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Re: [libreplanet-discuss] Free software and disabilities

From: Andrés Muñiz Piniella
Subject: Re: [libreplanet-discuss] Free software and disabilities
Date: Sun, 13 Dec 2015 18:15:30 +0000
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El 13 de diciembre de 2015 14:47:53 GMT+00:00, Daniel Pocock 
<> escribió:
>On 13/12/15 15:09, Andrés Muñiz Piniella wrote:
>> El 10 de diciembre de 2015 23:50:42 GMT+00:00, John Sullivan
><> escribió:
>>> amunizp <> writes:
>>>> Hi all,
>>>> Speaking to someone the other day they mentioned that there wasn't
>>>> central place to go get disability supported solutions. Short from
>>>> putting 'disability' in a package manager, is there any central
>>>> where one can look for faif supporting people with disabilities?
>>>> Sadly my search only brought this article from 9 years ago [1].
>>>> BTW I heard about sonar Gnu/Linux [2] which is an incredible
>>> a
>>>> project and Jasper and Mycroft could be used as well. What I was
>>>> looking for is where all these options are listed as well as the
>>> stand
>>>> alone faif packages that can be used in proprietary platforms.
>>> You can try the categories/properties at
>>> they aren't sufficient, then I'm sure
>>> like to hear suggestions for improving them. :)
>>> -john
>> Yes, this is great! Extactly what me and my friend where discussing.
>I had heard about the directory and the hard work of people behind it
>but I kept forgetting about it.
>> Using disabity search term
>> Brings me to two projects that seem to be incredible: ATK and
>skipper. But Sadly both project links go to 404.
>> I have ccd but I guess I will need to
>subscribe to it first.
>> Hopefully I can find where the projects are now.
>> PS: Thanks for #fsfbulletin
>There was some discussion about this on a FOSDEM list recently. 
>Somebody expressed an opinion that if software doesn't support users
>with disabilities then the developers are discriminating against those
>It is not so simple though.  Developers don't actively discriminate, we
>simply don't have time to do everything we would like to do if time and
>money were unlimited.

So something similar to writting a program so that it is compatible to gettext 
for translations? That makes sense.
 Maybe that would make it easier, a sort of toolbox? But I think that is what 
ATK is/was. Which makes me think it could be some sort of standard from

Anyway, I will research further.

>One thing we should be more conscious of is that there are funding
>programs and grants available to make the world better for people with
>disabilities.  It would be very interesting to try and ensure that some
>of that money is going to free software rather than proprietary
>software.  Developers don't typically have a disposition for filling
>application forms so if there are other volunteers who would like to
>help look for such programs and match them to relevant free software
>projects and help with paperwork it could give interesting results and
>it may indirectly benefit other parts of the free software ecosystem.

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