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Re: Looking for a Programming Project which would really benefitblind people



Hey John how feasible would it be to do a front end to cd record like
cdw.  I can't seem to get the darned thing working.

On Wed, 25 Feb 2004,
John J. Boyer wrote:

> Will,
>
> There are already lots of screenreaders fro Linux, and they are all free.
> I'm using brltty myself, since i use braille. Others use Speakup or
> Emacspeak. Fedora may already include some of these, but I don't know
> since I haven't messed with it. I'm using Redhat 8.0. Perhaps what is
> needed is an installation disk that will produce braille and/or speech
> immediately, so that a blind person could carry out the installation.
> There are others on this list with experience in this area. I'm looking
> for an actual programming project.
>
> John
>
>
> On Wed, 25 Feb 2004 herzog frontiernet net wrote:
>
> > Well, I am sighted, and I work with blind people to try and get them going
> > on computers.  So far it has been all win 98 and JAWS, as there is lots of
> > support;, and I can see enough to detect what the problem is when many
> > trouble screens won't read, or go away.  So the sited stuff is useful. I
> > have tried, and use redhat8 myself, but I only know of one blind person who
> > uses Linux, and she has lots of personal help.
> > So I think the big need is for Fedora, the new Linux hoopla, to be working
> > with voices, preferably cheap or free.
> > The Fedora list is nearly 100 messages per day, a snow job, and not yet
> > ready for prime time players.
> > There is where to work!
> > Will
> > At 05:17 AM 2/25/04, you wrote:
> > >Hello,
> > >
> > >I'm blind myself, and I'm hapiest when I have a good programming project.
> > >So I'm looking for suggestions for programs that would really benefit
> > >blind people. I think a text-mode program, possibly using the curses
> > >library, would be most appropriate. I've tested Gnome and Gnopernicus, but
> > >they really aren't ready for normal use by blind persons, at least not for
> > >those who use braille displays.
> > >
> > >On a related subject, I really can't see any inherent advantage to a GUI
> > >unless you can actually SEE the screen. All the usability features can be
> > >implemented in text mode.
> > >
> > >Thanks,
> > >
> > >
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