[laptop-accessibility] Input Devices For Blind/Impaired Users

big one bigone at qon.lao.net
Mon Oct 22 10:06:31 EDT 2007

Great idea on Braille keyboards. Another idea is "Speech to Text" software for Linux / DOS (using DOSEMU or WINE). 

I hope charity organizations can donate XO laptops with special Braille hardware/software to blind students in poor, developing countries.

Various Braille software/hardware:

http://www.tsbvi.edu/technology/overview.htm#Braille Access

USB Braille Keyboard for Linux:


Bluetooth Braille Keyboard from Swiss (use Bluetooth to USB Converter):


Braille Keyboard for scientific text and musical scores from Spain:


Old Linux speech to text HOWTO:


Java based speech to text free software:


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