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On 03/04/2011 09:09 AM, Bernhard Dippold wrote:
Hi Charles, all,

Charles Marcus schrieb:
On 2011-03-03 12:12 PM, webmaster for Kracked Press Productions wrote:
I do not want to be a part of the Accessibility List, but I would like
to know what is being done to help those with this type of issue.

Wrong list. If you want to learn about whales, you don't ask about them
on the telephones list.

Wrong assumption.

Marketing is about spreading LibreOffice and thus about spreading information about it's features.

Even if the disabled are a marketing area neglected by many other products - I don't think that we need to follow this way.

In the opposite: We should consider Accessibility Marketing as an important part of our strategy.

If we didn't by now, this is neither Timothy's nor any other's fault.

Thanks Bernhard. I get ticked-off [I would use other language, but not here] when people do not seem to want to deal with helping people with accessibility issues within their packages. As I understand it, from staff on agencies that work with the disables/impaired individuals, the numbers of individuals needing accessibility options is a growing percent of the population in the USA. I am one of those individuals. I have learned to compensate for my issues since the early 1970's. My typing skill is affected but back when I started typing, there was no options to use to help people. With the spread of speech-to-screen computer controlling packages, this helps many individuals, but not me. My speech is also affected since my first stroke. But, I deal with it my own way.

So it would be nice to get information to be passed on to those agency staffers. I did get someone to point me to a wiki page to help me see the "goals" of the LibreOffice Accessibility "work". I thank that individual for his help.

Wrong comparison.

He doesn't want to learn to talk to whales, but asks for information about whales on the list of a mammal research institute.

Wrong tone.

If you don't have any *positive* contribution it is far better to shut up and let others comment his request.

Providing him with the necessary links to find out himself as Drew did would have helped much.

And using this posting as basis for the creation of a dedicated marketing activity about accessibility would be even better...

Best regards


PS: And if you think it is better to subscribe to a list and unsubscribe after a few days - that's your opinion and you could have told this in a friendly manner. Do you know how easy it is for impaired people? I don't - and neither me nor you have the right to judge.

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