Is there a Linux driver for the Focus 40 Braille display?

John J. Boyer john.boyer at
Fri Jul 17 22:35:13 UTC 2015

Yes. I am using a Focus 40 with brltty.


On Fri, Jul 17, 2015 at 05:57:29PM -0400, Al Sten-Clanton wrote:
> Greetings.
> I'm borrowing a Focus 40.  I called Freedom Scientific with a couple of
> questions.  One of whether this Braille display can work with Linux. The guy
> said not unless there's a Linux driver, and he doesn't know of one.  Does
> anybody on this list know of one or more such drivers, and whether any that
> might exist works well enough to be worth trying?
> Also, Focus 40 aside, what other Braille displays presently work with Linux?
> I doubt we can afford much at this point, but it would be good to know in
> case I do get a decent job or get other help.  (I know of the gismo based on
> the Rasbury pie, but as far as I know it's not yet on the market.)
> Thanks.
> Al
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