Orca is a screen reader for Gnome that tries to create a consistant user experience across multiple applications that use objects in different ways, and lets users quickly reach information not easily reachable through keyboard navigation commands. Orca defines a set of default behaviors (reactions to application events) and key bindings (reaction to user key presses). These can be overwritten on a per-application basis. Orca creates a script object for each running application, which merges both the default behaviors and key bindings, and the application specific ones. It also provides the infrastructure to activate and deactivate scripts and the various services accessible from within the scripts.
released on 1 January 1970
|License||Verified by||Verified on||Notes|
|GPLv2orlater||Janet Casey||23 November 2004|
Leaders and contributors
Resources and communication
|Developer||VCS Repository Webview||http://cvs.gnome.org/viewcvs/orca/#dirlist|
|Required to use||at-spi|
|Required to use||gnome-speech 0.3.0 or later|
|Required to use||Python 2.2 or 2.3|
|Weak prerequisite||BRLTTY 3.5 (for Braille support)|
|Required to use||pyorbit|
|Required to use||pygtk|
|Required to use||gnome-python|
This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 12 May 2005.