[ubuntu-uk] UK Project Proposal

Ian Pascoe softy.lofty.ilp at btinternet.com
Thu Oct 4 20:34:50 BST 2007


I'll take this as a positive acceptance of the idea - thanks for all the
offers of support up to and including the tea pot Matthew!

 Alan can you contact me off list to talk through the web stuff please?

Chris R - I know the post you refer to and I referred him onto the Orca
mailling list which he now participates on.

I am aware of the Ubuntu Accessability mailling list but haven't done
anything there as yet as they're up to their knees in sorting out the Gibbon
at the moment.

Chris D - yep accessability is firing on all cylinders at the moment
including the speech recognition which was the main downfall of Linux until
this Summer's Google Summer of Code.  For interested parties, it's only
available through Gnome for the short to medium term.

DaveW - haven't got the costs yet, but they should be out in the next month
or so.

I know there's a couple of sound engineering types on the list, would you be
able to offer any help on the audio recording side if things started to rock
and roll?


-----Original Message-----
From: ubuntu-uk-bounces at lists.ubuntu.com
[mailto:ubuntu-uk-bounces at lists.ubuntu.com]On Behalf Of Alan Pope
Sent: 04 October 2007 20:03
To: British Ubuntu Talk
Subject: Re: [ubuntu-uk] UK Project Proposal

Hi Ian,

On Thu, 2007-10-04 at 18:14 +0100, Ian Pascoe wrote:
> What I was thinking of doing was running a stand there for the three
days -
> starting Tues 15/07/08 I think - demonstrating Ubuntu together with it's
> Assistive Technologies in use.

Sounds great to me, count me in.

> * get a loan of at least one laptop / desktop for the duration

I don't think that's a problem. I suspect that you could get one or more
in fact.

> * a supply of the then current distributions

That would be Hardy Heron - 8.04 which would be an LTS release. By then
there would be media available.

> * an installation guide to Ubuntu with Assistive Technologies activated,
> printed, braille and audio formats

Ooo, like that idea. We also have a screencast that has subtitles :)

> * increase my knowledge of Ubuntu from the surface scratchings I have to a
> damn good gouge.

I'm sure we can help with that too!


> Now, there's plenty of time until July, and exhibitors registration
> need to be completed until 31/01/08, but I'll be honest and say it seems
> rather daunting.

I'd say it's pretty damned easy for us to achieve if we work together

> I've got ideas how to deal with most of the above points, but wondered if
> this'd be a good project for the Loco team?



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