Setting up Orca to use my Braille display on Ubuntu 12.04

John G. Heim jheim at
Sun Mar 24 18:22:09 UTC 2013


As someone else said, you need to install brltty. I hooked up my braille 
display and enabled braille in orca and was surprised it did not work. 
But then I thought I'd make sure there wasn't something wrong with the 
braille display so I installed brltty. Just like that, braille started 
working in orca. I didn't even have to restart orca.,

I suspect the reason is blocking your mail is that you can't 
do a host lookup on A huge percentage of mail servers 
out there block mail from a machine that identifies itself by a name 
that cannot be looked up with a DNS query. I don't know who is managing 
your mail server but you really need to get that fixed or you are going 
to have problems with a lot more than
On 03/23/2013 07:29 PM, John J. Boyer wrote:
> 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

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