Boosts appreciated.
I'm close to moving back to Windows. I can't tell you how frustrating it is to hold oneself back, deny oneself better and easier accessibility in the name of open source, when many open source developers don't give a crap about accessibility, and/or don't educate themselves on it. KDE connect, GSConnect, all were inaccessible for one reason or another, not the least because of Gnome-shell's terrible accessibility issues. That was just the last straw. With the only thing holding me to Linux being Emacs+Emacspeak, I think its time to quit Linux and just use what actually works. It's interesting how being "free" just means being under the power and whim of other people, a mass of developers who have no insentive for accessibility, rather than a cohesive company who does. This is serious, and I want every developer to understand this, understand my deep frustration with FOSS.

#FOSS #Linux #KDE #a11y #accessibility #Windows #comunism #capitalism #software #developers


Make a list of issues somewhere that you think are important (and may be getting overlooked by developers). I'd be happy to take a peek at some of them, and see if I might fix any of them.

@zachdecook A lot of it is about desktop environments, Orca, and lots of web issues. And Thunderbird is the only mail client we can use in the GUI.

@devinprater like "program X doesn't work well with orca"?

Haven't used thunderbird in a while... have kind of given up hope for it.

@zachdecook Yeah. Thunderbird is all blind people have. So that you don’t have much hope for it is not a good sign lol. On Windows at work I just use the Gmail web client. It's the most accessieable client on almost any platform, surprisingly. No it's not perfect, and Appple’s mail app on the Mac is better, but it's the best Windows has.


i know this isn't really an immediate kind of help,

but every time i used orca to test webpages i got pretty sorely tired of it not supporting the i3 window manager's desktops.
to the point i think i'd be fully willing to take a paid job improving orca for everybody's really specific use cases if only one were available

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