Sonar GNU/Linux merges with Vinux

Linux for blind general discussion blinux-list at
Fri Apr 28 11:44:16 UTC 2017

Tony Baechler here.

No, I'm talking about attracting as many new users as possible, blind or 
sighted with a focus on teens and young adults. I'm being very generalized 
here, but if a blind teen gets really interested in what Linux can do but 
sees the glaring limitations, they might be willing to develop better 
solutions, or at least file bugs and work with upstream developers. In the 
sighted world, if a teen who is interested in coding sees that their blind 
friend has a lot of limitations because the desktop doesn't talk, they might 
be willing to help and go into accessibility development. I know of people 
who got involved in accessibility because they knew a blind person and saw 
that there was a desperate need.

On 4/27/2017 2:35 PM, Linux for blind general discussion wrote:
> But we're talking about attracting blind users, right? Shells and
> terminals are more natural for us than GUIs. Instructing the computer
> is far more intuitive than pretending that it's a two-dimensional
> surface with pictures on it.

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