FYI - The Yggdrasil Screen Reader Project
Linux for blind general discussion
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Thu Nov 4 13:49:52 UTC 2021
Have any of you tried this new screen reader?
Is it using Speak?
> On Nov 1, 2021, at 9:26 PM, Linux for blind general discussion <blinux-list at redhat.com> wrote:
> FWIW, I just ran across this in Hacker News...
>> Accessibility on Linux has historically been under-developed, under-maintained, and, therefore, gained a reputation of being quite painful to use as a daily driver among disabled people. We want to change that.
>> Yggdrasil is a new project that aims to create a better Linux screen reader, written in Rust. Through this project, we aim to provide a better screen reading experience than the one we currently have in Orca. A screen reader with all the modern features a Windows or MacOS user would expect from their computers, some of which are outlined below.
>> • Object navigation
>> • OCR
>> • customisable navigation commands
>> • a powerful add-on mechanism
>> • and more.
> The Yggdrasil Screen Reader Project
> - Rich Morin
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