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LinuxMall.com: Feeling Your Way Through Linux

Mar 14, 2000, 16:03 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michelle Head)

[ Thanks to Joe 'Zonker' Brockmeier for this link. ]

"If 'the blind leading the blind' sounds like an inefficient way of getting things done, you are definitely not looking at the FAQ or usergroup page for BLinux."

"The innovative and cooperative spirit of Open Source is illustrated best by a group like BLinux (or Blind + Linux). BLinux and its related pages, BLinux-list and BLinux-announce runneth over with questions, comments and tips from all kinds of users and specialists. Visually impaired users or sighted friends who assist them mine that source of information constantly, finding new solutions to old problems in Open Source style."

"The site addresses individual speech synthesizers, braille terminals, screen readers and text editors. Since braille and speech synthesizing software are available but no single composite system for the visually impaired user currently exits, the site instead provides a wealth of downloadable software as well as information on compiling a complete system tailored to the needs of the individual Linux user. Combinations of different brands and types of equipment are discussed in terms of compatibility and effectiveness."

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