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Re: Bug#579167: tasksel: is it really necessary to install gnome-accessibility on each and every system?

Seconded!  I'll add that programming and Linux system administration
are two of the best jobs available to blind techies, and this group
hates to ask for help from the sighted.  Many of them are big Debian
fans.  There are some very amusing (to me - I'm not very politically
correct) discussions on some of the blind programming forums.  These
guys will debate for days their guess as to what a non-accessible
dialog box is saying, when any of them could just cry for help from
the sighted.  Also, much of the work Debian does in this area spreads
to other distros.  It's really great work you guys do for the blind.


On Mon, Apr 26, 2010 at 2:12 AM, Christian PERRIER <bubulle@debian.org> wrote:
> Quoting Samuel Thibault (sthibault@debian.org):
>> > Please reconsider if gnome-accessibility does have to get installed by
>> > default.
>> This has been considered already, please bring new arguments, else the
>> decision has no reason to change.
> Samuel gave a few technical arguments, I'd like to bring a
> non-technical one:
> Just like any public building, or subway station, or mostly any other
> kind of newly built thing has, often by law, to be built as
> "accessible" as the current techniques allow, in many places of the
> world, a computer environment has to be shipped as accessible as
> technically possible, by default. As there is no law to enforce this
> on Debian, we must enforce this ourselves.
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