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March 12th, 2007, 09:32 PM
I'm looking for people interested in starting up and running an open source project for the profoundly disabled to assist in motivating movement and teaching cause and effect. I myself am visually impaired and having trouble finding a good open source forum to post this request on. Rather than community forums I'm getting things like the PHPBB page. Can anyone suggest a good forum for this type of request.

The Ubuntu Community has always been good to me so I hope you will have some ideas.



halfvolle melk
March 12th, 2007, 10:53 PM
This sub-forum is mainly reserved for mindless ranting and baseless conjecture :) You might have more luck here:

March 12th, 2007, 11:18 PM
Thank you. I really applicate your reply the problem is the project is not related to Ubuntu, although I would like to work with Ubuntu as well. I think I would get complaints if I posted a call for programmers there for an unrelated topic.

March 14th, 2007, 09:03 PM
sounds a good idea, maybe ask forum admin if they could move to a better area?

March 15th, 2007, 07:51 PM
Hello, niallabrown.

I do not know if this will be of much help, but it is the only thing that comes to mind right now concerning creating a new project. If you have never been to their site (if you have I apologize for the repeat), SourceForge is a site/community dedicated to creating open source projects. You may also want to ask on the Ubuntu Accessibility mailing list (I'll post the links below). There also exist the GNOME Accessibility Project Mailing List and the KDE Accessibility Mailing List. I hope that at least some of this will be of help to you.

Take care.


Ubuntu Accessibility Mailing List

GNOME Accessibility Project Mailing LIsts (You may have to scroll down to find the mailing list addresses)

KDE Accessibility Mailing List (for the KDE Desktop)

March 16th, 2007, 03:15 AM
Sounds like a similiar project to what I have in the back of my head brewig

providing low cost hardware solutions with free software solutions from the open source community. Determining clients needs, finding the solution and working with the client and a minimal cost for training and support.

Sadly I don't have the capital right now to go into a large scale project. I do it more on the side as often as I can.

Feel free to email or send a private message if you have any other ideas. Perhaps we can start a website to get some feedback and possible company interest....

March 16th, 2007, 06:06 AM
Thanks RKCole that was helpfull. I have heard of Source Forge but not the other two resouces and I think it will be important to have these groups look at and approve of the programs once they are underway.

I will be PMing you jasongrieves to so we can talk a little more.

April 4th, 2007, 09:27 AM
I have a friend who is blind... he'd like to use Ubuntu but there really isn't any screen reader that works :(