How To Enable the Ubuntu Screen Reader

October 2016

The Orca Screen Reader on Ubuntu is a handy tool that uses various combinations of speech synthesis and braille to help the visually impaired read content on their screens. When enabled, the feature provides access to system's graphical desktop through speech and refreshable braille.

This step-by-step guide will walk you through how to enable or disable the Orca Screen Reader feature of Ubuntu.

Turn the Orca Screen Reader On or Off

From your Ubuntu desktop, go to System Settings > System > Accessibility:

Select the Seeing tab and toggle the Screen Reader to On:

If the feature has been enabled by accident, you can disable it by simply switching the option to the Off position.

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