Re: #chat #comunidadinternacional Newcomer in NVDA-AddOn group - Interested in Translating and or Python Development; I speak English (Native), Spanish (Native), Italian, German (about 5 years, but rusty), French (learning and at an A2 level #chat #comunidadinternacional

JD <joeld9315@...>

Hi Joseph,

Thank you for reaching out. I agree with you, contributing isn't and shouldn't just be submitting code, comments, or translations.

It is contributing and helping remove barriers that have existed within society for too long. It is helping remove technological, language, and attitudinal barriers within society. It is helping make sure that no one gets left out, and helping make sure that everyone, irregardless of socioeconomic status or country of origin, has the same equal access and opportunity that everyone else does. It is also placing yourself in the end-users shoes and navigating the product as they would, and helping make sure that the correct needs are met. It is working on a product that others depend on.

I myself am not blind, but I am impacted everyday by a disability I obtained from an accident in 2017. I am familiar with advocates such as Tony Coelho or Yoshiko Dart, the Capital Crawl, or the ADA Act of 1990. I know about some of the difficulties that people have faced in the past, and I know that I don't know of all of the difficulties individuals with disabilities, such as blind individuals, face today. As a result, I am here because I want to learn about these difficulties and I want to contribute and help remove them. I want to join and help remove any technological, language, and attitudinal barriers that have existed within society for too long, and because I want others to have equal access to technology.

As such, I am interested in learning more on contributing to this project.

Note, I am going to step away from my computer for today, but I will follow up tomorrow.

Thank you once again


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