FYI - The Yggdrasil Screen Reader Project

Linux for blind general discussion blinux-list at
Tue Nov 2 01:40:19 UTC 2021

It sounds like it could be interesting, but I'm a bit skeptical of 
anything that starts by saying that the existing a11y stack is so poor 
it's painful to use and compares itself to other fundamentally different 
OS's which have worse a11y problems. I've personally used various Linux 
OS's as my daily driver for many years, and I find it easier to use than 
the few times I was presented with a different OS just for printing or 
partitioning a disk for example, which I found quite painful to use.

I feel like instead of pissing and moaning about the state of a11y here 
on the best desktop OS's currently available, whoever is behind this 
project should contribute their obviously significant resources to the 
development and improvement of the existing a11y stack, screen reader 
functionality and character recognition options, and don't try to 
reinvent the wheel. I do believe that a plugin system already exists for 
Orca as well, as well as a rewrite of the code to make it more modular. 
Again, it's better to help with this effort than to piss and moan about 
the sorry state of things that already exist, all while trying to 
reinvent the wheel.

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