Keynote in English - US at Midwest PHP 2018
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Free Open Source Software was going to change the world. My own experience working on Open Source projects over the last 18 years shows me that it did. For many people. Yet, many FOSS applications don't take accessibility into account. But nearly 20% of the population has a significant disability. This number grows when you take into account people with temporary or situational impairments.
I'll dig into the relationship between FOSS projects and accessibility, as well as the positive impact FOSS has, or could have, on the lives of people with disabilities. Leaving the world a better place is something we all aspire to. I'll discuss how you can have a beneficial effect on the accessibility of the projects you're involved with. We can all be heroes for the more than 1 in 5 people who need accessibility. We can make a real and significant impact. We can do it. You don't need to be an accessibility expert. You only need to work in Open Source, and to want to be an accessibility champion."