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Re: Extending accessibility support in D-I for Lenny

On Fri, Feb 16, 2007 at 03:32:49AM +0100, Mario Lang wrote:
> Yes, but in text mode, you do not need Orca, there are existing soltuions.
> Orca, as I understand it, is a screen reader for graphical environments only.
> So the question stands, why would a blind user want to add the overhead that a
> graphical environment brings with it, if they can't even see the graphics?
> I'd find such a solution extremely inefficient.

I agree with Mario. The only situation in which I would consider it worth all
the effort is that which would arise if Debian were to decide not to continue
maintaining the text installer. However, I doubt this will happen, because
Debian has to be able to be installed on systems that lack a video card.
Remote installation is also easier with a text installer, so I think it will
continue to be maintained. It already supports BRLTTY. Adding speech support
to the text installer would be easier than dealing with all of the
Orca-related dependencies as they currently stand.

Another situation in which Orca would be a solution is a live CD that loads a
Gnome desktop and has a Gnome-based installer that can be used by those who
want to install it to a hard drive.

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