[SATLUG] Speech to Text program

Don Davis dondavis at reglue.org
Mon Sep 6 12:51:56 CDT 2010

It seems that orca is also a screen reader. There are several text to
speech readers in linux - it seems that your priority is a screen reader.

sudo s  u  d  o

gives permissions to the program apt-get that installs the program

you could also try finding orca in synaptic

in a terminal window you will type

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install gnome-orca

speech to text will be a bit more difficult.

ktts for the kde desktop is highly recommended

try orca and see what you think.

On 09/06/2010 11:02 AM, Cheryl Holmes wrote:
> No, haven't checked out orca because I thought it was a screen magnifier
> only and I can't see even using a screen magnifier any more.  I am using
> gnome ubuntu 9.10.
> I want the program to read any text on screen and to be able to type what I
> tell it to, speech to text or text to speech.
> Will the pseudo command download and install orca if it is this type of
> program?
> Thanks a lot!
> Cheryl
> On Mon, Sep 6, 2010 at 10:48 AM, Don Davis <dondavis at reglue.org> wrote:
>> Have you looked at orca?
>> To install:
>> sudo apt-get install gnome-orca
>> Which Desktop do you use - Kde or Gnome or another?
>> What would you like the program to do?
>> On 09/06/2010 09:50 AM, Cheryl Holmes wrote:
>>> Help! Does anyone know of a speech to text Linux/Ubuntu program like
>>> JAWS...or even a place where I can order the cd or dvd for such a program
>>> for Linux/Ubuntu.
>>> I am blind except for light perception now and haven't been able to read
>> in
>>> months.  My helper Cheryl does my computer work for me.
>>> Oh, or is there a place where I can order the cd/dvd for virtual machine
>> to
>>> run on Ubuntu.  Isn't that what I would need to run the windows program
>>> on here?  I'm running 9.10 currently.
>>> Thanks in advanced!
>>> Cheryl
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