BrlSpeak 07-10-2003 review

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A mini-distribution for the blind

License: GPL (GNU General Public License)
File size: 177088K
Developer: The Braillespeak Team
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A mini-distribution for the blind. Has options for installation of drivers for braille devices or for speech synthesis support.

Too many blind computer users believe that only M$ OSes are accessible for them with braille or speech: this is not the case! There are alternatives, and one of them is GNU/Linux.

If you are looking for a free, powerful, blindfriendly, stable, open source, network-enabled, multi tasking, multi user and commandline-minded OS, then you must absolutely learn more about the GNU/Linux system

Here are some key features of "BrlSpeak":
Installable on a FAT partition without having to repartition the hard disk
No longer UMSDOS as by the past but in a loopback
No longer Slack-based but Debian-based
Available in 3 versions: basic (mini), braille and vocal (= braille + some speech applications)

Speech support during installation
A full functional speech support
Conversion to real EXT partition

Currently supported braille-display types are:
al ALva
bl BrailleLite
bn BrailleNote
cb CombiBraille
ec ECobraille
eu EUrobraille
ht HandyTech
lt LogText
b MultiBraille
md MDv
mn MiNibraille
pm PapenMeier
ts TSi
va #VArio
vd ViDeobraille
vh Vario-Ht
vs ViSiobraille

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