FYI - Command Line Programs for the Blind

Linux for blind general discussion blinux-list at
Thu Apr 14 02:03:20 UTC 2022

Great sentiments. 
When my Vinux system finally bit the dust, I discovered slint, and it's even better
than Vinux, at least from my perspective.
With slint, I can switch from hardware to soft synths in speakup, and to
fenrir, if I want to get out of speakup entirely.


On Wed, Apr 13, 2022 at 09:05:36PM -0400, Linux for blind general discussion wrote:
> Oh wow! I can't see who you are because this list obscures the sender's
> email for security reasons, but I love everything you just said. My whole
> focus when I was doing my computer business thing was to work with everyone,
> not just certain everyones. I probably had more customers who could see than
> I had who did not have working eyeballs, but my point of sale for everyone
> was to upgrade the OS on their computers to make it run faster and more
> securely. Yes, I did at one time work with Sonar and with F123, and even
> worked a little with the attempts to revive Vinux, but it actually didn't
> hurt too much when both Sonar and Vinux pretty much went the way of the
> dodo. I guess I could express my feeling as a slight disappointment, but not
> much more. F123 was a little different, as I was a paid contractor working
> on it, so that did hurt quite a bit more, I mean no one wants to stop making
> money, but even that was manageable.
> Now that I know that I am to make a major career move, I will be having to
> put my face out there for the world to see. But the one thing I noticed is
> that my instructor in the class I'm taking to get me started on this new
> career path, when she learned that I am blind, kept this fact to herself
> when I asked her specifically about a non-visual alternative to something in
> the class, saying instead that she knew why I was asking the question and
> tried to answer it to the best of her ability. I felt like this recognized
> my humanity above all, and that is a very good thing. ANd having been
> selected for this class and having worked with this instructor prior to it,
> having purchased related educational materials and even having won a contest
> from her based on my abilities, not on my non-working eyeballs - she had no
> idea at that time that they don't work - I know that I am in the right place
> at the right time dealing with the right person/people. I'm not "the blind,"
> I'm not treated as "the blind," and I'm not even selected for anything
> because of my blindness. I am human, and my skillset and the fact that I
> know I want to improve my skills and am passionate about the career path I'm
> taking are what propell me to my destiny, and that just feels much better
> somehow. I tried to express this to someone who is on this same career path
> who said that we should support people just because they are blind, but he
> didn't seem to get it. I simply couldn't make him understand that it's our
> skills and our abilities, as well as the positive impact that we make on the
> people around us and on the world that make us successful, not the blind
> beggar mentality that says I need you to support the poor blink. These are
> people who I would say exude negative energy, and I have decided that I only
> want my spirit to be fed by positivity.
> ~Kyle
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Rudy Vener

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