Re: An Open Letter to Oracle on the Topic Of Accessibility

On Tue, 2010-02-23 at 09:24 -0500, Willie Walker wrote:
> > I encourage you to get more involved - it is the best way to make a
> > difference.
> +1 :-)  We need a strong advocate on the release team.
> Will

So how do we do this?  Not just to ensure strong a11y advocacy on the
release team, but in other areas of GNOME.  People may feel they don't
want to participate on a particular team (release team?) because they
don't have the technical qualifications and/or simply don't want to sign
on to yet another mailing list when their mailboxes are already
overloaded.  (I've got over 12,000 unread messages in my 'mailing list'

Do we educate those in the a11y community to be more technically
proficient to participate in these teams?  Do we educate the teams to
look to the a11y team more?  How do we find middle ground?

We definitely need to do more to publicize our own actions and issues to
a broader community and that's something I'm looking at seriously these
days as I gear up for the upcoming CSUN conference and think about ways
that will sustain news delivery from our team long after CSUN.  To make
it a more integral part of our daily activities.

I don't think we have an answer just yet for an overnight solution, but
the answer definitely must include, as Willie says, more advocacy and
awareness of A11y across the board.  "Baked in, not bolted on" Willie
also says and I absolutely love that concept.

Bryen Yunashko

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