Orca or EmacSpeak

mattias mj at mjw.se
Mon Jan 28 04:46:16 UTC 2013

i think emacspeak are only for text console
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Bryan Duarte" <bryan0731 at gmail.com>
To: <blinux-list at redhat.com>
Sent: Monday, January 28, 2013 3:16 AM
Subject: Orca or EmacSpeak

> Hello,
> I am new to Linux and am having some trouble getting to learn the OS due 
> to the Orca screen reader. I will start off by letting you know I am on a 
> Mac book running Mountain Lion. I am running ubuntu 1204 in VMware fusion. 
> To this point I am only able to preform commands which do not require the 
> Orca modifier key. I read that the Orca modifier key is the "insert" key, 
> but Mac does not have an "insert" key. I have read several different posts 
> of people describing a few key commands which simulate the insert key but 
> none have worked for me. I also was told I can set my Orca configuration 
> to "laptop" and then the "caps lock" key will act as the modifier, and yet 
> again I am unable to do this.
> Now to the question at hand. Does anyone have some experience with this 
> issue who can help me get it working? If not can someone please let me 
> know if EmacSpeak is a better option for linux? I have read lots of good 
> things about emacSpeak but honestly have no idea how to switch from Orca 
> to emacSpeak. I am not bias to either screen reader I am just looking to 
> learn linux well enough to write some programs, use the terminal, and call 
> it a familiar OS. I would greatly appreciate any help.
> Bryan Duarte
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