FYI - The Yggdrasil Screen Reader Project
Linux for blind general discussion
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Tue Nov 2 09:22:31 UTC 2021
well, a quick look into the code shows that this is curently far away from being a screenreader but more a very early prototyping. Lets see what happens.
> Am 02.11.2021 um 09:41 schrieb Linux for blind general discussion <blinux-list at redhat.com>:
>> Accessibility on Linux has historically been under-developed, under-maintained,
> And thus let's split the effort instead of joining? Ew.
>> Members of the Rust community are reimplementing a number of C-based programs, making the argument that they can improve on the current state of the art.
> That is right for various C-based programs that are a pain to maintain
> because of C. Orca is not a pain to maintain because of Python, it's a
> pain to develop because the problem itself is complex. Rewriting in Rust
> won't change that.
>> On the other hand, choices are good.
> Choices are good when there are enough people to work on the various
> choices. Split the community, and instead of having one good software,
> you have two poor software.
>> not a tremendous amount of development occurring on either.
> That's just a matter of people joining in.
>> Does Orca have object navigation? No flat review is not the same thing.
> Where is the feature request for object navigation? Where is the pull
> request to propose an implementation?
>> Also, I can't remember which, but other the Orca dev or someone on Mastodon
>> reviewing Orca's code said that, I believe the Terminal-access code is
>> "black magic".
> For terminal access, it'll be much more interesting to run brltty, which
> has decades of experience.
> brltty -b ba -x a2 -N
> Note that the "black magic" inserted in Orca is most often because it's
> the application itself which exposes bogus information.
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