The talking arch project was originally created and maintained by Chris Brannon for many years. When Chris switched to another linux distro, the project was given off to another maintainer.
The talking arch project has currently not been brought up to date and current as of last year, so Deedra Waters and Michael Taboada Have decided to fork the talking arch project and make it current with the current Archlinux live media and create a generic talking arch live media so those who still use talking arch or have need of it will have a more current media to use.
Here’s where the fork begins in a word, We would like to expand on the talking arch live media and add many things to it.
* keep a generic talking arch live media going for those who just want a talking arch install.
* add a second generic talking arch live media for those who wish to use the fenrir screenreader over the speakup screenreader which is currently what talking arch supports.
*We want to take talking arch even further! We plan to keep those live media isos for those who want them but we also want to create another set of media that adds many things that other users who are blind will find useful.
* admin tools for those who are system administrators who are blind and require things that most rescue cds would provide networking tools, admin tools of various things, package installers for distros such as debian and others.
If there are folks who would like to see things or tools included that we haven’t thought of we’re taking ideas so submit them in the comments section.
for questions, thoughts ideas and such add them to the comments
you can also reach Deedra Waters at deedra at kittyrats.com
you can reach Michael Taboada at michael at 2mb.solutions
Visit our irc channel on freenode at irc.freenode.net #tarch