[Fwd: Announcing Speakup Modified Fedora 9]

Hans Zoebelein hzoebelein at gmail.com
Tue May 6 20:06:39 UTC 2008

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: 	Announcing Speakup Modified Fedora 9
Resent-Date: 	Mon, 5 May 2008 21:58:08 -0400 (EDT)
Resent-From: 	emacspeak at cs.vassar.edu
Date: 	Mon, 5 May 2008 21:56:51 -0400
From: 	Janina Sajka <janina at rednote.net>


We're pleased to announce the release of new x86_64 and i386 installation
media for the Speakup Modified Fedora Distribution. Once again we invite you
to use our images and installation guidance to install Fedora 9, also known as
"Sulphur," using your hardware speech synthesizer and the Speakup screen
reader on your 32 or 64-bit computing system.  Downloadable images and
documentation are available at our Internet address:


You can also access our files using ftp or rsync with commands like:

rsync -l speakupmodified.org::speakupmodified

The Speakup Modified Fedora provides:

*	installation media adapted expressly for
   those blind computer users who want to use the Speakup Linux screen reader
to install a Fedora-style Linux on their computers. This means that the blind
computer user will not require sighted assistance, and that the end result
will be an installation that talks every time it is booted.

*	Other assistive technology including Brltty, Emacspeak, Espeak,
*	Gnome-Speech-ibmtts, Orca, and the recently released
Tiresias large-print fonts.  It's all there--in the installation
*	images.

*	Firefox-3, ready to use once your installation completes.

*	Fast and robust Internet connections on our hosted servers, so
*	that your downloads can proceed at maximum speed

*	Our acclaimed HOWTO to guide you through the installation
*	process, including setup for Fedora's accessible graphical desktop.

*	A mini-howto about using telnet to install Sulphur -- particularly
*	useful for users who do not have hardware speech synthesizers.

*	A yum repository so you can update your Speakup Modified Fedora
*	distribution the easy way--overnight in your sleep, for instance.

The newly released Fedora 9 is the most accessible Fedora yet. We're
pleased we can once again facilitate your installation of Fedora without sighted


The Speakup Modified Team


Janina Sajka,	Phone:	+1.202.595.7777;	sip:janina at a11y.org
Partner, Capital Accessibility LLC	http://CapitalAccessibility.Com

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Chair, Open Accessibility	janina at a11y.org	
Linux Foundation		http://a11y.org

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