Looking for a Programming Project which would really benefit blind people

John J. Boyer director at chpi.org
Wed Feb 25 13:17:36 UTC 2004


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.


John J. Boyer; Executive Director, Chief Software Developer
Computers to Help People, Inc.
825 East Johnson; Madison, WI 53703

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