[ubuntu-uk] UK Project Proposal
daniel.lamb at dlcomputing.co.uk
Thu Oct 4 19:10:05 BST 2007
If there is anything I can do as well, I happy for any number of my machines
to be used but I am in Perth.
From: ubuntu-uk-bounces at lists.ubuntu.com
[mailto:ubuntu-uk-bounces at lists.ubuntu.com] On Behalf Of Kris Douglas
Sent: 04 October 2007 18:53
To: British Ubuntu Talk
Subject: Re: [ubuntu-uk] UK Project Proposal
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:
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
> 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
> for the bisually impaired and associated support groups throughout Europe
> these groups being both Government bodies and local / national /
> international charities.
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
> * a supply of the then current distributions
> * an installation guide to Ubuntu with Assistive Technologies activated,
> printed, braille and audio formats
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
Once we have a compiled list of costs, we can look into potential
fund-raising to cover the costs associated.
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