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Re: Install Orca screen reader on the server.

Orca is strictly a graphical screen reader, but there are options for
getting a screen reader up and running in a command-line only

Probably the two most widely used options are espeakup and Fenrir.

espeakup acts as a bridge between the speakup kernel module and the
espeak or espeak-ng speech synthesizer, and I believe is configured by
default on Debian systems that were installed with the talking version
of the Debian Installer that didn't pick a desktop environment at the
choose software stee. This does require that your distro's kernel
comes with the espeak module, which not all kernels do(though this
might have improved in the last couple of years).

Fenrir is written in python and runs entirely in userland, allowing it
to run on systems that lack the espeak kernel module.

Some lesser used options nclude:

speechdup, which is similar to espeakup, but bridges the speakup
module to the Speech Dispatcher speech server, theoretically allowing
the module to be used with any speech synth that has a speech
dispatcher module.

emacspeak, a screenreader built for emacs.

yasr(yet another screen reader), which I know nothing about.

SBL, which is what I personally use for CLI screen reading, but which
is, as far as I know, only packaged for OpenSuse and Knoppix.

And while not a screen reader per se, brltty does allow one to use
Braille in the console.

I can't provide much advice in setting any of these up, but hopefully
the names will be enough for you to find further information.

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