Winboard and braille display

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Winboard and braille display

Postby Olivier Deville » 09 Jul 2012, 08:07

Nancy, a blind deaf chess player, would like to know if Winboard for Jaws/NVDA can use a braille display.

hgm, you must know the answer :)

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Re: Winboard and braille display

Postby H.G.Muller » 10 Jul 2012, 06:24

It does not connect directly to a Braille display, but I understood that the way these displays work is such that they intercept the output to JAWS and present that in Braille formats. With the early versions there was some problem, because it sent some utterances to JAWS in parts, and it seems the Braille display in that case presents thelast-received part first, so that you would get the sentence in reverse order. But I fixed that, by latting WinBoard first collect a complete sentense in an internal buffer, and only then send the buffer in a single message to JAWS.
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Re: Winboard and braille display

Postby Olivier Deville » 27 Jul 2012, 06:39

Thanks hgm, I'll let her know :)

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