To try to wrap
up my info on this list,
Here are some
links using Orca on YouTube.
The first one
is Orca preferences in Sonar, which is a distro of Linux
that is customized to work with Orca, and comes up talking.
I think Sonar
uses Arch Linux.
This one needs
the volume up, as it is hard to hear:
article not YouTube, on the accessible Linux distros.
I would put
Ubuntu at the top of the list, but it is not at the top of
Since this is a
couple of years old, Ubuntu comes with Mate desktop, not
Unity as mentioned in this list.
The only thing
I don’t like about Vinux and Sonar is that is a bit
challenging for a beginner to get Eloquence going on them.
Also, they use
Here’s a little
more, in case others are wondering about getting around in
I usually set it to laptop mode, and I
use the caps-lock with U I O for prior, current, and next line
And J K L For words And M comma and period For letters.
I believe the numberpad works that way
Alt F2 is like tapping the windows key
Alt + F1 brings up the programs list,
there are three columns, system, places, and accessories,
which is where you find common programs, like FireFox and
You can use the applications key like
you do in Windows too.
Alt + Tab between windows and alt + F4
Control + alt + D puts you on the
Just tab around in programs like
Control + Alt + T
Puts you in the command-line.
Exit gets you out.
You need to type sudo before each
command, or to stay in "administrator", type:
Sudo su or sudo -s
Then you will have to exit sudo and exit
again to exit terminal.
I have some
info on the Orca screenreader list as well, here’s links
for the list:
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There are many distro’s of Linux that work
with Orca the screenreader, so I don’t want to keep this
thread going on this list, since it’s off-topic.
But I will mention that I like Ubuntu and
that is the most popular distribution in use over all.
I do subscribe to a Ubuntu list, and there
is an Orca list as well.
Folks can eMail me off list for help
And here is some information on the Ubuntu
I suspect that if you follow the link to
the Ubuntu list and put subscribe in the subject, you might
It is a low-traffic list.
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