Announcing SpeakupModified Fedora Installation Media
janina at rednote.net
Mon Nov 26 11:19:09 EST 2007
We're pleased to announce the release of new installation media for the Speakup
Modified Fedora Distribution. Once again we invite you to use our images and
installation guidance to install Fedora Core 8, also known as "Werewolf," using
your hardware speech synthesizer and the Speakup screen reader. Downloadable
images and documentation are available at our Internet address:
You can also access our files using ftp or rsync with commands like:
rsync -l speakupmodified.org::speakupmodified
The Speakup Modified Fedora provides:
* installation media adapted expressly for
those blind computer users who want to use the Speakup Linux screen reader
to install a Fedora-style Linux on their computers. This means that the blind
computer user will not require sighted assistance, and that the end result
will be an installation that talks every time it is booted.
* Other assistive technology including Brltty, Emacspeak, Espeak, Gnome-Speech-Espeak, and Orca.
* It's all there--in the installation images.
* Fast and robust Internet connections on our hosted servers, so
* that your downloads can proceed at maximum speed
* Our acclaimed HOWTO to guide you through the installation
* process, including setup for Fedora's accessible graphical desktop.
* A mini-howto about using telnet to install Werewolf -- particularly
* useful for users who do not have hardware speech synthesizers.
* A yum repository so you can update your Speakup Modified Fedora
* distribution the easy way--overnight in your sleep, for instance.
* Additional accessible applications such as the new Firefox 3 Beta
The newly released Fedora Core 8 is the most accessible Fedora yet. We're
pleased we can once again facilitate your installation of Fedora without sighted
The Speakup Modified Team
Janina Sajka, Phone: +1.202.595.7777; sip:janina at a11y.org
Partner, Capital Accessibility LLC http://CapitalAccessibility.Com
Marketing the Owasys 22C talking screenless cell phone in the U.S. and Canada
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Chair, Open Accessibility janina at a11y.org
Linux Foundation http://a11y.org
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