ubuntu for the visually impaired?
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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