Introduction to Linux/Next Meeting of the Philadelphia Computer Users’ Group for the Blind and Visually Impaired

While Microsoft has been reducing the prices for recent upgrades to Windows, we all know that the initial purchase of a full Windows install CD is not free and, for some, not very affordable. Once you have a Windows PC up and running, obtaining some of the programs you want or might need will cost even more money. Except for NVDA, Windows screen readers aren’t free and, for some consumers, are not very affordable. Linux is an operating system which is free and open source, along with most of the software you would want or need for it, including screen readers.
Austin Seraphin, programmer and accessibility advocate, will be our guest speaker for the next meeting of the Philadelphia Computer Users’ Group for the Blind and Visually Impaired. Austin began programming when he was 7 years of age. In addition to using the Mac as well as iOS, he also uses Linux and knows it from the perspective of accessibility. I’ll start out by interviewing Austin about his work and use of accessibility on Linux. Following this, Austin will take your questions about this operating system. When: Friday, June 27
Time: 8:00 PM Eastern Time
To participate, call (712) 432-3900. When prompted for an access code, enter 391477, followed by the pound key. We will begin at 8:00 PM sharp.

I’m looking forward to having you at the meeting.


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