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Chapter 2 Working With Screen Readers and Magnifiers

Oracle Linux 6 includes the Orca screen reader. This version of Orca also includes a magnifier. Note, however, that you have the option to use Orca without a magnifier. See Section 1.2, “Enabling and Customizing Accessibility Features in the GNOME Desktop” for more information.


The following are known issues for Orca in Oracle Linux 6:

  • Orca Magnifier renders the GNOME graphical user interface (GUI) unusable if it is launched at start-up. (Bug ID 28679873)

  • If you launch the Orca Help menu, it is terminated after approximately one second. (Bug ID 28679903)