Ubuntu-accessibility Digest, Vol 43, Issue 23

Kenny Hitt kenny at hittsjunk.net
Wed Jul 1 10:11:44 BST 2009

Hi.  Your asumption is wrong.  The problem of systems not having internal speakers any more is a change
in main stream production.  In the past, a computer case included an internal speaker.  That is no longer true.  That fact
was never advertised, so there isn't any way to know in advance if a new system will have a speaker or not.  Usually, the answer is "no".
Installing one will require sighted help since you will need to know where to plug it into the mother board.  Since you need sighted help,
why not just let them read your screen for a few seconds to let you get accessibility started.  This is more likely since
almost anyone with sight can read a screen, but it takes some knowledge to know where to plug a speaker on a circuit board.

On Wed, Jul 01, 2009 at 06:30:01PM +1000, Richard Horobin wrote:
> I support Petra Ritter's suggestion of beeping when "ready".  A person who's
> interested in accessibility issues will probably have a sound-producing
> component attached.  If the beep helps, then that's a help, isn't it?
> Richard Horobin.

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