Question: Building Accessible Desktop Systems
Posted by ajt on Sat 9 Jul 2005 at 10:02
I'm about to set up a Debian Sarge system for my better half and possibly for a friends father. In both cases they simply want a stable working system, with straight forward tools for basic web, email and word processing.
I recently set-up my father with Debian Sarge on a donated PC. I wrote my experiences down in a short article, and got some very useful feedback.
I'm interested in two aspects of desktop usage really:
- General usability for normal people.
- Specific usability for disabled people.
I'm aware that there is a Debian Accessability Project, and I've already made contact there. However I'm looking for tips for configuring Debian desktop systems for normal people. I'm assuming that the end user will simply be a user, and that they won't be performing any maintainance themselves, keeping the systems ticking over will be my responsibility.
Please share any tips and hints...