The a11y initiative is started by few individuals interested in providing better accessibility software for people with disabilities in Vietnam. The first meeting of the groups was held on November 27, 2010. Current the first tasks is to evaluate the state of a11y support in Vietnamese desktop environment.
If you are interested please feel free to add new tasks and add your name if you are working on existing task.
Espeak package is available on most gnu/Linux distributions. You use the package manager to install the espeak package. You can get the latest espeak sources from espeak website (http://espeak.sourceforge.net/download.html)
To test a word or sentence, type the following command on the terminal.
espeak -vvi “CÁC TIN”
Alternative you can let espeak read out a file.
espeak -vvi -f /path/to/viettest.txt
More command line options can be found on espeak website. (http://espeak.sourceforge.net/commands.html)
1. Once you've downloaded and burned the live CD image, insert it into your CD/DVD drive and reboot your computer. After about 15 seconds you can press space to go to the language selection list. At this point, you have about 30 seconds to perform the next step. If you do not perform the next step quickly, Ubuntu will automatically continue booting.
2. Press enter to select English.
3. In order to enable accessibility options, press F5. This will cause a list of accessibility options to appear:
4. If you want to try Orca, you should press 3 to give focus to Screen Reader, followed by Enter to indicate your selection. You will be returned to the boot options screen then press Enter again to indicate you would like to boot.
5. Within a few minutes, Ubuntu will be loaded with Orca running and you will hear a greeting such as “Welcome to Orca. Orca Preferences. Tab list. General page.”
Here is the listing of accessibility software.