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Subject: Re: developing rockbox page for blind users

Re: developing rockbox page for blind users

From: Paul Erkens <>
Date: Fri, 21 Sep 2007 12:30:05 +0200

Hi Daniel,

Okay it's clear now. What you intend to set up is another wiki page set, not
a mailing list. Nonetheless: what would you think of a screen reader user
list for rockbox?

----- Original Message -----
From: "Daniel Dalton" <>
To: "Rockbox development" <>
Sent: Friday, September 21, 2007 10:12 AM
Subject: Re: developing rockbox page for blind users

> On 21/09/2007 5:40 PM, Paul Erkens wrote:
>> Hi Daniel,
> Hi,
>> Yes it's a good idea. I'm willing to subscribe. It's also a good way to
>> keep all lists and communities on-topic. Many blind-related issues are
>> not interesting for sighted people, and vice versa. I.e. sighted people
>> who don't use any special computer reading aids, won't be interested in
>> these messages, while blind people don't care about graphics, themes and
>> that lot.
> It isn't a new mailing list. It is a wiki page talking about how to
> develop rockbox when you are blind. So the programming side of things.
>> Besides, many blind users have found the rockbox site hard to navigate.
>> Information you want is always there, but it's usually very hard to find
>> out where it is. On a blind community rockbox list, I would not hesitate
> Is it? I found the wiki well organized.
>> to ask for a direct link to something if someone already has it, while on
>> this list, I'm trying to avoid that, because I don't want to be judged
>> stupid.
> Well it is a wiki page not a mailing list.
>> One potential worry I have though, is that when only blind people
>> participate on such a list, some pieces of valuable knowledge that only
>> sighted people can provide, may become hard to get. For example: "My
>> voice won't read screen bla. Can anyone tell me what the display says
>> here?" I'm hoping therefore, that someone sighted will be willing to
>> monitor the list, and act as sort of a gateway, to avoid the blind
>> community from being isolated from the rockbox live sources.
> Again it isn't a mailing list. But I wouldn't repeat documentation from
> other places in the wiki. If something is the same when you can see or if
> you are blind then you can read the other pages talking about that topic.
> Since setting up cygwin is quite complicated with a screenreader then that
> is the sort of thing that should go on the wiki.
> BTW I think I might have a setting up cygwin guide somewhere.
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