LSR 0.3.2
Posted on: 11/30/2006 12:04 PM

LSR 0.3.2 has been released:

Linux Screen Reader (LSR) is an extensible assistive technology for people with disabilities. The design philosophy behind LSR is to provide a core platform that enables the development of LSR extensions for improving desktop application accessibility and usability and shields extension developers from the intricacies of the desktop accessibility architecture.

The primary use of the LSR platform is to give people with visual impairments access to the GNOME desktop and its business applications (e.g. Firefox, OpenOffice, Eclipse) using speech, Braille, and screen magnification. The extensions packaged with the LSR core are intended to meet this end. However, LSR's rich support for extensions can be used for a variety of other purposes such as supporting novel input and output devices, improving accessibility for users with other disabilities, enabling multi-modal access to the GNOME desktop, and so forth.

* What's changed ?

The purpose of this release is to publicly announce the change of license on the LSR code base from the Common Public License to the New Berkeley Software Distribution License (BSD) official and public. The BSD license is GPL-compatible but has no copyleft restriction. This change helps LSR better fit into the GNOME ecosystem and allows other projects to build on it with few restrictions.

Some of the features planned for 0.4.0 are present in this release. A full record of those features will appear in the announcement for that version and are available in the ChangeLog in the meantime.


* ar (Djihed Afifi)

* Where can I get it ?

Source code release:

For more information, visit the LSR home page:

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