Re: Accessibility Hackfest - Further Planning

Hey Eitan,

Thanks for organizing this!  I'm really looking forward to getting some
good hacking time (and getting some sun, too) when we're all in San

> Hackfest
> --------------
> * Let's start dog fooding 3.0 in person, iron out kinks and populate
> bugzilla. I know for myself, Accerciser needs a ton of work for
> at-spi2. It would be cool if we could have maybe a 2 hour session
> where in the first hour we all try out this stuff at once an file all
> the issues we run into, in the second hour triage all of it. Maybe
> Mike Gorse could lead this bit?
> * Let's do a similar session with Webkit. Maybe Joanie could guide us
> through this. The focus would be areas where Joanie and the Orca team
> have not worked already.
>  * Would this be useful with GNOME-Shell? It seems like the issues are
> known, I don't know if this would be a wise use of our time.
>  * What else? How could we use the little amount of time we have in person?

I'd love to run a quick session on what the Mono Accessibility team has
been working on.

> Showroom
> ----------------
> * We will be demonstrating GNOME to the industry and to users. As far
> as I know, we are the only ones offering a completely free, open and
> accessible personal computing platform, this is huge, and this is why
> we are going to CSUN. In better times Sun would be there too
> showcasing GNOME, but not this year.

For our booth, have we reserved the GNOME events box?  I can see if I
can scrounge up some openSUSE disks that we could hand out.

> * From my experience in this conference, talk is cheap and many
> organizations say generous things, I want us to be able to follow
> through with this. While it might be wishful thinking on my end, I
> think we need to be prepared for two things:
>    1. Some foundation or company that uses GNOME and wants to improve
> a11y for it's own use, or it's own sake. I want us to be able to
> follow through with this and offer them CVs of dedicated GNOME a11y
> hackers. We could play a part in getting the next grantee, contractor,
> full-time a11y hackers employed.
>    2. Organizations that use GNOME already and depend on it need to
> understand that they should get involved, and should join the GNOME
> advisory board. When we hear of such orgs, we need to get them in
> touch with Stormy. It would be good both for foundation funding and
> for a11y interests on the AD board.
>  * Ben won't be able to do braille handouts, we should find an alternative.
> Conference
> ----------------
> We have four complimentary conference passes. I already know that
> Bryen and Mike showed interest in attending the conference. 

I'm interested also, but only if I'm not taking the spot of someone who
could get more use out of it.



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