Accessible Distros for a beginner?

Linux for blind general discussion blinux-list at
Fri Aug 21 14:09:00 UTC 2020

I mean, why would I *want* to use Debian? Old packages, uses Speakup in
installer which, fo me, at least on other distros, has crashed. But the
main thing is old packages. Then again, there is Homebrew which can run on
Linux, but I doubt it has Orca, or anything like that. I mean, it's pretty
bad when a distro doesn't trust programmers of packages when they say
something is releasd, not just in beta. And for accessibility, the newer a
package is, probable that the more accessible it'll be. This is especially
the case for Orca. And no, a new user shouldn't have to build packages from
source to get the newest one. That should be of the package manager to do
these things.
Devin Prater
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On Fri, Aug 21, 2020 at 8:35 AM Linux for blind general discussion <
blinux-list at> wrote:

> Why not just using Debian? IMHO this is still the most accessible distro
> with a large community and a active team who cares about accessibility. And
> for a beginner its not more difficult to learn how Debian is working then
> learning to use another distro.
> For me Debian is still the best and I wonder why this is not the case for
> other users? Why do you prefere other distros?
> Ciao,
>   Schoepp
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