Accessibility for computer users with disabilities is one of the noblest goals for Linux and open source software. Vinux, Orca, and Gnome lead the way in Linux accessibility.
BOSTON, Mass — February 4, 2010 — The GNOME Foundation is happy to announce a substantial donation from the Mozilla Corporation to benefit the GNOME Project's accessibility efforts. The donation will help continue the collaborative efforts between GNOME and Mozilla on Accessibility.
I am a visually impaired computer users and would like to switch to Ubuntu 12.04 from Windows 7. However, i noticed that Orca isn't always accessible when using some programmes like Audacity. Sometimes, Orca says 'inaccessible' when i launch certain programmes. What can I do to improve the accessibility of Orca? Any help would be appreciated!
Following our fund raising campaign through Friends of GNOME, and with the help of Mozilla, the GNOME Foundation is looking for developers to enhance the accessibility of documents within GNOME.
Knowledge of the GNOME development process will be required to carry out the work.
The tasks should be set out in each of the bids, with the goal of enabling accessibility of documents such as PDFs, word
Today the GNOME Foundation announces a fundraising campaign to kick off 2012 as the Year of Accessibility for GNOME. GNOME has held accessibility amongst its core values from the project’s inception. Because of this commitment, along with the efforts of many dedicated developers, GNOME 2 became an award winning accessible free desktop environment. “For me, [...]
The Linux Foundation has announced that it has now licensed the Windows version of IAccessible2 under a BSD licence to allow proprietary software developers to easily incorporate the accessibility API...
I just updated to JB and it was working nicely till I tried turning on Accessibility to see how TalkBack worked on text! I didn't do the tutorial, and it doesn't seem to respond to normal button presses the same, so I rebooted, and can't get past the SIM lock. I key in the correct numbers, then OK, and nothing happens. I tried swiping right for the next screen. No good.
Did you know that Leap Day was also the 27th Annual International Technology & Persons with Disabilities Conference in Los Angeles? Sprint knew, and announced that it has launched a free app that provides easier access to the smartphones of blind or low-vision Android users.
The GNOME Foundation is happy to announce a substantial donation from the Mozilla Corporation to benefit the GNOME Project's accessibility efforts. The donation will help continue the collaborative efforts between GNOME and Mozilla on Accessibility. The Mozilla Corporation is granting the GNOME Fou ...