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Re: [school-discuss] Accessibility Software

Mr. Nichol,

Emacspeak is the best screen reader currently.  Screader and Speak-up 
are two others that are in the running.  All are Free Software to my 

An excellent place to learn about what is available is the blinux site:


and their mailing list can answer any specific questions you might have. 
  The Red Hat contact is Jennifer Lamb (jlamb@redhat.com).


Nichol, Cameron B wrote:
> Greetings,
> Does anyone know of  an Open Source internet screen reader for the 
> Blind/Visually Impaired.  The main commercial product being used is 
> called JAWS.  It's $900 US, (not cheap for starters) and is 
> causing problems for Institues who are looking for standardised 
> solutions.  The whole accessibility issue is looming very large for 
> educational organisations and many of the solutions being offerred are 
> expensive propretary systems which means either some disabled groups 
> miss out or institutes have to spend up big (either on software or law 
> suits).
> cheers,
> *Cameron Nichol*
> Online Content Project Manager
> Learning Technologies Branch
> Office of Training & Tertiary Education
> http://www.tafevc.com.au <http://www.tafevc.com.au/>
> http://www.ette.vic.gov.au/learningtechnologies/
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