Monthly Archives: October 2012

Talking Tux – showing what he can do for you

This entry is part 4 of 5 in the series Tučňák mluví / Talking Tux

After a longer break caused mainly by my studies at the Masaryk university, I am right back with another episode of this series about Linux accessibility for visually impaired people. If you haven’t read my previous articles in this series, I strongly recommend you to do so, because I assume that you already know information contained in them.

In this part, I am going to introduce you the Unity desktop environment, which is default in Ubuntu 12.04. I say default, because in Linux you can usually choose from several options and desktop environments aren’t exception. Another desktop environments, which are accessible are Gnome Shell, which improved its accessibility in Ubuntu 12.10 and good old Gnome 2, which you might know from previous distributions (Ubuntu 10.10 and is now known as Gnome classic). I am going to cover mainly Unity 2D here. Unity 3D should be very similar, but it lacks some accessibility of its 2D brother.