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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
could search for trends and identify innovation.
||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.
||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.
||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?
||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
||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
||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 ?
||Yes. With the value being learning and not stuff as much.