Anybody have any recommendations for accessible (specifically fully-captioned) training resources for becoming a linux sysadmin?

A coworker who is deaf is interested in learning more, and we're having trouble finding professional, comprehensive resources for him.

@gabe When I learned, we had man pages, and the AT&T papers. Then came O'Reilly, and we finally had books. Then eventually books on websites. Video is good at demonstrating some stuff, but honestly it's a really low bandwidth compared to text, especially considering that linux sysadmin is primarily a text-based world, not a gui one.

Having said that, I keep noticing well-subtitled training videos popping up on LinkedIn, so they are out there.


Haha, yeah I agree that video tutorials aren't necessarily the best way to go about it.

It's more that our boss is itching to throw some money down to get him trained, so we're looking for paid regiments (similar to Linux Academy) to take advantage of.

It's a shame Linux Academy doesn't caption all of their trainings, because it looks like a pretty solid resource otherwise.


I don't want to overcommit with an offer of much help, but I have several interest that intersect here.

I don't have recommendations offhand but will keep an eye out, and would love to see what you find (and how it might be improved or supplemented).

Cc: @kurtm

@deejoe @kurtm

No worries, but thank you! And I'll do my best to remember to hit you back with anything I find :)

@gabe @staticsafe I don’t know specifically about that topic (imagine it would be there) but had wonderful captioning (as a separate, highlighted-as-you-go, user selectable section of the screen) when I had an account.

@gabe #RTFM ? I used to get a lot of this when I started and I think there is a lot of material online to get better ;) you can find someone to talk to on IRC, forums or mailing lists ...

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