UNS: Re: vibe, a line-editor with vi-compatible keystrokes

Janina Sajka janina at rednote.net
Sat Aug 3 03:51:52 UTC 2013

I've never understood why anyone who relies on a screen reader would attempt to use terminal apps  with Orca and the Gnome Terminal.

I understand Windows users have no choice in their environment, or Mac
users either. But, on Linux a simple Ctrl-AltF[2-6] and you have a
superior enviornment for terminal apps with a screen reader native to
that environment.

Orca isn't going to catch up to Speakup anytime soon, if ever. Nor
should it try to. What's the point. Speakup can't do what Orca does
superbly well. So, why should anyone have a problem relying on Speakup
to do what it does superbly well?

I just don't get it. Never have.


Tim Chase writes:
> On August  2, 2013, Janina Sajka wrote:
> > Your choice seems to be predicated on the quaint preference for
> > yasr.
> >From my humble testing, I've not had the difficulties using
> vi/vim with either yasr or speakup, but the OP mentioned having some
> sort of trouble and didn't mention the screen-reader in question.
> Given my experiences with vi/vim under yasr/speakup, I suspect it was
> using Orca to try and read an X terminal which I've occasionally
> found a tad frustrating depending on which flavor of terminal it is.
> -tim


Janina Sajka,	Phone:	+1.443.300.2200
			sip:janina at asterisk.rednote.net
		Email:	janina at rednote.net

Linux Foundation Fellow
Executive Chair, Accessibility Workgroup:	http://a11y.org

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)
Chair,	Protocols & Formats	http://www.w3.org/wai/pf
	Indie UI			http://www.w3.org/WAI/IndieUI/

More information about the Blinux-list mailing list