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 feel accessibility is the least taught, least studied, least documented, least planned, and thus least applied aspect in general, which is a total shame.
@tagomago I mean, I don’t get it. Do FOSS devs not look at Apple, Microsoft and others, and go "oh hey, they’re doing that a11y thing, let’s look into that so our stuff can be used by lots more people."? But I’m barely a developer so there's probably tons more stuff higher on most devs’ list than that.
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