For the speech when moving between items, could you mute VoiceOver while
reading to solve this issue by ensuring that keyboard commander is on with VO
shift K and pressing right option d?
Second, I can duplicate the issue of routing keys not working, both on a
BrailleNote Apex BT 32 and a Brailliant BI 32. I don’t know what’s going on,
but it’s really annoying. Anyone who can help with this would be awesome.
> On Oct 14, 2016, at 12:06 PM, Chris Gilland <clgillan...@gmail.com> wrote:
> I am currently using a braille display with my Mac Mini Late 2012 on El
> I have a few questions, please.
> First off, I am using contracted braille, and have disabled dot 7 8 braille.
> I’m noticing that when typing in a text field, be it in Text Edit, Pages,
> Mail, wherever, it doesn’t matter at all, even though contracted braille is
> enabled, I’m finding that the current word under the cursor is getting
> expanded to computer braille. I’ve looked in the Voiceover utility under the
> Braille category and automatic translation is unchecked. That’s the only
> thing I can thing that would control this behavior. Regardless, that isn’t
> working. Is there a way to turn that off, so it contracts regardless?
> Second of all is a much more aggravating problem by far and away!
> When I am reading a document in Safari, or say somewhere with an html
> element, like a web area in ITunes, or whatever, point is, it’s a web html
> content area, Each paragraph if a seperet item as far as Voiceover is
> concerned. I’m using DOM order, and I don’t have any desire to change that.
> This is absolutely fine, but the problem lies in panning with the display.
> Regardless if I’m using my big Alva Satelite 584 Pro, which is my primary
> display, or I’m using my Pacmate BX Omni 20 cell while on the go, I find that
> as soon as I pan the display to the right and it leaves one item and moves to
> the next, Voiceover starts audibly, with Alex, reading that next item. I know
> it’s simply doing that because of the fact I transitioned from the previous
> item to another item. The issue is, it really is very distracting when I’m in
> the heat of reading a really good article. Then, I have to take my hands off
> the display, hit the control key on the keyboard to shut up Alex, then go
> back to the display, and continue. It really really breaks the flow of
> things. I don’t mind Voiceover doing this normally, but there are times I’d
> rather be able to pan, and even if I leave one item and move to another, I’d
> rather it reflect that on the display, yes, but Voiceover not speak at all,
> if all I’m doing is panning. It’s fine if one item takes more than one pan
> to complete, so say on my 20 cell display, an item is over 20 characters. If
> I pan past the 20th cell to the 21st cell of the item, that is fine. It’s
> when I reach the end of the item, then try moving to the next item there
> after that this problem is occuring.
> The final question I have is regarding my routing keys on my display. I
> don’t understand why, but even in Sierra, this is an issue. For some b
> izarre reason, my routing keys are not working at all on my Alva Satelite Pro
> 584. It’s the most weirdest thing! My PM20 display works fine. Another
> friend of mine who also owns an Alva Satelite tried to reproduce the problem,
> and he can as well. So clearly, something’s either broken or not set by
> default. I didn’t think the routing keys had to be set.
> So, say I’m editting a document, and I find a typo. I should be able to press
> the router butting directly above the error to move my insertion point to
> that character and fix the mistake. I can’t. When I try, it just dings at me.
> This is both again on Sierra, as well as on El Capitan. It works, as I said
> with my PM display, just not with the Alva. I’ve tried both the top, and the
> bottom row of routing keys to no avale. I don’t think these need to be
> mapped, as with the PM display plugged in, I went to the VO Utility/Braille,
> then on the braille display tab, under Assign commands, I don’t see those
> keys individually mapped. On the PM display, they just work. So I don’t
> think this is a mapping issue.
> When I go into the setup within the actual firmware itself of the Alva
> display, the routing keys are not disabled. So, yeah… I’m totally stumped.
> I should add that on the Windows side of things on my Win XP machine with
> JAWS 15, the routing keys work perfectly, so it’s definitely not a hardware
> Any help with these things would be appreciated. I suppose I could call
> Accessibility, but the last time I did and asked them about anything braille
> related, they didn’t have the slightest clue, and normally haven’t other
> times as well that I called about braille. I guess they just are not trained
> on anything braille related, which is a bloody crying shame!
> Anyway, can anyone help with these things?
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