[Athen] Screen reader and Eee PC?

Travis Roth travis at travisroth.com
Wed Feb 17 11:45:18 PST 2010

Assuming the Linux system is running the Gnome desktop, look for Orca (the
screen reader and magnifier.)

On default Gnome installations, Orca is included automatically. If your
setup has a customized version Orca may be missing so you'll have to install
it. Look for a package manager in the OS somewhere and see if it has it

Learn more about Orca here:


From: athen-bounces at athenpro.org [mailto:athen-bounces at athenpro.org] On
Behalf Of Gabbert, Darren L.
Sent: Wednesday, February 17, 2010 1:28 PM
To: Access Technologists in Higher Education Network
Subject: [Athen] Screen reader and Eee PC?

I am working with someone who is blind that is in need of a low/no cost
screen reader for her PC. It turns out she has been given a Eee PC. I am
perfectly unfamiliar with this puppy. It is apparently a Linux based
laptop. It is running an Intel R Mobile Processor, 1GB RAM, 4GB Hard Drive,
and runs some kind of word processing programs called Star Office 8 and Ez
PenPower Jr. Seems to use Firefox for a browser.

Anyway, I need some suggestions here on providing screen reader
capabilities. Thanks in advance...


Darren Gabbert

Grants & Contracts Administrator

Adaptive Computing Technology Center

University of Missouri Division of IT

N-18 Memorial Union

Columbia, MO 65211

Phone: (573) 673-5629

Fax: (314) 594-9909

Darren at Missouri.edu <mailto:Darren at Missouri.eduedu>

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