Orca and xfce

Jonathan Nadeau j.nadeau at charter.net
Tue Sep 18 20:29:17 UTC 2012

Hello list,

i'm a blind user and I use the Orca screen reader. I've been working on 
getting Orca to work with xfce. So far everything has been  going really 
well. So far I've been able to make the xfce desktop accessible along 
with the xfce menu and other programs such as pidgin. Here is a problem 
that I'm having. When I open firefox and thunderbird Orca can't read 
anything in these programs. Using the gnome desktop both of these 
programs  are very accessible. So i'm not sure what I could be missing. 
I noticed that there is a package firefox-gnome-support and this was 
already installed. I also installed gedit and this application was 
accessible without having to do anything to it. Any help would be 
greatly  appreciated. This would be a big boost for the blind community 
to have a light and fast desktop to use as an alternative to Gnome. 
Thanks for your time and help.

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