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Screen Reader Accessibility


Currently, screen reader accessibility is only available for select environments, and we are working to make more Environments accessible to everyone. If you wish to learn more, please see the article titled Accessibility Statement.

Accessing Your Screen Reader

The Cyber Range is implementing screen reader accessibility in our Virtual Machines. Although keyboard shortcuts and commands may differ between virtual machines and operating systems, screen reader availability information can always be found on your desired Exercise page under Details, as shown below.

Information relating to accessibility can be found at the bottom of the Details section, under the Creation information and above the Start button.

For this example, we will be taking a look at the Debian environment. In the Debian environment, the Orca screen reader is built in to the Virtual Machine. The screen reader can be activated and deactivated within the Virtual Machine by using the keyboard shortcut, CTRL+SHIFT+|, but keyboard shortcuts may vary depending on which Exercise Environment you are attempting to utilize.

Screen Reader Preferences

An additional shortcut may be utilized: CTRL-SHIFT-] inside a virtual machine. This shortcut allows the user to access the screen reader's preferences and settings, where the user can customize their screen reader to their individual needs.

The screen reader preference page has configurations for general, voice, speech, braille, key echo, key bindings, pronunciation, text attributes settings.

Have a Question? Contact Support


Students: Please reach out to your Instructor who can submit a ticket to our Support Team on your behalf.

We're here to help you. If you still have questions after reviewing the information above, please feel free to submit a ticket with our Support Team and we'll get back to you as soon as possible.