John G Heim jheim at math.wisc.edu
Tue Jun 7 15:17:12 EDT 2016

I am able to verify that devuan works with my 40-cell braille display 
from Freedom Scientific.

What is the login id & password? I was able to guess it, I think. I used 
devuan/devuan. But then I couldn't sudo. So then I couldn't test 
speakup. Is there some other login that has sudo rights?

I was also able to validate that sound is working. This is on a Dell 
720. I rand espeak and it worked.

One suggestion ... It would be helpful if the syslinux splash screen is 
brighter. If the syslinux splash screen is really bright, a partially 
sighted person can tell when the poot prompt is displayed. A totally 
blind person can use a light probe or a smart phone app.

On 06/04/2016 01:25 PM, KatolaZ wrote:
> Hi there,
> I am the guy working on the minimal Devuan live images, and as you
> might remember I am interested in making those live ISOs usable by
> visually impaired users, although my experience in this field is
> *very* *limited*. You can find the current images (still in
> development) at the following URL:
>    http://devuan.kalos.mine.nu
> These images ship with espeak/espeakup, brltty, and yasr by default. I
> have exchanged a few emails with Greg Nowak on this matter, and he
> suggested me to join this mailing-list, to speed-up the process of
> getting feedback and asking you for useful features.
> Following the comments forwarded by some of you, I am currently
> working on providing an accessible run-level on those live-images,
> which will include:
> 1) audible feedback during the boot;
> 2) automatic login for root and regular user, to speedup
> configuration;
> 3) hopefully, configuration of the sound card to use with
> espeak/espeakup.
> If you don't mind, I will post updates on my progress here, every now
> and then, and I would be grateful to you for any comment, suggestion,
> critic that you would be so kind to provide.
> Thanks in advance for any help you will be able to provide.
> KatolaZ

John G. Heim; jheim at math.wisc.edu; sip://jheim@sip.linphone.org

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