Hey guys, I am new to the forum and Linux in general...so be gentle.
So, I am an IT professional and have been for about 20 years now. I've loved computers pretty much since birth. My first was a Commodore VIC 20 with an earth shattering 3K of user RAM. I upgraded to the 64 and was in heaven.
I got my degree from the prestigious DeVRY Institute in Los Angeles. Hey, its an accredited school and I got my BS in under 3 years.
I've been a Windows user since there was Windows. I've dabbled with MAC and loved DOS. Hell, I even played with an old TRASH 80.
Anyway, that is my background. Now, I am legally blind and can get around on most systems as long as I drop the resolution to something around 1024x768 depending on the size of the monitor. My brother on the other hand is totally blind. I set a computer up for him about a year ago. Its an XP box. Dell Dimension with a 1.8 GHz processor with 768 MB of RAM.
The pisser thing is that I had to install JAWS (a screen reader). That POS takes up a couple hunder megs on its own and kills the machine. But, its really the only choice he has.
So, my question to the community: Is there an equivalent product to JAWS or WINDOW-EYES for Linux (commercial or F/OSS)? I've looked at ORCA and really didn't get it working on my Ubunto 8.10 install. Seems a bit clugey to me anyway.
I'm going to take a look at LSR, but I was curious if anyone has any first hand experience with any of them and can provide feedback.
I love the podcast and have been catching up. I started listening to the casts about 1 month ago and have listened to about a dozen of them going back to the 250s.
Keep up the great work guys.
Thanks for the help