Re: Accessible terminal program

Ron Canazzi

Hi Group,

Using Windows 10, if you type in hyper terminal in the search box under start, you are taken to a list of settings one of which is 'enable legacy software.'  By default, it is unchecked.  I did not check the box to see what becomes available.  Maybe some brave soul can do this and hopefully your system won't hang.

On 9/15/2020 9:03 AM, Rob Hudson wrote:
As recently as five years ago I was using minicom to transfer files to a braille lite. Back in the xp days I was using a program called hyperterminal. I believe putty or kitty can also do this, though I don't know how to use those programs to communicate over serial. Only ssh.

----- Original Message -----
From: "David Goldfield" <>
Date: Tue, 15 Sep 2020 08:32:21 -0400
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Accessible terminal program

Rick, thanks for this info. Someone on a Facebook group acquired a used
Blazie Engineering Type 'n Speak and was asking about what could be used
to facilitate file transfers to and from the device. Aside from Blazie's
proprietary software many of us used terminal programs such as Procomm,
Telix and Commo but these likely wouldn't be reasonable options in a
Windows 10 environment. I was hoping to find an accessible terminal
program to recommend to her. If I feel motivated to do it I may fire up
my Bns or Braille Lite to see if Terraterm can communicate with it.

David Goldfield,
Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist
JAWS Certified, 2019

On 9/15/2020 8:16 AM, Rick Alfaro wrote:
Frank, a while back I ran across the need to use a terminal program and looked at a few of them. The most accessible one to me seemed to be Tera Term which is the one I used for that project. My needs were simple so my knowledge of the program is quite shallow but you can give it a try and see if it works for you. I don't have the link but a Google search will find it.

Warmest regards

Rick Alfaro

-----Original Message-----
From: <> On Behalf Of Frank Ventura
Sent: Tuesday, September 15, 2020 6:37 AM
Subject: [TechTalk] Accessible terminal program

Hi all, can anyone recommend the most accessible terminal program for serial communications?
Frank Ventura

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