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    Hello,
    I'm looking for a linux distribution for people with disabilities, any ideas ?
    Or maybe you know some programs for these people ? I need at least a On screen keyboard, everything else like a screen reader, or a program that writes for you, so you do not have to type the letters, would be nice but is not required. Hope you can help me !

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    The Gnome desktop includes some pretty good accessibility pieces. Orca screen reader and gok, the Gnome Onscreen Keyboard might be a start. KDE has some great stuff too but I'm not as familiar with them. You should find everything in any distro containing either environment.

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    That's wonderful!

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    Some links, for others who might be interested too

    The GNOME Development Site
    KDE Accessibility - KDE Accessibility Project

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    Thanks for those links, I am actually a little interested in this subject as both of my parents require larger (read:huge) fonts at the moment and I'd like to look into some of this stuff for the future. There was one other app I remember I used to toy with but more because it was fun. Kmouth - it was a graphical frontend to festival and allowed for artificial voice and preset phrases. I'm not sure if that's the direction you were going in at all but it was a great app either way.

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