[Linux-aus] grr

Kylie Willison kmw at bridgeonline.com.au
Sat Oct 19 13:56:14 EST 2013

Bianca Gibson and I ran the Linux Australia Regional Delegates program last
year and I am working on it again this year with Michael Still.  We are
looking at giving it a new name and I would like to see the information on
the Linux Australia website.  Last year we were able to assist nine people
with the cost of attending LCA.  When we have a budget and name approved by
the committee we will post the info to the list.

Personally I would still like to see a consistent pricing policy from year
to year and as Pete has spoken about an accessibility coordinator for LCA.

Kylie  :-)

On 19 October 2013 09:58, Peter Lawler <linux-aus at bleeter.id.au> wrote:

> On 19/10/13 09:32, Chris Neugebauer wrote:
> > on a case-by-case basis.
> Totally.
> > I think LCA could
> > do a better job of advertising and formalising this though.
> I'd rather like LA/LCA to have formal, advertised, grants to assist
> people with difficulties.
> Some completely random eg's off the top of my head:
> . Guide for person with vision difficulties
> . AusLan interpreter
> . 'maxitaxi' hire for people in wheelchairs
> . assistance in cost of getting a mobility scooter from one side of
> country to the other (or a temporary hire if possible for attendees from
> overseas)
> . emergency travel expenses to assist someone to go to their family
> member who has suddenly been hospitalised
> . a bushfire destroying all the possessions, except for those they were
> standing in, of a self-employed geek the weekend before the conference
> I mean, look at it this way. I can imagine that to have just one Auslan
> interpreter for the entire conference would be pretty expensive
> particularly as they may need training to be able to do some of the more
> technical language (and personally, I'd kinda quite like to see LA help
> ensure there are technically literate signers in .au but I digress).
> Heck, I'm not sure even if one could hire an Auslan signer to 'work' for
> a little under 12 hours a day for five days straight. Probably need at
> least two...
> If the volunteer organisation LA/LCA has a discussion about how hard up
> the lower socio-economic groups are and how we can make it easier, we
> need to keep a keen eye on the bottom line so we don't cut off our nose
> to spite our face.
> Some folks are more equal than others.
> Pete.
> PS Yes, two years ago I had similar opinions to the OP but I've kinda
> changed my PoV
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