Accessibility Guides To Key Open Source Software
These help guides are intended to provide support for the customisation of Linux Operating systems primarily using the Gnome desktop.
Many disabled users find that simple changes to settings within the operating system can meet their computing access needs.
Introductory Help sheets include:
- Introduction and sources of Information
- About Linux
- Linux Download Basics
Other sheets deal with customising visual aspects, changes to the keyboard and mouse and the use of some of the inbuilt accessibility software such as GOK which is an onscreen keyboard and the use of Gnopernicus which is a magnifier and screen reader.
Simply click on the name of the file you wish to download, and follow your browsers on screen instructions.
General Information about Linux and Accessibility
What is Linux? An Introduction to Open Source, Distributions, Live Versions and other Key Linux Concepts
Introduction and Sources of Information (Linux Accessibility Projects)
Linux Basic Downloads
The Shell and Command Line Interface
Customising Appearance in Gnome
Changing Colours in Gnome
Making Text Easier to See in Gnome
Adjusting Keyboard Responses in Gnome
Navigation in Gnome
Making Your Mouse Easier to Use (Gnome)
Typing Break an Application for users who may have experience from discomfort from typing or mouse work
Help sheets are in Adobe portable document format (PDF) to ensure a quick download and consistent printing.
Pdf files are accessible for those using special access technologies if the user has Acrobat Reader version 6 (Search and Screen-reader version) or version 7.
We would welcome feedback on these help sheets and whether different titles would be useful.