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Accessibility and Handicap

The Accessibility and Handicap topic

Accessibility and handicap is everybody’s matter, in all situations, at all levels. That is why for its 2010 edition, LSM made it a transverse topic, to favour contacts between various libre software actors and accessibility and handicap aspects.

A complete list of "accessibility" talks in all the sessions is available, as well as the program

To better focus the exchanges that will take place, the program of the accessibility and handicap topic is composed of several kinds of meetings.

  • Transverse conferences to "go and meet" other topics, centered on the subject of the topic with an accessibility approach.
  • Conferences dedicated to accessibility and free software (referenced on this page):
    • "Broad audience" conferences, with a permanent booth and conferences or round tables in amphitheaters, to meet the various schedules of visitors. These conferences have two kinds of goals: to heighten public’s awareness of accessibility issues, which everybody will a priori be faced with someday, but also to explain and argument why there can not be real accessibility without freedom.
    • "State of the Art" conferences between users and developers, to discuss about what exists to fill users’ specific needs, what works more or less, discuss approaches, …
    • "Technical" conferences between developers of accessibility solutions (thus not broad audience), useful rendez-vous point in this domain where people work together via the Internet since sometimes long, but who don’t necessarily have the opportunity to meet in real life!

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 (...)

Accessibility and Handicap Topic program project

Access the program project LSM deals with free software through different topics. So far, among the various topics (culture, social and solidarity economy, …) an "accessibility and handicap" topic used to take place. This year, in addition to being a dedicated topic, the "Accessibility and Handicap" topic is a transverse topic. It will thus not only be composed of conferences in its own session (itself composed of several approaches), but also participation to the other topics. (...)