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Jouke has been programming Perl since 1997 and started using Perl to write programs to make life and communication easier for disabled people early 2001. Take a look at his website [] for more information.

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Monday September 03, 2001
04:31 AM

using the wheelchaircontrols

[ #739 ]

So J.C. Wren's tool worked. He also helped me getting something to read the parallel port on Win32 platforms using Perl, so I was able to write the interface between the ADREMO wheelchair and pVoice. It's not beautiful yet. It's more a quick hack. Now I have to think of a way to implement the ways of controlling pVoice using different devices as a modular thing.

At least I have to write a module for every different device, but I'm not quite sure how to implement it. In a configuration utility the user should be able to select the right device for him or her, so it must be a pretty transparent interface.

Maybe I should write Device::Parallel for CPAN first. But I would still have to find a way to read that port from Unix variants. Of course there is always /dev/lp0, but I wonder if that is what I want.