Debian-based distro for blind users
On Wed, Mar 13, 2002 at 20:17:52 -0500, sebastien wrote:
> I am in charge of a linux distrib for blind people, and in an attempt to
> provide an easy distrib (let's just not forget they read it all with their
> fingers!), I'd like to adapt all the advantages of debian (like apt for
> example) but leaving it a light distrib, just with possibility to access by
> downloading to a full distrib, I guess it is possible without too much
> trouble, I am leaving it up to you guys, just please let me know what is
> possible, ok?
Debian is free software, so you can produce your own distribution using
Debian as a basis.
That said, maintaining a separate distribution can mean a lot of extra
hassle. You should consider if the needs of your target audience might not
be better served if you work within the context of the Debian project to
improve Debian's usefulness for blind users, similar to sub-projects like
Debian-Jr and Debian-Med. At
you can find a wealth of information on how the Debian project is organised
and how you can contribute to it.
I think the most important thing about Linux is that it gives people the
ability to do what they want.
Alan Cox in http://www2.linuxjournal.com/articles/culture/012.html