I have uploaded a beta test version of brass - a Braille and speech server
Brass is a combination of a screen reader with speech output and a Braille
terminal driver like brltty. You can use speech and Braille or just one of
it. It does not need Braille hardware, it can be controlled by the
computer keyboard (to use this, a small kernel patch has to be applied).
Speech output is available with hardware synthesizers (Dolphin Apollo, IBM
Invofox) or with software through the soundcard. Supported languages are
English and German.
The code of brass is based on the brltty code. The idea of soft cursor
routing by screen attributes is from sbl, the SuSE Braille driver.
Supported Braille hardware is:
- Alva (serial connection)
- Baum Vario (should be work with Handytech, too)
More information on:
Or direct download:
Please report any problems or suggestions for improvements to:
Hope this is useful for some people
Hi Guys out there: I'm a member of this list for two days now and i didn't
get any mail through to me! Is it possible that I have to use these
administrative mails to get mail?
My name ist Ernst-Dieter Wedekind and I'm living in Bremen (northern part
of Germany). At present I'm using the Audiodata ST4 hardware to work with
Linux, which does quite well. I'm looking out for a braille display
because i won't be able to use this hardware for a long time, since I have
to use ISA Bus Cards, and they'll soon become obsolete. It turned out to
be verry difficult to keep Linux and Windows 2000 on one computer. That's
why I joined this list.
I hope I'll get an answer from anyone out there!