How Can I Get Help With Accessibility and Linux?

Episode 1784 (15:26)

William from Pendleton, OR

William is blind and wants to know more about accessibility with Linux. He believes that many tools are built with the assumption of what he needs, not what he really needs. The tech world has also taken away much of the tactile nature of computing that William could benefit from.

Linux is trying with an on-screen keyboard, visual cues, sticky keys, high contrast settings, and other voice and speech interaction tools. And some distributions have speech on by default. Leo also says that with a screen-reader and use of the command line, Linux may become even more useful. Leo recommends talking to Julian over at TechJV, TWiTs resident accessibility expert.