Linux Accessibility HOWTO

Michael De La Rue

Sharon Snider

v3.0, 2001

Revision History
Revision v3.0 2001-10-25 Revised by: sds
Updated and converted to DocBook SGML.
Revision v2.11 1997-03-28 Revised by: mdlr
Last Linuxdoc revision.

The Linux Accessibility HOWTO covers the use of adaptive technologies that are available for the Linux operating system, as well as the software applications and hardware devices that can be installed to make Linux accessible to users with disabilities. The information provided targets specific groups of individuals with similar disabilities.

Table of Contents
1. Introduction
1.1. Distribution Policy
2. The Linux Operating System
2.1. Assistive Technologies Available for Linux
2.2. Usability
3. Visual Impairments
3.1. Technologies for the Visually Impaired
4. Hearing Impaired
4.1. Assistive Technologies for the Hearing Impaired
5. Physically Disabled
5.1. Keyboard Navigation
5.2. Assistive Technologies for the Physically Disabled
5.3. Additional Resources
6. Cognitive, Language, and Other Impairments
6.1. Assistive Technologies for Cognitive, Language and Other Impairments
7. Developing Accessible Applications
8. Other Helpful Information
9. Acknowledgments