Re: Can the Blind use Gnome?
- From: Bill Haneman <bill haneman sun com>
- To: Thomas Ward <slingshooter valkyrie net>
- Cc: Glenn Ervin <glennervin cableone net>, gnome-accessibility-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: Can the Blind use Gnome?
- Date: 01 Jul 2002 12:48:27 +0100
Thomas and Glenn:
One think that you could look at is "gnome-speech", which is a
text-to-speech service front-end for GNOME which is used by the
gnopernicus screen reader (and other sample screen readers, etc.). We
don't have a dectalk backend for it yet but I think a simple dectalk
backend should present no difficulty. You can get gnome-speech from
GNOME CVS as module "gnome-speech". At the moment gnome-speech has
support for eloquence and festival, and support for FreeTTS is planned
in the near future.
Perhaps you'd like to help us write the serial dectalk backend?
On Mon, 2002-07-01 at 11:43, Thomas Ward wrote:
> Hello, Glenn. Well, Gnome access is still under development, and the
> Gnopernicus screen reader and Gnome speech drivers aren't quite complete
> yet.Also no one has yet written a Dectalk driver for Gnome at this point
> although I'd like to certainly try it.
> However, if you want a shell based screen reader that works with bash, and
> popular programs like emacs, lynx, pico, pine, etc try Speakup 1.0. It is
> kernel based and there talking boot disks so you can install your Linux
> system using your Dectalk Express.
> Being blind myself Speakup has braught a new meaning to access when you
> concidder using the Red Hat talking setup disks in which you can partition,
> format, and install Linux from scratch.
> For more information on Speakup and the talking setup disks for Red hat
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Glenn Ervin <glennervin cableone net>
> To: <gnome-accessibility-list gnome org>
> Sent: Friday, June 28, 2002 8:39 PM
> Subject: Can the Blind use Gnome?
> > Hello,
> > I use a DECtalk external synthesizer, and I care not for windows, but
> > another OS is captivating.
> > I do use windows, and DOS, and I have considered using linux.
> > Question:
> > Is there software written for Gnome that works with a DECtalk synth?
> > I have a p4 1.7GB, 256MB RAM, and am currently using windowsME.
> > Thanks for any info.
> > "Live long and prosper",
> > O. Glenn Ervin (Lenny)
> > N0YJV
> > Northeast Nebraska
> > e-mail:
> > glennervin cableone net
> > The above address can also be found on MSM.
> > or my work e-mail:
> > gervin ncbvi state ne us
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