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    Question Is it possible to use Orca to install Opensuse?

    Good evening.

    I am new to this forum.

    Knowing that I am blind, I would like to know if it is possible to start the installation of Open SUSE with a vocal synthesis (for example Orca) from the boot screen of the DVD?

    I'm waiting for your answers.

    cordially
    gorski01

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    Default Re: Is it possible to use Orca to install Opensuse?

    Welcome to the forums. I don’t think there is any way to do this the first time as the installation would require you to load a Linux system to start the installation and this would almost certainly not be running Orca. Once you have installed openSUSE, you would never need to reinstall because you can upgrade to the next version using the command line.

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    Default Re: Is it possible to use Orca to install Opensuse?

    Quote Originally Posted by john_hudson View Post
    Yes, see https://software.opensuse.org/search...SUSE%3AFactory
    Choose the other packages option and you will find a 42.3 option.
    Yes, but that won't help this user get openSUSE installed. As far as I understand, the openSUSE installer does not have assistive technology implemented that would help visiually-impared users to install this distro.

    https://opensource.com/life/15/8/acc...blind-disabled

    Here's an archived discussion where a user was making such a request
    https://mail.gnome.org/archives/orca.../msg00091.html

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    Default Re: Is it possible to use Orca to install Opensuse?

    Quote Originally Posted by john_hudson View Post
    Welcome to the forums. I don’t think there is any way to do this the first time as the installation would require you to load a Linux system to start the installation and this would almost certainly not be running Orca. Once you have installed openSUSE, you would never need to reinstall because you can upgrade to the next version using the command line.
    Now I see that you've modified your initial replay.

    Yes, it is unfortunate that there isn't an installation framework available for openSUSE to provide the necessary support for visually-impaired users.

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    Default Re: Is it possible to use Orca to install Opensuse?

    So, how to do?

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    Default Re: Is it possible to use Orca to install Opensuse?

    Quote Originally Posted by gorski01 View Post
    So, how to do?
    Unfortunately, I don't think there is a way without assistance from a sighted person.

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    Default Re: Is it possible to use Orca to install Opensuse?

    Is the OpenSUSE community able to integrate assistive technologies into the OpenSUSE installer?
    And also, once OpenSUSE install, can we use Orca?

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    Default Re: Is it possible to use Orca to install Opensuse?

    Quote Originally Posted by gorski01 View Post
    Is the OpenSUSE community able to integrate assistive technologies into the OpenSUSE installer?
    It is something that would need developer attention ie our YaST developers in particular - perhaps subscribe to our yast-devel@opensuse.org mailinglist and make such a request. I think it is a good (and important) idea, but I'm realistic enough to know that such a project would not be trivial and would require additional resources to implement.

    And also, once OpenSUSE install, can we use Orca?
    Yes, I believe there is active development for using Orca in both the Gnome and KDE desktop environments.

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    Default Re: Is it possible to use Orca to install Opensuse?

    Quote Originally Posted by deano_ferrari View Post
    Unfortunately, I don't think there is a way without assistance from a sighted person.
    This is a good argument for having a live installer, with assistive technologies built into the desktop of the live system.
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    Default Re: Is it possible to use Orca to install Opensuse?

    Quote Originally Posted by nrickert View Post
    This is a good argument for having a live installer, with assistive technologies built into the desktop of the live system.
    Yes, completely agree.

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