May 25, 2017
Category: General
Posted by: chrys

Hi Guys,

one of our frinds needs your help. He trys to become a fulltime linux accessibility developer. He already did a lot of work on speech-dispatcher or vinux. All of us will profit of his hard work.

Here the orign mail:

Luke Yelavich writes:

 I am writing to let you all know of my newly launched crowd funding campaign
 to continue to work full time on Linux accessibility development. Please
 spread the word if you are able, it would be much appreciated.

Mar 15, 2017
Category: General
Posted by: chrys

Howdy Folks,

The Sonar Linux and Vinux did currently announce that both distros are going to be merged. See here:

Cheers chrys


Feb 7, 2017
Category: General
Posted by: chrys

Howdy everyone!

We are pleased to announce the immediate availability of Fenrir 1.00! You can download it from
What is it?
Fenrir is a console (TTY) screen reader written in python3. It is in user space, so it does not have to be compiled into the kernel like other options such as Acsint or Speakup.

Features include:
• Modern driverbased and plugin architecture
• Speech (espeak, speechd) and sound icon support (gstreamer, sox)
• Highly configurable
• advanced review functionality
• Copy and paste with clipboards with definable history (Currently 10 clipboards)
• Desktop and laptop keyboard layouts that are easy to learn, use, and customize
• Learn mode (speaks the command associated with a key press.)
• Spell check with definable dictionaries
• Reading of emoticons (Not emoji)
• Definable windows for applications.
• Punctuation Management
• Custom dictonary
• Scriptkey support (bind bash scripts to keybindings and pressent the result)
• Highlight Tracking mode

Upcoming Features in fenrir 2.0
• Braille (Currently a work in progress)
• Pseudo Terminal support (PTY)
• Event based

Version 1.00 is recommended for use in production environments. However, if you would like to help test, write documentation and/or develop Fenrir, you may wish to install the latest version from git.

Fenrir is released under the LGPL license, so it will remain open source and free, but you may use it for closed source work environments.

We are also available on IRC at in room #a11y
Fenrir's home page is located at:

Your Fenrir Development team.