OpenSuSE 11 has seen the introduction of some great leaps in terms of accessibility in
When you boot the DVD, you'll hear a short high pitch beep. If you press F9,
you'll hear a synthesizer that sounds like a poor quality ESpeak speak the grub menu
items such as boot from hard disk, installation, falesafe etc. When you press f2, f3 f4
etc you will again hear the synthesizer speak the items you arrow over. This is a
fantastic step and one that I am delighted to see OpenSuSE introduce.
However, when I press enter on install, the installation loads in text mode however I
don't get any further speech feedback.
This is very unfortunate.
I've been able to install OpenSuSE 11 using the Gnome live CD. That worked well
however the GTK+ version of Yast still has a lot of accessibility related bugs. I
unfortunately don't have time to report them all at the moment but I@d love to get
around to it soon.
Brien, Hans and JP Rosvier set out to make this the most accessible version of OpenSuSE
11. I think they've done a fantastic job.
I've posted a few howtos on my website over at www.digitaldarragh.com
to guide users
through installing ESpeak from source along with Gnome-Speech and Orca from SVN in
OpenSuSE so Gnome-Speech can use ESpeak.
Any thought's on making the text installlation speak would be very appreciated.
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