ubuntu studio accessibility

Ross Hamblin rosscoad at gmail.com
Mon Jul 29 08:56:52 UTC 2013

Hi Jimmy,

I had never heard of Daisy Consortium before so thanks for your post.
Creating the first Daisy Book is certainly something to be proud of.


On 29/07/13 20:45, Jimmy Sjölund wrote:
> Hi,
> I'd be happy to investigate further. I used to work for the Swedish
> Association for the Visually Impaired as a sound engineer and later on
> with IT development, especially starting up the DAISY project
> (www.daisy.org <http://www.daisy.org>). I actually recorded and created
> the very first DAISY book (yes, I'm still very proud of it ;) )
> Kind regards
> Jimmy
> On Mon, Jul 29, 2013 at 8:18 AM, Ralf Mardorf
> <ralf.mardorf at alice-dsl.net <mailto:ralf.mardorf at alice-dsl.net>> wrote:
>     Hi Josh,
>     since Ubuntu has got so many GTK issues nowadays, with or without the
>     GNOME 3 PPA, I suspect you better go with another distro. But I might be
>     mistaken, so I recommend to join the Linux audio users mailing list,
>     since several blind people are subscribed to this list. I guess for
>     making music you better use Braille and text based applications instead
>     of Orca, but I might be mistaken again, so join the list:
>     http://lists.linuxaudio.org/listinfo/linux-audio-user
>     Regards,
>     Ralf
>     -------- Forwarded Message --------
>     From: Kaj Ailomaa <zequence at mousike.me <mailto:zequence at mousike.me>>
>     To: ubuntu studio <Ubuntu-Studio-devel at lists.ubuntu.com
>     <mailto:Ubuntu-Studio-devel at lists.ubuntu.com>>
>     Subject: Fwd: ubuntu studio accessibility
>     Date: Mon, 29 Jul 2013 06:19:26 +0200
>     I'm forwarding this message so I don't forget later. We should probably
>     look at including accessibility features for Ubuntu Studio and see if
>     Xubuntu would be in need for some as well.
>     ----- Original message -----
>     From: Josh Kennedy <joshknnd1982 at gmail.com
>     <mailto:joshknnd1982 at gmail.com>>
>     To: contact at ubuntustudio.org <mailto:contact at ubuntustudio.org>
>     Subject: ubuntu studio accessibility
>     Date: Mon, 29 Jul 2013 00:15:35 -0400
>     Hello,
>     I checked the ubuntu studio manifest. I am a blind Ubuntu user wanting
>     to use ubuntu studio and other blind and disabled people would benefit
>     from this as well. But in ubuntu studio13.10 could you please add the
>     latest version of the gnome-orca screen reader, at-spi and qt-at-spi the
>     espeak speech synthesizer and svox pico synthesizers and the propper
>     speech dispatcher modules? I know of some blind people who ubuntu studio
>     would benefit. Also if any audio related software is found to be not
>     accessible with the Orca screen readers and braille displays using
>     brltty perhaps you could help to fix such issues?
>     thanks,
>     Josh
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