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.
Spencer Hunley is*an autistic professional, former Vice Chair of the Kansas City Mayor[he]#039[/he]s Committee for People with Disabilities, and current board member of the Autism Society of the Heartland [he]amp[/he] ASAN[he]#039[/he]s Kansas City chapter. In August, Spencer will be giving a talk, Universal Tux: Accessibility For Our Future Selves, at*LinuxCon in Chicago.
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!
I listened to a recent Going Linux podcast today; it was the monthly Computer America, in which Larry Bushey of Going Linux appears on the Computer America radio show's monthly Linux show. The first half of it was an excellent introduction to accessibility, computing, and Linux.
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
I was wondering what Linux Mint brings to the table as far as accessibility is concerned. Does the Cinnamon edition come with a screenreader? If so, can it be accessed on the live CD for a blind-accessible installation? What other desktops, if Cinnamon doesn't have it, does Mint offer for accessibility?
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 GNOME Foundation Board is happy to announce that following the Call for Bids for GNOME Accessibility Work, Igalia, a Spanish company, was selected to perform the work.
We received a great bid from Igalia with a detailed analysis of the current state of document accessibility within GNOME and a comprehensive plan to achieve the expected results.