Re: Debian for blind?
> Mario Lang <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
>>> 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.