Cygwin was: Re: Linux without sighted help

Tony Baechler tony at
Wed Feb 6 08:59:07 UTC 2008

You are asking two different questions here so I'll answer both.  Yes, 
the perl that comes with Cygwin is totally accessible, albeit very 
slow.  Yes, ActiveState perl is also totally accessible and is much 
faster.  The later is definitely recommended.  Because of the odd way 
Cygwin handles drives, you're stuck with the former when dealing with 
apps written to run under Cygwin.

Jude DaShiell wrote:
> Has anyone tried running activestateperl which uses cigwin I think 
> with a screen reader and found all of that accessible?

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