The Federal Communications Commission is perhaps not the first organization any developer’s likely to think of when it comes to interacting with the tech community in a positive manner. Just the same, the FCC hosted an event called Open Developer Day for the sake of improved accessibility online.
The event can be considered a success. Leading up to it, an official wiki promised, “Engineers from the Yahoo! Accessibility team Lab and Yahoo! Developer Network will be providing technical instruction for some of their technologies that support working with web-based information and their ongoing work in accessibility.”
Then it noted that the collaboration wouldn’t stop at the end of the day, since “[a] priority area is the development of a web application that will serve as a clearing-house of information on accessible information and communication technologies (ICT).”
Also, we should point out that this Open Developer Day was supposed to be the first, but not last, of its kind, with others following at some point.
Hopefully all this work will ensure people with disabilities are able to access the Web with relative ease, since so much communication and research takes place online anymore.