Response to "Getting Fedora Out of the If-Then Loop"

Seth Vidal skvidal at
Fri Feb 19 19:02:16 UTC 2010

On Fri, 19 Feb 2010, Josh Boyer wrote:

> On Fri, Feb 19, 2010 at 11:52:32AM -0500, Seth Vidal wrote:
>> On Fri, 19 Feb 2010, Josh Boyer wrote:
>>>> Feel free to work on whatever you want but dont expect anything.
>>>> People come by, start to like Fedora (for whatever reasons), stay,
>>>> start to contribute (not speaking of GNOME/Desktop/Default
>>>> contributors) and get treated like disabled persons from time to time.
>>> They get treated like disabled persons?  I'm not exactly sure what you
>>> mean, but that sounds pretty offensive to multiple groups of people.
>> Actually - I think it sounds about right.
> Yeah... I'm going to have to sort of disagree with you there.
>> Access is made for them, but it's not planned in. It's sort of made an
>> afterthought. That sounds like most accessibility features I've seen for
>> various disabilities in the real world.
> You know as well as I do that the current state of affairs in disabled
> accessibility is not a goal to shoot for.

Let me rephrase. I wasn't saying I agreed with Thomas. I was just 
restating how he seems to be perceiving things based on my 
experience of the treatment of people with disabilities by the world.


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