"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
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