[SATLUG] Assistive Tech for Blind User

buddylee48 buddylee48 at gmail.com
Tue Sep 13 12:35:25 CDT 2011

On that note i probably should've mentioned project JaNET as well. It is the
open source version of project JARVIS but they are not related. It is a
lifestyle assistant system that interfaces well with simon, and for example
it allows you to simply ask what the weather is and it will pull the rss
feed, and tell you the weather. You can program any script to make anything
easier, and you can even hook it up to devices (ie lights, tv, radio, etc)
so long as you have a little mechatronic ingenuity. The point is it opens up
the possibilities for help.

I can't believe I forgot to mention that before as I maintain the archlinux
aur package.


On Tue, Sep 13, 2011 at 10:25 AM, buddylee48 <buddylee48 at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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.
> http://simon-listens.org
> I know packages are available for ubuntu, archlinux, and windows.
> Cody
> 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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