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GETTING TO KNOW YOUR BOOK PORT PLUS (BPP)
GENERAL BOOK PORT PLUS (BPP) INFO BPP has two main functions: Digital/Audio player Digital recorder This module will focus on the BPP as a digital audio player. Future modules will address obtaining digital/electronic books, using the BPP as a digital recorder and other features available within this device.
GENERAL BPP INFO It takes 4 hours to fully charge and it can be used while it is charging Once charged, it can last 8-10 hours No need to save your place in each document/file Only turn on once then use key lock to leave in standby (similar to a cell phone) Factory set sleep mode is 2 minutes—if you are not listening to something or using the device in any other way, it goes to standby mode after 2 minutes.
UNDERSTANDING ENHANCED NAVIGATION: Enhanced navigation means there are sections built into files (electronic/digital books) to make it easier to locate parts of the book or textbook These types of files are referred to as Digital Accessible Information System (DAISY) files Unit 3 will cover the specifics of using DAISY file navigation
TYPES OF FILES STORED ON BPP Text -Electronic text, documents,.brf braille files, web pages—that do not provide enhanced navigation -BPP provides the text navigation functions for these files Audio -Music, podcasts and recordings with no enhanced navigation -BPP groups them into a single title and assigns Title Navigation Commands (track to track)
TYPES OF FILES STORED ON BPP CONTINUED Audio Books -Books from Audible.com provides the same navigation as Audio files, and are grouped by title DAISY -Talking Book format that Provides enhanced navigation -BPP accepts two kinds: DAISY Text or DAISY audio
COMPARISON OF THE TYPES OF FILES TEXT Is read with synthesized (computer created) speech Words can be spelled Provides movement by character, word, line, sentence, paragraph and page Move by character, word and line only when paused Move by sentence, paragraph and page any time DAISY text provides additional Heading Level navigation AUDIO Reads/Plays material as recorded (human voice) Provide movement by time Moves by 5 seconds, 30 seconds, or 10 min., Audio files are considered ‘Tracks’, and folders ‘Albums’ DAISY audio provides additional Heading Level navigation (minimal )
MOVING CLOCK-WISE AROUND THE OUTSIDE EDGES OF THE BPP STARTING FROM THE LEFT TOP CORNER. On top edge: First hole is for a carrying strap, next Auxiliary Jack for Microphone, then Headphone Jack On right edge: Volume Toggle, then Keylock—can use this to turn BBP on/off because it goes into sleep mode after 2 minutes of inactivity On bottom edge: Mini USB port and AC power adapter Jack On left edge: SD Card slot, then second hole for a carrying strap
BPP UPPER FACE—QUICK OVERVIEW (MORE DETAILS WILL FOLLOW) Play/Pause/Enter Power/Sleep Timer Menu/Key Describer Up Arrow Right Arrow TitleDown Arrow Bookmark Left Arrow Go To Record
IDEAS FOR DESCRIBING THE LAYOUT TO PEOPLE WITH VISUAL IMPAIRMENTS Located 3 fingers from the speaker on the top of the BBP’s front face: Smooth oval key on left = Record Oval key with 2 bumps on right = Power/Sleep Timer Center circle key = Play/Pause/Enter Surrounding circle key = Arrows (Up, Down, Right and Left)
IDEAS FOR DESCRIBING THE LAYOUT TO PEOPLE WITH VISUAL IMPAIRMENTS (CONTINUED) The 4 corner keys located around center circle (Play) and arrow keys are: upper left = Go to upper right = Menu/Key Describer lower left = Bookmark lower right = Title
ACTIVITY 1: TURNING ON YOUR BPP FOR THE FIRST TIME Unlock if BPP is locked (slide Keylock switch on bottom right side so it is down) On the upper right of face, find, press, and hold the green Power key (which has 2 tactual bumps) until it makes a noise and says, “Please Wait”. You may wait for a few minutes with silence. Then you will hear tones, then music and eventually the voice will announce the location of the books (SD Card) and then list the titles (note: if the BPP has been used before, it will say the last book played) Power Key
CHIMES ON THE BPP When you hear music or chimes on the BPP, it either means it is loading something and you need to wait for a minute (such as when you turn it on for the first time) OR it means you are in a menu and the BPP is waiting for you to make a selection.
ACTIVITY 2: TURN ON KEY DESCRIBER (CONTINUED ON THE NEXT SLIDE) To learn the keys without activating anything, use the Key Describer. Turn on the Key Describer by locating the menu key directly below the power key, pressing and holding it until you hear “Key Describer On” (about 5-10 seconds). Menu / Key Describer
ACTIVITY 2: TURN ON KEY DESCRIBER (CONTINUED) With Key Describer on, any key you press will result in a description of what that key does, but the BPP will not perform what that key is describing. Using Key Describer is often easier than going to the internal help file to learn what each of the keys do. If you accidently release the Menu key prematurely, you will enter the menu system. Press and quickly release the menu key a second time to exit the menu system. Then try turning Key Describer on again. Leave Key Describer on and proceed to Activity 3 on the next slide.
ACTIVITY 3: EXPLORING ALL THE KEYS AND THEIR FUNCTIONS Now with Key Describer on, press and read along with the next 12 slides as it guides you through all of the keys. Practice these until you feel confident about remembering the locations and functions of each of the keys.
POWER / SLEEP TIMER KEY Press and hold to turn power on or off. Also this key is used to set a timer which will stop plaSave mode after a set period of time. Press repeatedly to cycle through the following sleep timer settings: Fifteen minutes Thirty minutes Forty-five minutes One hour One hour, thirty minutes Two hours Sleep timer off
Play / Stop (Enter) key: Press to start or stop audio or text playback Also used to make a selection from a menu or list.
RECORD KEY FUNCTIONS AS FOLLOWS: Press and release to enter record pause (it is ready to record but it is paused). While in record pause mode, press and release to start recording. While recording, press and release to pause recording. Press Enter/Play/Stop to stop recording. Press and hold to record a voice memo. Release when finished. Note: Recording may be covered in more depth within a future module. Record key
ARROW KEYS FUNCTIONS AS FOLLOWS (CONTINUED ON THE NEXT SLIDE): Up Arrow key: Press to increase the playback speed Move up a line in text files that are paused. Hold to quickly increase the speed. Down Arrow key: Press to decrease the playback speed Move down a line in text files that are paused. Hold to quickly decrease the speed. Up Arrow key Down Arrow key
ARROW KEYS FUNCTIONS AS FOLLOWS (CONTINUED): Left Arrow key: Press to rewind 5 seconds in audio Move back by letters in text files that are paused Right Arrow key: Press to fast forward 5 seconds in audio Move to the next letter in text files that are paused Left Arrow key Right Arrow key
MENU / KEY DESCRIBER AND TITLE KEYS Menu/Key Describer key: Press to open or close the menu Hold for 5 seconds to turn on and off Key Describer Title Key: Press once, then use left or right arrow to browse other titles Press repeatedly to cycle among the SD Card, USB Drive and Voice Memos Title key Menu / Key Describer key
GO TO AND BOOKMARK KEYS Go To key: Press repeatedly to jump directly to pages, headings or percentages Bookmark key: Press repeatedly to move to, set and clear bookmarks (including ones with voice annotation) Go To key Bookmark key
BREAKING DOWN THE NUMERIC KEYPAD INTO SECTIONS: BOTTOM ROW * Star Key- Cancel a selection or undo last DAISY Navigation 0 Key- opens and closes entire HELP document, you can listen to this or just turn on Key Describer and press the key you want to know about, then turn Key Describer back off # Key- Redo (Enter) and Undo
BREAKING DOWN THE NUMERIC KEYPAD INTO SECTIONS: LEFT SIDE REWIND (RW) FUNCTIONS 1 Key- Audio/DAISY RW 30 Sec Text in play- RW paragraphs or 30 sec Text in pause- RW by words 4 Key- Audio RW 10 minutes Text RW by pages 7 Key- Audio/DAISY RW by Track or Album Text RW by selected navigation level (using 8 key to choose level)
BREAKING DOWN THE NUMERIC KEYPAD INTO SECTIONS: RIGHT SIDE FAST- FORWARD (FF) FUNCTIONS 3 Key- Audio FF 30 Sec Text in play- FF 30 sec or paragraphs Text in pause- FF by words 6 Key- Audio FF 10 min Text FF by pages 9 Key- Audio FF Track or Album Text FF by selected navigation level (using 8 key to choose the level)
BREAKING DOWN THE NUMERIC KEYPAD INTO SECTIONS: CENTER ROW 2 Key- Settings, press repeatedly to scroll through Volume, Speed, Tone, Guide Speed, Guide Volume. Once on the preferred setting, then quickly use volume toggle to increase or decrease 5 Key- Information, press repeatedly to learn battery level, power source, and other title (book) information like: time elapsed in Audio and percentage elapsed in Text. Press and hold to hear the current time and date. (Center row information continues on the next slide)
BREAKING DOWN THE NUMERIC KEYPAD INTO SECTIONS: CENTER ROW CONTINUED 8 Key- Select Navigation in: Audio titles- press repeatedly to cycle between track and album DAISY titles- press repeatedly to cycle through the possibilities offered in the table of contents (such as special headings); then use ‘7’ and ‘9’ keys to move by the selected amount Note: more specific information and examples about DAISY navigation will be addressed in Unit 3.
ACTIVITY 4: TURN KEY DESCRIBER OFF Turn Key Describer off the same way you turned it on: by locating the menu key directly below the power key and pressing it until you hear “Key Describer Off” (about 5 seconds). Note: If you or a student cannot turn the BPP off, check to make sure that the Key Describer is OFF, because if Key Describer is ON, you will NOT be able to turn off the BPP.
ACTIVITY FIVE: NAVIGATIONAL KEYS (CONTINUED ON THE NEXT TWO SLIDES) 1. Press the zero key on the numeric keypad to enter “help” mode. The user’s guide will begin to play. 2. Use the 1, 3, 4 and 6 keys on the numeric keypad to skip backward and forward through the text by various increments. Perform these same actions with the Rewind and Fast-Forward keys to note the differences in movement units between the three different sets of navigational keys. 3. Press the Play/Stop key to stop playback. Use the 1 and 3 keys to explore the document word by word. Use the 4 and 6 keys to explore the document line by line.
ACTIVITY FIVE: NAVIGATIONAL KEYS (CONTINUED) 4. Use the 7 and 9 keys to skip backward and forward by DAISY section headings. Note that these keys move to and announce the title of the next section in the document regardless of size but does not begin to play unless you press the Play/Stop key. 5. Press the Play/Stop key to start playback of the user’s guide. Use the 7 and 9 keys to skip backward and forward through the document section by section. Note that each press of these keys moves to the previous or next section, announces the title of the section and automatically resumes playback from that point. 6. Press the Play/Stop key to stop playback of the user’s guide. Press zero on the numeric keypad to exit help mode.
BOOK PORT PLUS UPPER FRONT FACE— QUICK REVIEW OF KEYS AND FUNCTIONS Play/Pause/Enter Power/Sleep timer Menu/Key Describer Up Arrow: +Speed, Up Lines in paused Text Right Arrow: Audio-FF 5 sec Text-FF Letter Title: 1x all titles, repeatedly-diff. storage devices Down Arrow: -Speed, Down Lines in paused Text Bookmarks: move to, set, clear Left Arrow: Audio RW 5 sec Text RW by letter Go To: jump to pages by # or move by % of book Record: hold and release for voice memos, use for voiced bookmarks, recordings
SELECTING A TITLE ON THE SD CARD Press the Title key one time This brings up a horizontal listing of all titles (see next slide for an example) Move to a title using the right or left Arrows When you hear the desired title, press the Play/Stop/Enter key to choose that title and start reading If you get LOST, press the *star key to CANCEL and START OVER
REPRESENTATION OF THE HORIZONTAL MENU: Title 1 Title 2 Title 3 Once the last title is reached, the menu will cycle back to the beginning in either direction. The next slide shows common titles preloaded onto Book Ports.
OFTEN THE BOOK PORT HAS A FEW BOOKS ALREADY LOADED WHEN YOU FIRST RECEIVE IT: Folder DAISY books: Title 1: BPP Quick Start Guide (Text) Title 2: History In The Making: The Story of the American Printing House for the Blind, 1858-2008 (Audio file) Folder Text files: Title 3: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland Title 4: Through The Looking Glass Title 5: Bartleby, the Scrivener- A Story of Wall-Street Title 6: Moby Dick or, the White Whale Title 7: Typee
ACTIVITY SIX: NAVIGATION IN AUDIO FILES 1.Press the title key one time to enter the titles list. 2.Then use the left or right arrow key to locate the DAISY audio file titled “History in the Making: The Story of the American Printing House for the Blind, 1858-2008.” 3.Press Play/Stop to begin audio playback. 4.Use the Rewind, Fast-Forward, 1, 3, 4 and 6 keys to skip backward and forward through this book by various time intervals. Note the differences in movement between text and audio files. 5.Use the 7 and 9 keys to skip backward and forward by DAISY headings (which is only by chapters in this title). Note the similarity in DAISY navigation between text and audio files. 6.Press the Play/Stop key to stop playback.
SUGGESTIONS REGARDING WORKING WITH STUDENTS With the synthesized (computer created, “robot-type”) voice, start with the voice slow and as the student gets used to it, increase the speed. Start really slow with English Language Learner (ELL) students (who are not fluent in English yet) and/or some students with additional disabilities or learning difficulties.
ADJUSTING GUIDE VOICE “Guide” is the voice when using menus on BPP Press the “2” key repeatedly until you hear: “GUIDE VOLUME”- Then quickly use the “volume toggle” to increase or decrease guide volume from -5 (lowest) to +5 (highest) Press the “2” key repeatedly until you hear: “GUIDE SPEED”- Then quickly use the “volume toggle” to increase or decrease guide speed from -2 (lowest) to +8 (highest)
ADJUSTING READING VOICE- DURING PLAYBACK “VOLUME”- Press the “2” key repeatedly until you hear VOLUME. Then quickly use “volume toggle” to increase or decrease volume 1 to 25 “SPEED”- Press the “2” key repeatedly until you hear SPEED. Then quickly use “volume toggle” to increase or decrease speed -2 to +8 “TONE”- Press the “2” key repeatedly until you hear TONE. Then quickly use “volume toggle” to increase or decrease tone -6 to +6
During Playback and Pause—Up and Down Arrows are shortcuts to adjusting speed
ACTIVITY SEVEN: CHANGING SETTINGS 1. Use the Title key to select either an audio or text file from the SD card. Press Play/Stop to begin playback of your selection. 2. Use the 2 key, volume toggle switch and up/down arrow keys to explore the ranges of tone, volume, and speed for the reading and guide voices, as well as to set them to your preferences. 3. Press Play/Stop to stop playback. Again, use the same keys and toggle switch to adjust the tone, volume and speed parameters. Note that if playback is stopped the value of the parameter is announced each time the toggle is pressed, e.g., “Volume plus 3” or “Speed normal.”
ACTIVITY EIGHT: REVIEW OF NAVIGATION 1.Practice going forward and backward in this title using the keys on the left and right of the numeric keypad discussed earlier in this presentation which are reviewed in the next four slides. 2.Use a different title and practice the same skills. If you used a DAISY audio title, try a text file and vice versa.
LEFT AND RIGHT ARROW KEYS During playback-- Moves backward and forward by 5 seconds During pause (in a text file)-- Moves backward and forward by a single letter/ character This enables students to figure out the spelling of words they hear, such as vocabulary terms or unfamiliar names when taking notes
REVIEW NAVIGATION : 1 ST ROW, LEFT AND RIGHT COLUMNS OF NUMERIC KEYPAD, REWIND (RW) AND FAST-FORWARD (FF) BY MATCHING INCREMENTS 1 KEY Audio- Rewind (RW) 30 seconds (sec.) Text in play- RW by paragraphs in pause- RW by words 3 KEY Audio- Fast-Forward (FF) 30 Seconds (sec.) Text in play- FF by paragraphs in pause- FF by words
REVIEW NAVIGATION : 2 ND ROW, LEFT AND RIGHT COLUMNS OF NUMERIC KEYPAD, REWIND (RW) AND FAST-FORWARD (FF) BY MATCHING INCREMENTS 4 KEY Audio RW 10 min. Text RW by pages 6 KEY Audio FF 10 min. Text FF by pages
REVIEW NAVIGATION : 3 RD ROW OF NUMERIC KEYPAD 8 KEY Chooses Level in more complex books such as textbooks *Note: This varies for every title/book depending on how the publisher made the electronic file. 7 KEY AND 9 KEY Move backward and forward depending on the level chosen with the 8 key *Play with this while following along with a print copy to help define the levels for your student.
SUMMARY (CONTINUED ON THE NEXT SLIDE): This unit has been designed to provide a general introduction to the BPP and its basic playback functions as well as briefly introduce some more advanced features. Upon successful completion, you should be able to: identify the two main functions of the BPP identify the types of files or materials that can be used on the BPP identify all of the jacks and interfaces located around the edges of the device turn the unit on and off
SUMMARY (CONTINUED): identify the location and function of each key on the BPP turn on and off Key Describer on the BPP choose either a text or audio title from the selection stored on the SD card play and stop/pause a selected title use the navigational numeric keypad keys to skip backward and forward within a title adjust the settings, such as volume, speed and tone, on the BPP for the reading voice and the guide voice
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