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  • Verhoeven, Peter
    Hi, Who has experience with the screen magnifier in Unbuntu and knows how to activate it? Regards Peter Verhoeven http://www.magnifiers.org Hi Peter, I found
    Message 1 of 2 , Sep 30 10:49 PM
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      Hi,

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

      Regards Peter Verhoeven
      http://www.magnifiers.org

      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,

      Luc



      -----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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    • Michael Wigle
      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
      Message 2 of 2 , 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

        Hi,

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

        Regards Peter Verhoeven
        http://www.magnifiers.org

        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,

        Luc



        -----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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