Re: [magnifiers] Screen Magnification for UNIX
- On Tue, 12 Mar 2002, Steven Whatley wrote:
using XEmacs. Emacs does its own cursor movement and not the standeard X
- On Tue, 12 Mar 2002, Peter Verhoeven wrote:
folks knows there are people are still interested in their Puff program.
Or go to both places. :)
- Hello Stuart,
We have ported our WordAloud assistive reader from Windows to LINUX. It
reads text or web pages, with a word-at-a-time display and speech
synthesiser. We haven't ported the speech yet, so you'd need to run
WordAloud in text-only mode. With WordAloud you can control size of
characters, font, colour of text and background, and the speed of
presentation (up to 1000 words per minute). You can also step through
the text a word or a sentence at a time.
WordAloud allows the normally-sighted person to read very rapidly,
because they don't have to move eyes, as the words are flashed up in the
centre of the screen. Indeed I find I can read about three times faster
than off the printed page. But if you have low vision, you may be able
to read just as fast, providing you have some part of your field of view
where you can take in the full width of the words, and read them at a
glance. You need to fix your gaze at some spot on the screen such that
the words flash up in the best part of your field of view. This may
take a little experimentation, but, if you are successful, you should
find that you can read very rapidly. In fact, your speed is likely to
be limited by what you can take in cognitively, rather than the quality
of your vision.
You can download free evaluation version from www.wordaloud.co.uk, to
run on Windows (W95, W98, ME, NT, XP and W2000).
Cheers from Chiswick,
In message <OFCC756F2D.97E1075C-ON80256B7A.00413E8B@...
m>, Stuart M Powell <stuart.powell@...> writes
>Try our WordAloud software! Visit http://www.wordaloud.co.uk
>Does anyone have any experience of screen magnification running under UNIX
>Any comments / advice will be very much appreciated.
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