Accessibility in Linux

Some time ago I made the mistake of stressing the desirability of having a lecture about accessibility in a meeting of a Linux Users’ Group. Now I am stuck with researching for the lecture.

Among other things, I found this link: – How does accessible Web design benefit all Web users.

This is an important link, in view of the current campaign to make several Israeli Web sites accessible to Mozilla users.

Author: Omer Zak

I am deaf since birth. I played with big computers which eat punched cards and spew out printouts since age 12. Ever since they became available, I work and play with desktop size computers which eat keyboard keypresses and spew out display pixels. Among other things, I developed software which helped the deaf in Israel use the telephone network, by means of home computers equipped with modems. Several years later, I developed Hebrew localizations for some cellular phones, which helped the deaf in Israel utilize the cellular phone networks. I am interested in entrepreneurship, Science Fiction and making the world more accessible to people with disabilities.

2 thoughts on “Accessibility in Linux”

  1. I was testing Linux with a Braille display that a (blind) friend of mine owns, as he is thinking of moving to Linux.

    Using Gentoo, brlTTY and the braille display work fine when X is not running, but when in Gnome 2.6 using Gnopernicus, Gnopernicus does see the braille display, but the display still displays junk and not what is on screen.

    I searched google but couldn't find any good info on how to actually get Gnopernicus send the Braille display the proper output of the GUI.

    Any ideas by chance?



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