Fragmented speech using Redhat 8.0 and Apollo2

Janina Sajka janina at
Mon Nov 10 11:30:24 EST 2003

Glad to hear it's working better.

To make lynx blind friendly:

1.)	Be sure you've enable the show_cursor setting.

2.)	You may want to turn on "Links and Form Fields are numbered."

While this last isn't strictly necessary, it certainly indicates what
text is a hyperlink or form field, and it gives you another way to
activate (or navigate to) hyperlinks and form fields. How? By typing the
number on the qwerty and pressing enter.

The other way is to tab and alt-tab, or just up and down arrow.

These (and other settings) are in the 'o' for options menu. You may need
help getting them set correctly the first time. Once cursor tracking is
active, that menu is fairly easy to use. You can even make it easier by
turning pop-offs off.

All of these settings are also configurable at the command line, or in
the .lynxrc or the global lynx.cfg files.

Sheila Acock writes:
> From: Sheila Acock <sheilac at>
> Hi,
> Just to say that I did take Bill up on his offer and he was very 
> helpful.
> My Apollo is now talking much better;  not perfect, but I find it quite 
> usable, which I certainly didn't before.
> I have just spent some time reading Man pages and using Lynx on some 
> Websites, (though I haven't yet worked out how to identify and activate 
> links).
> Many thanks, Bill.
> p.s.  Hope no-one minds me posting this, but I am so pleased to feel I 
> am getting somewhere, and hope it may encourage anyone else who might be 
> struggling.
> Sheila.
> In message <20031109140009.GR6622 at>, Janina Sajka 
> <janina at> writes
> >Shiela, here's an offer you should definitely accept! <grin>
> >
> >
> >William F. Acker writes:
> >>From: "William F. Acker WB2FLW +1-303-722-7209" <wacker at>
> >>
> >>Hi,
> >>
> >>     Send me your phone number or call me at the number at the top of this
> >>message, and I'll talk you through it.  BTW, I do know that you're in the
> >>UK.
> >>          HTH.
> >>--
> >>
> >>
> >>Bill in Denver
> >>
> >>On Sun, 9 Nov 2003, Sheila Acock wrote:
> >>
> >>> Hi Janina,
> >>>
> >>> No, I haven't.  As I said, the speech is so unintelligible that I
> >>> haven't really tried anything much.  If it might help, I will try and
> >>> get sighted assistance with doing this, but are there instructions on
> >>> how to accomplish it?  I am really rather daunted by the whole thing.
> >>>
> >>> Thanks.
> >>
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> -- 
> Sheila Acock
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Janina Sajka
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Phone: (202) 408-8175

Director, Technology Research and Development
American Foundation for the Blind (AFB)

Chair, Accessibility Work Group
Free Standards Group

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