Advice for blind linux newbie
vradu at constanta.astral.ro
Thu Jul 6 14:38:56 UTC 2006
the answer under linux for gui
is fedora core more than 3
but the cli is more suitable for a blind.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Simon Greaves" <simongreaves43 at hotmail.com>
To: <blinux-list at redhat.com>
Sent: Thursday, July 06, 2006 12:59 PM
Subject: Advice for blind linux newbie
> Hi, I have just subscribed. Hello to everyone. I was hoping for some
> advice. My friend is visually impaired and has been struggling with
> windows for the last year. The GUI is what is causing him the most
> problems. As he has never been able to see well enough to grasp concepts
> such as tabs, menus and the desktop, he often gets lost and doesn't know
> where he is. His learning has come to a halt and he is getting
> frustrated, so I have come here. I have wanted to try Linux myself and
> thought I could learn a little along the way by setting it up for him.
> On windows he uses Zoomtext (screen magnifier) and Jaws (screen reader).
> I think this causes him more problems as he won't rely on either
> completely. So I am looking for a simple setup that allows him to play
> music, read emails and browse the web. Can anyone recommend which Linux
> distros I could use and what I should install for accessibility with your
> reasons please? This would be a great help.
> Thank you
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