Accidentally Accessible: a Mostly-FOSS Workflow


Is the software we are using accessible to blind users? confronted this question when we hired our first blind engineer in 2017. In this presentation we will discuss the specific OSS software we use, accessibility challenges for the blind that we've observed, and what to consider when choosing something new.

We've always focused on text based and command line tools because we've found these easiest to script and process. Fortunately these also turn out to be friendly to screen readers. We will also discuss traditionally GUI based tools such as ticket tracking systems and what solutions we've found, if any.

Ballroom H
Saturday, March 9, 2019 - 18:00 to 19:00