FYI - The Yggdrasil Screen Reader Project

Linux for blind general discussion blinux-list at
Tue Nov 2 02:06:18 UTC 2021

On the other hand, choices are good. For a very long time, it's been
nothing but Orca & Speakup--& not a tremendous amount of development
occurring on either.

On 11/1/21, Linux for blind general discussion <blinux-list at> wrote:
> 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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