[Athen] Open Office

Sheryll Porter porter at mail.csi.cuny.edu
Fri Jun 26 03:28:46 PDT 2009

Peter Korn wrote:

The comments you have forwarded me show a very good understanding of
the issues, and I think cast them in the appropriate light (the
decisions made by AT vendors to not utilize the accessibility APIs and
features in OpenOffice, but to focus their scripting/customization
efforts on MS-Office).  We are seeing increasing support for StarOffice
& OpenOffice.org (essentially the same from an accessibility point
of view) from AT vendors.  I think I demonstrated to you TextHelp's
Read&Write Gold version 9 working with OpenOffice on Windows at the
CSUN conference. 
Peter Korn
Accessibility Architect & Principal Engineer,
Sun Microsystems, Inc.Sheryll Porter
College of Staten Island
2800 Victory Boulevard
Staten Island, NY 10314
(c): 718/614-0754
-----Original Message-----
From: "Chip Evans" <hevans01 at baker.edu>
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Subject: [Athen] Open Office
Hi Listservers,
I just got a message from our Dean of Technology stating that the school is considering moving from Microsoft Office to Open Office. I was wondering if anybody knew of any compatibility issues that may exist between Open Office and any assistive technology?Chip Evans
Academic Advisor
Special Needs/Disability Services Coordinator
Baker College of Allen Park
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