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Re: Debian for blind?

 > Mario Lang <mlang@home.delysid.org> writes:

 >> Hi.
 >>>  Is anybody working on Debian customized for blind people?
 >> I am currently putting together brltty (a braille terminal driver ddaemon
 >> as a .deb package. I plan to look into integrating it into the intallation
 >> process, so that probably in the future we can install debian
 >> without sighed asisstance.
 >> Emacpeak is also already available a debian package.

 > I heard about VGA textmode cards that connect to a brail terminal to
 > display the VGA textmode in a way suitable for blinds. With one of
 > those a plain debian system should be installable for blind people.
Yeah, but only few blind computer users own such a hardware solution.
The braille terminal has to be built for such a VGAcard interface.
You cant just simply buy only the VGAcard and plug it to your existing braille terminal.

Remember that braille terminals cost about $10,000 - $15,000.
So if someone bought a device without those VGA-cards he is stuck with his situation.
And in addition, this solutions are quite less common than in the past
because of compatibility issues.

     Mario <mlang@delysid.org>

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