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Top advocate for the disabled sets terms for ODF endorsement

Curtis Chong is president of the National Federation of the Blind in Computer Science and is considered to be one of the more important shakers and movers in the disability community when it comes to the accessibilty of technology.

Curtis Chong is president of the National Federation of the Blind in Computer Science and is considered to be one of the more important shakers and movers in the disability community when it comes to the accessibilty of technology. For those looking to alter the technology landscape in a way that affects People With Disabilities, Chong's opinion can make or break new initiatives -- like the one in Massachusetts where that state's Information Technology Division is trying to establish the OpenDocument Format (ODF) as a standard format for creating and saving public documents.

So far, Chong has opposed the Massachusetts plan. But, as ZDNet's David Berlind reports, he's actually willing to endorse it and he's putting the ball in the pro-ODFers' court....Read more

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