Questions about Mac, emacspeak and Braille

Linux for blind general discussion blinux-list at
Tue Sep 26 18:59:13 UTC 2017

There are plenty of voices. Go into voiceover utility into the speech category and the voices tab. There are the voices already on your Mac and there are ones you can download. Also infovox voices can be purchased. You can switch between the voices on your Mac by using cmd-option-control-downarrow. If you hold down command-option-control and right arrow you can also change the pitch and reate and volume. 

As for setting up brltty, if you have Macports installed on your computer and are using a supported display, it doesn't need to be that hard. You don't mention which display you are using. I am sure there are probably others on the list that could help you with that and I will be glad to try to help you. You can also use the brltty list if you have not already subscribed to it.

However, I don't understand what this has to do with your job interview. I don't think Apple cares how well you use terminal or how well you use emacspeak or some other system with another braille program. They are going to want you to be using Apple braille and Text Edit and Pages. Perhaps you are talking about your own personal use which will make it easier for you to do the job? I am assuming apple braille works on your computer with your braille display and you are talking only about work in terminal.
On Sep 26, 2017, at 1:23 PM, Linux for blind general discussion <blinux-list at> wrote:

Hi, I know it's the Linux list but this is super important because I
have a job interview with Apple coming up.

The latest emacs + emacspeak is running on my MacBook but the Braille
doesn't work. The only way I can think to make it work is to set up
brltty. I found this process way too hard when I attempted it last
year. Has it gotten easier, or is there another way to get Braille
with emacspeak on MacOS?

Also, can I use some other voice besides Alex. He sounds awful when I
speed him up (I purchased a machine, not a human). Basically, has
anyone found a way to get clear, fast speech under this setup?


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