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Wednesday, August 20 • 2:30pm - 3:20pm
Universal Tux: Accessibility For Our Future Selves - Spencer Hunley

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Linux, as a whole, is advancing – and we are as well. Applications that work for us now may not be as easy to use in the future. Embracing accessibility in Linux will ensure that as we age, our systems will age with us, and will also enable people with disabilities to join the Linux community, contributing new ideas and concepts that could change the very nature of how we access technology.
This presentation will discuss what's working – and not working – for accessibility in Linux, and why it is crucial to the future of not only the Linux community, but Linux itself as well. Spencer will also address the following: the current state of accessibility in Linux; the Confinement Cycle, and how Linux's continuing evolution into mobile computing and the Internet of Things can change it; ways to 'bake-in' accessibility (and why this is needed); and why we must design for our future selves.

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Spencer Hunley

Universal Tux
Spencer Hunley is an autistic professional, open-source assistive technology enthusiast, and proud Linux user since 2008. His fascination with assistive technology began at the UMKC Institute for Human Development, where he led an initiative to utilize Linux-based operating systems on netbooks given to youth with disabilities to decrease cost and maximize accessibility. He is currently a moderator for Universal Tux on Google+, and a board... Read More →


Wednesday August 20, 2014 2:30pm - 3:20pm
Ohio

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