The State Of Accessibility In Linux And Open Source Software

Spencer Hunley is an autistic professional, former Vice Chair of the Kansas City Mayor's Committee for People with Disabilities, and current board member of the Autism Society of the Heartland & ASAN's Kansas City chapter. In August, Spencer will be giving a talk, Universal Tux: Accessibility For Our Future Selves, at LinuxCon in Chicago. He also gave a talk, Maximizing Accessibility: Engaging People with Disabilities In The Linux Community, at LinuxCon North America 2013. In this interview, Spencer provides an update on the state of accessibility in Linux and open source software. Read More »

Asciidoctor Coder Writes Less Documentation

I've been working as the documentation manager for the Koha project for six and a half years, so when I saw that Sarah White would be talking about documentation at OSCON this year I knew I wanted a chance to interview her. Sarah will be giving a talk entitled Writing Documentation that Satisfies Your Users. Sarah believes in helping users succeed at solving their problems by working on and helping others write documentation for open source software, and I have to agree with her that one of the best parts of working on an open source project (not just writing the documentation) is getting to meet awesome people! Read More »

Open Source To Make Caring For Your Health Feel Wonderful

Juhan Sonin wants to influence the world from protein, to policy, to pixel. And, he believes the only way to do that is with open source principles guiding the way. Juhan is the Creative Director at Involution Studios, a design firm educating and empowering people to feel wonderful by creating, developing, and licensing their work for the public.    "We believe that any taxpayer funded effort should be made available, in its entirety, to be reused, modified, and updated by any citizen or business, hence the open source license. It should be a U.S. standard practice for contracted work." One of their works is hGraph, a visual representation of your health status, designed to help you alter individual factors to improve it. Read More »

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  • July 18, 2014 - Roger A. Maduro - Open Health News

    Spencer Hunley is an autistic professional, former Vice Chair of the Kansas City Mayor's Committee for People with Disabilities, and current...

  • July 15, 2014 - Roger A. Maduro - Open Health News

    Juhan Sonin wants to influence the world from protein, to policy, to pixel. And, he believes the only way to do that is with open source...

  • July 16, 2014 - Roger A. Maduro - Open Health News

    I've been working as the documentation manager for the Koha project for six and a half years, so when I saw that Sarah White would be talking...

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