Linux Mint for the Blind

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Linux Mint for the Blind

Postby Inky1011 » Sun Nov 12, 2017 7:45 am

I have several friends who are blind and are interested in Linux but I hear that Orca sceen reader is not great.

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Re: Linux Mint for the Blind

Postby Pierre » Sun Nov 12, 2017 9:35 am

you main find that a lot of the Assistive Technologies that come with LinuxMint,
have to be Enabled First - - Control Center - - Personal - - Assistive Technologies . . enable

then see if those Assistive Technologies are of use to your friends.
Please edit your original post title to include [SOLVED] - when your problem is solved!
and DO LOOK at those Unanswered Topics - - you may be able to answer some!.

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Re: Linux Mint for the Blind

Postby Sgthawker » Thu Nov 23, 2017 8:23 am

Knoppix Linux has A.D.R.I.A.N.E., (Audio Desktop Reference Implementation And Networking Environment) a talking menu system, which is supposed to make work and internet access easier for computer beginners, even if they have no sight contact to the computers monitor.

A few other blind friendly distros:



Ubuntu MATE.
LM 18.3 Cinnamon/MATE/KDE/Xfce UEFI on Sabertooth Z170 S, i6700K, 2 x Echelon GTX950, Samsung 950 Pro M.2 NVMe
LM 18.3 Cinnamon/MATE/KDE/Xfce UEFI on Asus ROG STRIX laptop, i7700 HQ, GTX 1060, Samsung 960 Pro M.2 NVMe

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