GNOME Accessibility to Get a Boost
: You can say I'm making sure I can still enjoy GNOME when my eyesight requires even bigger fonts and when my fingers hurt when typing even more...
More realistically, it all started when Chris Blizzard
pointed out matter-of-factly that MoFo
has been spending large amounts of money on a11y grants
, including some that involve GNOME technology, with Eitan Isaacson
listed as the one doing the GNOME work there. Thanks Eitan!
What it didn't tell was that GNOME's own Willie Walker
was mentoring those projects, and otherwise rocking, all this without any fanfare or even a mention on Planet GNOME or non-a11y GNOME lists (as far as I know). This was quite surprising to me.
One meeting later with David and Willie, meeting with new board members including Brian Cameron
, and a very encouraging response to Brian's call for volunteers
. By all means so far, seems like Willie will be leading this, so, thank you again Willie!
As David teased, something really cool coming... Stay tuned.
Labels: a11y, DavidBolter, EitanIsaacson, gnome, WillieWalker