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Re: showcasing debian-edu at debconf and desktop for elderly people.

2015-03-29 22:22 GMT+02:00 shirish शिरीष <shirishag75@gmail.com>:
> Hi all,


> With debconf happening soon, what do the developers think of
> showcasing debian-edu either as a talk/workshop or a combination of
> the two. It could be even a hands-on showcase if it's a possibility so
> people can play around and help with debian-edu. This would help in
> awareness building within the wider debian community and perhaps few
> people might join the team.

I think that is a great idea and would like to help out with any voluntary work
around it. My plan for CebConf is to attend the Blends Sprint[0] and collect
signatures to increase my WOT.

> I'm planning to come to debconf (provided my travel  grant is
> accepted) and it would be one more reason for me to be in debconf.

I hope to see you there :)

> One more thing, over the last several days, months it somehow seems to
> me that the same desktop that we desire to have for young people have
> lot of similarity for elderly people as well. They also want
> clutter-free interfaces, fewer apps and bold and big type-faces as
> well as pretty iconography. I know that description sort of slants it
> between debian-jr and debian-edu and do know that with accessibility
> tools the above can be achieved to some extent. But that if the
> elderly people have had some prior human-computer interaction. If not,
> then s/he has the same issues as kids have when they see a digital UI
> for the first time.
> I dunno if this has been observed before or not. Nor if any attempts
> have been made. I know in smart-phones there are some niche phones
> which behave like that but they are niche and expensive.
> Looking for people thoughts on the above.
> --
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>           Shirish Agarwal  शिरीष अग्रवाल
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PS: cc-ed to the German mailinglist in order to attract more people :)

[0]: https://wiki.debian.org/Sprints/2015/Blends

Mit freundlichen Grüßen

Alexander Alemayhu

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