Will accessibility rain on your cloud parade?
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Elizabeth Woodward of IBM presented a compelling discussion on the challenges and strategies of cloud computing and accessibility. As examples of what can be done with cloud and accessibility, she pointed to a little known (but not for long!) Italian community effort called LUCY. There's an excellent YouTube video that tells the LUCY digital inclusion story. She also spoke about the GPII (Global Public Inclusion Infrastructure). As Elizabeth points out, the GPII is dedicated to removing obstacles for access to the Internet. You can find out more on GPII at http
Finally, she mentioned the CSCC (Cloud Standards Customer Council). This council seeks to ensure that customer requirements are implemented in cloud standards. As you can imagine, this is important on many levels. Particularly, the council focuses on ensuring that the topic of accessibility is folded into the cloud standard. Find out more about CSCC.
Overall, it was another really excellent panel discussion at SXSW!