Thread: About Windows 11's high system requirements. You know, a lot of blind people, who don't have jobs, live on social security and disability money, and who definitely don't have the newest computers, won't get Windows 11. This could have been a great chance for Linux to step up and say loud and proud "Because we support every person's ability to choose their system, and use and learn about computers, we will never force upon users what system they must run. And because we stand proudly with people with disabilities, all blind people are welcome in the world of free and open source software, where they can learn and create just like everyone else."
But no. Gnome, one of the most popular desktops on Linux, is trash with accessibility. KDE is working on it, but that'll take years. Who's ever heard of Mate? And who makes current software for the command line, for users and not other developers?
I hear your frustration, and I agree that we should aspire and focus on accessibility as a first class objective.
Now the question becomes how to do that with a largely volunteer community and without a source of funding that will offset the cost of time/effort.
Are there financial resources to support such efforts, such as government grants?
There should be, and hopefully are, which could be given to appropriate orgs to support the work.
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