Re: Brltty: what is it for?


Ben J. Bloomgren
 

I actually tried to put an old Alva Satellite 84 Braille display through BRLTTY, and it didn’t work. Mind you, I got that thing from VR back in 2004.

 

Ben

 

From: Antony Stone
Sent: Friday, April 13, 2018 6:13
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Brltty: what is it for?

 

Brltty is a generic Braille display driver which is available on many different

operating systems (Windows, OSX, Linux, BSD at least) and supports a very

large number of Braille displays.

 

It can be used with applications such as NVDA to provide support for displays

for which NVDA itself has no specific driver.

 

The results are not always as complete as you might get with a specific driver

between the application and the display (for example, some features of the

display may not be supported), but it's a good way to get basic functionality

for a device which otherwise can't be used at all.

 

 

Regards,

 

 

Antony.

 

On Friday 13 April 2018 at 14:33:31, Angela Delicata wrote:

 

> Hi,

>

> Mine is just a curiousity: when coosing a display braille I come across

> this brltty and wonder what it is for....

>

> I use Vario ultra as my display, but I want to learn more and so am

> curious.

>

> Thank you to those who want to clarify on that and sorry for my ignorance.

> All the best.

> Angela from Italy

 

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