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From: Patrick Smyth <patricksmyth@fastmail.com>
To: Tyler Spivey <tspivey@pcdesk.net>
Cc: edbrowse-dev@edbrowse.org
Subject: Re: Cli-focused screen reader
Date: Fri, 09 Sep 2022 18:22:46 -0400	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <878rmsw5l5.fsf@gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <789a4e25-e4e0-64e1-b9e1-ace1ca79e522@pcdesk.net> (Tyler Spivey's message of "Fri, 9 Sep 2022 12:18:09 -0700")

Hi Tyler,

Seems I already have it installed:

python3-speechd is already the newest version (0.9.1-4)

Could it be some kind of path issue? I'm not sure how to get the 
python3 on my system to recognize the bindings.


Tyler Spivey <tspivey@pcdesk.net> writes:

> Try installing the python3-speechd package.
> On 9/9/2022 11:25 AM, Patrick Smyth wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> Apologies if this is a basic or trivial question, but I wanted 
>> to ask 
>> about setting up screen readers for the command line on Linux. 
>> I am using Linux Mint (functionally Ubuntu LTS), and while I 
>> can use Orca to 
>> read X11 terminals, it's quite slow and annoying to use, and 
>> I'd prefer something specific to the terminal. I'm also pretty 
>> happy with speakup 
>> when I drop out of the graphical interface, so not looking for 
>> anything there.
>> I've tried a couple command-line specific screen readers, and 
>> I've had a 
>> lot of trouble getting them to work. The two I've tried 
>> recently are tdsr (https://github.com/tspivey/tdsr) and fenrir 
>> (https://github.com/chrys87/fenrir). Setting aside Fenrir, 
>> since the setup is a lot more involved, when I run tdsr I get 
>> the following error
>> ModuleNotFoundError: No module named 'speechd'
>> I have speech dispatcher installed with aptitude (apt-get 
>> install 
>> speech-dispatcher). I downloaded the speech dispatcher project 
>> from GitHub and tried importing the Python API, but it gives me 
>> a circular 
>> import issue. Here's the speech dispatcher repo on GitHub, 
>> there's a clients folder with a Python library: 
>> https://github.com/brailcom/speechd
>> If people have gotten speech dispatcher for Python or the tdsr 
>> screen 
>> reader working, I'd appreciate any guidance. If people are more 
>> familiar with fenrir, I can try to articulate where I'm stuck 
>> with that, but it's 
>> significantly more involved as a setup process. And apologies 
>> if edbrowse isn't the place for this kind of question, though 
>> it seems 
>> fairly likely some of us are using CLI screen readers in this 
>> community.
>> Thanks, and hope you have a good end of the week!
>> Best,
>> Patrick

  reply	other threads:[~2022-09-09 22:22 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 7+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2022-09-09 18:25 Patrick Smyth
2022-09-09 18:36 ` Serge E. Hallyn
2022-09-09 19:28   ` Adam Thompson
2022-09-09 19:38     ` Serge E. Hallyn
2022-09-09 19:18 ` Tyler Spivey
2022-09-09 22:22   ` Patrick Smyth [this message]
2022-09-14 19:31     ` Patrick Smyth

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