Screen reader for DOS needed

Tony Baechler tony at
Fri Aug 31 14:05:36 UTC 2012

I can't help with Braille, but you could try Provox or JAWS for DOS.  Both 
should support the Apollo, but I'm sure JAWS does.  You could also try the 
ASAP and TinyTalk demos since neither are available commercially anymore. 
TinyTalk I'm pretty sure doesn't support Braille.  I'm almost positive that 
ASAP supports the Apollo.  Finally, there is Brltty for DOS, but I know 
nothing about it.  As I said, I don't use Braille.  I use Vocal-Eyes under 
dosemu and I know it has an Apollo driver, but it's commercial and still 
sells for $250 USD.  Sorry I don't have links for any of this, but you can 
try Google or I'm sure someone else here will post links.

On 8/31/2012 5:33 AM, Christian wrote:
> Sorry if being off topic, but I am searching for a screen reader for DOS
> that either works with braille, Baum, Powebraille or Handytech. I's also
> fine if it is just speech, and if it is, it should support an external
> Apollo synthesizer.
> Many thanks for any help,
> Christian

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