Release of new version of GNU/Linux distribution for Cognitively Challenged by CDAC, Mumbai

Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (CDAC) has released the new version (version 0.1.2) of GNU/Linux distribution for CognitivelyChallenged. Cognitively challenged people face different kinds of problems such as memory loss, forgetfulness, attention problems etc. Therefore, the major objective of this distribution is to provide an accessible desktop environment suitable to such users. The major … Continue reading Release of new version of GNU/Linux distribution for Cognitively Challenged by CDAC, Mumbai

ALViC – Accessible Linux for Visually Challenged launched

ALViC- Accessible Linux for Visually Challenged was launched on 11th February, 2013 by Prof R. Chidambaram, Principal Scientific Adviser, Govt. of India & Shri J. Satyanarayana, Secretary, DeitY, Ministry of Comm. & I.T., Govt. of India during the CDAC Technology Conclave on 11th Feb, 2013 at Indian Habitat Centre, New Delhi. During the 2-days technology … Continue reading ALViC – Accessible Linux for Visually Challenged launched

RPM package of GEM (GEstures with Mouse) released

RPM package of GEM (GEstures with Mouse) has been released. GEM (GEstures with Mouse) is a mouse-gesture based input mechanism developed by CDAC, Mumbai for people with motor disabilities. It can be downloaded now from http://sourceforge.net/projects/gem-cdac/files/gem-0.1-1.i686.rpm/download or from http://www.cdacmumbai.in/accessibility.  

New version of Anumaan – open source predictive text entry system from CDAC, Mumbai released

CDAC, Mumbai has announced the new release of open source predictive text entry system - Anumaan. This release includes new version of standalone flavour of Anumaan i.e. Anumaan-standalone-0.2. This version has been released as part of the activities of project "Enhancing Accessibility for FOSS Desktops" under NRCFOSS-Phase II being carried out at CDAC, Mumbai. Anumaan … Continue reading New version of Anumaan – open source predictive text entry system from CDAC, Mumbai released

GNU/Linux distributions for Differently-abled people from CDAC, Mumbai

Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (CDAC), Mumbai has released beta versions of GNU/Linux distributions for Differently-abled people. These distributions are part of the activities being carried out under "Enhancing Accessibility for FOSS Desktops" project under NRCFOSS-Phase II at CDAC, Mumbai. There are three distributions specific to three different kinds of disabilities namely: 1. GNU/Linux … Continue reading GNU/Linux distributions for Differently-abled people from CDAC, Mumbai

GEM (GEstures with Mouse) – a mouse gesture based input mechanism from CDAC, Mumbai

CDAC, Mumbai has released beta-0.1 version of GEM (GEstures with Mouse). It is an open source input mechanism which uses gestures as input to the system. Gestures can be drawn using a mouse or some equivalent device like touch pad, joystick, pen tablet etc. Gestures can drawn either as single-part (continuous) or multi-part (discontinuous) as … Continue reading GEM (GEstures with Mouse) – a mouse gesture based input mechanism from CDAC, Mumbai

National Workshop on FOSS Adoption in Education on August 27, 2011 at CDAC, Kharghar, Navi Mumbai

This one day workshop to be held on August 27, 2011 intends to understand the benefits and role of technology in education as well as to promote technology and FOSS adoption in educational institutions. This workshop is being organized by CDAC, Mumbai.

how to solve audio problem in dell optilex 380 desktop on ubuntu 10.04 – Part 2

This post is related to the previous post "how to solve the audio problem in dell optiplex 380 desktop on ubuntu 10.04" and describes another optional method of solving the problem in case the solution described in previous post does not work. On my system, the previous method didn't work. But, the method being described … Continue reading how to solve audio problem in dell optilex 380 desktop on ubuntu 10.04 – Part 2

Should We Abolish User Access to rm?

System administrators and managers often ask about solutions to keep people from accidentally removing their data. These are very smart and dedicated people asking for a solution so that data isn’t lost either by accident or on purpose. A wild idea to solve the problem is getting rid of user access to the rm command. Is … Continue reading Should We Abolish User Access to rm?