Last Updated on: 13th July 2023, 12:35 pm

Web site: (not active)
Origin: Netherlands
Category: Specialist
Desktop environment: CLI
Architecture: x86
Based on: Debian
Media: Live
The last version | Released: 07102003 | October 8, 2003

BrlSpeak – a mini Linux distribution (the size of the downloadable ISO image is only 36MB) with two objectives. Firstly, it has been designed in such a way that blind persons can install it without any outside assistance, and secondly, they should be able to pre-configure and compile the braille drivers all by themselves.

BRLSPEAK version 7.0 was released in November 2001. It was based on Slackware’s ZipSlack (hence the inflated version number), which can be installed in a directory on a DOS file system (no hard disk partitioning is necessary) or a ZIP drive.

The latest version of BrlSpeak was based on Debian GNU/Linux, and was available in 3 versions: basic (mini), braille and vocal (braille + some speech applications).

The project developer is Osvaldo La Rosa.
The project was under development between 2001 and 2003.

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