[FOSDEM] It's time for a Code of Conduct

Ken Fallon ken.fallon at gmail.com
Fri Oct 30 10:40:43 CET 2015


What I find interesting with these debates is that there is rarely if
ever a mention of disabled people[1]. "Including children, over a
billion people (or about 15% of the world’s population) were estimated
to be living with disability"[1]. These people are been passively
discriminated against by the projects we are involved with. You can
find a list of open issues here[2], and still more remain unreported.

So whatever you decide to do, can I ask everyone attending FOSDEM to
commit to adding the following to their project DNA:
- We will make our project accessible by default.
- We will give accessibility bugs the same priority as security bugs.

[1] WHO "World report on disability"
http://www.who.int/disabilities/world_report/2011/en/

[2] Orca Screen Reader
https://wiki.gnome.org/Projects/Orca

Ken.


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