Re: Setting up a Braille display using Bluetooth


On Sun, Mar 27, 2022 at 01:22 AM, hurrikennyandopo ... wrote:
I had a fair idea it might of been like when you connect say your phone to say a blue tooth speaker the process you mentioned. but in this case a braille display.
And it very much is.

It really doesn't matter the wireless technology, per se, it can be either WiFi or Bluetooth, but the general procedure is "get the peripheral, whatever it may be, set up with the wireless connection to the computer, then do whatever in-program configuration (if any) is necessary to get the program connected to that device."

It is Windows that's handling the wireless communication part while your program is doing whatever it needs to do to send "the correct data" to that device.

It's quite analogous to an wireless printer.  You have to get the printer and computer on the same WiFi network, then get the computer to recognize the printer [which is the equivalent of pairing in Bluetooth], then choose that printer in the print dialog of whatever program you wish to have send to it.  For a Braille display and Bluetooth it's get both sides of he equation into discovery mode, discover and pair, do whatever voodoo you do in the screen reader to direct input and output to the Braille display.

Brian - Windows 10, 64-Bit, Version 21H2, Build 19044  

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