Re: Fedora for the blind?

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On Mon, Apr 28, 2008 at 6:45 PM, Bruce Byfield <[email protected]> wrote:
>
>  On Mon, 2008-04-28 at 10:12 +0200, Valent Turkovic wrote:
>  > Hi,
>  > does anybody have some information how Fedora and linux distros in
>  > general are for usable for blind people?
>  > I heard that speech recognition isn't really working on linux but what
>  > is the state of screen readers/speech synthesis ?
>  > How about braile printers and braile keyboards - how do they work on
>  > fedora and linux in general?
>  > Has anybody heard or some great story how linux is used by blind
>  > people? Can you please share links and any info that you have.
>  >
>  > My niece is 80% blind and she uses some really expensive software (on
>  > windows) and hardware so that she can use the PC and at my former
>  > university they are starting a class for educating blind people to use
>  > PC-s but with windows and some additional expensive software for blind
>  > people. I would like to make a project so that they use fedora as a
>  > desktop instead if it is possible.
>
>  The Orca screen reader for the GNOME desktop is almost as good as
>  proprietary ones, and closing the gap fast. Many of those involved in
>  its development have a disability themselves, so it is tightly focused
>  on what users need.
>
>  You might be interested in this story:
>
>
>  http://www.linux.com/feature/130942
>
>  --
>  Bruce Byfield 604-421-7177
>  Burnaby, BC, Canada
>  web: http://members.axion.net/~bbyfield
>  blog: http://brucebyfield.wordpress.com/

Thank you Bruce, this is a great article!

Cheers,
Valent.

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