FYI - Command Line Programs for the Blind

Linux for blind general discussion blinux-list at
Thu Apr 14 06:54:18 UTC 2022

Thankfully, the place I work at teaches NVDA unless JAWS is absolutely
needed. We don't want our students going home and not even being able to
afford JAWS if they're not going into college or something.
Devin Prater
r.d.t.prater at

On Wed, Apr 13, 2022 at 8:03 PM Linux for blind general discussion <
blinux-list at> wrote:

> I don't know, I could imagine the government telling Freedom
> Scientific(or any other anti-consumer software company), "You can
> treat the civvies like criminals all you want, but you have to give us
> copies without the bs."... or such companies offering a clean version
> of their products for governement use to turn a blind eye to their
> anti-consumer behavior... or just to ensure most highschool graduates
> are taught on their software and will be unwilling to consider their
> more affordable competitors.
> And yeah, I'd like to at least upgrade the system drive in this old
> workhorse to solid state or just buy a whole new system, but my budget
> doesn't have much room for purchasing hardware I don't have an
> immediate need for... and I don't know the first thing about swapping
> out ram... still, I like that Linuxactually gives one options when it
> comes to older hardware beyond "run old version of Windows and hope
> Microsoft doesn't force an upgrade that effectively bricks your
> machine due to low specs" or "buy a new machine everytime there's a
> new Windows version, even when the old one still works fine".
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