Accessible Ubuntu Installation?

Glenn Ervin GlennErvin at
Sun May 24 14:15:24 EDT 2009

Along with what Greg gave, you might want to know that if you use the Orca 
software synth, and you begin the install, it will quit talking once it gets 
to the disk partitioner.
The way around this is to not start the install that is on the desktop, but 
to go to a terminal, and login as administrator by doing:
sudo su
Then you unload Orca with insert + Q
You will have to tab to quit and press enter.
Then you reload orca as such:
"orca --no -setup --disable main-window&"
Then it may not speak while you are typing, but type in the following:
and press enter, and you will get an accessible install, including the 
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Gregory Nowak" <greg at>
To: "Speakup is a screen review system for Linux." <speakup at>
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I haven't played with ubuntu for a while, but as far as I know, it
still comes with orca, and the gui installer is very accessible from
what I recall. You can find some install notes with orca and ubuntu

There's also:

of course. Current versions of ubuntu don't come with speakup, I don't
know about the rest of the text console screen review programs. Hth.


On Sat, May 23, 2009 at 11:35:26PM -0700, Gaijin wrote:
> Hello all,
> Just wondering if anyone is running Ubuntu and know how to
> install it?  I can't seem to find anything referring to accessibility,
> speakup, jupiter, or software synthesis parameters available with a
> Ubuntu installation.  GRML is not starting with the swspeak boot
> parameter on my puter on my desktop.  Maybe because I have a motherboard
> and SB Live sound card installed.  TIA,
> Michael
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