The keyboard commander he that you suggested is just one that I had made when I 
gave you my voiceover preferences, but you can also press space with M to mute 
and unmute speech


God bless.
Matt Dierckens,
Certified assistive technology specialist
Macintosh, iOS, and windows Trainor
Canadian phone: 519-962-9140
US phone: 573-401-1018


> On Oct 14, 2016, at 17:20, Aleeha Dudley <blindcowgirl1...@gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> Hi, 
> 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.
> HTH,
> Aleeha 
>> On Oct 14, 2016, at 12:06 PM, Chris Gilland <clgillan...@gmail.com> wrote:
>> 
>> Guys,
>> 
>> I am currently using a braille display with my Mac Mini Late 2012 on El 
>> Capitan.
>> 
>> 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 
>> malfuntion.
>> 
>> 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?
>> 
>> Chris.
>> 
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