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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..."

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