Prospects for an accessible and open version of Android?

Linux for blind general discussion blinux-list at
Wed Jun 24 20:23:39 UTC 2020

I will be happy to read about how this machine is for you.

> On Jun 24, 2020, at 7:08 AM, Linux for blind general discussion <blinux-list at> wrote:
> OK, we're not quite communicating here.
> System 76 systems come with Ubuntu 20.4 pre-installed. You want another
> distro, you pop in a usb stick and go for it, or launch over ethernet.
> Asking for optical drives is a losing proposition these days, afaik.
> They're very yesterday.
> I should be able to give yhou direct experience in a few weeks. I
> ordered my fully loaded MeerKat earlier this week. Delivery is around 3
> weeks.
> Best,
> Janina
> Linux for blind general discussion writes:
>> While a machine coming preloaded with Linux is nice and at least means
>> not having to fight Microsoft's latest attempts to dig their claws in
>> and make nuking the copy of Windows I didn't want and installing Linux
>> harder and means a better than average chance the hardware is fully
>> compatible with Linux and won't require proprietary drivers,
>> personally, the more important issue is whether a machine is
>> configured for optical and/or USB boot out of the box so I can just
>> install whichever distro I want and configure it from scratch without
>> the hassle of tracking down a monitor, a willing sighted assistent,
>> and walking them through the process of fixing the boot order(because
>> as hard as finding a sighted assistant is, finding one who actually
>> knows their way around a BIOS is even harder).
>> So anyone know if System76 or any other pro-linux PC makers ship
>> systems I can just pop an installation CD/DVD into and run an
>> installer on first boot? Or have all of them followed the mainstream
>> into the insanity of disabling all boottable devices that aren't the
>> primary harddrive or placing them so low in the boot order they'll
>> only boot if the system drive is borked?
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> Janina Sajka
> Linux Foundation Fellow
> Executive Chair, Accessibility Workgroup:
> The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)
> Chair, Accessible Platform Architectures
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