installing linux for a blind person

John G. Heim jheim at
Fri Feb 3 14:27:59 UTC 2006

I've tried only speakup and oralux but I like them both. Oralux runs off a 
live CD meaning you boot from the CD. I guess it's possible to install it 
on a hard drive but that is not really how it's intended. But it's very 
nice asas a learning tool. You should be able to just burn the CD, put it 
in your computer, boot, answer some questions and you're running linux. You 
don't even need another machine. You can boot your windows machine with 
Oralux and go back to Windows when you're done playing with Oralux.

But I also think speakup is great. I have an external synth and that makes 
it very easy to install. It works very well.

Oralux is at and speakup is at The web site is kind of slow so when downloading, you might try

Samuel Thibault wrote:
>william windels, le Fri 03 Feb 2006 00:12:47 +0100, a écrit :
> > Can somebody sugest a good (blindfriendly) distribution that I can install
> > on my own?
> > I prefer a debian-based system but if there are other suggestions , it's
> > also good.
>There are debian installation "access floppies", see
>Blinux-list mailing list
>Blinux-list at

John G. Heim
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