Kendell Clark shares how he fell in love with Linux and why he is on a mission to make it as accessible as possible.
After losing his larynx to cancer earlier this year, Ken Starks has become a major proponent of improving the quality of Linux text-to-speech (TTS) software.
Priyanka Nag explains why learning about Mozilla was love at first site, and how the open source project and her role in its community are helping deliver an open web to India.
Assistive technology such as Augmented/Assisted Communication (AAC), Text-to-Speech and Speech-to-Text (TTS/STT), magnifiers, screen readers, and eye gaze systems enable people with disabilities to accomplish what others take for granted on a daily basis. Unfortunately, the majority of assistive... Read more
Linux accessibility is good, but could be much better. Learn about many of the free accessibility tools Linux and open source solutions offer, and find out about the areas that need improvement.
For future assistive technology devices to be fully accessible, the software and the device in use must be changeable and adapt to the individual instead of forcing a change in the individual's ability to adapt to an able world. Here are six reasons Linux is a great choice for people with... Read more
As the user base of open source software continues to grow, developers have the responsibility of making their software accessible to all potential users, including people with disabilities.
Spencer Hunley is an autistic professional, former Vice Chair of the Kansas City Mayor's Committee for People with Disabilities, and current board member of the Autism Society of the Heartland & ASAN's Kansas City chapter. In August, Spencer will be giving a talk, Universal Tux: Accessibility... Read more
Digital technology and open educational resources have enormous potential and power with young children. For parents of special needs children, especially those who are blind or visually impaired, dyslexic, or physically or cognitively impaired, the situation is compounded. Parents usually have to... Read more
In a previous poll, we asked if you thought every major city or airport should have free wifi. The results are mixed, but in favor of some