Improving Accessibility Major Focus for Next Ubuntu Release

I’m not sure many people become Ubuntu users because of its accessibility features. But that doesn’t mean Linux developers ignore this issue; on the contrary, as Canonical employee and “Ubuntu Community Manager” Jono Bacon noted recently, accessibility technologies are a key focus of the upcoming 12.04 release. Here’s a look at what to expect.

Tools to assist users who have visual, mobile or other impairments that make computer use extra-difficult have long been present in Ubuntu, of course. Indeed, as Bacon pointed out, ensuring that everyone can “use all software regardless of disability” is a key component of the Ubuntu philosophy.

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