Is this possible?
Linux for blind general discussion
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Wed Feb 17 23:41:01 UTC 2021
Btw, you could use the enlightenment sound deamon to forward the sound from the remote machine, assuming you can configure the Remote Desktop or session to enable the screen reader in a virtual session. I did this once a long time ago with XVNC and ESD. However, a lot has changed in the last 10 years.
> On Feb 17, 2021, at 12:59 PM, Linux for blind general discussion <blinux-list at redhat.com> wrote:
> Tim here. Can you run firefox? Sorta.
> You can forward Firefox on a remote machine so that it displays on a
> local machine using the "-X" parameter to ssh:
> $ ssh -X user at remote firefox
> That said:
> 1) I don't think a screen-reader running locally would have access to
> the underlying accessibility information in the remote program. A
> screen-reader running on the remote machine might be able to access
> the information, but you'd then have to way to forward that a11y
> information back to your local machine (see #3 below)
> 2) it's a really sucky experience over a long distance. If the
> "remote" machine is on your same local network, it's tolerable; if
> you're trying to use a remote machine in a data-center half-way
> across the continent over a mediocre broadband connection, it's a
> horrible experience. I've used this in a pinch (remoting into my home
> machine from my in-laws halfway across the country and using a GUI
> application), but the latency will drive you bonkers.
> 3) it doesn't forward video or audio without a few extra tricks. By
> default, video generally renders directly to a region of the local
> (and in this context, "local" means local-to-the-remote-machine)
> place where firefox is running. Which isn't where you are, meaning
> horrible performance. Similarly, there are ways of routing audio
> output over the network (which might even let you run a screen-reader
> on a remote machine and have it render the audio locally; if you use
> Braille output, you might have a better time of it).
> So all that said, you *can* run Firefox remotely, but it's a
> generally unpleasant—and potentially inaccessible—experience all
> Is there a particular problem you're trying to solve that might be
> solved using means other than displaying a remote firefox session
> On February 17, 2021, Linux for blind general discussion wrote:
>> Can you run Firefox?
>> Others here indicate that you do not have access to the graphical
>> desktop itself, just the same baseline tools.
>> On Wed, 17 Feb 2021, Linux for blind general discussion wrote:
>>> Yes, I have my wife set up with a graphical desktop edition of
>>> Ubuntu and I SSH from my machine into her machine regularly to
>>> perform backups & upgrades. As long as you're running sshd on
>>> the graphical desktop (and you haven't configured a firewall to
>>> block SSH access), it should work fine.
>>> On February 17, 2021, Linux for blind general discussion wrote:
>>>> Hi folks,
>>>> Is it possible to ssh into a graphical desktop edition of Linux,
>>>> Ubuntu for example?
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