[Athen] unix screenreader and JAWS & webex

Greg Kraus greg_kraus at ncsu.edu
Fri Jul 1 08:25:26 PDT 2011

Orca is the main screen reader for Linux. You just bring up a terminal
window and type the command "orca".

WebEx has issues with JAWS. The accessibility is all achieved through
keyboard shortcuts, and fully navigating everything in the UI is
extremely difficult if not impossible for some things.


Greg Kraus
University IT Accessibility Coordinator
Office of Information Technology
North Carolina State University

On Fri, Jul 1, 2011 at 11:13 AM, Howard Kramer <hkramer.atsol at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hello All:

> Does anyone have any experience or knowledge of a screenreader for a Unix

> environment. I'm sure I've heard that there is a screenreader for linux.

> I think I've also heard that WebEx is not very screenreader or JAWS

> friendly. Can anyone verify this?

> Thanks,

> Howard


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