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Also, did anyone see my message within this same
thread about my Alva? I'm basically in the same boat as David is with his!
display. I have both an Alva Sattelite 584 Pro but because of getting it used, I
don't have a power cord. I gotta run it bus powered via USB. I've tried all the
things like Libbraille, BRLTTY, etc, but with NVDA, I can't get it working,
regardless 32 bit or 64 bit Windows. I've tried on XP all the way up to Windows
10, and it just won't cut it. The only way I've gotten it working is in JAWS 15
on my 32 bit XP machine, which flat out sucks! I really would like to use this
on a newer system like Windows 10, as it's such a great display! The only other
option would be using this thing on my mac, which I've done successfully many of
times, by the way.
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Sent: Sunday, December 04, 2016 11:17
Subject: Re: [nvda] Braille Display and
No I do not have any driver for the display at all. Have used it with
Window-Eyes, and that screen reader has built-in support for the display,
right out of the box. The display runs off either a Parallel port, or
alternatively you can set it to run off the Serial Com-port (RS232). No USB
ports on these models, guess they are too old for that. Smiles.
I hope someone out there, might be sitting on some sort of driver, that at
least I could give it all a try. Will have to test out your suggestions, but
won't be able to do so for a couple of weeks, since my display currently is
packed down from moving.
On 12/5/2016 12:38 AM, Quentin Christensen
I haven't tried a PowerBraille. I know the Focus and Pac Mate
series work with the Freedom Scientific driver, so it might be worth, if you
have the PowerBraille driver available, trying that? I had a look on
the Freedom Scientific site but can't find the drivers readily available to
download. I did find an issue on our GitHub which was filed using a
PowerBraille 40 (although mentioning it was made by TeleSensory - perhaps a
difference device or an earlier company?) That issue looks like they
were using Brltty, so could be worth trying that too?
Sorry I can't offer anything more concrete!