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Re: [school-discuss] Accessibility Software


we distribute a bootable cd-rom through the gutenberg project that has 
emacspeak, a unix based alternative to jaws.  you can download the image and
burn as many as you like, they are .iso images.

about 100 books are included.

mike eschman, etc...
"Not just an afterthought ...

On Tuesday 18 June 2002 10:00 pm, 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/
> <http://www.ette.vic.gov.au/learningtechnologies/>
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