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Visiting Opera's accessibility team

Aaron Leventhal-3
Just a quick note that Opera recently invited me to their HQ in Oslo, Norway. I
had the chance to meet their accessibility developers, Julien Picalausa and
Anders Markussen.

The team is moving forward on MSAA and Universal Access support for an upcoming
version of Opera. Other APIs may come later. I'm very excited by this
development -- it looks like their accessibility hierarchy will be made to look
as much like Mozilla's as possible.

This benefits everyone. Obviously it should make it easier for Opera get AT
support, but it also clearly helps Mozilla. When more than one application
supports an API the same way it increases the benefit to AT vendors who do a
good job ith it.

I welcome Opera's participation in any Mozilla accessibility discussions. We
stand learn from Opera as well, whether it's about Universal Access support or
any other area they take the lead on.

- Aaron
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Re:Visiting Opera's accessibility team

Victor Tsaran
Hello Aaron,
While you are there, it would be great if you reiterated the importance of accessibility on mobile devices as well. I have begun initial discussions with David Storey, but we need to keep this area in our view as desktops will begin disappearing from our lives in some non-distant future.
Regards,
Vic


--- On Tue, 7/31/07, Aaron Leventhal <[hidden email]> wrote:

> From: Aaron Leventhal <[hidden email]>
> Subject: Visiting Opera's accessibility team
> To: [hidden email]
> Date: Tuesday, July 31, 2007, 8:41 am
> Just a quick note that Opera recently invited me to their HQ
> in Oslo, Norway. I
> had the chance to meet their accessibility developers,
> Julien Picalausa and
> Anders Markussen.
>
> The team is moving forward on MSAA and Universal Access
> support for an upcoming
> version of Opera. Other APIs may come later. I'm very
> excited by this
> development -- it looks like their accessibility hierarchy
> will be made to look
> as much like Mozilla's as possible.
>
> This benefits everyone. Obviously it should make it easier
> for Opera get AT
> support, but it also clearly helps Mozilla. When more than
> one application
> supports an API the same way it increases the benefit to AT
> vendors who do a
> good job ith it.
>
> I welcome Opera's participation in any Mozilla
> accessibility discussions. We
> stand learn from Opera as well, whether it's about
> Universal Access support or
> any other area they take the lead on.
>
> - Aaron
> _______________________________________________
> dev-accessibility mailing list
> [hidden email]
> https://lists.mozilla.org/listinfo/dev-accessibility


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Re: Visiting Opera's accessibility team

David Bolter
Victor,

I agree about the importance of targeting accessibility on mobile
devices. We really need to hammer on the webkit guys too. Feel free to
comment on http://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=7138

cheers,
David

Victor Tsaran wrote:

> Hello Aaron,
> While you are there, it would be great if you reiterated the importance of accessibility on mobile devices as well. I have begun initial discussions with David Storey, but we need to keep this area in our view as desktops will begin disappearing from our lives in some non-distant future.
> Regards,
> Vic
>
>
> --- On Tue, 7/31/07, Aaron Leventhal <[hidden email]> wrote:
>
>  
>> From: Aaron Leventhal <[hidden email]>
>> Subject: Visiting Opera's accessibility team
>> To: [hidden email]
>> Date: Tuesday, July 31, 2007, 8:41 am
>> Just a quick note that Opera recently invited me to their HQ
>> in Oslo, Norway. I
>> had the chance to meet their accessibility developers,
>> Julien Picalausa and
>> Anders Markussen.
>>
>> The team is moving forward on MSAA and Universal Access
>> support for an upcoming
>> version of Opera. Other APIs may come later. I'm very
>> excited by this
>> development -- it looks like their accessibility hierarchy
>> will be made to look
>> as much like Mozilla's as possible.
>>
>> This benefits everyone. Obviously it should make it easier
>> for Opera get AT
>> support, but it also clearly helps Mozilla. When more than
>> one application
>> supports an API the same way it increases the benefit to AT
>> vendors who do a
>> good job ith it.
>>
>> I welcome Opera's participation in any Mozilla
>> accessibility discussions. We
>> stand learn from Opera as well, whether it's about
>> Universal Access support or
>> any other area they take the lead on.
>>
>> - Aaron
>> _______________________________________________
>> dev-accessibility mailing list
>> [hidden email]
>> https://lists.mozilla.org/listinfo/dev-accessibility
>>    
>
>
> _______________________________________________
> dev-accessibility mailing list
> [hidden email]
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>  

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