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Date:      Fri, 8 Nov 1996 14:22:47 -0500 (EST)
From:      bill@twwells.com (T. William Wells)
To:        dgy@rtd.com (Don Yuniskis)
Cc:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: speech for the blind and freebsd.
Message-ID:  <m0vLwVr-0001DRC@twwells.com>
In-Reply-To: <199611081914.MAA12966@seagull.rtd.com> from "Don Yuniskis" at Nov 8, 96 12:14:35 pm

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> Well, I suspect you *could* use pty's -- but it would require a
> much more sophisticated *user* interface.  You need to be able to
> walk from word to word, line to line, spell, etc.
>
> It's not a trivial problem...

Huh? That's exactly why you *don't* want it in the kernel!  Such
complexities belong in userland.  You build a program that's like
"screen", except that its purpose isn't (necessarily) to manage
multiple screens but is rather to manage a single screen, while
providing audible feedback, and give the user the ability to
manipulate the screen as necessary.....

(BTW, I'm legally blind, though the only "special equipment" I
need is a chair with enough back support that when I shove my
face near the screen the stresses on my back are minimized. :-)



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