View Full Version : [ubuntu] Tools for blind people

May 3rd, 2008, 02:56 AM
I am new to Ubuntu and Linux in general. I am a Windows IT Admin with some linux servers of various types. Anyways,I support a blind programer (Yes, you heard that right LOL) He gets by with yellow on black terminal sessions with SCO Openserver and Unixware for Unix. Microschmuck gets money from the government to support the visually disabled, so Windows has a ton of features for blind people.

I installed Ubuntu on a laptop I have and have loved it since that day. This Operating system is fun to mess around with. I was telling him about it and he is interested...however, he was asking about if there were any apps that zoomed the desktop with yellow over black background and a speech reader. Does Ubuntu have anything like this? I would like to try it out.

May 3rd, 2008, 03:42 AM

Google around linux accessibility. There are some speech to text apps. I tried one a while back...development is needed. The most successful ones incorporate IBM software and are thusly, not free.

May 5th, 2008, 03:13 AM
Thanks alot, I will check it out!:)