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ViewPoints 1222 5-30-12 Orca, Gnome and Accessibility in Linux

In ViewPoints episode 1136 we discussed Vinux, a version of Linux developed especially for use by the visually impaired. Download or listen to that episode by clicking on the following link:
ViewPoints #1136 - Vinux

The home page for the Vinux project is located at:
there you can find links to downloads, documentation, support forums, and much more.

Another very accesible version of Linux is Ubuntu. You can find out more a bout Ubuntu at:

There are also many different versions of Linux that are available for free. A resonably conprehensive list of the latest distributions of Linux can be found at:
Note: some of these distributions may be more or less accessible than others.

Igalia is an open source consultancy specialized in the development of innovative projects and solutions with desktop, mobile and web technologies.
The home page for Igalia is:

If you'd like to subscribe to the Gnome mailing list, fill out the form on the page:
Subscribe to Gnome mailing list

If you'd like to subscribe to the Orca mailing list, fill out the form on the page:
Subscribe to Orca mailing list

You can contact the Gnome development team via:
IRC: #a11y on
and chat with them all directly. If you don't know about IRC (Internet Relay Chat), see the Wikipedia article:
Wikipedia article on IRC
Documentation on using IRC, downloading it for your particular operating system, etc. can be found at:
Finally, the IRC home page is:

More information about the Gnome project and accessibility can be found at:

Click the following link to see the diagram on how accessibility in Linux is structured:
Diagram sjowing how accessibility is structured in Linux
If you can't see the diagram, here is a text description of the diagram:
Text description of diagram

If you'd like to help improve the Espeak voices for Orca, find out more at:
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