So, a while back (about 3-4 years ago), I remember discussing the LSB and accessibility with +Jeff Licquia
at LinuxCon North America.
Since then, I pretty much heard from many people nothing but negatives: that it would make distributions all the same, turning them into bland copies with no discernable differences; it would limit developers and programmers in what they could design in the way of apps, extensions, desklets, etc.; it would put more restrictions on anything GNU/Linux and force out a lot of good code, people and distros; it would make Linux more vulnerable, etc, etc.
I wasn't sure about the conclusions drawn about the LSB then, and today I'm still not sure. I saw this article pop up today (a little late, google news!): https://lwn.net/Articles/658809/
To be honest, I don't know if this will have any effect on accessibility. I can't remember if any accessibility APIs are integrated with the LSB.
Does anyone know if they are?
I think we're on the right track to improving accessibility and increasing awareness of such among the vast Linux and FOSS communities. Perhaps, as stated as a suggestion in the article, "changing the LSB to be, essentially, 'whatever Debian as well as all other actors in the FLOSS world are _actually _doing' might make the standard—and the effort to support it in Debian—more valuable."