Ubuntu Accessibility Project Seeks Help with Survey

When Ubuntu’s software designers sit down to design software, they prefer to do so with a total picture of the end-user in mind. Their method involves creating “personas,” a compilation of characteristics that represents various types of people who use the software. For instance, Mary might be a first time Linux user who loves working with media files and images, while Chuck may be a FOSS hobbyist who enjoys working at the command line.

Developers working on the Ubuntu Accessibility project are collecting data from people with computer accessibility issues in order to create a picture of software users with special needs. The team has created a survey to better understand the needs of these users and is calling on the community to help answer some questions vital to the success of the project.

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