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Software donation from IBM speeds accessibility options

06 December, 2007 by Peter Verhoeven

The Eclipse Foundation, an open source community, is getting Accessibility Tools Framework, a collection of tools and building blocks developed and contributed by IBM.

With the framework, developers can create accessibility tools and applications easily and cost effectively because they no longer need to create them from scratch. Using the framework, developers can build various accessibility tools that help people with disabilities interact with their computers.

According to the World Health Organization, there are approximately 314 million visually impaired people worldwide, and between 750 million and 1 billion of the world's six billion people have a speech, vision, mobility, hearing or cognitive disability.


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