Linux and Main: Sun to Receive Helen Keller Award for GNOME2 Accessibility Work
Sep 12, 2002, 23:30 (5 Talkback[s])
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"Sun Microsystems, particularly that company's work on the
accessibility features in GNOME2, has been chosen to receive the
Helen Keller Achievement Award in Technology presented by the
American Foundation for the Blind.
"The award recognizes 'notable accomplishments of individuals
who are role models or improve the quality of life for people who
are blind or visually impaired.' In its work on the GNOME
Accessibility architecture, the foundation said, Sun set an examole
for the entire computing industry and did much to lift the barrier
between blindness and productive computing...
"'Though the current AFB press release does not highlight the
community aspects of the GNOME accessibility effort, we will
endeavor to make this point in upcoming public announcements,
drawing attention to the many individuals and organizations who
share credit for making GNOME Accessibility what it is today, and
who are striving to bring it from 'framework' to 'desktop reality'
over the coming months,' [Sun's Bill] Haneman said..."