Are Their Any Other Graphical Screen-Readers in Linux, Other than ORCA?

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Thu Mar 18 23:34:55 UTC 2021


as for the different screenreaders part, I personally don't know about
any for gui, but the truth is that I'm still rather new on the free
platform (will be a year in the end of april), so I may have missed

As for the experience part, perhaps it could help explaining a bit, what
are you not confortable with, and what are your expectations?

For example, as someone coming from Windows, it was a very nice surprise
for me to see a folders explorer, which doesn't throw me to the universe
every time I open something. :)

The interface is generally quite fast, has almost no unwanted elements
and had all the functions I needed so far.

Note that I'm running Ubuntu mate 20.04, 64-bit.

But everyone has different tastes, thus specifying the exact problems
can help to find appropriate solutions (if they do exist).

Best regards


Dňa 19. 3. 2021 o 0:14 Linux for blind general discussion napísal(a):
> Well, 1 of my sighted Linux friends thinks the reason I am not comfortable in
> ORCA has more to do with as he calls it, "tyling" He thinks another desktop
> might be the trick? Some background, when I was practicly dragged
> `kicking-and-screaming in to windows in late 1997, I did manage to get a feel
> for a win95/98 desktop, where everything was up-and-down. But once they
> switched to windows explorer, they basicly lost me. So an obvious 2 questions?
> Are their any other alternatives to ORCA? And if that were an only choice, are
> their simpler desktops which would have more of  a feel I am more used to? An
> only other choice, which won't compile now is LSR from around 2007.
> I am certainly rather contented with a straight console, but for many sites,
> graphical may be an alternative, which a Chromebook with Chromevox has not
> really offered. Thanks so much in advance for your analysis. Also, I trust
> there are many more hier quality voices in graphical?
> Chime
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