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Help make Linux more accessible

Do you know about accessibility? The GNOME project and other free desktop environments like KDE and Xfce need help being made more accessible for disabled people, blind people and people who have physical issues that prevent them from using a computer in the standard way.

If you work on making open source operating systems and desktop environments more suitable for people with accessibility issues, you are helping them in a direct way: if a disabled person can use open source software, it reduces the cost of technology for them and this software can be modified to fit specific disabilities and issues.

The GNOME Accessibility Project needs programmers, testers and documentation writers. See the participation page.

GNOME is used by default in Ubuntu, so that might be a good starting point for improving accessibility in Linux, but for KDE there is the KDE Accessibility Project (KDEAP, see Wikipedia too).