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andy at networkned.co.uk
Tue Jan 4 12:55:00 EST 2011
On 4/1/2011, at 5:22pm, ZULU wrote:
> The GUI is fine...I can scroll it up huge when I need to and I understand (well, mostly) how it works.
> Remember, there are different causes of low vision, which affect in different ways.
> Reading text is anightmare for me. I cab't read a car number plate at arms length!
Which is why I'd have thought a braille display would be perfect for you!
("refreshable Braille display", "Braille terminal")
get_iplayer at the command line is as simple as `get_iplayer -g "program name"`. That's providing you set the options first, but there are a bunch of us here more than happy to help with that.
Using the command-line does take a commitment to learning it - and we've all suffered years of grief doing that! - but I'd really have thought it would be better than needing a magnifying glass to read your email.
I don't intend this to be a criticism, or to tell you how to live your life, or anything like that. I cannot imagine how hard it must be to be in your position. I'm just thinking this would be easier, is all. You're using Ubuntu, so you're already ahead of the game. If you're within an hour's drive (i.e. London, Birmingham) I'd even be glad to pop over and help you set things up, should you ever need that.
I can only imagine that the GUI might be, for you, a big mess of colours which don't really make sense, and trying to use it like blundering around in a very strange place. I can only imagine buttons and checkboxes and scrollbars as difficult to discern or confusing, in your position. The command line gives output which is simply plain text - I find it a very precise medium.
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