[u-a-dev] ALViC- Accessible Linux for Visually Challenged Release

Alicia Brown sectorius1 at gmail.com
Thu Mar 14 11:47:51 UTC 2013

Thankyou  P. Balaraman for your frankness and Accesibility Team for the link

On Thu, Mar 14, 2013 at 5:31 PM, OSSD, CDAC Mumbai <predictanumaan at gmail.com
> wrote:

> ALViC and Vinux are GNU/Linux distributions. A GNU/Linux distribution
> consists of the GNU/Linux operating system and a set of popular
> applications. In ALViC and Vinux, the screen reader Orca is built-in and
> enabled by default.
> Vinux and ALViC are comparable to -
> Windows + MS Office and other applications + JAWS/ NVDA.
> Detailed comparison among JAWS, HAL, NVDA, VoiceOver and Orca is available
> at the following link -
> Practical Screen Reader Comparison: A user-oriented approach<http://easi.cc/archive/screenreader2011/Screen_Reader_Comparison_Study_2010-INIB-with%20page%20numbers.htm>
> Screen reader user survey by WebAIM is available at the following link -
> WebAIM: Screen Reader User Survey #4<http://webaim.org/projects/screenreadersurvey4/#lowcost>
> Hope you find this information useful.
> Regards.
> Accessibility Team
> CDAC Mumbai
> On Wed, Mar 13, 2013 at 3:46 PM, Alicia Brown <sectorius1 at gmail.com>wrote:
>> I am not a developer but I have a daughter with a vision impairment who
>> currently uses an ipad because of its voice over inbuilt software. She also
>> has nvda on her windows computer which she prefers to jaws which the
>> schools promoted. I use ultimate edition on one of my computers but didn't
>> find it had good vi accessibilty. I didn't know about vinux. We also have
>> an apple mac pro and I have had a brief look at the voiceover on it which
>> disabled the mouse and forces the use of the keypad.
>> I find that voiceover on the iphone and ipad is great except for on the
>> internet as it stops reading link words and its too hard to find them with
>> a finger to continue reading.
>> Can anyone give me a comparison of the functionality differences between
>> alvic, voice over on ipads, voiceover on macbooks, nvda and jaws?
>> I need something simple to learn and simple to use. I don't care about
>> cost, just a true comparison of functionality please.
>> Thankyou
>> Alicia brown

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