[LAD] [LAU] [ANN] LADI Session Handler - Preview 1

Ralf Mardorf ralf.mardorf at alice-dsl.net
Tue Sep 1 12:36:24 UTC 2009

Julien Claassen wrote:
> OK, I decided to do a quickie on-list, because I think it might be of 
> interest. This is about blind people and screenreaders. If your not 
> interested, just stop here. No ladish relevance in here. :-)
>   You can use Linux perfectly without any screenreader like Orca or 
> Adriana (Adriane?). Linux offers so many text-based applications, that 
> a blind person can easily stick to the commandline only.
>   For the commandline you only need a braille-display driver. There 
> are two of them: brltty (currently maintained and Debian standard, 
> also needed for Orca) and SBl (SuSE Blinux). Not sure if the latter is 
> still maintained.
>   And yes, if you need to rely on Javascript and other interactive 
> goodies of the web, you would most certainly want a screenreader. The 
> same goes for having to read AND write WORD or OFFICE documents. 
> Reading is no problem, writing is the barrier. :-)
>   Still I'm not sure how much a screenreader would help with the big 
> audio apps. My knowledge is, that some of them bring their own 
> widgets, which Orca finds dificult, and they sometimes use other 
> purely grapical means of control. The latter is true for at least some 
> aspects.
>   Sorry, iff I didn't tell you anything new or interesting. I just 
> thought, it might be the right time to brag a little. :-)
>   Warm regards
>            Julien

It's important :)

we're talking about audio and everybody able to see today, can become 
blind tomorrow ;). Anyway applications should have comfortable features 
for people who are able to see (I'm able to see and I like some 
comfortable graphical issues ;)), but it shouldn't be forgotten that 
seeing shouldn't be needed to make music ;) ... we're listening with our 
ears and not our eyes.

Thanks for your advice :).


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