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1 Braille Note Tutorial By Katie Beaver

2 2 Module One

3 3 Braille Note OverviewBraille Note Overview Battery InformationBattery Information Braille Note ControlsBraille Note Controls Adjusting the SpeechAdjusting the Speech Adjusting the Key EchoAdjusting the Key Echo Navigating MenusNavigating Menus Turning off the systemTurning off the system

4 4 The Braille Note has … A word processor - KeywordA word processor - Keyword A calendar - KeyplanA calendar - Keyplan An address book - KeylistAn address book - Keylist An program - KeymailAn program - Keymail A book reader program -A book reader program - A scientific calculator - KeyplusA scientific calculator - Keyplus A file managerA file manager

5 5 The Braille Note can be: connected to an ink printer to produce ink copiesconnected to an ink printer to produce ink copies connected to a braille embosser to produce hard copy braille outputconnected to a braille embosser to produce hard copy braille output connected to the computer to be used as a refreshable braille displayconnected to the computer to be used as a refreshable braille display connected to the computer to display information from the Braille Note on the monitorconnected to the computer to display information from the Braille Note on the monitor connected to a phone line for connected to a phone line for connected to a disk driveconnected to a disk drive

6 6 The Braille Note Battery The Braille Note comes with an AC adapter and a rechargeable, built-in batteryThe Braille Note comes with an AC adapter and a rechargeable, built-in battery A full battery charge will last about 20 hoursA full battery charge will last about 20 hours The Braille Note will warn you when the battery is lowThe Braille Note will warn you when the battery is low When the battery is low, you need to plug in the AC adapterWhen the battery is low, you need to plug in the AC adapter

7 7 More about the battery - It takes about 2 hours to chargeIt takes about 2 hours to charge You can’t “overcharge” itYou can’t “overcharge” it The battery will last longer if you store the Braille Note at room temperatureThe battery will last longer if you store the Braille Note at room temperature You will need to send the Braille Note back to the company to replace the battery about every 2 yearsYou will need to send the Braille Note back to the company to replace the battery about every 2 years

8 Braille Note Controls Braille Input Keys Refreshable Braille Cells Thumb Keys

9 Braille Note Controls (con’t) Backspace Enter Space Bar BackAdvance Previous or Exit Next or Select

10 10 Lesson 1 Adjusting the speech On the left side, find the on/off rocker switch and press the side closest to you to turn it onOn the left side, find the on/off rocker switch and press the side closest to you to turn it on This may take you directly to the “main menu”This may take you directly to the “main menu” If not …If not …

11 11 Go to the Main Menu Dots 1,2,3,4,5,6 and Space take you directly to the Main MenuDots 1,2,3,4,5,6 and Space take you directly to the Main Menu space

12 12 Some tips to help you as you begin … If you are not sure what the Braille Note said, you can read the braille display orIf you are not sure what the Braille Note said, you can read the braille display or You can press space with the letter R (dots 1,2,3,5) to REPEAT the last spoken itemYou can press space with the letter R (dots 1,2,3,5) to REPEAT the last spoken item To check your battery power, press space with the letter O, then press the letter PTo check your battery power, press space with the letter O, then press the letter P

13 13 Changing the speech rate, pitch and volume The braille input keys, used in specific combinations with the Enter key, are used to change the speech.The braille input keys, used in specific combinations with the Enter key, are used to change the speech Enter

14 14 Changing the speech rate, pitch and volume (con’t) Tip: The braille input keys on the left make things go down & the keys on the right make things go upTip: The braille input keys on the left make things go down & the keys on the right make things go up , 2, 3, ………………………………14, 15, 16, …

15 15 Changing the speech rate, pitch and volume (con’t) There are 32 volume levels, 16 speech rates and 16 pitch levelsThere are 32 volume levels, 16 speech rates and 16 pitch levels , 2, 3, ………………………………14, 15, 16, …

16 16 Changing the Volume The ENTER key and Dot 1 reduces the volumeThe ENTER key and Dot 1 reduces the volume The ENTER key and DOT 4 increases the volumeThe ENTER key and DOT 4 increases the volume 14 Enter

17 17 Changing the Pitch The ENTER key and Dot 2 lowers the pitchThe ENTER key and Dot 2 lowers the pitch The ENTER key and DOT 5 increases the pitchThe ENTER key and DOT 5 increases the pitch 25 Enter

18 18 Changing the Rate The ENTER key and Dot 3 slows down the speech rateThe ENTER key and Dot 3 slows down the speech rate The ENTER key and DOT 6 increases the speech rateThe ENTER key and DOT 6 increases the speech rate 36 Enter

19 19 Before continuing … Set the volume to 20Set the volume to Enter

20 20 And … Set the pitch to 8Set the pitch to 8 25 Enter

21 21 And … Set the rate to 5Set the rate to 5 36 Enter

22 22 Lesson Two Keyboard Echo speak each letter that is typedspeak each letter that is typed speak each word when you press the spacebarspeak each word when you press the spacebar speak both letters and wordsspeak both letters and words or speak nothingor speak nothing You can instruct the Braille Note to …

23 23 This is a 4-Step Process You must … first enter the OPTIONS MENUfirst enter the OPTIONS MENU then choose KEYBOARDthen choose KEYBOARD then type the letter of the option you wantthen type the letter of the option you want and then EXITand then EXIT

24 24 Change the echo to speak nothing 1.Press SPACE with the dots for the letter O (dots 1, 3, 5) – Braille Note says “options menu” 2.Press the letter K (dots 1,3) – Braille Note says: “keyboard voice currently … ” 3.Type F for OFF (dots 1,2,4) 4.Press Space with the dots for the letter E (dots 1,5) to exit

25 25 Change the echo to speak each letter 1.Press SPACE with the dots for the letter O (dots 1, 3, 5) – Braille Note says “options menu” 2.Press the letter K (dots 1,3) – Braille Note says: “keyboard voice currently … ” 3.Type S for spell letters (dots 2,3,4) 4.Press Space with the dots for the letter E (dots 1,5) to exit

26 26 Change the echo to speak each word 1.Press SPACE with the dots for the letter O (dots 1, 3, 5) – Braille Note says “options menu” 2.Press the letter K (dots 1,3) – Braille Note says: “keyboard voice currently … ” 3.Type w for words (dots 2,4,5,6) 4.Press Space with the dots for the letter E (dots 1,5) to exit

27 27 Change the echo to both words and letters 1.Press SPACE with the dots for the letter O (dots 1, 3, 5) – Braille Note says “options menu” 2.Press the letter K (dots 1,3) – Braille Note says: “keyboard voice currently … ” 3.Type b for both (dots 1,2) 4.Press Space with the dots for the letter E (dots 1,5) to exit

28 28 Lesson 3 Navigating the Menus If you are not already at the Main Menu, press dots 1,2,3,4,5,6 and spaceIf you are not already at the Main Menu, press dots 1,2,3,4,5,6 and space space

29 29 Moving forward through the menus Press the space bar or the advance key to move you forward through the menu choicesPress the space bar or the advance key to move you forward through the menu choices space Advance

30 30 Moving backward through the menus Press the backspace or the back key to move you backward through the menu choicesPress the backspace or the back key to move you backward through the menu choices Back Backspace

31 31 Selecting an item from a menu Press the Enter key or the Next/select key to select an item from a menuPress the Enter key or the Next/select key to select an item from a menu Next or Select Enter

32 32 Exiting a Menu Press space with the letter E (dots 1,5) or press the Previous/Exit thumb key to exit a menuPress space with the letter E (dots 1,5) or press the Previous/Exit thumb key to exit a menu space 1 5 Previous or Exit

33 33 Practice Turn on the unit and go to the Main MenuTurn on the unit and go to the Main Menu Change speech rate to 6Change speech rate to 6 Set key echo to SPELLSet key echo to SPELL From the Main Menu, select the Word ProcessorFrom the Main Menu, select the Word Processor

34 34 Lesson 4 Turning the system off The Braille Note remembers where you were working when you turn it off, and will return there when you turn it back onThe Braille Note remembers where you were working when you turn it off, and will return there when you turn it back on While it is designed to automatically save files, it is always recommended that you return to the Main Menu firstWhile it is designed to automatically save files, it is always recommended that you return to the Main Menu first

35 35 Practice Return to the Main MenuReturn to the Main Menu Locate the on/off power switch on the left sideLocate the on/off power switch on the left side Press the side farthest from you to turn the Braille Note off.Press the side farthest from you to turn the Braille Note off.


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