Bug#595292: Request to incorporate daisy-player in Ubuntu
Mr. Paul Gevers created a Debian package for Mr. Jos
Lemmens daisy-player. IMHO there are several good
reasons to include daisy-player in the next Ubuntu
release. Please let me explain:
- Not only blind persons can make use of daisy-player,
it is also very well suited for low vision. For a
visually impaired (I have very low vision)
Daisy-player has a very efficient user interface.
- There are much more persons with low vision than
- The number of old age persons with low vision will
grow dramatically in the odd 30 years to come.
- Over here, in the Netehrlands, we have a very good
health care system which pays for hardware DAISY
players for blind and visually impaired. We live in a
The remainder of the world is not so well off. With an
old PC and Ubuntu one can now have an inexpensive
DAISY player. In this way Ubuntu helps poor visually
- I have spend days on the Internet to find a working
software DAISY player for Linux. Jos Lemmens'
daisy-player is AFAIK the only one that works well, is
well maintained and is not a dead student project.
- Daisy-player for Ubuntu will make users less
dependable on Windows, for which 2 'free' software
DAISY players exist.
In the hope to have you convinced of the necessity to
include daisy-player in Ubuntu,
with amicable greetings,