Setting Orca to Laptop mode and navigating CrowdOx.

Linux for blind general discussion blinux-list at
Tue May 28 20:53:35 UTC 2019


To get into orca settings you can do this by press ault+f2 and type orca 
-s and this should do the trick.  HTH.


On 5/28/19 1:05 PM, Linux for blind general discussion wrote:
> Good Afternoon,
> Okay, so I've mostly been getting by online using Firefox with Orca
> and utilyzing the features of Orca that don't require the Orca
> modifier key. That said, it's becoming increasingly obvious that there
> are occasions where some of Orca's advanced features would be useful
> and some of these require the use of the Orca modifier key.
> Problem is, I'm on a desktop machine, but I'm using a keyboard that's
> a bit smaller than full-size, with no num pad and I'm not sure if it
> even has an insert key. I've tried editing
> ~/.local/share/orca/userprefs.conf to make caps lock the Orca modifier
> key so I can at least pull up the Orca configuration window to no
> avail.
> Can anyone tell me how to reset Orca to its default, laptop
> configuration when I can't access its configuration window?
> Also, part of what has brought the above issue with Orca to a head is
> that two of the Kickstarters I've backed are currently in the Pledge
> Manager phase and utilyzing CrowdOx for this purpose, and CrowdOx is
> currently proving to be one of the most inaccessible web sites I've
> come across to date(there are no buttons or clickables Orca can
> detect, and apparently what you're suppose to click is showing up as
> plain text). I've sent an e-mail to CrowdOx support(which I've copied
> and pasted below for reference), but figured I might as well ask if
> anyone else has had to use their service in the past.
> Doing a bit of googling, it sounds like Orca's Flat review and mouse
> emulation might be useful here, but I can't find instructions on
> activating flat review and most of the mouse emulation requires the
> Orca modifier key.
> And if anyone knows of a specific mailing list for Orca support, would
> you mind forwarding suscription instructions?
> Thanks in advance.
> Good Afternoon,
> Two of the Kickstarter projects I've pledge to are currently in the
> pledge manager phase and utilyzing your service for this purpose.
> For reference, the two projects are:
> Animal Adventures: Tales of Cats and Catacombs
> and
> Retro Dice
> I am having issues which prevent me from progressing past loading the
> first page of the pledge manager, which are nearly identical across
> the two surveys and which I suspect are linked to me being blind and
> thus reliant on keyboard input and screen reader output to operate a
> computer.
> For reference, my software configuration consists of:
> OS: Debian-based Linux.
> Web Browser: Firefox 66.0.5
> Screen reader: Orca
> To describe my issue:
> >From my perspective, the numbered steps at the top of the
> screen(Reward, Extras, Shipping, Confirm) appear as links but are
> non-functional, whether I tab to them and press enter like with most
> links, or have my screen reader pull up a list of links to simulate a
> mouse click. The creator of one project informs me these links are
> suppose to be plain text that changes color as each step is completed.
> Best I can tell, the body of the initial page of both surveys properly
> displays my pledge from Kickstarter, but when I scroll down to confirm
> and choose options, which appears as though it should be a link or
> button, and which the creator of one of the projects informs me is
> suppose to be a button, it appears as plain text. Furthermore, on the
> Retro Dice survey, where there is the option to change my reward tier,
> the select this reward text appears as plain text.
> Also, my screen reader detects no buttons or JavaScript clickables on
> the page, or any other form elements, and the only links aside from
> the ones for the survey steps are the contact links(the contact
> CrowdOx opens a form my screen reader doesn't get along with either,
> and the contact creator just prompts for a e-mail program to open),
> and links related to your cookie notice.
> I suspect there are further accessibility issues with your pledge
> manager, but as I am unable to get past this first page, I cannot
> comment on the rest of hte process.
> Any assistence you can provide in resolving this issue would be
> greatly appreciated.
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