Re: Braille tethering


George Zaynoun
 

It seems a bit difficult to edit my Braille display keys but I will keep trying, however I am aware of that keyboard typing interrupt speech but it was not that I meant I meant and mean Braille display keys, also I would like to have a feature whereby typing passwords would reveal the typed characters in Braille, it can be a checkbox to toggle, finally why not make NVDA detect which Braille display automatically when one changes Braille display, SystemAccess does that and I like to automate most things like that.

I hope some if not all of what I wished be implemented sometime, thanks.
Original message:

Ok you should be able to edit the keys using the input gestures I mentioned previously.
Re pressing keys interrupting speech, the only options currently (in the Keyboard settings, from the Preferences menu or press NVDA+control+k) are speech interrupt for typed characters or speech interrupt for enter key - uncheck either of those to stop pressing those keys from interrupting speech.
Something which came up recently was someone else wanting to have a document read out to them continuously, even while doing something else on the computer. If you want to do something like this, I found a program called Balabolka which works well for that: http://www.cross-plus-a.com/balabolka.htm <http://www.cross-plus-a.com/balabolka.htm> The main thing to be aware of, is not to use the same synthesizer for it and NVDA. It uses Microsoft SAPI 5 by default.
Regards
Quentin.
On Thu, Aug 10, 2017 at 1:09 PM, George Zaynoun <humorlessgeza@samobile.net <mailto:humorlessgeza@samobile.net>> wrote:

I modified the subject as well and understand what you mean.
The thing is that I want to use the thumb keys not spacebar with input keys, moreover I want to navigate independently from speech, as it is now setup once you navigate with Braille you navigate consequently with speech and I don't enjoy it. I also want Braille display keys not interrupt speech, thanks.
Original message:

George,


I edited the subject to better fit what we are talking about.


According to our notes in the User Guide: https://www.nvaccess.org/files/nvda/documentation/userGuide.html?#toc112 <https://www.nvaccess.org/files/nvda/documentation/userGuide.html?#toc112> <https://www.nvaccess.org/files/nvda/documentation/userGuide.html?#toc112 <https://www.nvaccess.org/files/nvda/documentation/userGuide.html?#toc112>>


You should be able to use the display to navigate. For instance, space+dot4+dot6 works the same as pressing TAB on the keyboard. space+dot6 works like pressing the right arrow.


Is that what you were after? (The full list of commands is at that link, I just grabbed two at random)


You can also reassign commands. If you press NVDA+N then P for preferences, then up arrow once to "Input gestures" and press ENTER. The gestures are in a tree view. When you find the one you want to add to, select it and activate the "add" button. Then press the keys in your braille display you want to activate that gesture. This doesn't override the original gesture but adds a second (or third) gesture that will do the same thing. If you want to remove a gesture, select it and activate the remove button.


Regards


Quentin.


On Thu, Aug 10, 2017 at 1:44 AM, George Zaynoun <humorlessgeza@samobile.net <mailto:humorlessgeza@samobile.net> <mailto:humorlessgeza@samobile.net <mailto:humorlessgeza@samobile.net>>> wrote:


Hi Quentin!


Let me give you a living example that clarifies what I meant in a better way:
If I am on the desktop using say my Brailliant BI32 regardless of how and what Braille is tethered to the keys are locked to where I am, the display shows only the icon I have highlighted. I am not thinking just when we are on the web I want the Braille display to navigate freely regardless of where we are, I have Microsoft Surface Pro 4 with type cover i.e laptop keyboard layout.


I wish my requests get to the devs via this list, am not expert of this Gethub thing and I don't like the Braille display keys to interrupt speech.


I wish if anybody is against what I take up in Braille let's find a toggle for these things, thanks.
Original message:


Hi George,


Indeed as Andre has said, there are a number of improvements to Braille coming soon in 2017.3 (the Release candidate is due out in a couple of weeks - the final version a week or so after that unless any big bugs are found). Not addressing all your concerns, but things like input and the web particularly have big advances.


Re accessing all the screen. It depends on what you want, but as a starting point, are you familiar with Object navigation and the review cursor? They let you explore parts of the screen you can't get to with regular navigation keys. By default, the Braille display is tethered to the focus, but NVDA+control+t changes it to be tethered to the review cursor. As Andre mentioned, it's worth exploring the Braille settings, and the associated section in the User Guide as they have many things, some of which may assist with what you are after. Also the section of the User Guide for your particular model or brand.
Finally, if you would like some more familiarity with the review cursor and object navgiation, I'd highly recommend the Basic Training for NVDA module which covers that in some depth - http://www.nvaccess.org/shop/ <http://www.nvaccess.org/shop/> <http://www.nvaccess.org/shop/ <http://www.nvaccess.org/shop/>> <http://www.nvaccess.org/shop/ <http://www.nvaccess.org/shop/> <http://www.nvaccess.org/shop/ <http://www.nvaccess.org/shop/>>> From the page on the shop for the module, you can also read the section on the review cursor as a free sample, so feel free to have a browse of that.


Kind regards


Quentin.


On Wed, Aug 9, 2017 at 1:37 PM, George Zaynoun <humorlessgeza@samobile.net <mailto:humorlessgeza@samobile.net> <mailto:humorlessgeza@samobile.net <mailto:humorlessgeza@samobile.net>> <mailto:humorlessgeza@samobile.net <mailto:humorlessgeza@samobile.net> <mailto:humorlessgeza@samobile.net <mailto:humorlessgeza@samobile.net>>>> wrote:


Hello!


This is my first message to this list.


What most concerns me now is the Braille support in this free screen reader.


I want the navigation keys on any Braille display to function on the whole screen and not just locked to the current line. If possible make Braille navigation support function like in Dolphin screen reader or Freedom Scientific's JAWS.


Braille input according to selecting a Braille table should be addressed, so say I select Swedish for output there should also be Swedish input same for Arabic, input and output can be separate or combined together with a checkbox.


Likewise changing synthesizer language should in my opinion affect Braille table through a checkbox, however I like using the profile method now.


Espeak sounds horrible in Arabic, would be nice to devote great development work to it, more concerns later.


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