ubuntu mait help

Cheryl Homiak cah4110 at icloud.com
Sat Sep 12 03:56:07 UTC 2015

Okay I've learned my new thing for the day :-)

I was booting it on an old intel mac mini that actually has debian on it but I'm not using orca on it now. I actually did get it to boot and I did discover that command-option-s got me screen reader is turned on" and "off". I'll probably play with it more later.

> On Sep 11, 2015, at 9:52 PM, Christopher Chaltain <chaltain at gmail.com> wrote:
> Super+alt+s means hold down the super key, the alt key and the s key all at the same time. The super key is also known as the Windows key.
> On 09/11/2015 08:09 PM, Cheryl Homiak wrote:
>> Hmmm, maybe I was confused about the installer you are using or perhaps
>> what I found was too old. In looking at debian accessibility there is
>> reference to the gnome live cd and it does talk about starting orca. I'm
>> pasting what it says (can't figure out what super-alt-s is!) and paste
>> the link.
>> The gnome liveCD has screen reader support. At the boot menu, one has to
>> type enter (TODO: add beep). Then the desktop launches up (TODO: add
>> beep), and one can press super-alt-s to start Orca.
>> https://wiki.debian.org/accessibility
>>> On Sep 11, 2015, at 7:54 PM, Cheryl Homiak <cah4110 at icloud.com
>>> <mailto:cah4110 at icloud.com>> wrote:
>>> Well, I went looking for this, partly because it seems you've gotten
>>> no answer and partly because I have a frustrating situation with two
>>> old computers with different wifi cards that can respond to a scan but
>>> don't connect. I was thinking about trying the live cd in them to see
>>> whether that would do wifi for either of these machines but frankly
>>> this link below looks rather confusing so I don't know whether or not
>>> I'll try it. I imagine you have already read this so it's probably not
>>> helpful but it's all I've found so far.
>>> https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Accessibility/doc/StartGuide
>>> --
>>> Cheryl
>>>> On Sep 10, 2015, at 10:54 PM, Hank Smith, and Seeing-eye dog Iona
>>>> <hank.smith966 at gmail.com <mailto:hank.smith966 at gmail.com>> wrote:
>>>> xHello when launching the live cd
>>>> when the drum sounds what is the proper command to turn orca on?
>>>> tried control s
>>>> tried
>>>> alt control s
>>>> also tried alt windows s
>>>> nothing will turn it on.
>>>> is there a trick to getthing this talking?
>>>> I want to give ubuntu a try
>>>> I gave up on sonar for the moment.
>>>> Hank
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