Vinux – A talking linux distro for blind and visually impaired users

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Vinux is a remastered version of the popular Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx distribution optimised for the needs of blind and partially sighted users.. It provides three screen readers, two full-screen magnifiers, global font-size and colour changing facilities, and out-of-the-box support for USB Braille displays. The Vinux live CD boots into the Orca screen reader which makes it easy to navigate the graphical GNOME desktop using keybindings. For those who prefer to work in a simple text-based console there is the Speakup

 

 

screen reader as well as YASR, a hybrid screen reader which can be run in either console mode or in a virtual terminal on the GNOME desktop.

The latest version is Vinux3.0 and is based on Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx.

Click here to watch a full screen demo of Vinux Talking

 


Find more information and screenshots at the official website.

You can download Vinux from this link.

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