[ubuntu-uk] Jaws - text to speech

Dean Sas dean at deansas.org
Fri Oct 16 01:44:07 BST 2009

Rik Boland wrote:
> There is a programme named Jaws it runs under windows it will basically 
> read text from a scanner so it great for people that may be blind or 
> like me have episodic sight  issue's that affect reading and typing.
> So there should really be some thing out there can any one suggest 
> anything please.  This would so help me, as well as perhaps full sight 
> individuals perhaps students that need to read a lot of books.

Orca does this and is installed by default. Once you've logged in you
can hold alt press f2, then type orca and hit return and it should start up.

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