special needs

Will H. Backman whb at ceimaine.org
Mon May 9 14:01:15 UTC 2005

> -----Original Message-----
> From: ubuntu-users-bounces at lists.ubuntu.com [mailto:ubuntu-users-
> bounces at lists.ubuntu.com] On Behalf Of Scott Berry
> Sent: Monday, May 09, 2005 9:52 AM
> To: ubuntu-users at lists.ubuntu.com
> Subject: special needs
> Hello there list,
> My name is Scott and I found out about this distribution of Linux
> yesterday while reading a newsgroup.  I have a couple of questions
> however, first of all I am totally blind and need access to the
> screen.  Have you looked at implementing Speakup a screen reading
> program which can be found at http://www.linux-speakup.org.  To get
> the tar ball you may go to ftp://ftp.braille.uwo.ca and find it
> there.  Secondly, would you be able to include Brltty for those of us
> who do not have a serial port because once we install Brltty we could
> then begin to use Brltty right away.  You may find Brltty at
> http://dave.mielke.cc.  I really think this would be
> great.  Secondly, could there be a question in your installation
> which says something like:  Do you need to use Braille and speech
> devices? (Please remember that speech and braille devices installed
> only work under the text console, however, you may find Gnopernicus
> once you have installed the system.)  I think this would make things
> much better as for disabilities.

Here is a link to the Accessibility section of the Ubuntu wiki.
Many of your questions are addresses there.

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