jaws for linux ?
akar3d at yahoo.com.au
Sat Feb 4 17:46:03 GMT 2006
On Monday 30 January 2006 07:48, Daniel wrote:
> I think users who are blind would be better-served by a distribution which
> dispensed with the whole GUI idea, altogether, and designed something for
> them, specifically, with a text-based interface that started from their
> needs, first, rather than gloming those concerns onto an existing windowing
That never occurred to me and I bet it didn't to many other people as well.
Almost all these accessability tools are rubbish and make working with a
computer a boring complicated task for vision impaired people. A simple OS
with cut down apps working under an easily modifiable descriptive
template/task structure would be much more useful. Even years ago linux had a
superb voice-recognition engine and speech synth from IBM but they have been
removed for future profitability now that linux is popular. And I dont mean
crap like Festival; The IBM voice was actually understandable by blind
people. The only reason we can understand festival is because we can SEE what
it is saying and the MS stuff is not much better.
To understand what is required put on a mask and turn all the best MS aids on
and see what a useless pain it really is.
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