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Gives blind users access to the GNU/Linux console

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.



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Janet Casey

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9 July 2001

Leaders and contributors

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

Resources and communication

AudienceResource typeURI
Debian (Ref)
Bug Tracking,Developer,

Software prerequisites


"Debian (Ref)" is not in the list (General, Help, Bug Tracking, Support, Developer) of allowed values for the "Resource audience" property.

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