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April 9th, 2007, 11:42 AM
Currently I'm looking to expand the beginners Accessibility Documentation
I feel that we have some good ways of assisting with computer usage for example sticky keys.

What I would like is some feedback on what Accessibility programs and options have proved useful-any links to guides etc. Quality is important and I'd also like to know what doesn't work or doesn't work reliably so we don't put it in the Documentation.

I'm happy for people to write the sections or write with you or combine suggestions and write.
If anyone has suggestions,comments etc please post

April 9th, 2007, 02:01 PM

You might have a look at this thread about installing Ubuntu by using Orca:
and especially here:

Regarding onboard, these might be interesting:

And finally, here is the link to the main accessibility page in the wiki:

Have a nice day.

April 9th, 2007, 03:52 PM
Its been quite a long time since anyone has updated my documentation. I would love to see some work on it


April 10th, 2007, 11:09 PM
Thank you for your responses, As most of you will know the wiki is becoming community Docs so I'm informed.
What I'm proposing is linking page and I'll check out the the links you have provided.

As an able bodied person with a relative that has some accessibility needs, I'm aware what I find simple may not be straight forward for others. This is why I seek guidance on how well a program performs and how reliable it is.

My goal isn't to step on anyones toes, I'm just hoping to bring greater focus and visibility of what ubuntu can offer to assist with Accessibility, I feel that people should be aware that ubuntu can cater for them.


April 11th, 2007, 03:15 AM
I think I need a better explanation of what you are trying to improve. Are you looking to create more understanding of how accessible programs are? What audience and information are you trying to capture?

I am sure you will not be stepping on anyone's toes :). Documentation and program review and even general linking always benefits the community.


April 12th, 2007, 12:56 PM
jasongrieves what i'm looking to do is make Accessibility prominent
a section in beginners faq.
My motivation for this is I recently had a conversation about accessibility with a gent who uses a mouth stick to type, my father also uses a "jabber stick" as he can't use his fingers.

What I hoped was to make it obvious to beginners that there is accessibility programs and to point to good quality sources.

Now maybe this would be someone like my Dad who would need these features, or maybe someone planning a low cost scheme-either way I'd like to include the accessibility features we can offer that will work consistantly.

I'm guessing we can't, But I would also like to know if we are currently limited to all these features in a GUI or if for example when in recovery kernel without gui we could still map sticky keys?