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Tuesday, August 18 • 10:30am - 11:20am
Open Interfaces: Accessibility Matters - Colin Fulton

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The Linux community values free and open source development. It prides itself on being diverse and open to all. However, there is a large group that is often marginalized or even excluded from the world of computing: people with disabilities. This presentation will cover the past, present & future of what it means for software to be accessible, the assistive technology stack in Linux, as well as details about designing & developing accessible interfaces (using GTK, QT and even on the command line). Accessibility is important for Linux, not only legally, but culturally. This talk is not about scolding developers, it's about widening our community and writing awesome software.

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Colin Fulton

Colin is a web developer, designer and accessibility specialist working for University of Michigan Library Web Systems. Responsibilities include developing interfaces, improving the accessibility of existing websites, providing consultation on & education about accessibility, and creating development standards for our department. | | They also freelances as a new media designer: creating sound, music, projections and software for use in... Read More →


Tuesday August 18, 2015 10:30am - 11:20am
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