Looking for a Programming Project which would really benefit blind people

Stoppard stoppard at ntlworld.com
Thu Feb 26 11:04:48 UTC 2004

Hi John,
Well for people who are parshily sighted i am sure a GUI is much easyer, and
you don't have to learn all those commands and switches.
I guess Carpurnicus will need work before it is ready.

Have you had a look at,

See what you think,
----- Original Message -----
From: "John J. Boyer" <director at chpi.org>
To: <blinux-list at redhat.com>
Sent: Wednesday, February 25, 2004 1:17 PM
Subject: Looking for a Programming Project which would really benefit blind

> 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,
> --
> John J. Boyer; Executive Director, Chief Software Developer
> Computers to Help People, Inc.
> http://www.chpi.org
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