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

Linux for blind general discussion blinux-list at
Fri Mar 19 01:18:57 UTC 2021

I haven't messed with it, but think lots of customization could be done 
with ala carte which is a menuing system for graphical user interfaces in 
Linux.  Ratpoison is available and operated entirely by keyboard once 
installed correctly.

On Thu, 18 Mar 2021, Linux for blind general discussion wrote:

> 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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