Looking for a Programming Project which would really benefit blind people

.dan. ddunfee at city-net.com
Thu Feb 26 13:15:32 UTC 2004

I would like a program that does most of what readit, a dos text reader and
file manager used widely by the blind, does in linux.  I use it every day
in dos.  One of it's best usese is the ability to integrate its many text
and file manipulation functions with other dos programs by which to create
specific applications for specific needs.  Using various linux utilities
one can duplicate some of it's many functions, but not all and not in one
package with it's level of power and flexability and functionality.



>Date: Wed, 25 Feb 2004 07:17:36 -0600 (CST)
>From: John J. Boyer <director at chpi.org>
>Reply-To: blinux-list at redhat.com
>To: blinux-list at redhat.com
>Subject: Looking for a Programming Project which would really benefit
>    blind people
>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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