accessibility

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Traditional work paradigms are collapsing. Shaun Gillies says open source models offer a more humane future of and for "work."
10 comments Posted 11 Feb 2016 by Shaun Gillies Feed
Kendell Clark shares how he fell in love with Linux and why he is on a mission to make it as accessible as possible.
5 comments Posted 8 Dec 2015 by Kendell Clark Feed
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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.
4 comments Posted 19 Aug 2015 by Aleksandar Todorović Feed
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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.
2 comments Posted 10 Jun 2015 by Benjamin Kerensa Feed
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
2 comments Posted 27 May 2015 by Spencer Hunley Feed
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.
16 comments Posted 4 May 2015 by Kendell Clark Feed
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
7 comments Posted 20 Apr 2015 by Spencer Hunley Feed
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.
15 comments Posted 19 Feb 2015 by Shaun Gillies Feed
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
4 comments Posted 17 Jul 2014 by Rikki Endsley (Red Hat) Feed
Open educational resources
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
4 comments Posted 14 May 2012 by Carolyn Fox Feed

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