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Accessibility Support Using Linux

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The last section of the Guide discussed multimedia software for Linux. The Guide also introduced a few simple ways to listen to music and how to create a Personal Video Recorder, or PVR system. This and upcoming sections of the Guide will cover several special issues and topics not often discussed in mainstream publishing or popular Web sites.

We’ll start with an introduction to accessibility software.
The advent of the personal computer offered the first opportunity for enterprising software and hardware developers to create widely available, and more importantly, affordable systems with accessibility features, or as otherwise known, assistive technology.

Popular Linux distros do not include extensive collections of accessibility software, but you may be surprised to learn what clients and support systems are included. Be warned: If you need to put together a supportive system you will need to do a bit of work. This includes such tasks as downloading, compiling, installing, and configuring software for your user and your user’s hardware needs. However, the effort will be well repaid. Read on to learn a little more about how Linux can help you help others help themselves!

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