Free software and / or Ubuntu have always had one very good thing that many proprietary software have never had: free development. And this is important for altruistic projects such as adapting New Technologies to more disadvantaged agents. A good example of these words is in orca, A Free Software program that with no intention of making money, has made it possible that thanks to the effort of a few, many blind people can enjoy New Technologies, While not as we would all like, but in an autonomous way.
orca is a software that allows us to expand the desktop as well as a large screen reader so that the user can have an idea of a menu or object that is active without having to see it, just by ear. Besides orca allows us to interact with Braille devices, So we get to a point, if we have any Braille device, We can choose if we want that orca read the screen, send it to ‘ Braille device or both.
Although Orca is created under a Free Software license, it is one of the programs that are integrated next to the Gnome desktop, so it is not only a consolidated program but also deeply tested and documented. Requirements that make of orca a program more than necessary in public equipment and systems that meet the standards of adaptability.
Orca is in the Gnome Project
Being integrated into Gnome, orca is available for all GNU / Linux systems, not just Ubuntu, so installation is very easy. In the case of Ubuntu, orca it comes installed by default, in case we don’t have it, it may not be installed by default in some taste, we just have to go to the console and type:
sudo apt-get install orca
And with that the installation will begin. The only problem I see orca is that when we review the documentation, I do not see any documentation adapted to the blind, until not long ago there was audio guides for installing and configuring this program, But currently the links to these audio guides have dropped. So I take the space to ask, if anyone has or knows the link to any audio guide, to comment on it in the post. Thus, we can all benefit better from this software, some to be able to manage Ubuntu, others to be able to have more partner in this great community.
More Information – Which GNU-Linux application would you not use in Ubuntu? , Gnome 3.10: what’s new on this desktop,
font – Gnome Project, Orca section
video – Ernesto Crespo