Kali Linux 1.0.3 Brings Accessibility Features for Blind Users

Posted by hanuca on Apr 27, 2013 11:44 AM EDT
Softpedia; By Marius Nestor
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Offensive Security, the developer behind the Backtrack and Kali Linux operating systems, has announced on April 26 that a new version of the the Kali Linux distribution for forensic and penetration testing tasks has been released.

Kali Linux 1.0.3 brings a feature that should have been implemented since the first release of the penetration testing distro, accessibility, especially for hearing/visual impaired and blind persons.

The Kali Linux developer worked together with the upstream GNOME developer in order to fix some bugs in the GDM (GNOME Display Manager) package, which prevented Offensive Security to build an accessible version of Kali Linux.

Therefore, a new “accessibility” boot option has been added in this release, which triggers the speech engine during the installation process of Kali Linux. To activate it, users should press “S” at boot time, and hit Enter.

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