Dos screen reading package with braille output needed

Jude DaShiell jdashiel at
Sun May 16 05:01:47 UTC 2010

Actually no, jaws for dos never got braille support the first mention of 
braille support in connection with jaws happened only for the windows 
versions and happened very recently in their life cycle.On Fri, 23 Apr 
2010, John G. Heim wrote:

> I missed the original message in this thread but if someone is looking for a 
> DOS screen reader, jaws for DOS is a free download from 
> ,
> I'm assuming jaws for DOS has braille support.
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Jude DaShiell" <jdashiel at>
> To: "Linux for blind general discussion" <blinux-list at>
> Sent: Friday, April 23, 2010 3:40 AM
> Subject: Re: Dos screen reading package with braille output needed
>>  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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