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LB/2002
LB/2001
The BLUG
Speaker Name Chandrashekhar B. Korlahalli
Company Wipro Technologies
Talk Title Accessibility in Open Source – My Personal Experience
Track Development
Scope General
Synopsis The challenges of working in a normal computing environment with a new disability and with Open Source would be the essence of the talk. It will provide an insight into the various issues that challenged users will encounter with computers on a day-to-day basis.

The talk will dwell further into the available open source tools that aid accessibility – with specific focus on GNOME accessibility.

The talk will conclude with a brief view of the work in progress and all that needs to be done to make GNOME fully accessible.

The entire talk will be supported by a GNOME accessibility Demo.
Speaker Profile Chandrashekhar. B. Korlahalli has been actively contributing to GNOME Accessibility for past 6 months. He is using and testing the GNOME desktop and reporting issues back to the community.

Chandrashekhar has about 23 years of industry experience. He has worked as a field engineer, hardware engineer, part time lecturer, software engineer, network engineer, system integration engineer and has also executed project management responsibilities.

Chandrashekhar was a regular power user of leading computing technologies for most of his adult life until a year ago, when an unusual low vision problem made him a total stranger on home turf. This started a whole new journey of exploring accessible alternatives suitable for his day to day work. He transitioned to the GNOME team in Wipro with the role of testing GNOME’s accessibility features.
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