Installing Linux with Speakup Scheduled at CSUN

michael malver mmalver at
Sat Nov 16 12:51:35 EST 2002

What wouod impress me is if someone who knew little about linux and the
screen reader could do the demo.  The reason Im still a windblows user is
because I was only able to instal linux with the patient help of friends. It
took two hours to make it even remotely useable.  That to me is not the sign
of a user-friendly system.
I would be impressed if you could get a computer-savey person who didn't
know much about linux to operate the screen reader, and do the install.

-----Original Message-----
From: speakup-admin at
[mailto:speakup-admin at]On Behalf Of Janina Sajka
Sent: Friday, November 15, 2002 3:43 PM
To: speakup at
Subject: Re: Installing Linux with Speakup Scheduled at CSUN

Hey, Jim:

Yes, I think it would be possible to stream. It may be more hocus-pocus then
there is time for, but it certainly is worth thinking about. If at all
possible, I would want to do it. The room does have Internet, meaning
ethernet, I believe. So, I could stream over my laptop whilst we blow away
and install Linux on the system there, or something like that.

I don't know about what experience leve I will have. I imagine your
estimation is correct, mostly AT and Windows familiarity.

jwantz at writes:
> From: jwantz at
> Hi Janina,
> Is your audience going to be experienced linux users?  If not, why not
> demonstrate remotely shutting down a system?  I have always considered
> this very useful when my system was threatened by a thunderstorm.
> I'm assuming there will be a majority of people familiar with
> accessibility products but not linux.  Is there any possibility that can
> broadcast the conference via a live stream?
>       Jim Wantz WB0TFK
> On Fri, 15 Nov 2002, Janina
> Sajka wrote:
> > I am pleased to announce that the installation and configuration of a
Linux computer, using Red Hat 8.0 with Speakup, will be demonstrated at the
> > upcoming CSUN Conference, Technology and Persons with Disabilities,
which will be held in hotels near the Los Angeles International Airport,
(LAX), this
> > coming March. You are invited to attend.
> >
> > 	Session Title: How To Install Red Hat Linux Using Only The Speakup
Screen Reader
> > Presenter name: Janina Sajka
> > Date: Friday, 21 March 2003
> > Start Time: 2:00 pm
> > End Time: 4:40 pm
> > Room: Chicago/Dallas, at the Marriott Hotel
> >
> > Please note that we will have Internet access at this presentation, so
that our completed installation will be accessible over SSH. I would like to
> > demonstrate this to those who attend in person. So, I'm open to ideas
and suggestions from those on this list who will NOT be attending CSUN this
> > March. What compelling capacity of Linux might be worthy of a brief
remote demonstration? Please let me know your thoughts.
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
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