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Accessibility for people with visual impairment : Orca.

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Speaker(s) :Jean Gilissen
Nature :Workshop
Level :Newbie
Date :Saturday 5 July 2008
Schedule :09h00
Duration :60 minutes
Language :Français
Place :16 - IUFM

Accessibility solutions for blind people and partially-sighted persons. Introduction of Orca with Linux, how to tune the sound, the voice, and the screen enlargement.

Introduction of Orca with Linux, how to tune the sound, the voice, and the screen enlargement.

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  • Impairment, Accessibility, ICT

DURATION : 60 minutes

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SPEAKER : Jean Gilissen

"The I.A.A.M.V. association (Informatique Accessible aux Aveugles et Mal Voyants) was created to encourage the development of open and free computer access solutions for blind people and partially-sighted persons. It moderates the work of the group ALLOS (accessibilit� des logiciels libres et open source), which exchanges ideas, experiences and advice on the use, by blind people and partially-sighted people, of alternative open and free software. In 2007, ALLOS released into the visually impaired community open and powerful with Windows (NVDA, VMG, ISMAG), and Linux (Orca, for Gnome environments).

IAAMV organized in December 2007 a very first Linux Install Party targeting exclusively people with a visual impairment. It was in Rochefort, Charente-Maritime. This operation is renewed in Paris on the 14th of june 2008, and also in Belgium, in a place and on a date to be determined soon.