Accessibility, Public thoughts ripped from a locked thread because im lazy 

I think the root problem is that "accessiblity" is a complex problem with many different forms of it to cater to often conflicting needs.

Like, unix tools are not accessible for some people with ADHD or dyslexia, or people who have Parkinson's disease or motor problems (Although arguably GUIs are worse in the latter case).

But GUI tools in the age of Electron and thin layer OpenGL interfaces are often inaccessible for people with screenreaders or visual problems.

And people saying outright "this is not built accessibly" are absolutely not thinking about the developer with burnout, complex mental health needs, and limited time.

So it might be a better model to look at accessiblity in the same way we look at threat models, and CLIs are actually in many ways the best tradeoff for all of the things I have mentioned.

Accessibility, Public thoughts ripped from a locked thread because im lazy 

@alexandria
* "files list." Move throughout the files to find the one you want, and either use the rename command or use the help command to get a list of commands and find rename from there."
* "new file name?" Type name and press Enter.

And the file is renamed. You can do it quicker by typing a few letters of what you're looking for while in the list, by it's simple and clear.

Accessibility, Public thoughts ripped from a locked thread because im lazy 

@devinprater @alexandria
a thought on auto-generated GUI panes for CLI tools
most windows /helps are formatted in a consistent way, and MANpages are structured in a standard format. it should be fairly straightforward (though not necessarily easy to make it Robust - so many edge cases) by scraping the Command Line Switches from a /help or MAN, and turning each one into a Checkbox, Radio Button or Textbox.

Accessibility, Public thoughts ripped from a locked thread because im lazy 

@devinprater @alexandria part of the reason I feel strongly about this is I am an ADHD trainwreck, and I can barely retain some information just in the time between flipping from one window to another to type in a command line sequence. MAN pages, which you have to completely *enter* and *exit* are a special hell for me, because you completely lose all contexting reference points. a GUI does not do That.

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@hyratel @devinprater Better integration of the cli with manual pages would be good, but my fav trick is to write down what i am trying to do, open the man page, and grep for words I know it's going to involve using /

Accessibility, Public thoughts ripped from a locked thread because im lazy 

@alexandria @devinprater (nonserious sarcasm) bold of you to assume I have a pen and paper handy (more seriously, I do try to keep a pad at my desk but they Wander Off)

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