[Linux-aus] Australian Ubuntu Local Community Team

Brent Wallis brent.wallis at gmail.com
Thu Mar 23 07:54:02 UTC 2006

Thanks Luke.

The thing that has really hit home for me is the level of re-learning
required to move from one to another.
Bearing in mind that the users I speak of are not techs. The PC is their
enabler for their job as Sales Managers.

Any change, even if GNOME was "there" strikes me as being the equivalent of
learning a different language, not something that is easy
and it would have a major affect on performance , which directly relates to
their income, which I would not want to see happen.

Think I need to educate myself....some Googling is in order.


On 3/23/06, Luke Yelavich <themuso at themuso.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 23, 2006 at 08:51:32AM EST, Brent Wallis wrote:
> > Blah...well it's out now!
> >
> > But from mistakes come opportunity... :)
> >
> > The points here on Visually impared users may be of interest to some and
> are
> > a sticking point from me.....
> As they are for me, as a vision impaired Linux user.
> > Does anyone have some comments to make on Linux Desktops functionality
> for
> > the disabled?
> In short, there is still a long way to go. GNOME itself with the various
> packages available for vision impaired users is usable, but such common
> tasks as web browsing need a lot of work before they are usable by the
> disabled masses. Things are constantly being worked on however, and
> there is sometimes a way round things if a user's need is well
> understood and requirements are clearly stated.
> --
> Luke Yelavich
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