RE: Globalization for disabilities

From: Hart, Edwin F. (
Date: Tue Jan 11 2000 - 12:32:42 EST

You might start with Judy Brewer of the W3C.

Ed Hart

Edwin F. Hart
The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory
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-----Original Message-----
From: Suzanne Topping []
Sent: Tuesday, January 11, 2000 11:58
To: Unicode List
Subject: Globalization for disabilities

Hello all,

A few months ago, I raised the issue of the next generation of software
internationalization, meaning that functionality and feature access would be
"componentized" so that it was modifiable during localization.

I have been asked to do some research on whether anyone out there is
expanding the concept of globalization to include support for people with
disabilities. Sometime recently there was a discussion on the Unicode list
about Braille, and so I am hoping that some list members may be dealing with
these issues.

Any referrals to experts or to available resources on this topic would be

Thank you.

Suzanne Topping
Localization Unlimited
(Globalization Process Improvement Consulting and Training)
28 Ericsson Street
Rochester, New York, 14610-1705
Phone: 716-473-0791
Fax: 716-231-2013

(Send me an email to join the North East Localization Special Interest
Group, an email distribution list which acts as a discussion forum for
localization issues.)

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