[sword-devel] One of those weird ideas....
jonathon.blake at gmail.com
Tue Sep 18 12:07:27 MST 2007
> Braille is good - but it relies on presence of a braille terminal - I
Braille printer, not a Braille terminal.
> understand they are very expensive and not overly comfortable - so many
> people rely on screen readers
There are two major reasons why Braille Displays are not in common use:
* A very low percentage of people who are blind can read Braille;
* Braille monitors are very expensive. (Budget US$5K for the cheap models
They are comfortable to use. (Speaking both from personal experience,
and talking to people who are blind.)
> - which in turn will make it hard for us to find anyone actually testing the programmes.
If a program works with a regular display monitor, it will work with a
Braille display unit.
> is the most suitable way forward and will come back.
I think DM Smith was asking for something that would convert the text
to Braille, so it could be printed out. If that isn't what was being
requested, then a clarification is needed.
Along those lines, a tool to transliterate Greek, Hebrew, etc in the
Latin writing system might be a useful addition.
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