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Screen reader for Gnome

Orca is a screen reader for Gnome that tries to create a consistant user experience across multiple applications that use objects in different ways, and lets users quickly reach information not easily reachable through keyboard navigation commands. Orca defines a set of default behaviors (reactions to application events) and key bindings (reaction to user key presses). These can be overwritten on a per-application basis. Orca creates a script object for each running application, which merges both the default behaviors and key bindings, and the application specific ones. It also provides the infrastructure to activate and deactivate scripts and the various services accessible from within the scripts.



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Leaders and contributors

Joanmarie Diggs Maintainer

Resources and communication

AudienceResource typeURI
Debian (Ref)https://tracker.debian.org/pkg/orca
Python (Ref)https://pypi.org/project/orca
Ruby (Ref)https://rubygems.org/gems/orca
R (Ref)https://cran.r-project.org/web/packages/orca

Software prerequisites

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 19 April 2018.


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