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Is Desktop Linux Handicap Accessible?

Dec 14, 2009, 16:04 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matt Hartley)

[ Thanks to James Maguire for this link. ]

"We often hear how the Linux desktop is ready for the masses, how ready is it for those with special accessibility needs?

"In this piece, I'll be examining:

"• What's currently out there for desktop Linux users who need extra accessibility solutions.
• how these options stack up.
• which areas the software needs to be improved to better match their proprietary counterparts.

"Speech synthesis

"During my experiments with a variety of accessibility applications, I found an interesting trend beginning to materialize: There is no shortage of usable speech synthesis applications available. "

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