Speech-friendly Lynx configuration

Jacob Schmude jacobs at ncinter.net
Wed May 24 21:30:40 EDT 2000

Hi Matt
	Here's my input.
show cursor: absolutely
numbered links: yes
numbered form fields: no
color: doesn't matter
advanced user mode: yes because those instructions will change sometimes
and thus obstruct the speech.
	Here are some things I think you forgot:
show images: ignore
verbose images: off
	These two options will prevent the .gif filename being displayed
while reading the page, and only image links will be recognized. No image
alt tags that are not links will be displayed, this can help the
readibility of the page.

	I have one more thing that could be of consideration. Compile your
own lynx, identical to slackware's version,but when typing ./configure
This will simply use the old-style option menu, which I think is easier to
use than the forms-based one.
	I know you don't like to deviate from standard zipslack, but the
disabling of the forms-based options menu would probably help other people
use it more effectively.

	That's just my $0.02 worth.

On Wed, 24 May 2000, Matthew Campbell wrote:

> I'm working on the next version of the ZipSpeak distribution, and I
> would like to include a modified Lynx configuration file that makes
> Lynx more speech-friendly.  I will definitely modify it so that the
> cursor is next to the currently selected link, instead of being in the
> bottom-right corner of the screen.  However, there are some other
> things I want some input on.
> Should links be numbered?  Should form fields be numbered?
> Does color matter at all?  I'm guessing it doesn't, except for people
> with low vision who may be using speech as well.
> Should I set the user level to advanced so that Lynx doesn't put
> instructions on the last two lines of the screen?  The .lynxrc file on
> the Blinux site does this, but I'm wondering if that would be a
> disadvantage for people who are not only new Linux users but new Lynx
> users as well.
> Have I forgotten anything?
> Thanks,
> -- 
> Matt Campbell <mattcamp at crosswinds.net>
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