"Accessibility in Fedora Workstation" (fwd)
Linux for blind general discussion
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Sat Aug 13 18:36:36 UTC 2022
may I ask from where he obtained his software engineering degree?
Studied computer science? Perhaps disability studies?
there are certainly scores of disabled individuals with these various
qualification..even who are Linux users.
The interview did not document a single one, outside of his experiencing
blindness..which is not going to insure he creates an accessible platform
for fedora since access refers to several populations. and he states he
knows nothing about those.
On Sat, 13 Aug 2022, Milan Zamazal wrote:
>>>>>> "KL" == Karen Lewellen <klewellen at shellworld.net> writes:
> KL> What bothers me most are his lack of actual qualifications, and
> KL> absolute dismissal of what he has not experienced..as if he
> KL> defines Linux usage for everyone. That attitude is dangerous,
> KL> because he is educating those outside of the accessibility
> KL> experiences, who will believe his ignorance is factual. he has
> KL> to be expert, it is his job.
> Hi Karen,
> I know Lukas personally and I admire his skills and qualifications. I
> also know first hand that he is open to constructive feedback and I
> believe he’d be happy to be corrected about possible technical
> inaccuracies in the interview. It may be also a good opportunity to
> find out what’s possibly missing in making anybody better informed.
> As for “absolute dismissal of what he has not experienced”, what
> reasonable free software alternatives to a less or more standard desktop
> with Orca and a software synthesizer can you see for a common blind user
> who needs to use a fully working web browser, to read and process text
> documents, to be compatible with other computer users, etc.?
> And let’s be realistic. We celebrate every single developer hired to
> improve accessibility. This tells something about the state of the
> matters. We cannot expect that a single person will fix all the kinds
> of accessibility problems in all the environments. Lukas works at his
> job focusing on certain areas currently seen there as urgent ones and I
> appreciate this opportunity. Anybody else seeing a need to work on
> other areas is welcome to contribute to whatever sees fit, as I do.
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