New Linux distro will target disabled users

Need accesibility for your users? This could be the distro you've been waiting for.

By Katherine Noyes, PC World |  Operating Systems, accessibility, Linux

Meanwhile, the Ubuntu-based Sonar Project hopes to go further with an accessible Linux distribution that's not only free in cost, but also has free source code.

"Free (as in source code) is the most important part of this," Nadeau explains. "Since the source code will be Free, this means that once the operating system is built, anyone can modify it to improve and enhance what already exists. I want people that depend on assistive technology to use Free software so we can be in control of our own computing and accessibility needs."

The Sonar Project seeks $20,000 in funding by Feb. 20; so far, it's garnered only $2,385.

Does accessibility matter to you or your company? Please leave a comment if an accessibility-focused distro would make a difference for your business.


Originally published on PC World |  Click here to read the original story.
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