[IAEP] [Marketing] OLPC rules out Windows for XO-3

Walter Bender walter.bender at gmail.com
Fri Jun 4 17:00:38 EDT 2010

On Fri, Jun 4, 2010 at 4:31 PM, C. Scott Ananian <cscott at cscott.net> wrote:
> On Fri, Jun 4, 2010 at 4:16 PM, Kevin Cole <kjcole at dc.sugarlabs.org> wrote:
>> I doubt I'm the first to ask...
>> Any thoughts about accessibility and touch screens?  Voice
>> recognition?  External keyboard / mouse (perhaps wireless)?
>> Or just offer alternative inexpensive computers, SoaS, etc.,
>> recognizing that one size does not fit all?
> Apparently the iPad is pretty darn impressive WRT accessibility:
>  http://www.tuaw.com/2010/06/01/the-ipad-could-be-the-best-mobile-accessibility-device-on-the-ma/
> So touchscreen != not accessible.
> But it will be a significant amount of work to make Sugar as good as that.

There is good progress being made on the GNU/Linux desktop as well,
but we have a few places in which we have some heavy lifting to do:
e.g., the zoom views. We probably want to rewrite those so you can,
for example, tab across the screen, as well.

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Walter Bender
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