Ubuntu-accessibility Digest, Vol 43, Issue 23

Hugh Sasse hgs at dmu.ac.uk
Wed Jul 1 10:36:23 BST 2009



On Wed, 1 Jul 2009, Kenny Hitt wrote:

> 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

Because they will only have to setup your system to use the
(external?) speakers as the default once, rather than evey time you
want accessibility started?

> almost anyone with sight can read a screen, but it takes some knowledge to know where to plug a speaker on a circuit board.
> 
>           Kenny

        Hugh
> 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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