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pc for blind people

I am looking for information about computers for blind people. Something that will turn a pc into really useful tool. Links to the special hardware and software are welcome.

Thanks

dk
Monday, October 07, 2002

Try this:

Follow this link http://www.google.com and type "pc for blind people" in the search box.
Click on the search button.

Voila!

Googleman
Monday, October 07, 2002

I know Slashdot has some useful articles:
http://slashdot.org/articles/99/12/09/1342224.shtml
http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&lr=&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&safe=off&q=blind+site%3Awww.slashdot.org

Sammy
Monday, October 07, 2002

Follow this link http://www.google.com and type "pc for blind people" in the search box.

Thanks, did everything except the "Voila". Google shows many "blah-blah" things but I found no really good solutions.

dk
Monday, October 07, 2002

I guess dk is asking people who have really used those tools and recommend one. Google returns 197, 000 links and it takes a lot of time to find out what he wants. This is no _voila_. :)

S.C.
Monday, October 07, 2002

Why don't you try some of the institutes for the blind or different blind organisations in your country.  A friend of mine was trying to do something for blind people with PC's a few years ago, but eventually he gave up (in the UK).

So good luck.

Anthony
Tuesday, October 08, 2002

You may find some interesting leads at "Dive Into Accessibility"

http://diveintoaccessibility.org/

Danil
Tuesday, October 08, 2002

Ah, the ubiquitous Google-search-link response, that 'RTFM' flip-off for the new millenium.

Oh so much more frustrating than no answer at all, and about half as helpful.

Dunno Wair
Thursday, October 10, 2002

But entirely appropriate in most instances.

jeff
Thursday, October 10, 2002

Stale topic, I know, but I second the suggestion to check for institutions for the blind.  I did some volunteer work with this organization:  http://www.lighthouse-sf.org ...and they have a decent link list.

And the Google thing has become common enough that I've spotted a few instances of "STFW" in place of "RTFM".

Sam Gray
Friday, October 25, 2002

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