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4536Re: [magnifiers] Linux magnifiers [Was: Zoomtext and vista]

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  • Bas Cancrinus
    Sep 17, 2007
      Here's a discussion about how to run Orca in full screen mode:
      http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=493790 I tried Orca on an Ubuntu
      machine this weekend and it worked out of the box. However, it was in
      split-screen mode by default and I didn't have the time to figure out the
      full screen mode.

      - Bas

      On 9/15/07, Benjamin Hawkes-Lewis <bhawkeslewis@...> wrote:
      > BruceHP wrote:
      > > What is the Linux adaptive tech like?
      > Improving.
      > > Do they have a good screen magnifier?
      > The GNOME desktop environment, which is a common choice for Linux,
      > includes a magnifier:
      > http://live.gnome.org/Orca
      > You'll find it in GNOME-based Linux distributions such as Ubuntu:
      > http://www.ubuntu.com/products/whatisubuntu/accessibility
      > The BBC has a guide to enabling the magnifier:
      > http://www.bbc.co.uk/accessibility/linux/seeing/magnify/os/mag_gnome.shtml
      > KDE is the other common desktop environment choice. It doesn't have an
      > available screen reader yet, but it does include an available magnifier:
      > http://accessibility.kde.org/aids/
      > I know little of magnifiers, but my vague impression is that these
      > magnifiers are serviceable but not as advanced as commercial Windows
      > counterparts.
      > But here's what I suggest. Most mainstream Linux distributions produce
      > live CDs, where the operating system boots and runs from the CD, without
      > requiring any modification of your Window system. This allows you to try
      > out Linux with relatively little risk or effort. If interested, I
      > recommend you try the Ubuntu and Kubuntu Live CDs. You may find my guide
      > to experimenting with *nix-based operating systems helpful:
      > http://access.benjaminhawkeslewis.com/test-drive-nix-based-os.html
      > --
      > Benjamin Hawkes-Lewis

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