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Access software for a blind person using a braille display

BRLTTY is a daemon which provides access to the console (text mode) for a blind person using a braille display. It drives the braille display and provides complete screen review functionality. The following display models are supported:

 * Alva/Optelec (ABT3xx, Delphi, Satellite, Braille System 40, BC 640/680)
 * Baum
 * BrailComm
 * BrailleLite
 * BrailleNote
 * Cebra
 * EcoBraille
 * EuroBraille (AzerBraille, Clio, Esys, Iris, NoteBraille, Scriba)
 * Freedom Scientific (Focus and PacMate)
 * Handy Tech
 * HIMS (Braille Sense, SyncBraille)
 * HumanWare (Brailliant)
 * Iris
 * LogText 32
 * MDV
 * Metec (BD-40)
 * NinePoint
 * Papenmeier
 * Pegasus
 * Seika
 * Tieman (Voyager, CombiBraille, MiniBraille, MultiBraille,
 * Tivomatic (Albatross)
 * TSI (Navigator, PowerBraille)
 * VideoBraille
 * VisioBraille

BRLTTY also provides a client/server based infrastructure for applications wishing to utilize a Braille display. The daemon process listens for incoming TCP/IP connections on a certain port. A shared object library for clients is provided in the package libbrlapi0.6. A static library, header files and documentation is provided in package libbrlapi-dev. Bindings to other programming languages can be found in cl-brlapi (Lisp), libbrlapi-java (Java) and python-brlapi (Python).

Tags: Accessibility Support: Input Systems, Screen Reading, Implemented in: implemented-in::c, interface::text-mode, Role: Program, Scope: scope::utility, uitoolkit::ncurses, Purpose: Hardware Driver

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Architecture Version Package Size Installed Size Files
alpha (unofficial port) 5.6-10 1,253.7 kB6,628.0 kB [list of files]
amd64 5.6-10 1,220.5 kB6,364.0 kB [list of files]
arm64 5.6-10 1,196.9 kB6,239.0 kB [list of files]
armel 5.6-10 1,122.5 kB5,662.0 kB [list of files]
armhf 5.6-10 1,124.3 kB5,382.0 kB [list of files]
hppa (unofficial port) 5.6-10 1,185.7 kB6,077.0 kB [list of files]
hurd-i386 5.6-10 1,210.1 kB5,863.0 kB [list of files]
i386 5.6-10 1,241.6 kB6,274.0 kB [list of files]
kfreebsd-amd64 5.6-10 1,190.5 kB5,967.0 kB [list of files]
kfreebsd-i386 5.6-10 1,211.3 kB5,859.0 kB [list of files]
m68k (unofficial port) 5.6-10 1,184.3 kB5,930.0 kB [list of files]
mips 5.6-10 1,162.9 kB6,001.0 kB [list of files]
mips64el 5.6-10 1,176.7 kB6,331.0 kB [list of files]
mipsel 5.6-10 1,170.8 kB6,001.0 kB [list of files]
powerpcspe (unofficial port) 5.6-7+b1 1,146.0 kB8,544.0 kB [list of files]
ppc64 (unofficial port) 5.6-10 1,254.1 kB9,241.0 kB [list of files]
ppc64el 5.6-10 1,255.4 kB9,040.0 kB [list of files]
riscv64 (unofficial port) 5.6-10 1,150.6 kB5,744.0 kB [list of files]
s390x 5.6-10 1,191.2 kB6,319.0 kB [list of files]
sh4 (unofficial port) 5.6-10 1,215.9 kB5,751.0 kB [list of files]
sparc64 (unofficial port) 5.6-10 1,132.4 kB6,205.0 kB [list of files]
x32 (unofficial port) 5.6-8 1,210.1 kB6,058.0 kB [list of files]