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InfoWorld: IBM Project Aims to Help Blind Use ODF Applications

Dec 14, 2006, 18:15 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Elizabeth Montalbano)

"When Massachusetts' government decided to use Open Document Format (ODF) as the default document file format throughout its agencies, a key concern was that ODF would not allow the visually impaired to use assistive computer technologies.

"On Wednesday, IBM Corp. said it has helped solve that problem by developing technology that will allow applications based on ODF to better communicate with products used by the blind to access visual information on computer screens..."

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