Re: Accessible terminal program

Frank Ventura

Apparently Hyper Terminal lives on. It is now a Windows 10 compatible commercial program available for $65.
Frank Ventura

-----Original Message-----
From: <> On Behalf Of Rob Hudson via
Sent: Tuesday, September 15, 2020 9:03 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Accessible terminal program

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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