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4921RE: [magnifiers] FW: Magnifier for ubuntu linux

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  • Michael Wigle
    Oct 1, 2009
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      There are two ways. First, the long graphical way which will make sure the
      magnifier comes up in the future:

      For Ubuntu 9.04 you must:
      Click on the System Menu
      Click on Preferences
      Click on Assistive Technologies
      Check the "Enable Assistive Technologies" checkbox
      Click on Preferred Applications
      Click on the Accessibility tab
      Choose either Orca with magnifier or Magnifier without screen reader from
      the "Visual" combo box
      Check the Run at start checkbox
      Click Close
      Click Close and Logout
      Click Log out

      Second, the short way to launch it once and go from there:
      Click Applications
      Click Accessories
      Click Terminal
      Type "orca -e magnifier" without the quotes

      Or, check out Vinux 2.0 from http://vinux.org.uk/ which is Debian Linux (the
      core of Ubuntu) with all of the low vision and blindness accessibility
      features implemented from the start.

      Michael Wigle
      Computer Access Specialist
      Cincinnati Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired
      2045 Gilbert Ave.
      Cincinnati, OH 45202
      Office: 513-487-4243
      Web: http://www.cincyblind.org

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      -----Original Message-----
      From: magnifiers@yahoogroups.com [mailto:magnifiers@yahoogroups.com] On
      Behalf Of Verhoeven, Peter
      Sent: Thursday, October 01, 2009 1:50 AM
      To: magnifiers@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: [magnifiers] FW: Magnifier for ubuntu linux


      Who has experience with the screen magnifier in Unbuntu and knows how to
      activate it?

      Regards Peter Verhoeven

      Hi Peter,

      I found the preferences and indicated that magnification has to be
      activated. However nothing seems to happen.

      It would be great if someone could give me some tips about how to set
      magnification level, color enhancement, magnification type and so on...
      if this is supported in ubuntu.

      Thank you in advance.

      Kind regards,


      -----Original Message-----

      Hi Luc,

      No, I have no experience with Ubuntu, but at
      http://www.ubuntu.com/products/whatisubuntu/accessibility I read:

      magnifier and on-screen keyboard are all activated using the Gnome
      Assistive Technology Preferences panel, Found in the System menu
      under Preferences .

      If that does not help please let me know and I will send a message to
      the magnifiers list, where Ubuntu users are also active.

      Regards Peter Verhoeven

      > -----Original Message-----
      > Hi Peter,
      > Do you have any experience with the magnifier that is included in the
      > ubuntu os?
      > I've just intalled ubuntu but can't find out how to start the
      > magnification.
      > Some help or link to some documentation would be great.
      > Kind regards,
      > Luc Sterckx

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