Re: Globalization for disabilities

From: James E. Agenbroad (
Date: Tue Jan 11 2000 - 13:28:56 EST

On Tue, 11 Jan 2000, Suzanne Topping wrote:

> 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
> appreciated.
> 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
> Email:
> (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.)
                                          Tuesday, January 11, 1999
At the 13th (1998) International Unicode Conference in San Jose the
keynote speaker was Judy Brewer on Accessibility and Universal Design of
the Web. She was (is?) Director, Web accesibility initiative international
program office, of the World Wide Web Consortium. I don't have her
current address. Someone at the Unicode Office may.
          Jim Agenbroad ( )
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