This is a heads up and RFE. PerhapsGnome is the appropriate path to
introduce this specialized font--but perhaps F-9 might simply want to
take it up directly?
Fedora has actually been a good Linux choice for low-vision users. Blue
Curve provided good readibility and contrast. However, the font referred
to below takes support of people with impaired vision considerably
further, so it's great to see this major blindness agency releasing
their work under GPL.
ere's the forwarded message ..
Peter Korn writes:
I just received word (see attached) that the Tiresias family of fonts,
designed by the Royal National Institute for the Blind for clarity and
ease of recognition by folks with vision impairments are now available
under GPL v3. The family includes fonts recommended and tested for use
in signage, print, television, and computer use (the latter is "PCFont"
- see http://www.tiresias.org/fonts/pcfont/about_pc.htm
I would like to recommend we consider redistributing these fonts with
GNOME (or at least link to them so that UNIX distros that include GNOME
might become aware of and potentially include this font).
Sun Microsystems, Inc.
From: "Carter, Katherine"
Free downloads are now available for the Tiresias fonts (LPFont, PCFont,
InfoFont, SignFont, KeyFont) from
Work has continued on extending the list of standards which relate to
accessibility of information and communication technology systems and on
linking them to the committee responsible for each standard. Also, we
now have a quarterly report on the current status of standards under
development. The standards section is at www.tiresias.org/standards/
New and updated Guidelines
Transport - Now covers air, rail, road and sea. This can be found at
e-Voting - Now includes a new section on current voting practices for
people with disabilities. This can found at
Household appliances - This new guideline can be found at
Accessible tourism - These guidelines have been extensively revised and
extended and can be found at
The website has been modified to make it easier to navigate with
features such as "breadcrumbs". What else would make it easier for you
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