Would Emacs Help?

Janina Sajka janina at rednote.net
Sun Dec 26 15:30:35 UTC 2004

herzog at frontiernet.net writes:
> So what is a useful thing for the blind to use to hear Linux.  Is there a 
> screen reader?
> Will

The most commonly used screen reader on Linux is called Speakup, and you
will find it at:


There are others, such as yasr.

Emacspeak is an excellent tool. Raman just insists that it is not a
screen reader because audio functionality is directly integrated with
Emacs. In other words, it doesn't rely on screen text to construct the

Another audio interface to Emacs is speech-dispatcher:


There are still more. So, you have many good options for your wife. And,
perhaps the best news, is that you can save lots of money.

> PS, What emacspeak useful for??
> I keep buying Jaws and Windows stuff for my wife by default, as my linux is 
> only for me as sighted.
> At 11:35 AM 12/25/04, you wrote:
> >Don't let Raman hear you calling Emacspeak a screen reader.
> >
> ><big grin>
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				Janina Sajka, Chair
				Accessibility Workgroup
				Free Standards Group (FSG)

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If Linux doesn't solve your computing problem, you need a different problem.

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