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Linux for blind general discussion blinux-list at
Thu Apr 27 14:56:01 UTC 2017

The only reason I had not already created a list was that I didn't want 
to be rude. I didn't feel it was my place to say, "Hey, lets move the 
list." And Red Hat has been kind to us for years. But I figure it can't 
hurt to create a list on If it doesn't work out, no harm is 
done. So I created linux at You can subscribe by sending a 
message to linux-subscribe at You can manage your subscription 
at The archives are at

Before we go too far do you think I should have called it blinux? I 
figured since it is hosted by IAVIT, that would be redundant.
On 04/27/2017 06:11 AM, Linux for blind general discussion wrote:
> Kelly here.
> You have valid points.  I also believe the blind have different needs
> then does many other disabilities.
> Why not go with  The list is blind specific, and John will
> certainly be responsive to problems etc...
> Also, this is a organization we could use to help our cause as John has
> pointed out several times.
> The url to join the list in case people need it is:
> -- Kelly Prescott
> On Thu, 27 Apr 2017, Linux for blind general discussion wrote:
>> Tony Baechler here. I'm already doing this. It's a pain though and I'm
>> going to leave the list soon. I'm waiting to see what other lists
>> people gravitate to and whether a new list should be created.
>> The problem I see with already existing lists like the FSF and
>> is they aren't really for the blind. I have nothing against any
>> disability and I think there is a place for all groups with
>> disabilities to have their say, but I would argue that the blind have
>> special needs that other groups don't care about, like screen readers.
>> I can't think of another group who would use Orca or Speakup.
>> Likewise, we aren't interested in their needs as a general rule. While
>> some groups can't use various senses or parts of the body, they can
>> see the screen. Again, let me be clear that I have nothing against any
>> group. I just think they would get tired of hearing about screen
>> reader wars and what key should announce the time, with the end result
>> being that we're asked to go elsewhere. By all means, definitely post
>> to those other lists, but I don't think they should be the main
>> platform to replace this list.
>> On 4/23/2017 4:25 AM, Linux for blind general discussion wrote:
>>>  I would like to make a suggestion:
>>>  As the list moderator has redacted senders, perhaps it would be
>>> helpful if
>>>  people were to put there name at the beginning or the end of there
>>> posts.
>>>  I can usually tell who is posting because I am practiced at reading
>>>  headers,
>>>  but it is time consuming and not everyone will wish to do that.
>>>  I hope this suggestion is helpful.
>>>  -- Kelly Prescott
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