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LinuxToday.com.au: Eyes Wide Shut, Minds Wide Open

Nov 29, 2000, 07:25 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by hawkeyes)

[ Thanks to renai43 for this link. ]

"I think it's a safe statement to say that most people who use a computer takes the ability to see for granted. Interacting with a computer is as easy as watching a mouse move across a screen filled with colorful, graphical icons and imagery."

"A couple of months ago, a new Linux distribution opened it's doors to SourceForge developers. That distribution was Ocularis, in Latin, "of the eyes". Its' aim? To create a complete Audio User Interface, and bundle software together under the GNU General Public Licence, to create a complete Linux distribution, aimed at blind people."

"The second development which has seen public exposure over the last few weeks has been the release of Emacspeak-13.0 (YellowLab). Emacspeak is another software package aimed at the blind - one that claims to provide seamless blending of all aspects of the Internet experience into one single audio desktop."

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