Willie Walker

Dashing Picture of Willie Walker

I'm the lead for the Orca Screen Reader project as well as the GNOME accessibility project in general. I've been involved in Making the X Window System Accessible to People with Disabilities for nearly 20 years, having helped create things such as:

I'm also the maintainer for gnome-speech, though the work I put into it is mostly for sustaining purposes. I'd like to migrate it off of Bonobo/ORBit someday and move it to something else (DBUS?), but I just don't have time.

Other things I've have led in the past include:

  • FreeTTS - an open source speech synthesis system.

  • Sphinx-4 - a speech recognition system.

You can usually find me on the #orca channel on irc.gnome.org. Check out my band, too: Russell Hill. It's one of the most pleasant musical groups I've ever been in.

Willie Walker (irc.gnome.org nick -- WillieWalker)

WillieWalker (last edited 2010-03-30 20:21:48 by TobiasMueller)