Fwd: [odf-discuss] Report from LugRadio

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Sat Jul 22 18:22:37 UTC 2006

The following post about OpenDocument may be of interest to some here.



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From: Daniel Carrera <daniel.carrera at zmsl.com>
Date: Jul 22, 2006 10:48 AM
Subject: [odf-discuss] Report from LugRadio
To: ODF Discuss <odf-discuss at opendocumentfellowship.org>

Hello all,

Today was the first day of LugRadio and Ian Lynch did had a speaking
slot on the OpenDocument fellowship. Over-all, I think it went fairly
well. We feared it would be very empty because it was at the same time
as Simon Phipps' talk, but it wasn't too bad at all.

At the end I demonstrated the OpenDocument viewer, as a example of the
things we're doing, and I tried to explain why it's a strategic project.
I said that the Fellowship tried to pick strategic projects that have a
disproportionate impact in OpenDocument adoption.

After the talk one of the Ubuntu developers (Henrik) approached me. He'd
like to see the viewer in the Ubuntu archives. We also talked about
accessibility (Henrik is the a11y lead of Ubuntu) and we came up with a good
way to make a fully accessible ODF viewer: Turn ODF into HTML and send the
output to LynX. LynX is a very accessible application, as it is friendly to
screen readers and is command-line (blind users find it easier to use
command-line applications). I'll write a script to do that tonight and post
it on the Ubuntu a11y mailing list. A good step after that would be to
actually patch lynx to make it read ODF files. Maybe the Ubuntu guys can
help with that.

  "The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the
  unreasonable man tries to adapt the world to himself.
  Therefore all progress depends on unreasonable men."
        -- George Bernard Shaw
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