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Linux for blind general discussion blinux-list at
Thu Apr 27 10:47:32 UTC 2017

Tony Baechler here. I'm already doing this. It's a pain though and I'm going 
to leave the list soon. I'm waiting to see what other lists people gravitate 
to and whether a new list should be created.

The problem I see with already existing lists like the FSF and is 
they aren't really for the blind. I have nothing against any disability and 
I think there is a place for all groups with disabilities to have their say, 
but I would argue that the blind have special needs that other groups don't 
care about, like screen readers. I can't think of another group who would 
use Orca or Speakup. Likewise, we aren't interested in their needs as a 
general rule. While some groups can't use various senses or parts of the 
body, they can see the screen. Again, let me be clear that I have nothing 
against any group. I just think they would get tired of hearing about screen 
reader wars and what key should announce the time, with the end result being 
that we're asked to go elsewhere. By all means, definitely post to those 
other lists, but I don't think they should be the main platform to replace 
this list.

On 4/23/2017 4:25 AM, Linux for blind general discussion wrote:
> I would like to make a suggestion:
> As the list moderator has redacted senders, perhaps it would be helpful if
> people were to put there name at the beginning or the end of there posts.
> I can usually tell who is posting because I am practiced at reading headers,
> but it is time consuming and not everyone will wish to do that.
> I hope this suggestion is helpful.
> -- Kelly Prescott

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