Gnopernicus - overview
Gnopernicus is part of the GNOME Accessibility Project. It is a screen reader and magnifier that allows the visually impaired or blind users to use efficient the Gnome 2 desktop and Gnome/GTK+2 applications. By the automated tracking of the focus feature and magnification of the desktop, Gnopernicus helps helps the Gnome users with special needs.
The features that the screen reader Gnopernicus offers allows users to use (based on the information received via voice synthesis and braille) the applications whose graphical user interface standard is based on Java and GTK 2. By the accessibility that is builded in Gnome 2, Gnopernicus interact with applications more efficient for those users and allows the using of Gnome 2 desktop for some users who otherwise would have no access to Gnome.
Gnopernicus is one of the Gnome project of assisted Technology.
Besides tracking of the focus there are much more functionality that will help the user: many functions mapped on the keys which are organized on levels. There are levels for navigation, mouse, magnifier, voice synthesis and Braille devices. To use these mapped features, the NumLock key must be activated. This way the user can change various settings, depending on the chosen level.
The friendly interface and high level of configurability of Gnopernicus allows the user to make numerous sets of configurations. So Gnopernicus can report information in the most convenient way possible in the point of view of each user.