Screen reader advice for a Linux sysadmin

Linux for blind general discussion blinux-list at
Wed Feb 28 02:22:36 UTC 2018

The default desktop for Vinux 5 is Unity, but you can also switch to 
Mate or Gnome. I ended up switching to Gnome because Vinux made it so 
easy to give all three a try, and I decided I just preferred Gnome.

On 02/27/2018 01:48 PM, Linux for blind general discussion wrote:
> Thanks, Rudy.  That Vinux is pretty interesting.  Apparently it works with
> Unity GNOME desktop.  I will have to check it out!
> On Tue, Feb 27, 2018 at 11:35 AM, Linux for blind general discussion <
> blinux-list at> wrote:
>> I was in your position several years ago. My solution was
>> to set up my environment to use all text based command line tools, and
>> hook up a talking terminal based on DOS, Vocal Eyes, and Telix to a
>> headless
>> Unix/Linux box.
>> Recently my DOS  machine died  for good, and I switched to speakup.
>> There is a        learning curve to get used to the speakup   function
>> keys, but
>> aside from  that, my environment remains the same, except for minor
>> quibbles about the voice of the default speech synthesizer, which
>> I will eventually resolve.
>> This                 works for me, but if there is a graphic   tool
>> which you absolutely must use, you might check out Vinux, which
>> comes with a choice of three GUI options, none of which I know anything
>> about.
>> Good luck.
>> Rudy
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