[sword-devel] One of those weird ideas....

Josh Gould kc8eqa at gmail.com
Tue Sep 18 12:12:07 MST 2007

If you have a certian limited number of devices (the BrailleLite M20
by Freedom Scientific comes to mind) will act as a refreshable braille
display for the standard output. the windows front end *is*
accessible,  My fiancee tried it and we were able to work with it.


On 9/18/07, jonathon <jonathon.blake at gmail.com> wrote:
> Peter wrote:
> > 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.
> xan
> jonathon
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