My name is Mike and I'm a blind user of the Raspberry Pi mini-computer.
I am also a developer.
I have created a mailing list for visually-impaired users of the
Raspberry Pi and the members are discussing how to get some kind of
screen-reader to work on the Raspi.
The desktop installed on some those Linux distros which include a
desktop, is lxde. As visually impaired Linux users we are familiar with
using the Orca screen-reader which runs on the Gnome desktop.
I have done some reading about lxde and as far as I can tell, even if we
were to get Orca to run on the Raspi, it will not provide spoken
accessibility in lxde because lxde does not include the atk.
Am I correct in my assumptions?
If I can find a direction and some help to decide what I need to do, I
may be able to produce some custom components for lxde to run on the
Raspi to either 'hook' into Orca, or to provide accessibility via some
other source of text-to-speech.
Any help or advice anybody can give me would be very welcome.
Michael A. Ray
Witley, Surrey, South-east UK
Ham Radio Callsign: G4XBF, licenced since 1982
'Entia non sunt multiplicanda praeter necessitatem' - Ockham's Razor
Use the NVDA screen-reader, not Scientific, just Freedom: