Orca--Take the Killer Whale for a Ride

What is this a11y thing (accessibility: 11 letters between the a and the y), and how might people access a complex graphical desktop they can't see?
______________________

Comments

Comment viewing options

Select your preferred way to display the comments and click "Save settings" to activate your changes.

ORCA

tom11's picture

Some applications work better than others, however, and the Orca community continually works to provide compelling access to more applications. Orca is already provided by default on a number of operating system distributions, including Open Solaris, Fedora, and Ubuntu.

____
gout

I love Orca.

Grayson Peddie's picture

I've been using Orca in my 8.9" netbook and this really helps me a lot, despite my hearing impairment. That braille display in the image looks kind of nice, though, and it can go hand-on-hand with my netbook. However, if only I could afford to get a Braille display. I've been keeping an eye on prototype affordable braille displays out there in the Internet (Google "prototype affordable braille display" with quotes). I don't like to loan an expensive braille display, even if I don't want to make a very major purchase if I earn about $4,000 a month...

White Paper
Linux Management with Red Hat Satellite: Measuring Business Impact and ROI

Linux has become a key foundation for supporting today's rapidly growing IT environments. Linux is being used to deploy business applications and databases, trading on its reputation as a low-cost operating environment. For many IT organizations, Linux is a mainstay for deploying Web servers and has evolved from handling basic file, print, and utility workloads to running mission-critical applications and databases, physically, virtually, and in the cloud. As Linux grows in importance in terms of value to the business, managing Linux environments to high standards of service quality — availability, security, and performance — becomes an essential requirement for business success.

Learn More

Sponsored by Red Hat

White Paper
Private PaaS for the Agile Enterprise

If you already use virtualized infrastructure, you are well on your way to leveraging the power of the cloud. Virtualization offers the promise of limitless resources, but how do you manage that scalability when your DevOps team doesn’t scale? In today’s hypercompetitive markets, fast results can make a difference between leading the pack vs. obsolescence. Organizations need more benefits from cloud computing than just raw resources. They need agility, flexibility, convenience, ROI, and control.

Stackato private Platform-as-a-Service technology from ActiveState extends your private cloud infrastructure by creating a private PaaS to provide on-demand availability, flexibility, control, and ultimately, faster time-to-market for your enterprise.

Learn More

Sponsored by ActiveState