Brussels / 31 January & 1 February 2015


Supporting accessibility in your distribution

This will discuss the few important details that distribution hackers should know to make sure that their distribution is accessible to everybody.

Freedom #0 of free software is to be able to execute the software. But that is useless if one is unable to actually use the software. Distributions should thus take particular care of their accessibility, which means shipping accessibility tools of course, but also making sure that some accessible software alternatives are packaged, that accessibility can easily be enabled on an installed system, and even that the distribution installer itself is accessible!

Thanks to the experience we have had in Debian in the past years, I will guide the audience through the few important details to know for distribution hackers in order to make sure that their distribution is accessible.


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