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optacon

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NAME

optacon - An X program for the Optacon II  

SYNOPSIS

optacon [options]


 

OPTIONS

Specifying the -dev option instructs the optacon utility to use the next argument as the file for the Optacon II device. By default, the device is /dev/tty00. Specifying the -interval option instructs the optacon utility to use the next argument as the interval for the Optacon II device. The interval specifies how often (in milliseconds) the optacon utility will update the display of the Optacon II. By default, the interval is 10 milliseconds.
 

DESCRIPTION

The Optacon II, a product of TeleSensory Corporation, is an optical-to-tactile conversion device meant to assist the blind in accessing visual information. The optacon utility was made specifically to allow blind users to use an Optacon II to have more access to an X Window System display. The optacon utility does so by mapping the pixels surrounding the on-screen pointer to the pins on the Optacon II. All black pixels will cause the associated Optacon II pins to vibrate, and all other pixels will cause the associated Optacon II pins to remain still.
 

X DEFAULTS INFORMATION

The format for a resource specification for the optacon utility is:

*resource:value

Specifies the resource. Specifies the value that is to be assigned to the resource.

For details about modifying resources, see X(1 X).

Because each X Window System toolkit-based application can consist of a combination of widgets (for example, push buttons and a scroll bar), you can form the name string for a new resource specification by adding widget class and name identifiers to the string. For further information about adding class and name identifiers, see X(1 X).

The following sample shows the optacon resources and their default values:

*dev: /dev/tty00 *interval: 10


 

TRADEMARKS

X Window System is a trademark of MIT.

The Optacon II is a product of TeleSensory Corporation,
P.O. Box 7455
Mountain View, CA  94039-7455
800-227-8418
[email protected]


 

SEE ALSO

X(1X)

DECwindows User's Guide


 

Index

NAME
SYNOPSIS
OPTIONS
DESCRIPTION
X DEFAULTS INFORMATION
TRADEMARKS
SEE ALSO

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