Re: showcasing debian-edu at debconf and desktop for elderly people.
2015-03-29 22:22 GMT+02:00 shirish शिरीष <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
> 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 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.
> Shirish Agarwal शिरीष अग्रवाल
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