Hello Cleverson, all,
Freerunner is currently not accessible; some visually impaired
developers could perhaps be interested by it though.
General info follow below,
Freerunner has a touch screen, no keyboard. A Google Soc Student is
working on a promising speech recognition project for openmoko (several
commands could be recognised).
The neo 1973 is based on pulseaudio. This is why last year, I wrote some
pulseaudio extensions for espeak and speech dispatcher for evaluating
speech on the Neo 1973. The armv4, 200Mhz CPU behaved better using alsa.
The pulseaudio extensions have been contributed to the espeak and
It seems that Openmoko will move to a alsa based environment.
Note: the stereo audio headset connector is 2.5 mm, four rings.
Freerunner does not come with a headset; so it can be necessary to adapt
your 3.5 mm headset using a 3.5-2.5 adapter, or purchase one of the
* User interface
Openmoko Inc. funded a GTK interface for the previous Openmoko phone
(Neo 1973). They are working today on two GUIs: QT (X11 based), and more
particularly Enlightenment. These GUIs are not compatible today with the
Gnome Accessibility infrastructure (atk/atspi).
The Smartphone services (calls, sms, gps,...) will be available via DBUS
and consequently will be available whichever the user interface is.
It was already possible from a PC to comunicate with neo 1973 using ssh
via USB. Freerunner can also be connected to a usb device (so possibly a
keyboard, or a braille device).
** Bluetooth, Wifi (new), GPS (new chip)
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