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On 09/15/11 10:56, David Goldfield wrote:
Hi. Has anyone on this list done any investigation into the new Raspberry Pi computer? I'm wondering how accessible this thing could be with the right software installed. I'm very intrigued by this project.
I too am interested by this project. However, as best I can tell it has an ARM processor running at 700MHz and 128MB or 256MB of RAM. Running a GUI *and* access-software might be a bit tight. However, if you're comfortable at the command-line, one might be able to skip the GUI and just use a Speakup kernel or something like "yasr" for accessible console access. From what I gather, the "A" model is $25 and has the 128MB of RAM but lacks networking while the "B" model costs $5-10 more but has a 10/100 wired network adapter and 256MB of RAM. To get wireless, it sounds like one might need to go with a USB wifi adapter.
Accessibility-wise, because it supports USB, in theory you should be able to use a USB braille terminal or TTS synth. If you're using a software TTS, it lists having a standard 3.5mm audio jack in addition to including an audio signal on the HDMI output.
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