This event will bring together Free/Open Source Software (FOSS) practitioners and users with disabilities

WhenJan 26, 2008
from 09:00 am to 04:00 pm
WhereKuala Lumpur
Contact NameKhairil Yusof
Contact Email[email protected]
Contact Phone+60163111330
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Consists of domain experts (disabled users) working together with local FOSS resource persons.

The morning session is facilitated by a domain expert and they come up with a framework for evaluating FOSS software with regards to accessibility for visually disabled users.  In the afternoon, the FOSS facilitator takes over and demonstrates the various FOSS solutions that are available. The domain experts are guided (hands on) on the different FOSS solutions and gives scores and feedback to the tools using the morning’s framework.

Contact Persons

  • FOSS technical volunteers – Khairil Yusof
  • Visually disabled users – Mary Chen [email protected]



  1. a domain specific evaluation framework
  2. a domain-oriented perspective of the existing tools (through the scoring)
  3. a prioritized list of features for each FOSS app needed to bring
    the app up to par with the needs of the domain expert