40 Duration : 20 minutes
Place: ENSEIRB - Amphi A
Transversal topics: Accessibility
Who is accessible, who is not, who has been… anyway, the key point is to avoid reproducing errors from the past. KBaccess proposes a community technical and educational website to check what to do and what not to do. The Speakers Matthieu FAURE Matthieu Faure is part of the first experts of AccessiWeb (2004), and had actively took part to several repositories (AccessiWeb 1.1, AccessiWeb 2.0, RGAA). He leads his work towards everybody through standard conformance and open source. Moreover, (...)

Accessibility for print-impaired

Speaker(s) : T.B. Dinesh
Language : English Level : Newbie Nature : Conference
Date : Wednesday 7 July 2010 Schedule : 17h00 Duration : 40 minutes
Place: ENSEIRB - Amphi A
Transversal topics: AccessibilityIn english

In India, 1 billion may be identified as print-impaired. I.e., people who can see but cannot easily make sense of the words/text. This is about making Rich Internet Applications addressing this unability.

Web Accessibility: quick tour of preconceived ideas

Speaker(s) : Armony Altinier
Language : Français Level : Newbie Nature : Conference
Date : Wednesday 7 July 2010 Schedule : 14h20 Duration : 20 minutes
Place: ENSEIRB - Amphi A
Transversal topics: Accessibility
Web accessibility has become a fashion topic. So much that today, everybody feel concerned by proposing commercial offers for accessible websites. Between announce effects and the real reality, lots of preconceived ideas and fake good ideas pop out, so as we finish to get lost. Quick tour of those clichés, collected by experience, to defeat them and to define, by opposition, what is really the Web accessibility. The Speakers Armony ALTINIER Armony Altinier is an AccessiWeb expert and (...)

Libre Culture, Art and Entertainment

Why taking accessibility into account while producing videos?

Speaker(s) : Sébastien Delorme
Language : Français Level : Newbie Nature : Conference
Date : Tuesday 6 July 2010 Schedule : 16h20 Duration : 20 minutes
Place: Bat. A22 - Amphi Darwin
Transversal topics: Accessibility
The Conference For fear of costs and potential complexity, the question of accessibility for videos is often and quickly left apart. However, beyond social and society stake, taking accessibility into account for multimedia content is often very beneficial for referencement or internationalization. First we well remind the various needs around accessibility of video elements (transcripts, subtitles, audio-description, transcription in sign language) and we will describe who they are (...)

Free software for producing and reading accessible digital books

Speaker(s) : Alex Bernier
Language : Français Level : Newbie Nature : Conference
Date : Wednesday 7 July 2010 Schedule : 15h20 Duration : 40 minutes
Place: Bat. A22 - Amphi Darwin
Transversal topics: Accessibility
Digital books provide new ways to read to people who can not use "classical" media. It is for instance possible to access the book via a braille notebook, a computer with a screen reader and a speech synthesis, or a walkman. These new usages have been made possible thanks to the creation of digital books that take into account accessibility issues as soon as their design, the target being: provide the best reading comfort to everybody. The DAISY format is one of the attempts to reach that (...)

Creating Barrier-free PDF Documents. Invisible Handicaps.

Speaker(s) : Frank Hofmann
Language : English Level : Confirmed Nature : Conference
Date : Friday 9 July 2010 Schedule : 10h00 Duration : 40 minutes
Place: Bat. A22 - Amphi Darwin
Transversal topics: AccessibilityIn english
PDF documents are very common today. It is used internationally, it is platform-independent and very robust. Due to PDFs integrity, it is used for all kinds of text documents such as invoices, contracts, books as well as documentation and even slides for presentations. Many PDF documents cannot or can only partially read by people with sight defects, especially blind people. This presentation shows which barriers regarding PDF exist in everyday life and which changes have to be done to (...)

How blind people play games?

Speaker(s) : Mario Lang
Language : English Level : Newbie Nature : Conference
Date : Friday 9 July 2010 Schedule : 11h00 Duration : 40 minutes
Place: Bat. A22 - Amphi Darwin
Transversal topics: AccessibilityIn english
Conference There are many different ways how a game for a blind or visually impaired person can work. First of all, we can play a few text mode games pretty nicely with braille displays. Sometimes, it might be necessary to make use of a pause key to have enough time to review the screen (tetris), but in other cases like NetHack, it is perfectly possible to play the game without any special tricks. Even chess can easily be represented in text mode for consumption with a braille display. (...)

Social and Solidarity Economy - Sustainable Development

Free software at the service of elder people

Speaker(s) : Damien Broqua
Date : Tuesday 6 July 2010 Schedule : 15h40 Duration : 20 minutes
Place: Bat. A22 - Salle 117
Transversal topics: Accessibility
Overview Following the 2008 RMLL in Mont-de-Marsan, Landinux association was asked by the Landes local Council to lead a pilot project. This project aimed at implemented computers in old’s people homes. The goal is to strengthen the links between elderly persons and their families through the uses of Internet. Each old’s people home selected to be part of the experimentation receives one PC unit as well as a laptop, to facilitate access for people with low mobility. The first implementation (...)

Accessibility and Handicap

How to use OpenOffice.org while not being sighted

Speaker(s) : Sylvain Grille
Language : Français Level : Newbie Nature : Showcase
Date : Tuesday 6 July 2010 Schedule : 14h40 Duration : 60 minutes
Place: Bat. A22 - Amphi Franklin
Transversal topics: Accessibility
Demonstration of the use of the Writer word processor and the Calc spreadsheet of the OpenOffice suite, using the NVDA screen reader, by Sylvain Grille. Sylvain Grille I am a part-time teacher in a (normal) secondary school, I am available to the AVH during the other part of my time. I am 60 years old with at most one more year to achieve before retiring. I am member of the AVH comity of (...)

Using OpenOffice.org to create content for people with special needs

Speaker(s) : Christophe Strobbe
Language : English Level : Newbie Nature : Conference
Date : Wednesday 7 July 2010 Schedule : 14h40 Duration : 40 minutes
Place: Bat. A22 - Amphi Franklin
Transversal topics: AccessibilityIn english
The European project AEGIS develops tools and applications with the goal of mainstreaming accessibility. Some of these developments are or will become available as extensions for OpenOffice.org: an extension for converting OpenDocument Text to DAISY digital talking books (odt2daisy, released on SourceForge in November 2009), an extension for converting OpenDocument Text to Braille, and an extension to support symbol-based communication for persons with cognitive impairments. This (...)

Linux, tool to take the drama out for disabled people ?

Speaker(s) : Jean-Philippe Mengual
Language : Français Level : Newbie Nature : Conference
Date : Wednesday 7 July 2010 Schedule : 11h00 Duration : 40 minutes
Place: Bat. A22 - Amphi Franklin
Transversal topics: Accessibility
The conference Today, a computer is a solution to open oneself on the world which is particularly amazing. It allows, via various solutions, an access to an inexhaustible information mine and to online services which make people’s life easier. Thanks to the solutions developed for the accessibility of these services for blind people, they can get a lot of autonomy (administration of bank accounts, buy a train or airplane ticket, prepare a travel, searching for bus time or a phone number). (...)

Liberty, Accessibility, Fraternity... and sustainable development

Speaker(s) : Armony Altinier, Vincent Bergeot, Gilles Bignebat, Jean-Philippe Mengual, François Poulain, Samuel Thibault
Language : Français Level : Newbie Nature : Round-table conference
Date : Wednesday 7 July 2010 Schedule : 16h20 Duration : 80 minutes
Place: Bat. A22 - Amphi Franklin
Free software and accessibility are closely related and Free software has many advantages over proprietary software, both from philosophical and technical points of view. Moreover, now that it is not possible to think about economical development without thinking sustainably, what about software development? How an approach based on free software can be more sustainable? And how numeric accessibility can participate to more sustainable free software? This round table, gathering the two (...)

The AEGIS European project: mainstreaming accessibility through open source

Speaker(s) : Christophe Strobbe
Language : English Level : Newbie Nature : Conference
Date : Wednesday 7 July 2010 Schedule : 14h20 Duration : 20 minutes
Place: Bat. A22 - Amphi Franklin
Transversal topics: AccessibilityIn english
AEGIS is a European project co-funded by the European Commission’s 7th Framework Programme. It aims at a comprehensive and holistic approach to accessibility in ICT that covers the complete "accessibility chain": from accessibility APIs to user interface components and developer tools, to end-user applications, assistive technologies and accessible content. It covers three big areas: desktop applications, rich internet applications and the mobile platform. AEGIS develops its approach to (...)

The AcceDe project. Accessibility and PDF, an open diffusion of knowledge by private firms

Speaker(s) : Sébastien Delorme
Language : Français Level : Newbie Nature : Showcase
Date : Tuesday 6 July 2010 Schedule : 15h40 Duration : 20 minutes
Place: Bat. A22 - Amphi Franklin
Transversal topics: Accessibility
The AcceDe projects was born thanks to the gathering of nine big french firms around a common topic : accessibility of PDF documents. Starting from the fact that little or no communication agency are aware of accessibility, one of the AcceDe projects goals is transferring knowledge about accessibility of PDF documents. Within with project, a lot of courses have been realized for communication agencies, graphical studios or freelances. The cumulated experience on accessibility of the PDF (...)

Debian Accessibility Blend

Speaker(s) : Andreas Tille
Language : English Level : Confirmed Nature : Conference
Date : Wednesday 7 July 2010 Schedule : 15h20 Duration : 40 minutes
Place: Bat. A22 - Amphi Franklin
Transversal topics: AccessibilityIn english
Slides In Debian there is an active group of people caring for accessibility related software packages. I would like to propose the advantages of using the Debian Pure Blend features to give this project a more strict technical structure and thus giving users an easier access to the packages which are available in Debian. For instance currently the Blends tasks pages for accessibility related software is used. The talk will cover general Debian Blends technology and suggestions how it (...)

"Accessibility and free software" April working group

Speaker(s) : Armony Altinier, Sylvain Grille
Date : Tuesday 6 July 2010 Schedule : 14h00 Duration : 40 minutes
Place: Bat. A22 - Amphi Franklin
Transversal topics: Accessibility
On July 2009 during RMLL in Nantes, a first meeting took place of what became the accessibility and free software working group of April. One year later, with more than 100 members, we propose a meeting to discuss about the activities of the group and the future plans. This meeting will be an opportunity for members to meet, and for interested people to discover and maybe join us. This working group is backed by the April association, the association for promotion and defense of free (...)

Wiki Demo

Speaker(s) : Sylvain Grille
Language : Français Level : Newbie Nature : Showcase
Date : Wednesday 7 July 2010 Schedule : 09h20 Duration : 20 minutes
Place: Bat. A22 - Amphi Franklin
Transversal topics: Accessibility
Demonstration of the usage of the wiki of the “accessibility and free software” working group of April by Sylvain Grille, non-sighted and user of the NVDA screen reader. Sylvain Grille I am a part-time teacher in a (normal) secondary school, I am available to the AVH during the other part of my time. I am 60 years old with at most one more year to achieve before retiring. I am member of the AVH comity of (...)

NVDA key demo

Speaker(s) : Sylvain Grille
Language : Français Level : Newbie Nature : Showcase
Date : Tuesday 6 July 2010 Schedule : 16h20 Duration : 40 minutes
Place: Bat. A22 - Amphi Franklin
Transversal topics: Accessibility
NVDAKey is a portable software which permits to start NVDA, the screen reader, from any computer, without installation, simply from a USB key. Usage of any computer with the NVDAKey and usage of Firefox to consult the site and program of the cinema of the city of the speaker, as well as the municipal bulletin. Sylvain Grille I am a part-time teacher in a (normal) secondary school, I am available to the AVH during the other part of my time. I am 60 years old with at most one more year to (...)

“Clinique accessibilité”

Speaker(s) : Sébastien Delorme
Language : Français Level : Newbie Nature : Workshop
Date : Wednesday 7 July 2010 Duration : 0 minutes
Place: Bat. A22 - Amphi Franklin
Transversal topics: Accessibility
Along the principle of “cliniques SEO”, on the stand you will be able to realize a brief accessibility audit of your website. The main improvement points will be detailed and you will be able to discuss about the corrections to make. Tools and advice will be provided by an accessibility expert. Remember to bring notepad and pens to take notes! Sébastien Delorme Sébastien Delorme is consultant for numeric accessibility in the Atalan firm. He plays part with advising and helping missions for (...)

Sciences, Education and Popular Education

Teleparticipation to practice lession. Application to access to all lessons for handicaped students

Speaker(s) : François Demontoux
Language : Français Level : Newbie Nature : Conference
Date : Wednesday 7 July 2010 Schedule : 17h00 Duration : 40 minutes
Place: LaBRI - Amphi 050
Transversal topics: Accessibility

We need to open our university formations to handicaped students.

Corporate, Business and FLOSS

Accessibilité : vecteur d’innovation et de performance pour l’entreprise

Speaker(s) : Armony Altinier
Language : Français Level : Newbie Nature : Conference
Date : Wednesday 7 July 2010 Schedule : 10h20 Duration : 20 minutes
Place: ENSCBP - Amphi 1
Transversal topics: Accessibility
L’accessibilité numérique, définie par la capacité à donner accès aux contenus et fonctionnalités d’un logiciel ou d’un site Web aux personnes handicapées, est souvent perçue comme : une contrainte technique supplémentaire, une obligation légale (donc une contrainte juridique), une œuvre charitable qui ne concerne que les associations caritatives en recherche de bonne conscience, une dépense supplémentaire et inutile. Or, tous ces préjugés sont faux ! Car l’accessibilité est avant tout une opportunité (...)

Local Authorities, Administration and Public Policies

Web Accessibility in the European Union

Speaker(s) : Djordje Djokic
Date : Wednesday 7 July 2010 Schedule : 17h00 Duration : 40 minutes
Place: ENSEIRB - Grand Amphi
Transversal topics: Accessibility
by Djordje Djokic, LL.M Bearstech SARL Université Montesquieu – Bordeaux IV People with disabilities constitute about 15% of the EU’s population. Most of them encounter barriers when using products and services on the web. Even if making the benefits of the web available to the widest possible number of people is a social, ethical and political imperative in the EU, there are still many inaccessible web sites. In this paper we give a comprehensible explanation of EU policy related to web (...)