State of accessibility in linux

Ricky Enger renger at
Sun Jun 4 10:43:07 EDT 2006

Hi Marcel,
Orca is designed quite differently than Gnopernicus, and its major 
advantage is that there is almost no learning curve involved in terms 
of being able to use the screen reader.  Orca speaks most information 
automatically, and if there is a need for using flat review, you can 
activate it with a single keystroke.  At that point, the keystrokes 
for reviewing are much like those in Speakup.
Right now, web browsing is still a bit cumbersome, but everything 
else works quite well.  GAIM, Star/OpenOffice, email, file browsing, 
system administration tools, the list goes on and on.

To get more info about Orca, visit


At 03:56 PM 6/3/2006, you wrote:
>Hi, would you say it's better than Gnopernicus?
>At 04:22 Ay M 1/06/2006, you wrote:
> >Hi,
> >For information on Orca, check out the project home page at
> >
> >
> >Despite the fact that Orca is pretty much still in the alpha stage,
> >it's amazingly functional and easy to use, and works with most apps
> >right out of the box without the need for scripting.
> >
> >I'd strongly encourage anyone interested in exploring the Linux GUI
> >environment to give it a try.
> >
> >Ricky
> >
> >
> >
> >At 06:45 PM 5/25/2006, you wrote:
> > >Where can I find information on Orca?  Thanks!
> > >
> > >Propaine
> >
> >
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