isix -- Debian based accessible live system on a USB stick
Reader of http://planet-a11y.net/ may already know about this,
but since this system is Debian based I thought it would make sense
mentioning it here.
I recently built an accessible live system on a USB stick using
the live-helper package. The original aim of this system was to
put it on the internal USB storage of my Handy Tech Modular Evolution.
But I realized pretty quickly that this might be useful in general, especially
for rescue situations and easy demoing of Linux accessibility
capabilities to blind and visually impaired users.
Since I am a german speaking person, I preconfigured this system for now
to use a German desktop, german speech synthesis (using espeak)
and german braille translation tables.
All (to brltty) known USB braille devices are automatically recognized.
The system fits on a 2GB USB stick. It uses the latest
versions of accessibility software from experimental, the rest is lenny-based.
You can find prebuilt images here: http://lamp.tugraz.at/~lang/isix/
Comments are welcome.
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