Setting up Orca to use my Braille display on Ubuntu 12.04

Anders Holmberg anders at
Sun Mar 24 02:10:40 UTC 2013

All orca versions should support braille displays.
You need to have brltty installed and also have a brlapi.key in your /etc directory.
24 mar 2013 kl. 01:29 skrev "John J. Boyer" <john.boyer at>:

> This message was originally sent to the orca list. However, 
> persists in blocking my outgoing mail server, . They 
> have been asked to stop doing so more than once. The last time my 
> messages got through for a brief period.
> When Ubuntu boots brltty starts and recognizes my Braille display. How 
> can I set up Orca to use it? According to a message on the orca list a 
> few days ago the latest version does not support Braille. How can I 
> avoid getting this in future updates?
> Thanks,
> John
> -- 
> John J. Boyer; President, Chief Software Developer
> Abilitiessoft, Inc.
> Madison, Wisconsin USA
> Developing software for people with disabilities
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