Dos screen reading package with braille output needed

Jude DaShiell jdashiel at
Fri Apr 23 08:40:07 UTC 2010

I've not had any refreshable braille devices for several years.  That 
being said though, mskermit for dos with its script feature is easy and 
powerful enough that someone with a knowledge of the special codes needed 
by the braille device could write mskermit scripts and have mskermit 
handle that braille device.  Another possibility would be the commo 
package though the script language is more complex for commo.  An entry in 
autoexec.bat to run the communications package with a command line script 
written by a user could reach out to the braille device and wake it up and 
get it going.  There's an expect/wait syntax for kermit scripts along with 
a set command to set things like com ports and speed and the like.  The 
output command sends commands down the port line which is com1 unless 
changed by a user or script then you have an input statement and specify 
what you expect the device to send back to mskermit.  Then it's a matter 
of your selected interaction.  What's after input and output is in double 
quotes and hex characters like carriage return line feed are written like 
\13.On Fri, 9 Apr 2010, Christian wrote:

> Hi,
> Yes, I know that BRLTTY exists, but I couldn't get it to work so my question is any other alternative that supports the baum or powebraille braille devices?
> Many thanks,
> Christian
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