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BRLTTY is a daemon which provides access to the GNU/Linux console (text mode) for a blind person using a soft braille display. It drives the braille terminal and provides complete screen review functionality. The web site has a complete list of braille display models that are supported. Features include blinking cursor and capital letters, screen freezing for leisurely review, attribute displays and attribute underlining to locate highlighted text, hypertext links, intelligent cursor routing for easy cursor movement without moving your hands from the braille display, a cut and paste function, on-line help, and a modular design that lets you add drivers relatively easily.


English user manual available in HTML, PostScript, or plain text formal from German user manual available in HTML, PostScript, or plain text formal from


version 2.98 (beta)
released on 26 June 2001


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LicenseVerified byVerified onNotes
GPLv2orlaterJanet Casey9 July 2001

Leaders and contributors

Jos Lemmens Contributor
Wolfgang Astleitner Contributor
Mario Lang Contributor
Dave Mielke Maintainer
Nikhil Nair Contributor
August Hörandl Contributor
Oscar Fernandez Contributor
Christian Comaschi Contributor
Per Lejontand Contributor
James Bowden Contributor
S?bastien Hinderer Contributor

Resources and communication

Audience Resource type URI
Bug Tracking,Developer,Support E-mail

Software prerequisites

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 20 May 2002.


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