braille terminal

John J. Boyer director at
Sun May 22 18:29:16 UTC 2005


The Braille lite will accept infut through its serial port, write it to 
a file and simultaneousby display it. You can read ady of the imput , 
and if you make the file big, it'll be a while before you have to emfty 
it. Used Braille Lites are quite inexpensive.


On Sun, May 22, 2005 at 12:25:25PM -0400, Lee_Maschmeyer at wrote:
> Brian,
> What do you want to do with it?
> If you want to read the computer screen in braille, using the computer
> keyboard to enter stuff to the computer, then most anything that looks
> like it'd be comfortable and easy to use will work. If you want to get
> information off the computer and put it in the braille&keyboard unit's
> memory to read somewhere else, you need one of the notetakers like PAC
> Mate (the one I have) or something like that.
> The PAC Mate is nice in that you can detach the braille part and use
> it on a computer as described above. This part of it will work on
> Linux or Windows; not sure about DOS but I haven't heard that they've
> written a DOS driver. You can also stick in a network card or modem
> and use it as a terminal with many ISP's. (This is true of most
> notetakers but try before you buy.) 
> To download information to read elsewhere you'll need to either
> connect to Windows and use a screenreader, or use a memory stick or
> other external storage; put the information on that storage and then
> move it to the notetaker.
> Lee
> On Sat, May 21, 2005 at 07:04:15AM +0000, Brian Tew wrote:
> > My old versabrailler looks like it is about to croak.
> > I want a display that will just act as an ascii terminal.
> > I would rather not have to mess with a screen reader.
> > Do yall know if any modern displays are simple enough to do that now?
> -- 
> Lee Maschmeyer
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