ORCA Screen Reader Released (fwd)

Hans Zoebelein hzo at gmx.de
Sun Sep 24 12:19:02 UTC 2006

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Date: Tue, 19 Sep 2006 12:45:23 -0700
From: marbux <marbux at gmail.com>
Reply-To: Linux for blind general discussion <blinux-list at redhat.com>
To: Linux for blind general discussion <blinux-list at redhat.com>
Subject: ORCA Screen Reader Released

*From today's OpenDocument Format Alliance newsletter:

ORCA Screen Reader Released; Mozilla Foundation Accessibility Funding

*Version 1.0.0 of Orca - the free, open source, scripting screen reader for
UNIX systems that provides access to the graphical desktop via
user-customizable combinations of speech, braille, and/or magnification -
has been officially released. Development of Orca was led by Sun's
Accessibility Program Office, and the 1.0.0 release includes many
contributions from the open source community and disability organizations.
Version 1.0.0 supports the GNOME desktop, yelp, gedit, gnome-terminal,
evolution, gaim, OpenOffice Writer & Calc, and StarOffice Writer & Calc.
Separately, the Mozilla Foundation announced that it is funding grants for
individuals to work on Mozilla accessibility projects.
ORCA Live!* - *http://live.gnome.org/Orca* <http://live.gnome.org/Orca>
*Announcing ORCA v1.0.0* - *
Mozilla Accessibility Grants - *

Best regards,

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