Making your computer speak using Linux

Linux Gnome

  • Click on the Applications menu and then click on Preferences or press Alt + F1 and then use the down arrow key to highlight Preferences .
  • Click on or hover the mouse over€˜Accessibility’ and then click on€˜Assistive Technology support’ or use the right’ arrow key to highlight€˜Accessibility’ and then the right arrow key again to bring up the Accessibility sub menu and then press the down arrow until€˜Assistive Technology support’ is selected and then press Enter€˜.
  • This will open the Assistive Technology Preferences property box
  • If is not already checked, click on the checkbox next to Enable assistive technologies’ or press Tab’ until it is highlighted and press the Spacebar’ to check it.
  • Click on the Screenreader’ checkbox or press Tab’ until it is highlighted and press the Spacebar’ to check it.
  • Click€Close’ or press Enter’ to return to the Gnome desktop.
  • You will need to logoff and then log-in’ again for the screen reader to start.

To use the screen reader in Gnome versions 2.1 or newer

  • Click on the System’ menu and then click on Preferences or press Alt + F1′ to access the application menu and then press the right arrow until System’ menu is highlighted and then press the down arrow until Preferences is highlighted.

You can also find help with making your computer speak on these other operating systems:

For WindowsFor Mac.

Back to Accessibility.

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