Native NVDA Driver for Alva Satellite 584


Ali Savas
 

Hello all,

I am looking for a native NVDA driver for the Alva Satellite 584. A
native driver was being worked on a few years ago, but was discontinued
or not pursued due to unstability.

Is there any news or progress in the meantime? For me it is not
important that it supports USB, I have a serial to USB converter.

Thanks in advance for your answers and help.
Ali


Lukasz Golonka
 

I no longer have access to such display but back in 2019 when I had to
use it for a few weeks I've managed to connect it with NVDA via BRLTTY.

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HTH
Lukasz

On Sat, 6 Feb 2021 12:54:21 +0100
"Ali Savas" <ali-savas@gmx.de> wrote:

Hello all,

I am looking for a native NVDA driver for the Alva Satellite 584. A
native driver was being worked on a few years ago, but was discontinued
or not pursued due to unstability.

Is there any news or progress in the meantime? For me it is not
important that it supports USB, I have a serial to USB converter.

Thanks in advance for your answers and help.
Ali


Ali Savas
 

Hi Lukasz,

thank you very much for your help. I am aware that this braille display
can be used via BRLTTY. However, I am looking for a native driver.

Many greetings
Ali


Lukasz Golonka
 

I don't think this is realistic giben the age of this display. What
you''re missing when using it via BRLTTY?

On Sat, 6 Feb 2021 15:54:34 +0100
"Ali Savas" <ali-savas@gmx.de> wrote:

Hi Lukasz,

thank you very much for your help. I am aware that this braille display
can be used via BRLTTY. However, I am looking for a native driver.

Many greetings
Ali


 

I wander if your narater brltty is causing issues, it shouldn't, however maybe if you uninstall brltty for narator, then install native brltty on windows then it should work but who knows.

its been a while since I had to fiddle with a display.

At least on the humanware one I doodled with, it supported its own codebase using its own driver and brltty and something called openbraille, if your display has other options maybe you can look at that.

You could also load nvda's brltty or install brltty from the website, the usb drivers and such.

On 7/02/2021 3:50 am, Lukasz Golonka via groups.io wrote:
I no longer have access to such display but back in 2019 when I had to
use it for a few weeks I've managed to connect it with NVDA via BRLTTY.


 

Given that this display dates from approximately 14 years ago, the probability of any new native support for it is so close to zero as to effectively be zero.

There was a topic about this very thing in 2016 on the BlindTech Group:  NVDA and alva satellite 584
It's not likely that the answer has changed or ever will change.
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Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 20H2, Build 19042  

The depths of denial one can be pushed to by outside forces of disapproval can make you not even recognize yourself to yourself.

       ~ Brian Vogel

 


 

Well I just searched about, there is no native driver in fact the same message was asked on another blind tech list in 2016.

I then looked at optelec's site and there are no drivers.

Worse still none of their displays have native drivers for nvda, some have jaws, dolphin and windoweyes support but there are no native drivers for any alva displays for nvda.

At least none officially from the manufacturer if that answers that.

I haven't searched more than that, but maybe look on github and see if there are any.

On 7/02/2021 3:54 am, Ali Savas wrote:
Hi Lukasz,

thank you very much for your help. I am aware that this braille display
can be used via BRLTTY. However, I am looking for a native driver.

Many greetings
Ali