Interfacing with Orca to read terminal output

Nick Schermer nickschermer at
Mon Nov 14 09:38:10 CET 2011

On Thu, Nov 10, 2011 at 8:51 PM, Sean Normoyle <stn825 at> wrote:
> Hey everybody,
> As some are aware I am working with a couple other senior CS majors on a
> project to read the text from the terminal out loud via Orca, per the specs
> listed under "Terminal" on the 4.10 accessibility
> roadmap:
> I'm working on interfacing with Orca, a piece of software I've never used
> before. I'm just wondering if anyone knows how to do this or has any advice.
> Our program needs to be able to send Orca a string that will be read aloud.

You mean a program running in the terminal or an extension of the
terminal application? The first is handled by a script in Orca (Joanie
knows how that works, but I guess it's more or less a dup of
gnome-terminal), for the latter you probably need to create your own
event through at-spi I think.


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