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Sat Sep 17 17:42:38 UTC 2011
On 09/15/11 10:56, David Goldfield wrote:
> Hi. Has anyone on this list done any investigation into the
> new Raspberry Pi computer? I'm wondering how accessible this
> thing could be with the right software installed. I'm very
> intrigued by this project.
I too am interested by this project. However, as best I can tell
it has an ARM processor running at 700MHz and 128MB or 256MB of
RAM. Running a GUI *and* access-software might be a bit tight.
However, if you're comfortable at the command-line, one might be
able to skip the GUI and just use a Speakup kernel or something
like "yasr" for accessible console access. From what I gather,
the "A" model is $25 and has the 128MB of RAM but lacks
networking while the "B" model costs $5-10 more but has a 10/100
wired network adapter and 256MB of RAM. To get wireless, it
sounds like one might need to go with a USB wifi adapter.
Accessibility-wise, because it supports USB, in theory you should
be able to use a USB braille terminal or TTS synth. If you're
using a software TTS, it lists having a standard 3.5mm audio jack
in addition to including an audio signal on the HDMI output.
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