XFCE screen reader

josh jkenn337 at gmail.com
Mon Feb 11 22:55:24 CET 2008

So does that mean that a whole new accessibility framework would have to be 
written and another screen reader written to work with XFCE?


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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Christian Dywan" <christian at twotoasts.de>
To: <xfce4-dev at xfce.org>
Sent: Monday, February 11, 2008 10:22 AM
Subject: Re: XFCE screen reader

> Am Mon, 11 Feb 2008 09:09:50 +0100
> schrieb "Liviu Andronic" <landronimirc at gmail.com>:
>> Hello Josh,
>> On 2/11/08, josh <jkenn337 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> > I am blind and I want to use xfce with xubuntu. Could a screen
>> > reader for XFCE be created so blind people can use it? Orca works
>> > for gnome, and I'm not sure if at spi and orca could be ported to
>> > XFCE or not. But gnome is huge and I want something that is light
>> > on memory.
>> Installing orca would mean installing certain Gnome dependencies.
>> However, they will simply reside on your hard disk. When using orca
>> with Xfce, you will not notice any of the Gnome foot-print on the
>> system Memory.
> I have no particular experience with screen readers, but technically
> libraries that a program links to are usually loaded. And I suspect if
> Orca links to Gnome, it certainly uses at least one single function
> that resides in a Gnome library?
> Regards,
>    Christian
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