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TransferSummit/UK: 24-25 June 2010

Every two years, OSS Watch hosts an international conference, and registration has just opened for our 2010 event. At TransferSummit/UK, business executives, technologists and members of the academic and research communities will be able to meet and discuss requirements, challenges and opportunities in the use, development, licensing and future of open source technology. In an … Read more

Get the most from open source accessibility with help from OSS Watch

Open source accessibility and Assistive Technology projects offer very real benefits to FE colleges and the individual students they support. The zero licence cost of open source plus the freedom to copy and redistribute are well known and provide great flexibility in how programs are deployed. More significant benefits derive from those projects that practice … Read more

Project:Possibility accessibility project code in Google Code

Project:Possibility have recently published the code from 17  open source accessibility projects on Google Code. Teams of computer science students from USC and UCLA  developed these projects when participating in the lively extra curricula accessibility coding events organised by Project:Possibility. Now the students  have moved on, leaving the open source code available for others to … Read more

Open source education – ensuring students develop the skills they need

When I first became involved with Mozilla through working on a Mozilla Foundation accessibility grant, I quickly discovered the impressive open source educational work at Seneca College in Toronto, lead by David Humphry and Chris Tyler. Students on the computer science course get the enviable opportunity to work on projects that immerse them directly in … Read more