Re: Mozilla draft press release: Deadline for input Friday 16:00 UTC

My Comments

On Thu, Jan 14, 2010 at 11:31 AM, Joe 'Zonker' Brockmeier <jzb zonker net> wrote:
Hi all,

Draft release attached / included. Rough draft. Looking for input and
corrections. Thanks!

Mozilla Sponsors GNOME Accessibility Efforts

BOSTON, Mass -- January 19, 2020 -- The GNOME Foundation is happy to
announce a substantial donation from the Mozilla Corporation to
benefit the GNOME Project's accessibility efforts. The donation will
help continue the collaborative efforts between GNOME and Mozilla on

The Mozilla Corporation is granting the GNOME Foundation $10,000 for
2010. The funds will be used in part to send GNOME developers to the
CSUN Conference. CSUN is one of the premier technology conferences for
people with disabilities, and by funding an accessibility hackfest at
the conference can ensure a diverse group of GNOME developers are
immersed in the accessibility space.

BK>> Should we add CSUN's website in the press release (reciprocity - hopefully we'll get links in their PR releases)
"The direct impact of the Mozilla funding has allowed GNOME to add
Accessible Rich Internet Applications (ARIA) support to the Orca
screen reader and other accessibility enhancements in GNOME," said
William Walker of the GNOME Accessibility Team. "All these helped make
GNOME/Orca a compelling free alternative to commercial products for
the visually impaired. As a result, we're seeing users around the
world using GNOME as their every day solution."

BK>> Should we add Orca link here.
GNOME has had great success integrating internationalization (i18n)
into the core platform, as a part of shared responsibility for all
developers. Accessibility is also taking its place as a core value of
the platform. Sending GNOME developers to CSUN will help to ensure
that developers working on all areas of GNOME are well-educated on
accessibility issues and continue to build accessibility features and
functions into GNOME rather than "bolted-on" features.

"As the leading free software desktop, the GNOME Project's work is
particularly important to Mozilla," said Frank Hecker of Mozilla
Corporation. "The work so far has improved accessibility not only for
Firefox, but the entire GNOME platform."

The GNOME Foundation and Mozilla are committed to open source, open
standards, and open formats. Both organizations and their contributors
contribute to numerous projects to ensure an open Web and open desktop
platform for all users. Part of that effort is working hard to ensure
users with physical disabilities are able to make use of a free
desktop and Web browser.

About GNOME and the GNOME Foundation

GNOME is a free-software project whose goal is to develop a complete,
accessible and easy to use desktop for Linux and Unix-based operating
systems. GNOME also includes a complete development environment to
create new applications. It is released twice a year on a regular

The GNOME desktop is used by millions of people around the world.
GNOME is a standard part of all leading GNU/Linux and Unix
distributions, and is popular with both large existing corporate
deployments and millions of small business and home users worldwide.

Composed of hundreds of volunteer developers and industry-leading
companies, the GNOME Foundation is an organization committed to
supporting the advancement of GNOME. The Foundation is a member
directed, non-profit organization that provides financial,
organizational and legal support to the GNOME project and helps
determine its vision and roadmap.

More information about GNOME and the GNOME Foundation can be found at and

Media Enquiries

GNOME Foundation Executive Director
Stormy Peters
Email: gnome-press-contact gnome org
Phone: +1 617-206-3947

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