"Matthew Campbell today released ZipSpeak 7.1-1, a talking
mini-distribution of Linux for visually impaired people. The newly
released version of ZipSpeak adds support for several speech
synthesizers, simplifies Speakup customization, makes Web browsing
easier, and adds support for international keyboard
"ZipSpeak is a talking mini-distribution of Linux for blind and
visually impaired people, based on the ZipSlack distribution and
the Speakup screen reader. ZipSpeak is designed to be easily
installed on an existing MS-DOS or Windows system, so that the user
can start using a talking Linux system with little difficulty and
without help from someone who can see."
"ZipSpeak 7.1-1 features ZipSlack version 7.1 and Speakup
version 0.09a. Speakup version 0.09 introduces new drivers for
several speech synthesizers, including the Apollo 2, the Braille
and Speak, and the DECtalk Express. ZipSpeak 7.1-1 includes a new
utility called speakupconfig which simplifies the customization of
Speakup. It also includes a modified configuration for the Lynx Web
browser which makes it easier for blind people to use. Finally,
ZipSpeak now supports many keyboard layouts besides the U.S.
layout, greatly improving its usability for international
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