For Operating System Distributions: How do I know Orca works?

Yeah! If you're an operating system distributor and you're reading this page, we love you. Thank you for taking the time and care to better understand what you need to do to help ensure Orca works on your distribution. This page provides some very high level things you can do quickly to help verify Orca works on your operating system distribution.

1. Test Speech

Orca uses GNOME Speech for speech synthesis.

2. Test Braille

Orca uses BrlTTY and liblouis for braille. Most of you probably do not have a braille display, such as one manufactured by BAUM. If you're a big operating system distribution, however, you should consider investing in one.

See also the Orca WIKI page on braille.

3. Test Magnification

Orca uses GNOME Mag for magnification. For a compelling magnification experience, GNOME Mag uses various X Windows System server extensions: COMPOSITE, FIXES, DAMAGE, RANDR, and RENDER.

4. Test AT-SPI

Orca uses the AT-SPI to communicate with applications on the desktop.

gconftool-2 --direct --config-source xml:readwrite:/etc/gconf/gconf.xml.defaults --type bool --set /desktop/gnome/interface/accessibility true


5. Test Orca

Do a quick test of Orca. This is just a very fast test to see if things are not seriously broken.

6. Enable Accessible Login

Accessible login allows Orca to be used to log in to the system. See the Orca WIKI Accessible Login page for more information. It would be really great if you could test this and get it working on your distribution.

That's about it. Thanks for your consideration!

Projects/Orca/SmokeTest (last edited 2013-11-22 19:22:31 by WilliamJonMcCann)