[SATLUG] Assistive Tech for Blind User

buddylee48 buddylee48 at gmail.com
Tue Sep 13 12:25:21 CDT 2011

Look into simon as well. Its a voice recognition software that is
programmable and has firefox support if I remember and would allow her to
almost completely forget about the keyboard and mouse.


I know packages are available for ubuntu, archlinux, and windows.

On Sep 13, 2011 12:00 PM, "Howard Haradon" <hharadon at gmail.com> wrote:
> Some members may recall Cheryl Holmes who used to
> post to the list from time to time. Over the past year or
> two she has lost her sight. I have been working with her
> to get her PC up and running and to find and install Linux
> software to help her. So far, she is using Orca to read the
> screen, and it works fairly well. We have tried the Gnome
> Voice Control and Vedics speech recognition without much
> success. She is using Ubuntu 10.04 with Gnome.
> Are there other programs to give her control over the cursor
> or to give control of the Gnome GUI and Firefox using the
> keyboard? Or any blind-enabling software that might help?
> She has not yet learned braille.
> Thanks, Howard
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> Howard Haradon
> San Antonio, TX  USA
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