Boosts appreciated.
I'm close to moving back to Windows. I can't tell you how frustrating it is to hold oneself back, deny oneself better and easier accessibility in the name of open source, when many open source developers don't give a crap about accessibility, and/or don't educate themselves on it. KDE connect, GSConnect, all were inaccessible for one reason or another, not the least because of Gnome-shell's terrible accessibility issues. That was just the last straw. With the only thing holding me to Linux being Emacs+Emacspeak, I think its time to quit Linux and just use what actually works. It's interesting how being "free" just means being under the power and whim of other people, a mass of developers who have no insentive for accessibility, rather than a cohesive company who does. This is serious, and I want every developer to understand this, understand my deep frustration with FOSS.

@devinprater I understand, and would ask that - if someone WERE to start an interface that was focused on accessability that you'd work with them on improving it - not neccesarily "fully use it" because you may not be able to at first because of the distance - but give them feedback. Because they'll need someone like you who says "Not good enough."

(not holding my breath here, but it IS going to fall upon folks like you to say "your current shit ain't good enough by a LONG shot" and make people understand this IS a need.)

(Again, my 'nuke gnome from orbit' sense is tingling.)

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