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Linux for blind general discussion blinux-list at redhat.com
Fri Nov 19 21:48:45 UTC 2021

Hi,  I am writting this reply from my fedora 35b workstation which is 
installed on an external 1TB drive.  I did not see a problem with speech 
cut off on workstation, for somereason fedora mate does have this 
peroblem durring the install, but restarting orca usually brings it back 
then I can do what I need to to finiash the install.  HTH.


On 11/19/21 2:01 PM, Linux for blind general discussion wrote:
> I am not truly an expert on Linux and accessibility. But I found 
> Fedora the most problematic among the distributions I have tried. I 
> tried Coconut, Slint, Mint, and now fedora. Here are the problems I 
> encountered with Fedora, which I did not encounter in the other ones I 
> tried.
> First, during installation, The speech was turned off automatically 
> without warning. I was listening to the counter telling me 10 percent, 
> 20 percent etc... and suddenly I heard the message Screen reader is 
> now turned off. I was lost. I waited about ten minutes and I hit alt 
> f2 and typed orca and I hit enter and the screen reader came back on. 
> I moved around the screen to discover that the installation was 
> complete and I should reboot the system. Losing speech during 
> installation is not really a good thing for a blind user.
> Second I could not activate Braille at all. No matter what I tried, 
> Braille simply is not active on my fedora mate.
> Third, I tried to do the update on a terminal, and here again, in the 
> middle of the process, I lost speech. So I left the computer on all 
> night to complete the update, and this morning I rebooted the system 
> to get the speech back on. Clearly there is a problem with the screen 
> reader on my version of Fedora mate, which is I believe version 35.
> The fourth problem has to do with changing my bios boot-up settings. I 
> do not like any system that mess up with my boot up settings. When I 
> installed it, I assumed that Fedora would not change any of my system 
> settings, since I installed it on an external drive. I hope the team 
> who works on Fedora's accessibility will take such situations into 
> consideration.
> Fedora is probably a great system, but I am not sure that it is the 
> best in turms of accessibility.
> For the time being, I am going to stick with slint. I never 
> encountered any accessibility issues in speech or braill using it.
> On 11/19/21 11:41 AM, Linux for blind general discussion wrote:
>> What's more, it's based on the long-stable Ubuntu.
>> -Dave  H.
>> On 11/19/21 11:38 AM, Linux for blind general discussion wrote:
>>> it is very simple. I love Mint because there is no snap activated
>>> which I don't like. One can say: Mint is an Ubuntu withouut snap.
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