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App Library for the Blind

national library service for the blind and print disabled extension for apps
 
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Tech companies provide funds, through a non-profit, to support and extension of the national library service for the blind and print disabled, that provides separate, free and open access to apps, for eligible members, who would agree to donate the data that they generate so that the companies could search for trends and identify innovation.
JesusHChrist, Jun 13 2013

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       OK, not just for blind people any more, anyone with a disability, as certified by a doctor, can get free and open access to these apps.
JesusHChrist, Jun 17 2013
  

       Why not let anyone at all get free and open access to these apps? Forcing people (especially people with a disability) to jump through hoops is already too prevalent.
spidermother, Jun 19 2013
  

       Thank you, that is a good idea. That should be the goal of the project. Maybe I am not giving the world enough credit, but I was thinking that it would be hard to convince big companies, individual developers, and all of the middle people to give their stuff away for free just based on the idea that its usage data should be a minable source of innovation. I may also be giving people to little credit to think that they need to go through the step of being labled as a perdon with a disability to realize that disabilities areabout innovstion. If so I appologize and would go with your proposal, but if so then why hasn't it happened yet?
JesusHChrist, Jun 19 2013
  

       And becsuse if I didn't not give people enough credit, then if you were to go to a system like this you would run the risk of getting bad uninnovative data that comes from an uninclusive group of users building an uninclusive system that is not reflective of the environment.
JesusHChrist, Jun 19 2013
  

       The idea is to take the hoops away for people with disabilities so that you get more raw usage data and have that pay for development.
JesusHChrist, Jun 19 2013
  

       just so we're clear: you want to give free stuff to people so you can learn how to develop better free stuff to give to people ?
FlyingToaster, Jun 19 2013
  

       Yes. With the value being learning and not stuff as much.
JesusHChrist, Jun 19 2013
  
      
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