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Re: Accessability problem/opportunity

On Wed, 26 Jan 2005 18:27:22 -0500
Tom Allison <tallison@tacocat.net> wrote:

> Now my wife has added an additional assignment for me (and you?).  Can I 
> come up with a practical "Top Ten Reasons" list of features/advantages 
> of Linux over other alternatives.  Yes, I am planning on putting Cost as 
> one of them.  Oh yeah, and one of the teachers works for Northville 
> Public Schools.
> For starters, I think one of the features that seems to be very 
> extensive is the variants of emacspeak and other Auditory aides.  Not 
> sure what other types of Accessability utilities might exist, but that 
> would be a great start, just getting a list of what's practical.

Test driving may be a problem since you would need a braille display, but there is brltty http://www.mielke.cc/brltty/ and a Debian based mini distrobution built around braille and speech http://www.brlspeak.net/ that may be something to look at.

Also current versions of Gnome and KDE both have accessibility features available screen readers, magnifiers, etc...

Emacspeak always sounded interesting to me, but I never got around to checking it out.

Later, Seeker

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