Linux and gui

Vasile Radu vradu at
Sun Oct 30 04:54:45 UTC 2005

Exists a version of mozilla accessible with gnopernicus
and I am verry impresed about it...
It works like ie with jaws under windows...

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "hank smith" <hanksmith4 at>
To: "Linux for blind general discussion" <blinux-list at>
Sent: Sunday, October 30, 2005 3:57 AM
Subject: Re: Linux and gui

> nothing has changed
> sad smily
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Rafi Cohen" <rafic at>
> To: "Linux for blind general discussion" <blinux-list at>
> Sent: Saturday, October 29, 2005 4:49 PM
> Subject: Linux and gui
> Hi, I'm a blind software engineer and most of my experience concentrates 
> on Linux and unix.
> Recently, an organization here in Israel offers support for people who are 
> willing to contribute to the opensource community,
> either by developing a new project or contributing to an ongoing one.
> while the textual command line Linux is accessable, the gui linux is much 
> less and needs improving.
> I thought to invest on this area and contribute to improve the gui 
> accessibility so that users may have full access to openoffice, firefox 
> and any other gui based bpplication.
> I did not keep track after this area during a year, but it ssems not much 
> has changed since then.
> Am I correct in this or somebody has other news for me?
> Yes, I know gnopernicus and I even tried it for a very little while with 
> my Vario braille display with no much success
> concluding that Gnopernicus has way to go.
> and, if indeed I'll decide to take sucha project under my responsability,
> I thought to concentrate on Gnopernicus and further develop it.
> I don't want to "invent the wheel" so my questions to the list are as 
> follows:
> 1. Is there any on-going development on Gnopernicus or is it quite a stuck 
> project?
> 2. Are there other software and developments in this area currently?
> 3. Does the route of developing Gnopernicus is a correct idea, or would 
> you suggest other ideas?
> 4. Gnopernicus is part of Gnome. Is there something also for kde?
> This is for me a kind of research and "sniffing" of this area before I 
> decide to jump into it.
> Any feedback and idea will be most appreciated.
> Thank you all in advance, Rafi.
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