"Accessibility in Fedora Workstation" (fwd)

Linux for blind general discussion blinux-list at redhat.com
Mon Aug 15 17:09:42 UTC 2022

Hi all.
I've been using linux at work and at home for at least 12 years.
I certainly encounter accessibility problems as I also encountered when 
I was a windows user.
In my opinion, accessibility in linux has improved a lot, even because 
there seems to be a greater interest in the community in using linux.
By the way, this message was written and sent from a computer with 
fedora workstation version 36 installed.

On 8/15/22 10:25, Linux for blind general discussion wrote:
> For me, I still love Linux enough to keep up with the accessibility stuff,
> and even try it every six months or so. However, the last time I tried it,
> Orca was so unstable that I managed to crash it by pressing Alt + Tab. Now,
> this was on an HP Pavilian laptop, but I don't see how any lack of hardware
> drivers would *only* effect accessibility. I tried Fedora, Ubuntu, and I
> think Mint. All performed the same. Well, Ubuntu lasted a bit longer but
> still, wow. Now, before I get another batch of complain-mail, I'm not
> saying Linux isn't usable for those who don't have demanding jobs with
> oodles of rolls to fill and hats to wear and people to work with. It's nice
> for home users and simple tasks, and even some development, in Emacs or
> Nano or VIM or whatever. But it's not ready for *me* yet, and the people
> who still develop NVDA addons, apps like Tweesecake and Bookworm, and
> remote desktop solutions, all show, to me at least, that Linux isn't ready
> for them yet either. I could be wrong. I admit it. But those are my
> opinions, backed up by *my* experiences.
> Devin Prater
> r.d.t.prater at gmail.com
> On Mon, Aug 15, 2022 at 8:12 AM Linux for blind general discussion <
> blinux-list at redhat.com> wrote:
>> (from Matt Campbell)
>> Thanks all for the appreciation and memories. But I'm afraid that, at
>> the risk of getting philosophical, the person who created ZipSpeak and
>> trplayer no longer exists. I remember being him, and I still have his
>> name and email address, but I'm no longer him. I've changed so much over
>> the two decades since then. Nothing makes that clearer than Chris's and
>> Karen's concerns about my attitude toward Linux console users and, more
>> generally, people who don't follow the whims of mainstream technology
>> for whatever reason. And those responses have given me something to
>> think about, but I don't yet know what I'll do about it. I said what I
>> wanted to say on the Fedora accessibility article, and maybe I shouldn't
>> have even let myself get pulled into that thread. But I think I'm now
>> philosophically far enough away from many, or even most, in this
>> community that I will probably retreat again from this list and other
>> related lists.
>> Matt
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