jaws for linux ?

Merton Campbell Crockett m.c.crockett at adelphia.net
Sat Feb 4 18:00:05 GMT 2006

On 04 Feb 2006, at 09:46 PST, Andrew Kar wrote:

> 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
>> system
> 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.

I suspect that the sighted would benefit as well.  Sometimes one just  
wants to accomplish a task without mucking about with unnecessarily  
complex "pretty pictures".

Merton Campbell Crockett
m.c.crockett at adelphia.net

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