early warning I hope

Linux for blind general discussion blinux-list at redhat.com
Tue Feb 18 14:17:24 UTC 2020


Didier Spaier, Slint maintainer here.

Slint is the most accessible Linux distribution out of the box.

It can be installed wihout any sighted help, at least by someone not
afraid to type a few commands and read these documents before installing:

I will be happy to hear differing opinions, as long as they come from
blind people who tried to install and use Slint <smile>

Best regards,


Le 18/02/2020 à 15:04, Linux for blind general discussion a écrit :
> I've never used Arch or any of its derivatives, so I can't really help
> with the original poster's problem... though I would've thought the
> old Kernel would've been left in place and sighted assistence could be
> used to select it from GRUB or whatever alternative boot loader one is
> using.
> I do find the harsh criticism of Arch as an accessible Linux option
> and the recommendation of Debian Stable and Ubuntu instead a bit
> eyebrow raising though. Seems like half the issues people have on the
> Orca Mailing list come down to Debian Stable and Ubuntu(and especially
> 18.04) having out-of-date accessibility stacks, and from what I've
> heard over the years from various sources, Arch seems to be the most
> popular alternative to Debian as a base for custom,
> accessibility-focused distros.
> Admittedly, I'd probably recommend Debian stable to a sighted Linux
> newbie, but accessibility is one area where Debian's focus on
> stability over cutting edge does more harm than good... I'd probably
> recommend Knoppix running in Adriane mode to a blind person interested
> in learning Linux, but it's been years since there were any official
> Knoppix images with Adriane as the default boot option, and while it's
> a one line edit to a single text file within the ISO to make Adriane
> the default, I know no means of directly editing an ISO, and the
> method I've been using to make Adriane DVDs of mount, copy, edit,
> rebuild, burn is rather involved... Plus, Knoppix is only really
> designed with live use in mind, so while it's amazing for system
> rescue or having a portable copy of Linux, it's not the best for a
> primary OS.
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