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Voyager Tieman Display Braille

Tieman/Optalec Voyager – NVDA

To install the Voyager display on Windows with NVDA, please follows these instructions:

  • Install Python using this installer: Download Here
  • Download BRLTTY package: Download Here
  • From the Download folder runt BrlttyLibUSB.exe to start the installation. Proceed slowly because you need to configure correclty the connection with the Braille Display, according to the following instructions.
  • When the BRLTTY Configurator windows pops up, choose “vo – Voyager, BraillePen/EasyLink” from the “Select braille display” list. Moreover select “USB” from “Select communication port” list.
  • Confirm with OK and BRLTTY Setup will ask “Do you want to install the LibUSB driver?”: answser YES to complete the installation
  • Connect your Voyager device via USB and wait few seconds to allow Windows to configure it.
  • Now NVDA can correctly manage the Voyager braille display. Reboot NVDA (or Shutdown and Power ON all the machine if you can’t)
  • Open NVDA menu (Insert+n or CapsLock+n), “Preferences” submenu, “Braille Settings”, and search for “brltty” in the dropdown menu called “Braille Display”. Moving down with Tab key you also could set other parameters about the Braille Display. Confirm with OK.

Tieman/Optalec Voyager – NVDA 32bit

Important: this guide is not valid for Windows 64bit, but it uses the official driver from the manufacturer in order to keep the support with the JAWS Screen Reader on the same machine.

To install the Voyager display on Windows with NVDA, please follows these instructions:

  • Download driver package: Download Here
  • Install the Voyager32bit package that you will find in the “Download” folder on your computer
  • Connect your Voyager device via USB and wait few minutes to allow Windows to configure it.
  • Download this compressed folder: Download Here
  • Go in the “Download” folder on your computer and copy (CTRL+C) the VoyagerNVDA.zip compressed folder
  • Open the “Start Menu” (Windows Key), “All Programs”, search for “NVDA” in the list, inside you will find “Explore the user configuration directory”. Press Enter and you will be inside the personal settings of NVDA.
  • Open the brailleDisplayDrivers folder
  • Paste (CTRL+V) the VoyagerNVDA.zip compressed folder you copied from Download folder
  • Extract the VoyagerNVDA.zip folder using the tool integrated in Windows or 7Zip (that you download here) pressing the “Context Menu” key on your keyboard, “7-Zip” submenu, “Extract Here”.
  • Now NVDA can correctly manage the Voyager braille display. Reboot NVDA (or Shutdown and Power ON all the machine if you can’t)
  • Open NVDA menu (Insert+n or CapsLock+n), “Preferences” submenu, “Braille Settings”, and search “Optalec Braille Voyager” in the dropdown menu called “Braille Display”. Moving down with Tab key you also could set other parameters about the Braille Display. Confirm with OK.

Tieman/Optalec Voyager – VoiceOver OSX

Native support on Mac computer with Apple OSX operating system. Just enable the VoiceOver with CMD+F5