GNU bug report logs - #64987
Blind people unable to install Guix System

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Package: guix; Severity: important; Reported by: 宋文武 <iyzsong@HIDDEN>; dated Tue, 1 Aug 2023 10:30:02 UTC; Maintainer for guix is bug-guix@HIDDEN.
Severity set to 'important' from 'normal' Request was from Ludovic Courtès <ludo@HIDDEN> to control <at> Full text available.

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Simen Endsj=C3=B8 <simendsjo@HIDDEN> writes:

> It was brought to my attention that blind people runs into problems insta=
> Guix System, while Debian and Arch have solved this better.
> The problem is outlined by the user k.g.roberts, ref
> <>:
>       The installer for Guix System 1.4.0 is basically the same as I reme=
mber it from
>       a few years ago; boots almost immediately into an ncurses menu for =
>       selection and it takes another few screens to get to the option for=
 a shell. No
>       other assistive technologies built into the installer itself outsid=
e of what=E2=80=99s
>       in the kernel, so a blind installation is doable over a remote conn=
ection after
>       that point, but would likely be a hassle to get going without addit=
ional help
>       from a sighted person.
> Dave Dude mention a solution, ref <
>       They=E2=80=99d need to add a console screen reader, like Fenrir or =
ESpeakup to the
>       installation image, then have something to type, on the boot comman=
d line, to
>       start the reader. Debian has done this, on its installation images =
for a long
>       time. Arch now does something like this, too. Thanks for looking in=
to this!
> I=E2=80=99m not the right person to do something like this, just thought =
I should report
> it in case it=E2=80=99s easy to fix.

Hello, I CC this email to bug-guix to open an issue now.

Thank you for the report!

Acknowledgement sent to 宋文武 <iyzsong@HIDDEN>:
New bug report received and forwarded. Copy sent to bug-guix@HIDDEN. Full text available.
Report forwarded to bug-guix@HIDDEN:
bug#64987; Package guix. Full text available.
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