Sunday, March 18, 2012

Vinux 3.0.2 has been released : An Ubuntu based operating system for Visually Impaired People

Mobeen Iqbal has announced the availability of the Vinux 3.0.2. This Ubuntu based operating system is specially developed for blind and visually impaired users. Hence it contain screen-reader, full screen magnification and support for Braille display.

This version of Vinux is based on Ubuntu 10.0.4 LTS and uses Linux Kernel, Orca XDesktop 3.1.19, Firefox 10.0.2 and Thunderbird 10.0.2 by default. This Ubuntu based Operating System helps many visually impaired users in their day to day life.

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  1. You know, because LCD screens REALLY support Braille.

  2. @Rizzo: you seem to have misread the post. A Braille display is a hardware device (usually either RS-232 or USB) with usually 40 or 80 cells, each with 6 or 8 pins/nubs that rise and fall to produce tactile Braille output. Additionally, the screen can be used to display Braille output (as a virtual refreshable Braille display, instead of a costly hardware display) for debugging by sighted folks.