Contributors from the debian-accessibility group may be able to complete my answer.... Original mail to -boot: Quoting Terry D. Cudney (email@example.com): > Hello, > > I'm new to this list, so please bear with me. > > I have been using debian for several years now, with speakup (a text-only (cli) screen-review system for blind/visually-impaired users) > > The last system I installed using a CD netinst image from Shane ??. It installed etch and then I've had to do editing of the sources.list, to upgrade to sid and lenny. Then compiling a custom kernel to include the speakup patches. > > New releases of debian, I understand, have the necessary hooks in the kernel to permit speakup to loaded as modules without a custom kernel.. that's great, but... > > Here's my question: > > Is there a plan to include speakup in the d-i? wit current kernel and installing lenny? I am reluctant to go through the arduous process of installing etch/upgrading to sid then to lenny, etc. Hoping that speakup can be included in the d-i so that we blind/visually-impaired users can install an up-to-date system with speech from the beginning. > > Please advise if/when this might be included in the d-i. > > Thannks in advance, There has been recent work to integrate work specifically aimed for the blind and visually-impaired people. Not only speakup but also support for Braille devices. I'm personnally not completely sure about the status of this work, so I prefer leaving others to answer. I mostly didn't want your mail to remain unanswered (the D-I team is currently preparing the release of D-I for lenny which may explain why noone answered as of now).
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