Sonar GNU/Linux merges with Vinux

Linux for blind general discussion blinux-list at
Mon Apr 24 00:50:01 UTC 2017

well, besides sometimes losing my place in a page, the AUR package
	listing site, I agree mostly. Google Docs is a mess, although
	it’s a mess everywhere else too, but I had to use slides to get
	the text of a presentation, made by a blind Windows user. Poor
	guy needed it just to page through the slides.
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Linux for blind general discussion <blinux-list at> writes:

> Orca only *seems* slightly slower than NVDA to some because it works
> directly with the browser. I'll take that any day over a page taking
> twice as long to load because it first has to be loaded into the
> browser, and then it has to be loaded yet again into NVDA's virtual
> buffer. And forget dynamic content. I expect dynamic content to work,
> not to slow down the whole screen reader because that has to replace
> part of the virtual buffer, or to fail to work at all because the
> virtual buffer is immutable while a page is loaded.
> And control+left arrow going to the link I clicked on last? Hell no!
> Give me control+left and right that read by words as expected, which
> is what Orca does. I don't want all that fancy blinky stuff they have
> on Windows that doesn't half work. Give me something that at least
> mostly works, and which can be improved in the near future, which is
> what I feel like I have now. I once heard from Janina Sajka, a well
> respected member of the w3c and the Linux Accessibility Working Group,
> that Firefox + Orca is the best combination currently available. I
> flatly refuse to disagree with that acessment.
> ~Kyle
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