Accessibility Interoperability Alliance Welcomes 26 New Members
WAKEFIELD, Mass., Dec 15, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- The Accessibility Interoperability Alliance (AIA), www.AccessInteropAlliance.org, a coalition of leading information and assistive technology companies dedicated to enabling developers to more easily create accessible software, hardware and Web products, welcomes the addition of 26 new members to the association in 2008. This brings total AIA membership to 39 organizations, all of which
joined within 12 months of the coalition's founding in 2007. Members joined in three categories: Developer, Contributor, and Supporter.
"Our newest members are a diverse group of leadership organizations, including usability experts, magnification software developers, academic institutions, reading solutions providers, and touch user interface developers," said Rob Sinclair, chair of the Steering Committee and director of the Accessibility Business Unit at Microsoft. "By bringing new and often unique expertise into the organization, we continue to strengthen the AIA's capacity to solve longstanding interoperability challenges between Assistive Technology (AT) and Information Technology (IT) products. This is what makes the AIA unique, and we are delighted to welcome these new members to our organization."