Jul 19 – 24, 2024
America/Denver timezone

Accessibility Hackathon

Not scheduled
Workshop - Remote Community Building and Diversity


Pedro Sader Azevedo



In this remote Hackathon you will learn to enhance the accessibility of the Linux desktop, by contributing with text-to-speech descriptions for GNOME apps. Anyone in the world is welcome to participate!


This activity is suitable for beginners, but some familiarity with open source development tools (git, GitLab, Github) is desirable.

Computer setup:

To participate in this workshop, you will need a computer that's running some Linux distribution (e.g. Fedora, Ubuntu). Running Windows with WSL won't work for this activity, and won't be given any support.

In addition, you will also need to install flatpak and enable Flathub. For that, please follow the instructions listed for your distro on this page.

Author(s) Bio

Pedro Sader Azevedo was a Google Summer of Code intern in 2023, who later joined the GNOME Internship Committee. Besides his contributions to the Linux desktop, he is currently developing open source bioinformatics software, aiming to increase the efficiency of research in the bio-renewables space.

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