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Hi :)
Is this mailing list still "active" or has it been stopped?  Is there
anywhere for people to discuss LibreOffice, ODF format with particular
emphasis on accessibility features?  Is this mailing list purely meant
to be only about "technical support" for accessibility issues in
LibreOffice?

Is LibreOffice good for people who need accessibility features or is
OpenOffice better, given the code donation given to them by IBM?  Are
people reluctantly using OpenOffice and just waiting for improvements
in LibreOffice so that they can switch back?  Does anyone here have
both AOO and LO on their system so they get the best of each?  (By
"the best" i mean the best for their own particular preferences).
Regards from
Tom :)




On 25 November 2015 at 14:07, Tom Davies <[hidden email]> wrote:

> Hi :)
> Sorry i have responded at all.  I'm on the asperger-autism spectrum so
> i'm not good at being friends with people.  Also i have a bit of a
> family crises going on at the moment so i'm trying to support them as
> much as i can.
>
> There is a mailing list for accessibility issues but it's very, very
> quiet.  I keep meaning to check if it's still active but still haven't
> got around to it.  You could try posting to them at;
>
> [hidden email]
>
> I think that is the correct address but i'm not even certain of that
> at the moment.
>
> Sorry i have let you down so badly.
> Many apols and regards from
> Tom :)
>
>
> On 10 November 2015 at 18:19, nasrin khaksar <[hidden email]> wrote:
>> hi tom.
>> how are you?
>> did you recieve my email?
>> i became very worried because i did not have information and email
>> from you for many days!
>> have a good time and god bless you.
>> i am waiting for your emails!

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TomD wrote
Is this mailing list still "active" or has it been stopped?  Is there
anywhere for people to discuss LibreOffice, ODF format with particular
emphasis on accessibility features?  Is this mailing list purely meant
to be only about "technical support" for accessibility issues in
LibreOffice?
Stopped -- not likely. List has always been open to all comers.  Just never especially busy.  I and others kill the spam arriving on a daily basis.  And answer issues as they come up.  Yes there is a small cadre of devs that work a11y issues for Windows, OS X and Linux GNOME assistive technologies.  They are all active on the dev list and in Bugzilla, they'll pop in here when there is cause.

Is LibreOffice good for people who need accessibility features or is
OpenOffice better, given the code donation given to them by IBM?
Same IAccessible2  code base integrated as native AT bridge for Windows. Numerous corrections and refactoring in our LibreOffice way.  Work also on NSAccess for the OS Xside and the GNOME support for Orca is in the main stream.

 Are people reluctantly using OpenOffice and just waiting for improvements
in LibreOffice so that they can switch back?  Does anyone here have
both AOO and LO on their system so they get the best of each?  (By
"the best" i mean the best for their own particular preferences).
Sure there are some, but as always depends on ones needs.  With NVDA 2015.4 out the door, the Windows AT users have solid support for MS UIA based assistive technology, and legacy MSAA/IAccessible.  The OS X and Linux side of AOO lags, but that is mainly their glacial release cycle as some work does make it into the AOO trunk.

Stuart