Op 29-03-2021 om 10:43 schreef Jude DaShiell:
I put a .dosemurc and .mtoolsrc file together since a long-standing
has some dos applications he'd like to run and both of us are blind.
I saw some of your previous messages and I think it is important to
highlight that as you are blind, you are using different equipment
what previous respondents probably assumed you were using.
This mailing list is barely used anymore by the rest of the DOSEMU
community and so are all the 1.x versions of DOSEMU. There is now a
GitHub project started by Stas, the DOSEMU 2 project, with
be 2.x based and interaction went over to the infrastructure that
is providing. The accessibility consequences of this were most likely
never taken into consideration.
Unfortunately it is not something that can be changed overnight, but I
think it would be appropriate to strive to fix this, especially if you
would be interested in being more involved and/or there might be even
more DOSEMU users in a similar situation.
My proposal would be to set up some simple webpages that are
screen readers and braille devices as part of the new DOSEMU 2 project
with instructions to install newer packages particularly for
distributions that handle screen readers and braille screens well
least the distributions popular among users of such devices. Maybe
.dosemurc and .mtoolsrc could be provided as well.
There could possibly be an instruction to sign up your e-mail
a so-called watcher to the DOSEMU 2 project or maybe we could link
mailing list so it watches the DOSEMU 2 project. The amount of
quite significant, on some days only a few messages, but sometimes
might be over 20 mails a day. Note that you can respond to those
by e-mail and the replies will by part of the conversation as usual.
Searching online I found a community on GitHub called Blind Computing.
Maybe we could ask them for advice.
How easy would it be for you to upgrade to a newer DOSEMU if
not provided by your distribution? Which distribution are you using?
What do you think of my proposals regarding the mails?
Here is the GitHub project for DOSEMU 2, I do not know if you can
Here is the page on the Blind Computing website about contributing to
their GitHub project: