Oralux hopes to facilitate access to GNU/Linux for the visually impaired by offering modules with text-to-speech that work with that system.
Includes TTS for Linux: Emacspeak, Yasr, and Speakup.
- The Oralux user interface can be based on Emacspeak an audio desktop that offers a complete and powerful desktop.
- A second environment is available based on Yasr, a lightweight and portable screen reader.
- The third environment is based on Speakup that is a kernel-based screen reader for external or software synthesizers.
- Oralux boots up from the CD, whatever the already installed operating system (Win98, XP, etc.) may be.
- Oralux includes, thanks to BRLTTY, a number of braille drivers.
- The CD includes several voice synthesizers in English, French, German, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish.
- Oralux can install the DECtalk software synthesizer (4.6.4 or 5.0), a multi-language TTS from the Fonix company.
A similar product is available and proposed by the manufacturer. See the entries for Ubuntu, a major distributor for a Linux- based system that offers an accessible environment for the visually impaired users; and for Voxin, an easily installable add-on which provides yet another text-to-speech to blind users of GNU/Linux.