Accessible Distros for a beginner?

Linux for blind general discussion blinux-list at
Fri Aug 21 14:11:39 UTC 2020

I've used several distros since about 2006, some more than once. Debian 
is a very good one, as you say, and it has very good documentation.  I 
had some weird problems with it after upgrading to stretch on my old 
machine, and had them again when I tried out buster last fall.  Slint is 
the only one I've tried on this machine.  I like that it booted up with 
speech by default, I found it fairly easy to partition the drive as I 
wanted to, and I like the tools it has for using emacspeak and switching 
among speech outputs.  That said, Debian also certainly deserves serious 
consideration, and its attention to accessibility is one reason.


On 8/21/20 9:29 AM, Linux for blind general discussion 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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