Debian Accessibility Project
Summary
Console screen readers
Debian Accessibility Console (text-mode) screen readers

This metapackage will install packages which are useful for Console (text-mode) screen readers.

Description

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If you discover a project which looks like a good candidate for Debian Accessibility to you, or if you have prepared an unofficial Debian package, please do not hesitate to send a description of that project to the Debian Accessibility mailing list

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Debian Accessibility Console screen readers packages

Official Debian packages with high relevance

Brltty
Access software for a blind person using a braille display
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Debtags of package brltty:
accessibilityinput, screen-reader
interfacetext-mode
roleprogram
scopeutility
uitoolkitncurses
usedriver
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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, BraillePen/EasyLink)
  • 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 libbrlapi0.8. 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 python3-brlapi (Python).

Console-braille
Skrifttyper og nøglekort for læsning/indtastning af unicode braille
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Debtags of package console-braille:
accessibilityinput
made-offont
roledata
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Denne pakke inkluderer

  • skrifttyper med forskellige størrelser til at optegne braille på Linux- konsollen
  • nøglekort til at indtaste braille som unicodetegn på Linux-konsollen
Espeakup
Forbindelsesredskab mellem speakup-kernemoduler og espeak
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accessibilityspeech
interfacedaemon
roleprogram
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Espeakup er en dæmon, som forbinder speakup-kernemoduler til espeaks talesynthesizer via enheden /dev/softsynth.

Screader
Screen reader using software or hardware speech synthesizer
Maintainer: Mario Lang
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accessibilityscreen-reader
interfacetext-mode
roleprogram
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The background program screader reads the screen and puts the information through to a software Text-To-Speech package (Like `festival') or a hardware speech synthesizer.

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Yasr
Almen konsolskærmlæser
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accessibilityscreen-reader
interfacecommandline
roleprogram
scopeutility
works-withaudio
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Yasr er en almen konsolskærmlæser for GNU/Linux og andre Unixlignende operativsystemer. Navnet »yasr« er et akronym, som kan stå for enten »Yet Another Screen Reader« (endnu en skærmlæser) eller »Your All-purpose Screen Reader« (din almene skærmlæser).

I øjeblikket forsøger yasr at understøtte synthesizerne Speak-out, DEC-talk, BNS, Apollo og DoubleTalk. Programmet kan også kommunikere med Emacspeak-servere og kan dermed bruges med synthesizere som ikke direkte er understøttet, såsom Festival Lite (via eflite) eller FreeTTS.

Yasr er skrevet i C og fungerer ved at åbne en pseudo-terminal og køre en skal, der opfanger alle inddata og uddata. Programmet kigger på undvigesekvenser der sendes og vedligeholder et virtuelt »vindue« indeholdende hvad der menes at være på skærmen. Det bruger derfor ikke nogen funktioner specifikke for Linux og kan derfor flyttes til andre Unixlignende operativsystemer uden stor besvær.

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