Daniel Robitaille robitaille at
Mon Apr 3 04:42:04 UTC 2006

> On the plus side, I finally got my father using Ubuntu after trying to
> get him to switch from OS/2 (now eCom Station) for the last 7 or 8
> years. Not bad considering he is legally blind and deaf as a post. He
> isn't totally blind but he's limited to peripheral vision (macular
> degeneration). That didn't stop him from doing the install un-aided
> though - all I did was help him to set it up so that he could find his
> way around and show him a few of the ropes (updating the system, setting
> up NTP and finding an email app he was happy with).

You may be interested in the Ubuntu accessibility team:

Not sure how active they are these days, but they do have a mailing list.

Daniel Robitaille

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