There are open source projects. I just haven't tested them out yet. One barrier is that again, a person with a disability who is on a fixed income often receives a computer through a donation program, and those are almost always Windows machines... Microsoft is quite generous in this area. That means it's unlikely that they have access to anyone to help them configure a linux box, or to overcome the steep learning curve...I believe that will change eventually, but for now.. well.. http://developer.gnome.org/projects/gap/AT/Gnopernicus/ http://www.eetimes.com/story/OEG20001004S0036 chris -----Original Message----- From: thelist-admin at lists.evolt.org [mailto:thelist-admin at lists.evolt.org]On Behalf Of sasha Sent: Monday, October 28, 2002 4:02 PM To: thelist at lists.evolt.org Subject: Re: RE: [thelist] Screen Readers Unfortunately, JAWS refuses to run on my computer (whines about my video settings or something or other). I got Windows Eyes to work just fine, but I wasn't overly thrilled with it. I did notice how expensive screen readers were and I think it's terrible how they're ripping the disabled off. Is no one developing an open source/freeware version? sasha 10/28/2002 6:38:27 PM, "chris" <chris at mindsparkmedia.com> wrote: >Jaws is the big daddy, but most folks who are disabled and on a fixed income >can't afford it. Homepage reader is more popular and affordable. >http://www-3.ibm.com/able/hpr2.html#order_info > >chris > -- For unsubscribe and other options, including the Tip Harvester and archive of thelist go to: http://lists.evolt.org Workers of the Web, evolt !