From: MENGUAL Jean-Philippe <>
Date: Sat, 14 Nov 2015 16:44:43 +0100


As you know we have been increasing the work about Debian accessibility
since DebConf 2015. While it seems that a lot of work needs to be done
upstream, some action ways are possible for Debian.

I think that hearing an expert about the stuff would be inte!esting.
Chris Hoffstader is member of FSF, he worked for company which develops
the most famous screen reader (Jaws), and knows fine accessibility for
blind people, what is to be done from a dev point of view, etc.

Hence my idea to invite him at next FOSDEM, to get involved in Distro
and Desktops devrooms. It wou;d be an occasion to meet it and discuss a
strategy, from upstream to Debian. Typically, I'm having thoughts about
fixing bugs vs new features, knowing technically the origin of problems
and the amount of needed time to fix them, etc. It could prepare a
hacking-day or squashing-accessibility-day if we manage to have talks

He accepted to come, but needs to have his travel covered. Could Debian
do this? He's from USA, so I think it would cost about 2000E. Would it
be possible? What's the process or who's the contact to do this, so that
I put him/her in our future mail exchanges if Debian accepts shis?

Thanks for feedback,

Jean-Philippe MENGUAL
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