The accessibility of the OS

I am blind and need a good screen reader in order to do anything. I have a desk top running Mankato/gnome with orca. I needed some to set it up for me. I want to do this for myself. Can someone point me. In the right direction?

Hello @MarcG
And welcome to the forums!

Yes, there is a way to set it up in Gnome.
The steps are easy to bring up the Access area.

  1. Press your Windows/Super/Command key which will bring up the search bar.
  2. Type in “Settings” and press Enter
  3. The settings window will appear. Type “Access” and press Enter. This will take you to the Universal Access panel. From there, there are two options. First, you can hit the Tab key 9 times, then Space Bar twice. Then hit Escape and then CTRL+Q. Screen reader is now active and you just exited Settings. The other way is to reach the 5th selection for the Screen Reader in the Universal Access panel and activate it.

I hope the above helps.

I am wondering how good the accessibility of Mint is?

It very good, actually - including having a screen reader. The only difference is the layout of its setup.

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