Blind vs. mainstream distros

Linux for blind general discussion blinux-list at
Mon Apr 24 15:18:27 UTC 2017

I am karen lewellen.
Just a couple of points before I go back  into the corner.  Now that the 
stuff is technical.
1 out of every 8 computers in the world still uses windows xp...many fear 
changing what they understand for what they do not.
As for accessibility, its implementation and otherwise,  the w3c creates 
those rules and they in turn become public policy.  The challenges come in 
though where a few decide this means creating access for themselves, 
instead of following the general rules here, creating an open door for 

On Mon, 24 Apr 2017, Linux for blind general discussion wrote:

> I'm Tony Baechler. See below.
> On 4/23/2017 4:13 PM, Linux for blind general discussion wrote:
>>  I'd be interested in knowing the number of blind people using GNU/Linux
>>  in the world, for daily life (so with browser, GUI, etc).
> I'm still mostly on Windows XP, but I use Linux on an almost daily basis, 
> mostly on servers. I ssh into various machines from Cygwin. I have Debian 
> testing installed in my second partition but without a desktop. I find Linux 
> copies to USB storage much faster than Windows. When I want to try a console 
> program, I boot into my Debian testing. I had Ubuntu installed, but it 
> crashed when trying to upgrade and I didn't feel like reinstalling.
>>  I just hope the max devs will be common/cross-distros, and benefit for
>>  everyone. I hope also that non-regression tests will come in free
>>  software. And that distros will have a11y features, in a modular mode,
>>  to be universal and avoid specialization. I don't forget the topic is
>>  "blind vs mainstream", while my purpose is a fully accessibility beyond
>>  vision impairment, but also from a level of knowledge point of view,
>>  low-vision impaired people, and other kind of disabilities. But it was
>>  useful to have this debate on the mailing list.
> I agree. It should be about universal accessibility for everyone. Since this 
> is the blinux list and since this was from the Sonar and Vinux thread, I 
> changed the subject. I'm not familiar with other groups using Linux, but I 
> would say that generally accessibility is lacking for them as well.
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