Re: Screen Reader under DOS


Ervin, Glenn
 

Wow, I have searched for those before, and did not find anything, but 150 dollars is a bit much, I think I could buy an old external synth for that.
Cool though, thanks.
Glenn

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Antony Stone
Sent: Monday, August 27, 2018 3:09 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Screen Reader under DOS

You mean http://arstech.com/install/ecom-prodshow/usb2isar.html ?

Anony.

On Monday 27 August 2018 at 21:52:24, Ervin, Glenn wrote:

I wish someone would make a little box with an ISA slot in it, with a
UsB cable, so we could use those old internal synths. Glenn

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Howard
Traxler
Sent: Monday, August 27, 2018 2:49 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Screen Reader under DOS

Well, I think I can use vocal-eyes or jaws for dos or soft vert with
one of those decTalk boards or and echo plus or lite talk. I'll just
have to find a system board that has an ISA slot. I have a few 386
machines that'll do it.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Ervin, Glenn" <glenn.ervin@nebraska.gov>
To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Sent: Monday, August 27, 2018 10:39 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Screen Reader under DOS

Jaws For Dos did with SmoothTalker, using the SoundBlaster soundcard.
It was not a reliable screenreader, I think the aforementioned
memory issues were the problem.
Glenn


-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Brian's
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Sent: Sunday, August 26, 2018 3:52 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Screen Reader under DOS

The point is that as far as I am aware nobody built in any kind of
support for sound cards for a dos machine, only external synths.
This was due to the slower processors and lack of memory, remember
only 640k of ram was available, most higher amounts were paged into
the standard address space like in the old home computers of the 80s
did to get more memory. Doing this involved a lot of code to operate
the hardware paging and allow access of code into pages which
normally shared the same address space, slowing things down a lot
due to having to store the registers and stacks and then do the switch etc. It was a nightmare.
Nurse the screens!

Brian

----- Original Message -----
From: "The Wolf" <hank.smith966@gmail.com>
To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, August 26, 2018 9:27 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Screen Reader under DOS

but don't you still need to run a screen reader for dos box?

I haven't used dos in so long things may have changed

On 8/25/2018 10:30 PM, Isaac wrote:
probably have to use vocalizer for dos or jaws for dos. Or you
could run a windows machine with dos box.
----- Original Message ----- From: "Tyler Spivey"
<tspivey@pcdesk.net>
To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, August 25, 2018 7:16 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Screen Reader under DOS


No.

On 8/25/2018 5:06 PM, Howard Traxler wrote:
I'm going to build a DOS machine and will, of course, need it to
talk and possibly display in Braille. I'm wondering if NVDA will
run under DOS? I think I'll probably use DOS version 6.22. If
not, I do have others here that will run.
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