ubuntu for the visually impaired?

Kyle kyle4jesus at gmail.com
Mon Jul 26 16:08:10 UTC 2010

I have found Ubuntu to be quite usable. I'm currently running Linux 
Mint, just because I wanted to try it, but Ubuntu definitely has much 
better accessibility out of the box. The gnome-orca package is included 
in a fresh install of Ubuntu by default as well as on live media, and a 
simple sequence of keystrokes at the boot prompt allows Ubuntu to start 
speaking as soon as GNOME is loaded. Ubuntu can also be completely 
installed without eyes, making it far superior to Windows and one of the 
most usable operating systems for blind and visually impaired users from 
live media all the way to daily use after installation. Even with Vinux 
in the running as a blind-specific distro, Ubuntu still gets my vote.


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