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Subject: Re: rockbox Digest, Vol 7, Issue 39

Re: rockbox Digest, Vol 7, Issue 39

From: Michael E. DiFebbo <>
Date: Mon, 20 Mar 2006 12:28:08 -0500

There is a FAQ for blind users that is somewhat dated, but at least
touches on answers to some of your questions: I would
characterize Rockbox's accessibility to the blind as a significant goal
of the project, though not the only goal. As the FAQ indicates, "The
Rockbox team are justifiably proud of Rockbox's role in making ... the
vast majority of its features accessible to the blind ..."

Barrett, Don wrote:
> This brings up the question that I was asked. Is the Rockbox project
> for the blind or is it for everyone and the blind just happen to also
> benefit. The individual who asked me thought that Rockbox was primarily
> established to assist the blind MP3 player user, but I didn't think that
> was the case.
> Don Barrett
> Section 508 Coordinator
> U.S. Department of Education
> (202)-205-8245
> -----Original Message-----
> From: []
> On Behalf Of Michael E. DiFebbo
> Sent: Monday, March 20, 2006 12:02 PM
> To: Rockbox
> Subject: Re: rockbox Digest, Vol 7, Issue 39
> Alex Gibbons wrote:
>> hi there
>> thanks to everone who answeed my question, but I have a further
>> question what is the point of having the software on the ipod video
>> when it does not play video, I am a parshely sighted person who wants
>> to be able to take full
> If you want to watch video, you can simply boot to the iPod firmware.
> The point of having Rockbox on the iPod is that it is vastly superior to
> the iPod firmware with respect to playing audio. It also allows you to
> use the iPod as a UMS device without being tied to iTunes.
> As to the fact that Rockbox doesn't support video on the iPod, be
> patient. Preglow and Linuxstb have worked pretty damn hard getting
> Rockbox ported to iPod in the first place. You can't expect everything
> at once.
Received on 2006-03-20

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