TDD program for Linux

Janina Sajka janina at
Tue Nov 22 00:00:36 UTC 2005

Yes, I believe that's all there is to it. But the speed is, of course, a
key component.

Years ago I had a Krown TDD modem on my desk. It was one of my favorite
demos of how technology could mediate communications for persons with
disabilities. I would address this modem at 300 bps in ASCII. It, in its
firmware, converted to BAUD OT and allowed me to place a TDD call.

The demo was a blind person chatting directly with a deaf person,
mediated only by technology.

Of course, we do that on line all the time, with the exception that many
deaf persons consider English to be a second language. But then it's
also a second language for many of the blind people on this list.

T. Joseph CARTER writes:
> Is it just BAUDOT then?  That makes it easier by far.  Getting a modem to
> run that slowly is nontrivial though.
> On Mon, Nov 21, 2005 at 11:28:55AM -0500, Janina Sajka wrote:
> > Probably not minicom without some software work. BAUD OT needs 45 or 50
> > bps, depending on the country. Also, it's a different char set from
> > ASCII.
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> but a habit."
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