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Re: Debian for blind people

Hello Pierre,

The accessibility list would probably be the best place to ask questions.  I'm copying them.

There is a little bit of information in the install guide at https://www.debian.org/releases/stable/amd64/ch05s02.html.en .

There is also a wiki page at https://wiki.debian.org/accessibility .


On Fri, Jul 5, 2019, 17:18 Pierre Gaumond <pierregaumond1946@gmail.com> wrote:
I'm on Windows 8.1 and the voice synthesis JAWS 16.
In the past, I worked on Unix (System V and Berkeley). I really liked Unix.
I liked GNU gcc, sed and Emacs as well as Vi. I appreciated the on-line
documentation on the /man/ directory.
Unfortunately I became blind some years ago.
What I expect from Debian is a screen review and voice synthesis that
would be integrated to the system as strongly as VoiceOver is integrated
to iOS on an iPhone or an iPad.
Besides going on Internet with a browser (like Firefox or Google Chrome)
or sending e-Mails (like Thunderbird) or managing my folders and files,
I want to program in some languages such as C, C++, Objective-C or Swift
if it would be possible.
I like Vim and Emacs. I know about EmacSpeak. I could be interested to
write or modify Elisp scripts.
I really don't like Windows editors because they introduce extra and
alien characters in the text. I don't need character policy.
I need a good file management that would tell me as an example, the
folder that contains the greatest number of files or the biggest files.
I wrote one on Unix but they lost the source code.
I would like to have available informations about each file: creation
date, last modification, last access to determine if the file is useful.
I would need two accounts, one as an administrator and one as a user.
These are the most evident needs that I can figure out.
Thanks for reading me.

Pierre Gaumond
Montréal | Montreal   (Qc) Canada
Envoyé de mon Intel I7 | Sent from my Intel I7

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