State of accessibility on BSD systems
alex_snow at gmx.net
Sat Sep 20 11:21:53 EDT 2008
I was able to install netbsd without sited assistence a while back,
and I believe there is a way to do this with freebsd. All I did was
use a serial console, with Minicom under linux.
On Sat, Sep 20, 2008 at
02:40:56AM -0700, Tony Baechler wrote:
> Cleverson wrote:
> >Is there any blind user that uses FreeBSD for personal dayly
> >Is it possible to install it without sighted assistance?
> I used to use FreeBSD often until the power supply fried. It was
> impossible to install without sighted help. Once installed, I had to
> access it with ssh. There are supposed to be screen readers that work
> under BSD but they didn't work for me. You might have better luck with
> Gnome as they offer it in the ports collection and I think they include
> Orca. In general, FreeBSD isn't even close to being accessible. That's
> a real shame because it would be nice for blind people to have a choice
> and it is better at some things than Linux. I also prefer the BSD
> license but that's another discussion. If you can get sighted help and
> don't mind doing everything with ssh, it's fine and works as well as
> Linux with ssh. If you want to actually use the console, forget it.
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