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Subject: Re: [office] Post your info to OpenDocument XML.org

Hi Carol,

Thanks for sending this out.  I recently blogged about the Microsoft 
announcement of their funding an open source MS-Office ODF plugin, so I 
thought I'd register via the registration page and note my blog as you 

I noticed at the bottom of the registration page a 'captcha' - a graphic 
containing morphed letters on a background that I needed to recognize 
with my vision in order to prove I'm not a computer.  Unfortunately such 
captchas are inherently inaccessible to blind folks using things like 
screen readers.  We need to offer a non-visual alternative to this 
captcha in order to ensure that folks with vision impairments are 
afforded equal access to participate in this process.  Such an 
alternative might involve multiple media types (e.g. a sound file of 
someone saying a word or spelling out some letters), or a phone number 
to call for authentication.


Peter Korn
Accessibility Architect,
Sun Microsystems, Inc.

> The OASIS ODF Adoption Committee is currently in the process of creating
> content for OpenDocument XML.org (http://opendocument.xml.org/). All OASIS
> members are welcome to participate in the editorial board; please contact me
> for more details. 
> Even if you aren't on the editorial board, you can help prepare the site for
> its upcoming public launch by:
> * listing your company's OpenDocument-related product or service
> * sharing announcements, press releases, and links to recommended articles on
> OpenDocument
> * creating a blog entry
> * voicing your support for OpenDocument by posting a testimonial endorsement
> Please take a moment to complete the brief registration form at
> http://opendocument.xml.org/user/register and begin participating in this
> online community.
> Thanks for your support,
> Carol
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