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[Patreon] Linux accessibility : linux

[Patreon] Linux accessibility : linux

Being blind myself, I care deeply about accessibility. After all, if an working system, or desktop interface, and even distro installer is not accessible, I can not use it. I simply right this moment discovered that the linux-a11y.org website has a Patreon, and am a patron.

Open supply is a superb idea to me, and it really works nice for almost all of individuals. But folks with disabilities aren’t the bulk, and the various approaches to DE’s, distro installers, and QT vs GTK enable loads of inaccessibility.

The blind group initially segrigated ourselves to distros we creatted ourselves, as a result of accessibility wasn’t as large a speaking level as it’s now. However, we have moved extra in the direction of collaborating with builders, like submitting points to installer github pages, for together with the Orca display reader, labeling components in desktop environments with accessibility labels, and ensuring keyboard navigation works nicely too. There aren’t many people, however some blind folks do yearn to be part of Linux, to make use of free software program, and have an working system that they’ll really take pleasure in utilizing.

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