Re: Accessability problem/opportunity
On Wed, 26 Jan 2005 18:27:22 -0500
Tom Allison <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> 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
> Public Schools.
> 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.
Test driving may be a problem since you would need a braille display, but there is brltty http://www.mielke.cc/brltty/ and a Debian based mini distrobution built around braille and speech http://www.brlspeak.net/ that may be something to look at.
Also current versions of Gnome and KDE both have accessibility features available screen readers, magnifiers, etc...
Emacspeak always sounded interesting to me, but I never got around to checking it out.