Accessible Distros for a beginner?

Linux for blind general discussion blinux-list at
Sun Aug 23 17:25:56 UTC 2020

Where can mini Slint be obtained, please?

On 8/23/20, Linux for blind general discussion <blinux-list at> wrote:
> Could be mini-slint could run on that raspberry pi.  I don't have one
> yet so haven't tried that one yet.  The mini-slint is a command line
> environment the way it starts out after installation.
> On Sat, 22 Aug 2020, Linux for blind general discussion wrote:
>> Date: Sat, 22 Aug 2020 16:49:51
>> From: Linux for blind general discussion <blinux-list at>
>> To: blinux-list at
>> Subject: Re: Accessible Distros for a beginner?
>> Hello,
>> I answer inline to the parts of your message quoted below:
>> Le 22/08/2020 ? 21:20, SL  a ?crit :
>> > I don't know if I would also need to compile source files for Slint when
>> > I'm getting started with the OS?
>> No need to do that. You get a lot of software out of the boxes, and can
>> get more just typing a few commands, as with many other Linux
>> distributions, either pre-built or compiled and installed typing just one
>> command.
>> > But if Slint starts speaking out of the box more or less, maybe I would
>> > start with that.
>> Slint starts speaking from the very beginning of installation and speaks
>> in all contexts; console as graphical environments including Mate, the
>> default.
>> If you have a hard synthesizer you can use it as well. Slint can preserve
>> and restore specific settings for each synthesizer if you use several.
>> Orca is indeed available in graphical environments and you can use (and
>> switch between) console screen readers: espeakup, speechd-up and fenrir.
>> Indeed braille is enabled as well from the very beginning of installation.
>> > I like how many accessibility features Slint has.
>> We try hard to provide as many as possible.
>> > And if I wouldn't need to compile a lot of source files, maybe Slint
>> > would be a good choice.
>> Indeed <smile>
>> About support: we answer all questions in the Slint mailing list, and
>> beginners are welcome there.
>> So I think that Slint is a good choice for a laptop in your situation.
>> Slint don't support raspberry Pi, but for that Stormux is a good choice.
>> Storm Dragon, its maintainer, is a friend and we do cooperate for the
>> benefit of our users.
>> Didier
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