What is Vinux?

Vinux is a Ubuntu derived distribution optimised for the needs of blind and partially sighted users. By default Vinux provides two screen-readers, Braille display support and an extremely friendly community.
When you boot the live Vinux image, you will be greeted by the Orca screen reader.

This will allow you to navigate the Unity graphical Gnome desktop using keyboard commands. Finally, Brltty provides Grade 1 and 2 Braille output.

Vinux now provides three desktop environments of choice, Unity, Gnome and Mate.

Accessibility is paramount with the latest version of Orca and the accessibility framework required.


The Vinux wiki provides frequently asked questions, How to's, getting started information all contributed by the Vinux community.

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