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Accessibility: Team

A page to assist in getting new team members up to speed and to lay out procedures of how the team works.

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For some things it’s interesting to be connected to Novell VPN (for instance, to access some build pages). So go ahead and install the package NetworkManager-novellvpn-gnome (which will pull others like NetworkManager-novellvpn, novell-nortelplugins and novell-ipsec-tools).

After that, you have to configure the VPN connection. Left-click on NM notification icon (systray) -> VPN Connections -> Configure VPN… -> Add -> Forward. Then you should see a combo box which contains the item “NovellVPN Client”. If you don’t see it, you have to restart the OS or NetworkManager for the new module that you just installed, to be loaded.

Then, after you select NovellVPN Client on the combo, click Forward again. You need to fill some fields (leave the ones not mentioned as is):

  • Connection Name: NovellVPN
  • Gateway: (or the corresponding to your area)
  • User Name: <your innerweb username>
  • Group Name: novell

After that, to connect: Left-click on NM notification icon (systray) -> VPN Connections -> NovellVPN. You will then be requested 2 passwords: the normal one is your innerweb’s password, and the second is a global novell password, request it in the channel ;)

Team Members

You can see a list of hackergotchis here along with their corresponding roles on the team, and links to their blogs:


Calen Chen a11y QA Hacker Calen in Novell


Mario Carrion a11y Technical Lead & Hacker it’s gotta be smooth


Mike Gorse a11y Hacker wanderings of an aimless vortex


Neville Gao a11y Hacker Neville’s Blog


Ray Wang a11y Build Hacker Ray Wang’s Blog


Stephen Shaw a11y Build Hacker Decriptor’s Blog


FengXia Mu a11y QA Hacker FengXia Mu


Matt Guo a11y Hacker Matt Guo

Former Team Members


Andrés G. Aragoneses a11y Prj Manager and Hacker knocte::MonoTema


Brad Taylor a11y Team Lead the chronicles of me


Brian Merrell a11y QA Hacker Brian’s lovable online gazette


Sandy Armstrong a11y Hacker 5:55 AM

Getting Started

Things that each member needs to have set up

  • Your primary booting OS should be openSUSE 11.1 (or later)
  • Send your blog to Andrés.
    • Create one if you don’t have one, you’ll need it.
  • Send Andrés your hackergotchi for this page
  • Join accessibility mailing lists
    • mono-a11y - this is the team mailing list
    • Accessibility lists of interest
  • Live on IRC
  • Review everything on the Accessibility wiki page


There’s really not an official planet for accessibility right now, because:

  • David Bolter’s one didn’t have a proper top-level or 2nd level domain.
  • Recently new created hasn’t collected all the bloggers from previous planet yet, and the admin roles have to be worked out.

In the meantime, we’ll request to the LinuxFoundation the creation of as another useful redirection for the latter.

Team Meetings

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