Phone for the blind

Jon Phillips jon at
Mon Jan 22 10:57:44 CET 2007

On Fri, 2007-01-19 at 22:48 +0100, Marcus Bauer wrote:
> On Sat, 2007-01-20 at 02:48 +0530, Warren Noronha wrote:
> > Is there a text to speech feature planned. 
> festival (flite) is in openembedded, thus most likely it will be
> available in openmoko very soon, too. The same goes for sphinx (speech
> to text).
> > I ask this cause a while back a friend of mine
> > who works with the blind, was looking out for phone to for his
> > students (who are blind)
> SUN has been doing lots of a11y (accessibility) work on GNOME. Imho the
> a11y group sits in Ireland. I'm sure they'd like to see the fruits of
> their work on a phone as well.
> As Terrence Barr from SUN is hanging out on the list, maybe he could
> make a contact? I think a fully accessible phone would just be an awsome
> proof of the strength of open source!
> If you need some names from the a11y SUN people, just ping me.
> Marcus

Great idea guys, please add your accessibility thoughts here:


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