[ubuntu-uk] UK Project Proposal

Kris Douglas webbox.uk at gmail.com
Thu Oct 4 18:52:52 BST 2007


This would be a great idea. It would really boost the profile of Ubuntu and
it's accessibility functionality.

I think this would be well worth the work.

On 04/10/2007, Dave Walker <DaveWalker at ubuntu.com> wrote:
>
> Hi Ian,
>
> On Thu, 2007-10-04 at 18:14 +0100, Ian Pascoe wrote:
> > Hi y'all
> >
> > Before I ask for Popey's help to put this onto his Ideas Pool, I thought
> I'd
> > run it by the list and see what your feed back was.
> >
> > Every year the Queen Alexandra College for the Blind in Birmingham runs
> an
> > exhibition called Sight Village, which is the "leading" technology
> showcase
> > for the bisually impaired and associated support groups throughout
> Europe -
> > these groups being both Government bodies and local / national /
> > international charities.
> >
> <SNIP>
>
> This sounds like a wonderful idea, this is exactly the kind of advocacy
> projects we should be doing.
>
> I would suggest we first look at exactly what needs to be produced, then
> estimate actual costs.
>
> > Putting cost aside for the stand for the moment, I need to:
> >
> > * get a loan of at least one laptop / desktop for the duration
>
> I'm sure a few machines shouldn't be too difficult to obtain for a few
> days.
>
> > * a supply of the then current distributions
> > * an installation guide to Ubuntu with Assistive Technologies activated,
> in
> > printed, braille and audio formats
> <SNIP>
>
> There is _some_ documentation already written
> [https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Accessibility/doc].  I'm sure we could work
> with ubuntu-accessibility to produce the necessary documentation, as i'm
> sure that team knows requirements better than most.
>
> I wouldn't imagine producing braille format and auto dictation (via
> Audio-CD) would be too difficult.  It's certainly something I can see
> being mutually beneficial to the ubuntu-accessibility team aswell.
>
> Do you happen to know how much it costs to register, to have a stand, at
> this event?
>
> Once we have a compiled list of costs, we can look into potential
> fund-raising to cover the costs associated.
>
> Kind Regards,
> Dave Walker
>
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>
>


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