My wife has a homework project (School of Ed.) that has fallen squarely
on my lap. And it's so cool that I would pass it along. It's due Monday.
The assignment originally was written around Windows and Mac but she got
an extension to apply it to Linux as there isn't anything else here and
the teacher thought it would be "uber-cool".
Here's the deal:
Accessability (handicap accessability - any handicaps) features of the
operating system. What does the OS offer and how does it "test drive".
I did a quick search on a few items and found a metric ton of options
under linux but have no idea of their suitability (are they Alpha, Beta,
Stable). I hope someone has some relevant experiences relating to this
issue as I'm not sure I can weed through everything in the time
available. There's a lot of software out there.
For speed, I'm going to be preferentially leaning towards Debian
packages as that's what I have installed. But there are some that
appear worth playing with, like 'morseall' which is a morse key
accessable shell (mouse button or similar).
Now my wife has added an additional assignment for me (and you?). Can I
come up with a practical "Top Ten Reasons" list of features/advantages
of Linux over other alternatives. Yes, I am planning on putting Cost as
one of them. Oh yeah, and one of the teachers works for Northville
For starters, I think one of the features that seems to be very
extensive is the variants of emacspeak and other Auditory aides. Not
sure what other types of Accessability utilities might exist, but that
would be a great start, just getting a list of what's practical.