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NVDA with mainframe terminal emulators


Eric Brinkman
 

Hi all,

I work as a mainframe programmer and have been using Jaws with Glen
Sepke's terminal scripts to use the terminal emulator at my company.
Have any of you found a way to get NVDA to work well with terminal
emulation programs?

Thanks,
Eric


David Mehler
 

Hello,

Which program(s) do you use or have you used in the past?

Thanks.
Dave.

On 2/4/21, Eric Brinkman <eric.brinkman1@gmail.com> wrote:
Hi all,

I work as a mainframe programmer and have been using Jaws with Glen
Sepke's terminal scripts to use the terminal emulator at my company.
Have any of you found a way to get NVDA to work well with terminal
emulation programs?

Thanks,
Eric






Eric Brinkman
 

We use Rumba at my company.

Eric

On 2/4/21, David Mehler <dave.mehler@gmail.com> wrote:
Hello,

Which program(s) do you use or have you used in the past?

Thanks.
Dave.


On 2/4/21, Eric Brinkman <eric.brinkman1@gmail.com> wrote:
Hi all,

I work as a mainframe programmer and have been using Jaws with Glen
Sepke's terminal scripts to use the terminal emulator at my company.
Have any of you found a way to get NVDA to work well with terminal
emulation programs?

Thanks,
Eric










David Mehler
 

Hello,

Sorry, I've not heard not heard of that one, I just use Teraterm and
trying to get SecureCRT working.

Dave.

On 2/4/21, Eric Brinkman <eric.brinkman1@gmail.com> wrote:
We use Rumba at my company.

Eric

On 2/4/21, David Mehler <dave.mehler@gmail.com> wrote:
Hello,

Which program(s) do you use or have you used in the past?

Thanks.
Dave.


On 2/4/21, Eric Brinkman <eric.brinkman1@gmail.com> wrote:
Hi all,

I work as a mainframe programmer and have been using Jaws with Glen
Sepke's terminal scripts to use the terminal emulator at my company.
Have any of you found a way to get NVDA to work well with terminal
emulation programs?

Thanks,
Eric














Luke Robinett
 

We also use Rumba but to be honest I almost never have to interact with it directly. On the few occasions I have attempted it, I found NVDA to be almost useless. As far as I understand, these emulator programs aren’t really displaying text. It’s more like a graphical window pretending to be text. Not sure how NVDA could tackle that other than optical character recognition which wouldn’t be ideal for this purpose. Hope you figure something out. Let us know.

Luke

On Feb 4, 2021, at 3:38 PM, Eric Brinkman <eric.brinkman1@gmail.com> wrote:

We use Rumba at my company.

Eric

On 2/4/21, David Mehler <dave.mehler@gmail.com> wrote:
Hello,

Which program(s) do you use or have you used in the past?

Thanks.
Dave.


On 2/4/21, Eric Brinkman <eric.brinkman1@gmail.com> wrote:
Hi all,

I work as a mainframe programmer and have been using Jaws with Glen
Sepke's terminal scripts to use the terminal emulator at my company.
Have any of you found a way to get NVDA to work well with terminal
emulation programs?

Thanks,
Eric













Chris Mullins
 

Hi

I’ve not worked on a mainframe for about 10 years but programmed for around 25 years, originally using IRMA, then Attachmate Extra and finally Zephyr Passport, all were IBM 3270 emulators.  I used Jaws at that time and all were reasonably accessible once the cursor shape and blink rate had been adjusted such that  Jaws could recognise it.  I don’t know if emulators are more graphical these days, which would make the job much more difficult but I wish you the best of luck.         

 

 

Cheers

Chris

From: Luke Robinett
Sent: 06 February 2021 06:33
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] NVDA with mainframe terminal emulators

 

We also use Rumba but to be honest I almost never have to interact with it directly. On the few occasions I have attempted it, I found NVDA to be almost useless. As far as I understand, these emulator programs aren’t really displaying text. It’s more like a graphical window pretending to be text. Not sure how NVDA could tackle that other than optical character recognition which wouldn’t be ideal for this purpose. Hope you figure something out. Let us know.

 

Luke

 

 

> On Feb 4, 2021, at 3:38 PM, Eric Brinkman <eric.brinkman1@...> wrote:

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>> On 2/4/21, David Mehler <dave.mehler@...> wrote:

>> Hello,

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>> Which program(s) do you use or have you used in the past?

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>> Thanks.

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>>> On 2/4/21, Eric Brinkman <eric.brinkman1@...> wrote:

>>> Hi all,

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>>> I work as a mainframe programmer and have been using Jaws with Glen

>>> Sepke's terminal scripts to use the terminal emulator at my company.

>>> Have any of you found a way to get NVDA to work well with terminal

>>> emulation programs?

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>>> Thanks,

>>> Eric

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