readit (was Re: Looking for a Programming Project which would really benefit blind people)
John J. Boyer
director at chpi.org
Thu Feb 26 17:27:56 UTC 2004
This sounds like a project an individual could do. I've learned a lot from
the discussion of this topic, and I think others have also. Please give me
more information on readit. Is there a manual you could send me? Could you
send me the program to try?
I think we should take the correspondence about readit offlist.
On Thu, 26 Feb 2004, .dan. wrote:
> 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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John J. Boyer; Executive Director, Chief Software Developer
Computers to Help People, Inc.
825 East Johnson; Madison, WI 53703
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