Re: [linux] OT-Any suggestions for games for a blind woman?
- On Tue, Jul 23, 2013 at 12:25:22PM -0700, Joan Leach wrote:
>There is a text-based adventure game called "dunnet" that runs from
> I volunteered to put together a computer with a Linux Distro for a
> lady who lost her sight. I'll supply a few of those Live CDs/DVDs
> (Vinux, Knoppix-Adriane, and Sonar) that are popular now. However,
> I'm not sure what games might be added and work with a screen reader.
> Any suggestions for this endeavor? Should I put WinXP on it, too, in
> case she needs Jaws, etc.?
emacs. There are a handful of text- adventure and dungeon games that
can be run from emacs or shell (Such as MUDs or Z machine emulator),
but not of much value unless the user really likes that kind of game.
You might also look at Incursion:
<http://www.indiedb.com/games/incursion> which is a graphical
text-based adventure game.
If orca doesn't work with emacs for some reason (command oddities and
such), there is emacspeak:
That software is described as an entire desktop that runs from within
emacs and looks very interesting. I can't really comment on its
usefullness to someone who cannot see.
1.2 What Is It?
Emacspeak is a fully functional audio desktop that provides complete
eyes-free access to all major 32 and 64 bit operating environments. By
seamlessly blending live access to all aspects of the Internet such as
Web-surfing, blogging, social computing and electronic messaging into
the audio desktop, Emacspeak enables speech access to local and remote
information with a consistent and well-integrated user interface. A
rich suite of task-oriented tools provides efficient speech-enabled
access to the evolving service-oriented social Web cloud.
1.3 Major Enhancements:
Get directions and find Places via Google Maps.
Preliminary support for Eclipse integration via Eclim.
Speech-enabled GTags (Global) for code browsing.
Updated to work with advice implementation in Emacs 24.3.
Updated Web search wizards
Updated URL templates
>My guess is that Jaws would be nice if that is what she is familiar
> Any suggestions for this endeavor? Should I put WinXP on it, too, in case she needs Jaws, etc.?
with. And I wonder if some of the accessibility games like solitare
etc. can be installed through WINE?
- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Michael Klinosky <mpk2@...> wrote:
> I'm trying to get into the habit of searching the web before asking
> questions. So, here's my reply --
That's a good search query. Seems there are some games that actually
are played by blind people.
Regarding distros, it appears Adriane Knoppix is the clear winner.
There's an Arch version:
And Vinux seems to be the runner-up (only for English speakers, and
a pending change to Gnome or Unity is going to really mess things up):
with these as possible paths:
Braille displays are possible, too (one example):
- On Wed, Jul 24, 2013 at 05:37:33AM -0000, thad_floryan wrote:
> [...]I remember in the late 90's having a SuSE install that would state
> Braille displays are possible, too (one example):
something along the lines
"Looking for a Braille display"
"look" doesn't always mean with eyes, but still thought it may be in
poor taste, although I'd never take the mick out of a blind person.
There is a colleague here who has very poor eyesight and needed a stick
when he started here to avoid hitting walls. Glass doors needed hazard
tape. When using a computer he has one of the largest displays I've ever
seen, but it can barely occupy "Subject: Re: Re:".
Debian has the packages: gnome-mag, kmag. If I remember correctly, when
configuring X, if you specify a larger screen area than display can
render it would shuffle the display as you moved the mouse. This isn't
ideal if you cannot see at 640x480 on a 19" monitor, though.