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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

Research Assistant, KU Med
Spencer Hunley (he, him) is an autistic professional based in Kansas City, Missouri. He is the former chapter leader of ASAN-KC (now the Kansas City League of Autistics) and former interim president and board member, Autism Society - the Heartland; his current advocacy efforts are... Read More →

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

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