[laptop-accessibility] A possible solution?
cannona at fireantproductions.com
Sun Sep 30 11:19:05 EDT 2007
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I am a bit concerned by the seeming lack of progress being made in regards
to getting a working screen reader for the XO. Please don't get me wrong.
I realize that there are a thousand and one projects that also need to get
done, and that the stalling of this project is simply because folks are too
busy. That is why I believe that an alternative approach might be in order.
There may be several reasons why this is infeasible, and I would appreciate
hearing people's thoughts.
I would like us to seek a grant for the purpose of hiring a developer or
three to work on the coding of a screen reader, and possibly a magnification
program. I believe that by doing so, we could get this project off the
ground a lot faster. Also, we just might end up with a better product over
all; not because people who aren't getting paid do shoddier work (I
certainly don't believe that), but because it might cause this project to
get a little more attention than it otherwise might.
Of course, the persons hired would have to be vetted by the OLPC group, and
they would have no greater status than any other contributor. They would
simply be getting paid to work on particular things.
MSN/Windows Messenger: cannona at hotmail.com (don't send email to the hotmail
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