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RE: [libreoffice-accessibility] LibeOffice VPAT compliance


Hello Italo,

Sorry to bother you again, but we did not get any response from "info@documentfoundation.org".

Any other contact information you recommend.

Thanks,

Hemmat Ragheb
IT Support Services (ITSS), O&M Support
Information International Associates (IIA)
OCIO/OIEO/ESSD
U.S. Patent & Trademark Office
571 775 8350 Office
571 345 5189 Cell



-----Original Message-----
From: Ragheb, Hemmat (IIa) 
Sent: Monday, September 14, 2020 9:18 AM
To: italo@libreoffice.org
Cc: accessibility@global.libreoffice.org; Sabbani, Karunakar (IIa) <Karunakar.Sabbani@USPTO.GOV>; 
Xiao, Quansheng (Victor) <Quansheng.Xiao@USPTO.GOV>
Subject: RE: [libreoffice-accessibility] LibeOffice VPAT compliance

Hi Italo,

OK, sent request to "info@documentfoundation.org", hope they can help.

Thanks,

Hemmat Ragheb
IT Support Services (ITSS), O&M Support
Information International Associates (IIA) OCIO/OIEO/ESSD U.S. Patent & Trademark Office
571 775 8350 Office
571 345 5189 Cell




-----Original Message-----
From: Italo Vignoli <italo@libreoffice.org>
Sent: Monday, September 14, 2020 9:10 AM
To: Ragheb, Hemmat (IIa) <Hemmat.Ragheb2@USPTO.GOV>
Cc: accessibility@global.libreoffice.org; Sabbani, Karunakar (IIa) <Karunakar.Sabbani@USPTO.GOV>; 
Xiao, Quansheng (Victor) <Quansheng.Xiao@USPTO.GOV>
Subject: Re: [libreoffice-accessibility] LibeOffice VPAT compliance

Again, if my previous messages were not clear enough: we do not know about the VPAT compatibility 
of LibreOffice, because this is a mailing list to discuss accessibility issues and not to provide 
information about LibreOffice accessibility.

The fact that you are using LibreOffice 6.4.6 is completely irrelevant for us because we do not 
have the information to answer your question, as the scope of the mailing list is completely 
different.

We are volunteers supporting the LibreOffoce project and interested in accessibility, but we do not 
have the competence and the information to answer your question, which can only be provided by the 
legal entity behind LibreOffice, i.r. The Document Foundation.

In addition, most of the mailing list subscribers are based in Europe, and are not familiar with US 
accessibility regulations. It is possible that no one based in the US is subscribed to the 
accessibility mailing list.

So, to get an answer you should write to info@documentfoundation.org, because the foundation's 
Board of Directors is the only body who knows about LibreOffice accessibility compliance with 
different regulations, and - if necessary - can provide the legal evidence.

Best regards, Italo

On 9/14/20 1:52 PM, Ragheb, Hemmat (IIa) wrote:
Hello,

We are not using the Red-Hat package, they do not have LibreOffice 6.4.6, with are using a RPM 
package or building from source.
Also, This is not about the application is packaging or which operating system used, this is 
about the facilities provided by the LibreOffice application.

Are we to conclude that currently LibreOffice is not VPAT compliant, are any plans in place to 
have LibreOffice meat the requirements of VPAT section 508.

Thanks,

Hemmat Ragheb
IT Support Services (ITSS), OEMS O&M Support Information International 
Associates (IIA) OCIO/OIEO/ESSD U.S. Patent & Trademark Office
571 775 8350 Office
571 345 5189 Cell




-----Original Message-----
From: Italo Vignoli <italo@libreoffice.org>
Sent: Monday, September 14, 2020 7:36 AM
To: Ragheb, Hemmat (IIa) <Hemmat.Ragheb2@USPTO.GOV>
Cc: accessibility@global.libreoffice.org; Sabbani, Karunakar (IIa) 
<Karunakar.Sabbani@USPTO.GOV>; Xiao, Quansheng (Victor) 
<Quansheng.Xiao@USPTO.GOV>
Subject: Re: [libreoffice-accessibility] LibeOffice VPAT compliance

Yes, I know, but my previous answer is valid. This is a volunteer attended mailing list and we 
cannot provide an answer to your question because we are not allowed to do so. So, please write 
to the other email I provided. Best regards.

14 Sep 2020 12:32:15 Ragheb, Hemmat (IIa) <Hemmat.Ragheb2@USPTO.GOV>:

Hello Italo,

The Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) section 508 is about the product 
irrespective of which Operating System.

The VPAT is to support users with disabilities, help users to be able to use the application.

Thanks,

Hemmat Ragheb
IT Support Services (ITSS), OEMS O&M Support Information 
International Associates (IIA) OCIO/OIEO/ESSD U.S. Patent & Trademark 
Office
571 775 8350 Office
571 345 5189 Cell

-----Original Message-----
From: Italo Vignoli <italo@libreoffice.org>
Sent: Friday, September 11, 2020 4:42 PM
To: Ragheb, Hemmat (IIa) <Hemmat.Ragheb2@USPTO.GOV>; 
accessibility@global.libreoffice.org
Cc: Sabbani, Karunakar (IIa) <Karunakar.Sabbani@USPTO.GOV>; Xiao, 
Quansheng (Victor) <Quansheng.Xiao@USPTO.GOV>
Subject: Re: [libreoffice-accessibility] LibeOffice VPAT compliance

Dear Sir,

LibreOffice is a free open source software, released by a not for profit foundation based in 
Germany: The Document Foundation. The source code of LibreOffice is re-packaged by Red Hat to be 
included in RHEL.

You have sent your message to a mailing list manned by volunteers, who are dealing with 
accessibility features but not with accessibility legal compliance. We do not know enough the 
topic to provide a sensible answer and in any case we would not be able to issue the document 
you have requested.

So, please send your request to the Board of Directors of The Document Foundation, by writing 
to: info@documentfoundation.org. I don't know if they will be able to issue the document, but 
they will be able to answer your question.

Best regards, Italo Vignoli

On 9/11/20 8:12 PM, Ragheb, Hemmat (IIa) wrote:
Hello,

The USPTO is planning to use LibreOffice 6.4.6 for Linux (RHEL7).
Please provide compliance status of LibreOffice with VPAT Section 508 
(https://gcc01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.section508.gov%2Fsell%2Fvpat&amp;data=02%7C01%7CHemmat.Ragheb2%40USPTO.GOV%7C4cbd462d43b54fe2f70a08d858af87be%7Cff4abfe983b540268b8ffa69a1cad0b8%7C1%7C0%7C637356858220139867&amp;sdata=J9Ym9YFqjb1yLV1s6lF2d1hQC%2BE1MkZ102tiKwNsvKs%3D&amp;reserved=0).

Thanks,

Hemmat Ragheb
IT Support Services (ITSS), O&M Support Information International 
Associates (IIA) OCIO/OIEO/ESSD U.S. Patent & Trademark Office
571 775 8350 Office
571 345 5189 Cell

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