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Sarah Newman

from prgmr.com

Sarah is one of the owner-operators at Prgmr.com, a virtual server provider.

Her career started with FPGA development. She still occasionally works on both bare metal and Linux based embedded systems when not working on Prgmr.com and hopes to see the day when x86 is no longer the architecture of choice in the data center.

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Chris Brannon

from prgmr.com

Chris is totally blind from birth. He has used Linux for 20 years. Chris holds both a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science degree in computer science. He currently works for prgmr.com, doing a mix of operations, development, and customer support.

Is the software we are using accessible to blind users? Prgmr.com 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.

Date:
Duration:
45 min
Room:
Conference:
LinuxFest Northwest 2020
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Track:
Human Issues
Difficulty:
100-level