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General OATS REPOSITORY (I.e USER SIDE) news.
The world's first website dedicated listing and developing Open Source Assistive Technology was launched today!
The OATS project is published in computer weekly - a leading UK wide computer magazine.
OATS project was presented at the FLOSSIE 2005 conference at Bolton Technical Innovation Centre.
Presentation given at FLOSSIE conference (see news item) - powerpoint slide show.
One of the volunteers working on the project has created a blog post.
User contribution has been enabled on the majority of the site - this enables anyone that has registered to contribute content to the site.
The British Computer Society Open Source Specialist Group is holding a meeting dedicated to the OATS project.
The OATS project was presented at this international conference on AAC.
David Colven of the Ace centre and Steve Lee presented OATSoft at this years Schoolforge-UK's FLOSSIE.
Steve Lee, a key OATS developer, has been awarded a grant to improve the switch accessibility of the popular FireFox browser.
An excellent program detailing the growing open source movement, it's business model and it's effect on the 'traditional' software business.
Read this blog of a blog for a fascinating insight into the barriers that usability/accessibility has to climb to make people realise that usable (thus accessible) stuff is cool... Try using your iPhone whilst driving (or any other eyes-busy task) and then see how cool you think it is!
Firefox, the popular open source web browser, have improved their use of 'accesskeys' which enable you to browse just using the keyboard.