May 26, 2018

General-purpose console screen reader

YASR “Yet Another Screen Reader” is an attempt at a lightweight, portable screen reader. It works by opening a shell in a pty and intercepting all user input/output, maintaining a window of what should be on the screen by looking at the codes and text sent to the screen. It thus uses no Linuxisms such as /dev/vcsa0 and does not necessarily need to be setuid root the only requirement being that the user be able to access the tts device.

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