Eric at on 25 Oct 2013 00:26:33 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] Linux Text to Speech

On 10/24/2013 09:49 PM, John Karr wrote:
> I have a friend who is looking for Text to Speech software. She has to read a lot and is having some eye problems. Her primary OS is Linux Mint. I tried to get Orca working on my system, but it doesn't capture the key bindings (It is supposed to capture INS-Numpad and WindowsKey-Key combinations) and all it does read menus and window titles which is really just annoying. It looks like Orca might work better with Unity. The best thing she's found on her own is some pricey windows software.
> Anyone had success with Orca or another Text to Speech solution?

It's for Windows not Linux but nvda is (allegedly) as good or better than the pricey commercial software (Jaws) but is free/open source and developed by a couple of blind programmers.

The site is here:  and the non-obvious download link takes you to:

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