From: Pau Garcia i Quiles <>
Date: Sat, 14 Nov 2015 20:24:15 +0100


I am the organizer of the Desktops DevRoom at FOSDEM.

If the Distributions DevRoom does not accept Chris' talk, do not hesitate
to contact me. The Desktops DevRoom cannot finance his travel, though: we
have no budget :-(

On Sat, Nov 14, 2015 at 4:44 PM, MENGUAL Jean-Philippe <> wrote:

> Hi,
> 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 together.
> 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
> HYPRA, progressons ensemble
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Pau Garcia i Quiles
(Due to my workload, I may need 10 days to answer)
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