I am just writing to introduce myself to the debian-accessibility mailing list.
One of my challenges is helping people who have little or no
functionality of their arms and legs and instead rely on using a
single switch (button) to access the computer. Although solutions
exist for these folks, the costs are usually astronomical, and
completely out of reach for the people I am trying to help.
My goal is to assemble old computers I have been collecting into
machines these folks can use at home for free so that they can at
least access information and communicate with others independently in
A number of awesome tools already exist, especially with GOK, but I
could really use some help with customizing some of the features or
better understanding their implementation.
Aside from what I need help with however, I want to help the rest of
the people working on Debian Accessibility.
I have a good understanding of how to use and set up computers for
accessibility on many platforms including Debian. Although I have
little understanding about programming, I have much experience with
working with people of all types of disabilities and have a decent
understanding of their needs.
I also see most of the people I help on a daily basis and they are
always willing to give feedback about solutions I have found for them.
Please let me know how I can help, and maybe get some help for my folks.
William D. Best