Mobile Accessibility

for AndroidTM

 

 

 

 

Quick Start Guide

for V2.0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Code Factory, S.L.

Making Mobile Phones Accessible to the Blind and Visually Impaired.

Moving Accessibility Forward! 

 

Carrer Major, 19, 2-3

08221 Terrassa (Barcelona)

Spain

http://www.codefactory.es

 

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Copyright © 2012 by Code Factory, S.L. All rights reserved.

1.       Minimum Requirements. 3

2.       Installation / Uninstallation. 3

3.       What’s New in MA 2.0. 4

4.       Enabling the MA Screen Reader. 5

5.       Navigation Gestures. 5

6.       Virtual Keyboard (VK). 6

7.       Speech Recognition. 7

8.       MA Home Screen and Setting / Clearing Defaults. 7

9.       Unlocking the Device. 7

10.         Working with Home, Back, Menu and Search Keys. 7

11.         Working with Common User Interface Elements. 8

12.         Phone Application. 9

13.         Privacy Screen Check box. 10

14.         Speech Settings. 10

15.         Braille. 11

16.         Text Input Settings. 14

17.         Audio and Vibration Settings. 14

18.         Screen Reader Settings. 14

19.         Quick Menu. 14

20.         Web Browser. 15

21.         Email 16

22.         Contacts. 17

23.         SMS. 17

24.         Alarms. 17

25.         Calendar. 18

26.         Where am I 18

27.         Notes. 18

28.         Explorer. 18

29.         Settings. 18

30.         Apps. 19

31.         Contacting Code Factory and Submitting Issues via the Help Desk. 19

32.         Reading the Manual 19

33.         Privacy policy 19

34.         Braille Commands. 19

o        Alva. 19

o        Optelec EasyLink 12 / EasyLink Keyboard and BraillePen 12 / BraillePen Slim.. 21

o        Baum VarioConnect and Humanware Braille connect. 22

o        BAUM PocketVario / SuperVario / Brailliant. 24

o        EuroBraille. 25

o        Braillino and BrailleStar. 26

o        EasyBraille. 28

o        BrailleWave. 29

o        Freedom Scientific Focus 14 / 40 Blue. 30

o        Humanware Brailliant BI40, Bl32 and B80. 32

o        HIMS Braille Sense / SyncPad / Braille EDGE. 33

o        Seika Notetaker. 34

 

 


The following abbreviations are used in this document:

·         MA: Mobile Accessibility

·         VK: Virtual Keyboard

1.     Minimum Requirements

We recommend all devices that meet the following requirements:

·         Running Android 2.1 or higher (2.2 is recommended and is required in order to use speech recognition).

·         Synchronized with a Google account.

·         Navigation aid such as direction pad or trackball.

·         Physical menu, home and back keys are recommended, but if the user is comfortable with touch sensitive buttons then it is OK to have a device with touch sensitive buttons.

·         A built-in hardware keyboard is recommended to enable faster typing. Although the VK is made available for touch screen typing, a hardware keyboard is generally faster. A hardware keyboard is also required for dialing numbers while on an active call.

2.     Installation / Uninstallation

Using the Market

We expect users to do this with sighted assistance, but if the device has a screen reader like Spiel or TalkBack running on the device, then this can be done independently. Note that running multiple versions of MA is not recommended. In case you have a demo version installed and want to install the paid version, you must first uninstall the demo version.

·         Configure an Internet connection with either a Wi-Fi network or a data connection with a cellular network. Check the device manual for steps or contact your service provider.

·         Open the Market application. Note that on opening the Google Play application for the first time you may be required to enter your Google email address to configure the mobile device with the Market.

·         Navigate to and activate the search button by using the arrow keys and enter.

·         Type “Code Factory” and hit enter to start the search.

·         In the results, navigate to the version and language of MA that you would like to install. The current options are: MA US English Demo, MA UK English Demo, MA US English and MA UK English. Select the install / purchase button.

·         Selecting the paid version (non-demo) will require making payments using Google checkout with credit / debit cards. Please follow the on-screen instructions.

·         In the permission screen, select the OK button to let the market application download and install MA.

·         Check the system notification window for installation completion status.

·         If you want MA to update automatically, make sure to check “Allow automatic updating” from Market > My Apps > MA.

Using the Web

After configuring the Google Play application with your Google email address, follow the steps below. Note that if the Google Play account is not configured, it is required to open the Google Play application from the phone and configure it:

·         Visit https://play.google.com/store

·         Login with the email credentials configured with the Google Play application.

·         Navigate to the search edit box and search for “Code Factory”.

·         In the results, navigate to the version and language of MA that you would like to install. The current options are: MA US English Demo, MA UK English Demo, MA US English and MA UK English. Select the install / purchase button.

·         Selecting the paid version (non-demo) will require making payments using Google checkout with credit / debit cards. Please follow the on-screen instructions.

·         If the phone has an active Internet connection, MA will be downloaded and installed automatically on the phone. Check the system notification for completion status.

Uninstalling MA

On the phone, open the phone settings by using either the default home screen or MA Apps. Then navigate to Applications > Manage Application > MA and activate the uninstall button. Confirm by selecting the OK button. MA will be uninstalled.

Note: By phone setting, we refer to the device setting and not the MA Settings app. The phone settings can also be found in the MA > Apps list.

3.     What’s New in MA 2.0

General

·         Support for tablet devices powered by AndroidTM

·         Support for Jelly Bean (Android 4.1) mobile devices

·         Two new applications: Notes and Explorer.

·         Support for TalkBack (Android 4.0 and above): MA apps are now compatible with TalkBack. When TalkBack is enabled under System Settings > Accessibility, users can navigate the MA interface with gestures supported by TalkBack. Note: when using TalkBack as the screen reader, MA options such as Speech Settings, Braille, Text input, Audio and Vibration, Screen Reader, MA Call Screen, VK, ASR etc. are not available. We recommend using TalkBack features or system default options to manage these settings. Also note that the use of the VK as the system input method is also not possible with TalkBack enabled, so please do not set the VK as your default input method.

·         Multiple User Interface changes for a better user experience and faster operation.

Web:

·         Support for Downloading

·         Support for web scripts: The MA web browser can now be used with TalkBack (Android 4.0 and above). To be able to use the MA web browser with TalkBack, turn on the option “Enhance web accessibility” or “Allow web scripts” in Device Settings > Accessibility.

Braille

·         Support for the Freedom Scientific Focus 14 Blue Braille display.

·         Support for Seika Braille displays.

·         Support for the BraillePen Slim.

·         Expanded BAUM Braille device list that now includes: VarioConnect12, VarioConnect, PocketVario, SuperVario and Conny.

·         Improved EasyLink and BraillePen commands

·         Support for cursor routing keys

·         Enhanced support for Braille panning.

·         Support for flash / transient messages

·         General stability improvements

SMS

·         Support for multiple contacts - MA now enables users to send messages to multiple contacts at once. Use the "Add from contact" button to add as many recipients as you want or type in the phone number of the contact separated by a “;” (semicolon).

·         Support for large SMS messages (more than 160 characters) - MA now has no limit on SMS character length. Now when trying to send a message longer than 160 characters, MA will inform how many messages will be sent, depending on the total number of characters.

·         Support for character count - MA now shows the character count while composing new messages or replying in a conversation. The count is available at the top of the message body edit box (left of the Add contact button) and can be explored using your finger.

4.     Enabling the MA Screen Reader

On the phone, open phone settings by using either the default home screen or MA Apps and navigate to Accessibility. Check “Accessibility” and “MA” and select the OK button in the resulting permission dialog. This will enable the MA screen reader outside the MA Suite.

 

Note: On Android 4.0 and above, a second dialog will appear to confirm activation of Touch and Explore for touch screen accessibility outside the MA interface.

5.     Navigation Gestures

You can use the following navigation gestures inside MA and on all screens and dialogs.

·         Tap anywhere on the screen: MA reads the tapped icon or text and focus moves to the control.

·         Tap and hold: wait for the vibration feedback and start moving your finger on the screen. MA will read the control under the finger.

·         Double tap or enter: activate control / toggle check boxes.

·         Slide / arrow down: move to the next control or list item.

·         Slide / arrow up: move to the previous control or list item.

·         Slide / arrow right: jump a few list items forward.

·         Slide / arrow left: jump a few list items backward.

·         Slide up with 2 fingers: move to top.

·         Slide down with 2 fingers: move to bottom.

·         Slide left with 2 fingers: simulate back key.

·         Triple tap or menu key: activate Quick menu.

·         Long press menu key: toggle review mode on list items. Use slide or arrow left / right to review.

 

The following touch gestures can be used outside MA only on Android 4.1 and above.

·         Double tap: activate options.

·         Slide down with 2 fingers from top edge of the screen: launch the system notification window.

·         Slide up and left: open the system notification window.

·         Slide up and right: open recent apps.

·         Slide down and left: simulate back key.

·         Slide down and right: simulate home key.

·         Slide up with 2 fingers: scroll list in downward direction.

·         Slide down with 2 fingers: scroll list in upward direction

·         Slide left / right: simulate left / right arrow

·         Slide up / down: simulate up / down arrow

 

6.     Virtual Keyboard (VK)

Setup

·         On the phone, open phone settings by using either the default home screen or MA Apps. Then navigate to language and keyboard or locale and text.

·         Check the option MA.

·         Navigate to MA > Settings > Text Input > VK > Advanced > Set System Input Method.

·         Check MA in the list.

Using the VK

                    i.          Inside MA

Use long press of the volume up key to toggle the VK on or off. The following shortcuts can then be used:

·         Volume up key or long press of the symbol key on the VK: toggle keyboard layout between upper, lower, numeric and symbol layouts.

·         Volume down key or long press of the space key on the VK: toggle text review mode between character, word, sentence and paragraph. Use slide or arrow left / right to review.

                  ii.          Outside MA

Use long press of the menu key to activate the VK. Use the back key to close the VK. Note that the VK can only be used when the built-in keyboard is closed. The VK activates automatically when your focus lands on edit controls. When the VK is active you can use the following gestures:

·         Volume up key or long press of the symbol key on the VK: toggle keyboard layout between upper, lower, numeric and symbol layouts.

·         Volume down key or long press of the space key on the VK: toggle text review mode between character, word, sentence and paragraph. Use slide or arrow left / right to review.

·         Slide or arrow up / down: navigate to previous / next control.

Settings

Open MA > Settings > Text input > VK.

·         Always Landscape: toggle the VK between landscape and portrait orientation. In landscape orientation, the entire screen is covered by the VK, while in portrait orientation it only covers the bottom half of the screen.

·         Use Volume Keys to Change Settings.

·         Display Keyboard on the Screen: only applicable inside the MA suite.

·         Show Numeric Row: for lower case and upper case layouts.

·         Use Dynamic Keyboard: toggle between dynamic and static keyboard. When in dynamic keyboard mode, regardless of where you place your finger on the screen, it focuses on the character H, number 5 or number 6 depending on the layout in use and then you can move your finger relatively to find the desired key.

·         Advanced > Set System Input Method.

·         Advanced > Use system input method inside MA: allow user to set and use the system default input method for editors in MA. The option is useful for regional language specific keyboards.

·         Discarding a selection: if you are moving your finger on the VK and wish to discard the current selection (since lifting your finger would type the character) you just need to slide in any direction quickly to discard it.

7.     Speech Recognition

Using Speech Recognition inside MA

·         Press and hold the volume down key and wait for vibration feedback to start speaking.

·         When you finish speaking, release the volume key.

·         MA will announce the first result after processing the recording.

·         Slide or arrow up / down to read the list of results.

·         Use the volume up key to review the currently selected result by words.

·         Volume down or enter or double tap to select the result.

Using Speech Recognition outside MA

·         Activate the VK using a long press of the menu key.

·         Press and hold the volume down key. The rest of the process is the same as discussed above (when inside MA).

8.     MA Home Screen and Setting / Clearing Defaults

·         To set MA as the default home screen, press the home key, navigate to and check the “Use by default for this action” check box and select MA. Doing this will open the MA window automatically when the phone starts and when pressing the home key the next time.

·         To prevent MA from being automatically selected as the default home screen, open MA > Apps > Settings > Applications > Manage Application > MA and select the clear defaults button. This will enable the list of home screens when pressing the home key and you can then select your desired home screen.

9.     Unlocking the Device

To unlock the device, you must first press the power key and then draw the unlock gesture on the screen. You may need sighted assistance to learn your device’s unlock gesture and its position. On most devices, you can slide your finger from bottom left to bottom right to unlock but it may differ with phone models and Android versions.

10.   Working with Home, Back, Menu and Search Keys

You may wish to get sighted assistance to identify the home, back, menu and search keys on the device, or alternatively you can learn by playing around with the different keys found on the phone. The following functions are performed with the keys.

·         Home: presents the list of home screens (including MA) to switch between, or if a home screen is set as default, it is launched.

·         Back: used to move back a level in the control window. In simple terms it is used to close or exit the current window or menu.

·         Menu: as the name suggests, it opens the menu of the currently focused application window to change settings or list additional options.

·         Search: open the search window to find content on the phone or on the Internet. You can use this window to find applications on the phone or even to search contacts or SMSs.

11.   Working with Common User Interface Elements

Lists

·          Move to next list item: slide down or down arrow.

·          Move to previous list item: slide up or up arrow.

·          Jump ahead several list items: slide right or right arrow.

·          Jump back several list items: slide left or left arrow.

·          Activate or open the current list item: double tap or enter.

·          Jump to top of the list: slide up with two fingers.

·          Jump to bottom of the list: slide down with two fingers.

 

Buttons

·          Enter / double tap.

Check boxes

·          Enter / double tap.

Edit fields

·          Use Virtual / Hardware Keyboard or Speech Recognition to enter text.

Working with Navigation Commands

·          Navigate text: slide or arrow left / right.

·          Navigation modes can be changed with a long press of the menu key or by selecting Navigation from the Quick Menu.

·          Delete characters using Backspace.

The Navigation Menu

When focus is on an edit field, the following navigation options are available in the Quick menu:

·          Move to top

·          Move by characters

·          Move by words

·          Move by sentences

·          Move to bottom

The Read Menu

When focus is on an edit field, the following reading options are available in the Quick menu:

·          Read from top

·          Read from current position

·          Read current word

Edit Menu

When focus is on an edit field, the following Edit options are available in the Quick menu:

·          Select all

·          Copy

·          Cut

·          Paste

12.   Phone Application

Use the dial number button to start dialing a phone number (top of screen) or use the call contact button (second button from the top) to call a contact. Multiple-phone-number contacts will present a list of numbers to be dialed.

Browse the list to review the call log. Use the Quick menu or double tap on the list item for more options like filtering, call log, sending SMS etc.

Dialing

·         In the Phone application, there are several ways to dial a number. You can directly tap the phone number keys, or move your finger to find the key and lift it to dial, or use slide / arrow keys to find the number and double tap to dial, or enter the number using the phone’s built-in keypad, or alternatively use speech recognition to enter numbers.

·         To delete the last entered number, either use the back button at the top right of the screen or use the back key on the phone’s built-in keyboard (not the one that is on the front of the device).

·         On the top left of the screen is the edit box. Slide to it or tap it to gain focus and use slide or arrow left / right to review numbers.

·         To dial a number, slide to or tap the dial button and double tap or enter to initiate the call.

Reading Caller ID Information

·         Double tap on the screen to read caller ID information.

 

Note: if the system call screen is enabled, this will not work and you may need to silence the ring tone using the phone’s default gesture to listen to caller ID information. This method will also work in a call waiting situation when you get a second call notification while on an active call.

Answering, Rejecting and Disconnecting Incoming Calls and Call Waiting Calls

·         Volume up or slide up (covering 70% of the screen) to answer the incoming call.

·         Volume down or slide down (covering 70% of the screen) to reject the incoming call.

·         Double tap to toggle between speaker and earpiece mode.

 

Toggling MA and System Call Screen to Dial a Number while on an Active Call

·         To switch to the system call screen from the MA call screen, press the menu key. This is required to dial a number while on an active call, for example to interact with the voice mail system, IVRS etc. On some phones you may need to press the keypad button on the screen after switching to the system call screen in order to activate the phone keypad. Use the on-screen keypad to enter numbers or use the phone’s built-in keyboard.

·         To switch back to the MA call screen, press the home key. If a list of available home screens is presented, select MA.

·         As of now there is no way to enter a number while on an active call with the MA call screen due to the framework limitations so it is necessary to activate the system call screen.

Settings

Go to MA > Settings for phone application settings. These are listed here:

·         Incoming Call Ringtone.

·         Notification Sound.

·         Sound Profile.

·         Vibrate when Receiving a Call.

·         Vibrate on Notifications.

·         Advanced > Enable Volume Keys to Answer / Reject Calls. This option will not work if the system call screen is in use.

·         Advanced > Use System Call Screens: toggle between the use of system and MA call screens. Note that the previously mentioned gestures related to calling will only work if this option is disabled.

Note that, while on an active call, using the volume keys will modify the call volume if the phone’s proximity sensor is activated (e.g. if the phone is placed close to your ears).

13.   Privacy Screen Check box

Privacy Screen Check box allows enabling a screen curtain that dims the screen light so that the screen content becomes hard to see or completely invisible allow blind user to use the screen normally. This option is only available within MA and MA application. Exiting MA will restore the screen visibility.

When enabling the option, a prompt appear, asking to select OK button to confirm enabling the option. One must select the ok button in 15 seconds else the change is discarded and the option is not enabled. This is done to prevent accidental use of the screen.

 

14.   Speech Settings

MA > Settings > Speech Settings

·         Rate.

·         Pitch.

·         Voice: choose whether to use the system default TTS or the MA bundled Nuance TTS. To configure the system default TTS, check Phone Settings > Voice input and output > Text-to-speech settings.

·         Punctuation Verbosity.

·         Indicate Capitalization: uses a higher pitch.

·         Spell Phonetically. Takes effect both when typing and reviewing text.

·         Turn off list numbering.

·         Eliminate Character Repeats. For example MA will read 5 consecutive dots as “dot dot dot” (three times).

·         Number Processing.

15.   Braille

·         MA Braille support is similar to what is available in Mobile Speak 4 and above. With advanced user configuration options and a simple connection / setup process, accessing your Android device with a Braille device is easy and fun.

·         MA can provide output through electronic refreshable Braille devices. Both text and control information will be available in Braille as you navigate around. Furthermore, by using devices with Braille input keys, you can type text in any of the supported Braille grades and languages.

Pairing Braille Devices:

·         Start your Braille device, check the device manual for instructions to start and enable Bluetooth on the device.

·         Go to MA > Apps > Settings > Wireless and Network > Bluetooth Settings.

·         Check the option “Bluetooth”.

·         In the same window select “Scan Devices” to let the device scan nearby Bluetooth devices.

·         After few seconds, scroll in the window to find your Braille display device.

·         You will be prompted to enter the passcode / PIN for the device.

·         Enter the passcode / PIN of the device (for pin information for pairing, check the device user manual or try 1234, 0000 or 1111).

 

Configuring Braille Displays with MA (Post-pairing Braille displays with phone)

·         Go to MA > Settings > Braille Settings.

·         Activate the option “Braille Device”.

·         In the list select the Braille device you wish to use. This list contains all the Bluetooth devices paired with the phone.

·         Stay in the Braille settings and activate the option “Device Model”

·         In the list, select the model of the Braille device you wish to use. The list contains all supported models with their manufacturer name.

·         Exit the Braille settings and the setting window. Congratulations, your Braille device is now configured.

 

Removing Braille Display configuration.

·         Go to MA > Apps > Settings > Wireless and Network > Bluetooth Settings.

·         Check the option “Bluetooth”.

·         In the same window, scroll down to find the device you wish to remove.

·         Press long enter on the device and select “Unpair”

Enabling / Disabling Braille

·         Quick Menu > Enable Braille or Disable Braille.

Enabling Braille Support outside MA

·         In order to have Braille support outside MA, it is important to:

o   Have MA screen reader service enabled under Accessibility settings. Check the user manual section 5.3.2       Enabling the system wide virtual keyboard

o   Have MA Virtual keyboard enabled for system wide use. Check the user manual section 5.3.2      

o   Enabling the system wide virtual keyboard

·         Please note that navigation, typing text and text review functionality will not work if the MA screen reader and VK are not correctly set.

Entering and Editing Text Using Braille

·         When focus lands on an edit control, Braille output automatically switches to edit mode so that MA displays the text cursor by raising dots 7 and 8.

·         When typing text using Grade 1 or 2 Braille, remember that the text is not translated until you press space or enter, or perform a command that moves focus or displays a message. Keep in mind that the Braille grade used for input is not necessarily the same as the one set for Braille output, so use the appropriate commands for configuring input and output Braille grades in order to be certain.

·         You can use the backspace command assigned to the key combination specific to your Braille device while typing in any grade to delete the character to the left of the text cursor. Note that this command may be used even before the text typed in Grade 1 or 2 Braille is translated. If you wish to clear everything you have typed so far that has not yet been translated, use the Braille Escape command available on all supported Braille devices.

 

Braille Output Mode

 

·         In MA, screen contents are displayed in Braille in a way that will give you an idea of visual information such as format, hierarchy, control type, and state. This is the default Braille output mode called "Braille format". In this mode, MA sends information to the display that is relevant to the current cursor position. The information sent includes things such as control type, dialog name, or number of items in a list (where the list index is not displayed visually on the screen).

·         It is possible to change the Braille output mode to "Speech emulation". In this mode, MA sends to the Braille display exactly what it sends to the speech engine. Instead of Braille indicators for control information, the words that are spoken by MA when it comes across that control are displayed. For example, in Braille Format mode, “li” and “bt” are used to indicate the list and button. In Speech Emulation mode, the words "list" and "button" are shown in Braille instead.

·         Each Braille device has its own Braille command for switching between these two Braille output modes.

 

Settings

 

Location: MA > Settings > Braille Settings:

·         Braille Device: this option lists all the Bluetooth devices paired with the phone. You need to select the Braille display you wish to use with MA.

·         Device Model: this option lists all the supported Braille device models along with the manufacturer name. You need to select the model of the Braille device selected in the Braille Device option.

·         Show Control Indicator:  checkbox (selected by default). Apart from displaying text, MA also helps you determine if focus is on a control, and to know the control type and state. Language-dependent Braille indicators for control information are also displayed before the label of the control in focus. Indicators are always displayed in computer Braille, no matter what Braille grade is set, and dots 7 and 8 appear in all their cells to help distinguish them from regular text. If the control does not change state, then the Braille indicator consists of only two characters which are letters that relate to the control type name. The letters used in the indicators also vary according to the language of the selected TTS engine. For example, a button is indicated by the letters “bt” in English, but by the letters “kn” in Dutch where a button is called "knop". On the other hand, if the control changes state, then there is a third character in the indicator, which is a symbol that is kept constant in all languages though the dot patterns may differ. For example, a full 6-dot cell will indicate that a checkbox or radio button is checked/pressed, while dots 3, 6 means that it is not checked or selected.

·         Uncontract Word Under Cursor: checkbox (selected by default).

·         Suppress Capital Sign: checkbox (not selected by default). This option allows you to enable suppressing of the capital sign when displaying text in the Braille display. This option is useful for small Braille devices so that the maximum text can be displayed.

·         Show Control Prompts: check box (selected by default). This option allows you to see prompts associated with certain controls. If the option is disabled, the help prompt (if available for the control) will not be available on the Braille display.

·         Automatically Mute Speech: checkbox (not selected by default). This option allows you to mute speech as soon as Braille is enabled. This option is useful for deaf-blind users and for those who wish to use the phone with a Braille display while in a meeting.

·         Incoming Call Action: allows you to select the action that MA will perform when the device receives a call. The available options are: 

o   Display Caller ID: shows the caller information on the Braille display as long as the phone keeps ringing,

o   Braille Flash: shows caller information on the Braille device as a flash message, and

o   Do Nothing: will not show the caller information on the device.

·         Cursor Blinking: use this option to set the rate of cursor blinking or to completely turn off cursor blinking.

 

Grades and Braille Table configurations:

Location: MA > Settings > Braille Settings > Grades and Tables

·         Input Braille Grade

·         Output Braille Grade

·         6 Dot Computer Braille table

·         8 Dot Computer Braille table

·         Grade 1 Braille Table

·         Grade 2 Braille Table

 

Braille Connection Settings:

Location: MA > Braille Settings > Connection Settings

·         Keep Phone On: prevents the phone from going to sleep when the Braille device is connected.

·         Automatically Reconnect

·         Automatically Turn off Bluetooth

·         Speak Braille Status

Braille Commands:

Check the end of this document for a list of commands for all compatible Braille displays.

 

16.   Text Input Settings

MA > Settings > Text Input

·         Keyboard Echo.

·         Speak Deleted Character.

·         Speak Line Number: this option enables MA to announce the line numbers available in an edit field and also as the cursor moves.

·         Secret Mode: list verbosity choices for password fields.

·         Virtual Keyboard: explained above in the VK section.

17.   Audio and Vibration Settings

MA > Settings > Audio and Vibration

·         Sound Feedback for Navigation: enable MA sounds to indicate navigation to the next control or list item.

·         Vibration Feedback for Navigation.

·         Stop speech when tapping the proximity sensor. To locate the sensor on the phone, consult the phone manual.

18.   Screen Reader Settings

MA > Settings > Screen Reader

·         Notify when leaving MA: when using MA, this option opens a notification when moving to an application or window outside the MA Suite. For example, when opening an application using the Apps menu.

·         Speak System Notifications: read only the notifications that are updated on the system notification window.

19.   Quick Menu

The MA Quick menu lists all the functions or settings options for the currently selected application or window. It has the following general options:

·         Date and Time: MA reads the time and date of the device.

·         Device Status: MA reads the device status including network, battery, notifications etc.

·         Show System Notifications Screen: this option will only be available if the MA screen reader is enabled.

·         Enable / Disable Braille: only available if Braille is configured under Braille Settings.

20.   Web Browser

The web application can be used for browser actions outside MA. For instance, when you click a link in an SMS or in an email, you are presented with a list of available web browsers, where you can select one to process the action. Note that in the list of browser actions, you can select the “Default for this action” check box to make the MA web browser the default application to process web action requests. To clear the defaults, go to Phone Settings > MA and activate the “Clear defaults” button.

 

Navigation Keystrokes and Working with Forms Controls

·         Slide or arrow up / down: read previous / next line.

·         Slide or arrow left / right: jump to previous / next web element according to jump mode.

·         Enter or double tap: activate web element. When in an edit box, this opens a box to type and read text. When in a list or combo box, this opens the list of choices of the control for navigation and selection.

·         When in an edit box: after opening, long press the menu key to set the review mode and use the left / right keys to review the text. For more reading options use the Quick menu.

·         Tap, hold and move the finger to review the web page elements on the screen.

Jump Modes

·         Long press the menu key to set jump modes to character, word, links, heading, forms etc.

·         Alternatively, use Quick menu > Navigation options to set jump modes.

Working with Downloads

When a download link is activated, MA confirms the downloading process. As soon as the download starts, a notification is placed in the system notification window and the manage download option is available in the Quick menu to let the user check download status and to be able to cancel the download. MA keeps announcing the progress and also announces the completion.

Note that if the option “Use system download methods” is enabled, when clicking a download link, the user is prompted to select other web browsers and the download process is handled by the selected web browser.

Quick Menu > Open Download Folder: Opens folder where downloads are placed.

Quick Menu > Manage Downloads: Only available while a file download is in progress.  Lists the files that are being downloaded along with their download percentage. Use the option “Cancel All downloads” to abort all downloads or activate an item to cancel the selected download.

Quick Menu > Address Bar

·         Open a web page: type or use speech recognition to enter a web page address to open. Note that “www.” is already entered in the box for your convenience.

·         Adding a bookmark: open a page, open the address bar window, navigate to it and activate “Add to Favorites”.

·         Clear Favorites: delete all bookmarked pages.

·         Use the list to open a bookmarked webpage.

Quick menu > Browser Functions

·         Search the Current Page: type text in an edit box and press the OK button. Use left / right arrow or slides to find previous / next occurrences.

·         Go Home: opens the default browser page.

·         Stop: stops downloading the page. Alternatively you can use the back key.

·         Back: navigate to previously opened page.

·         Forward: navigate to next opened page.

·         Reload: similar to refresh on a desktop browser.

Quick Menu > Navigation

Navigation jump options.

Quick Menu > Reading

Reading options such as Read From Current Position, Read From Top, Read Summary and Read Title.

Quick Menu > Settings

Most options are self-explanatory. Other options are discussed here:

·         Home Page: open to edit the home page’s address.

·         Remember Last Visited Web: if enabled, when starting up, the browser loads the same page that was open in the last browsing session.

·         Reset Navigation on Download: if enabled, sets the navigation (jump mode) to links when opening a link. If not enabled, the navigation mode is kept the same when opening a new page.

·         Touch Screen works as Arrow Keys: this option enables the use of slides to navigate web page elements. If disabled, the option will let you slide on the screen to scroll the page horizontally or vertically and MA will announce the page percentage. This is useful for a person with low vision.

·         Use Device Back Button to Navigate History: this option will allow you step back through your page’s navigation history with each press of the back button.

·         Use Desktop Layout: by enabling this option the web browser tries to open the web site’s desktop version (if available) instead of the mobile version, potentially providing a more accessible page.

·         Use system default Download Method: enabling this option allows users to select other browsers to process the downloading of the file.

·         Open file when download finishes: Only possible if download is managed by MA Web.

 

21.   Email

Setting up Email

Opening the email application for the first time requires you to enter your email account credentials. Go to Quick menu > Settings > Gmail account for the email address and Password for the password information. After entering the information, exit the application and re-open it.

Navigation and Account Structure

With your account configured correctly, opening the application will present the Google mail mobile folder. Open the gmail folder to view a complete list of account folders. Use the Quick menu to explore all options related to email such as compose, reply, forward etc. Reading and navigation options similar to those available for web pages are available in the Quick menu for open messages.

Settings

·         Gmail Account.

·         Password.

·         Download messages in groups of: sets the number of messages to retrieve from the server when downloading messages.

·         Email Check Frequency.

22.   Contacts

Filtering Contacts

Opening the contacts application lists all the phone contacts in alphabetical order. To filter or find a contact, navigate to or tap the top edit box and start typing. You can also start typing anywhere in the contact list. As soon as you start typing, MA reads the first result and also announces the number of matching results.

Creating and Editing Contacts

Use the Quick menu > Create contact option to create a new contact. This screen is similar to the edit contact screen.

·         You must enter a first or last name.

·         To add a phone number, you must use “add phone number” and to add email or postal address, you must use the “add email / address” button.

·         By activating any of the add buttons, focus jumps to the edit box of the field.

·         Slide up from the edit box to locate the type button, and activate it to choose a different type. The type button represents, for example, the home phone or home email etc.

·         Slide down to locate the remove button. This removes the last focused email / phone number / postal address.

·         To enter the postal address, double tap or enter to open a sub-form consisting of fields such as City, ZIP / Postal code etc.

·         When you have finished, make sure to activate the save changes button.

23.   SMS

·         Open the SMS application to list all the message conversations. Open a specific element to view all messages of the conversation.

·         Use the Quick menu to use SMS related options such as reply, forward etc.

·         Use the “Compose new message” button to open a new message window. Slide or arrow up / down to browse all the fields.

·         To enter multiple contacts in the “To” field, use the “Add from contacts” button or enter phone numbers separated by a “;” (semicolon).

24.   Alarms

·         Open the alarm application to list all the alarms currently set. The “Create new alarm” button is at the top of the list.

·         Touch and explore the top of the screen to read the time.

·         In the minute / hour edit box, you can enter the value directly or can enter / double tap to open a list and select a value.

·         When the alarm rings, double tap the screen to read the alarm description.

·         When the alarm rings, slide or volume up to snooze the alarm for 10 minutes. Note that after snoozing the alarm you can quickly slide down to cancel the snooze.

·         When the alarm rings, slide or volume down to stop the alarm.

25.   Calendar

Calendar Views

·         The calendar application retrieves data from the phone’s calendar application, hence it is important to have the Google sync account configured. If you have problems doing this, check the standard phone calendar application’s settings for sync options.

·         Opening the calendar application lists the items in Agenda view.

·         Use the Quick menu to change to different views such as week, month, day etc.

·         Use the previous (bottom left) and next (bottom right) buttons in the agenda view to view previous or next day.

·         Touch and explore the screen to learn about different views.

·         You can use slides or arrow keys to navigate in the grid of week or month views.

Creating an Entry

·         Use the new event option from the Quick menu to create a new entry in the calendar application.

·         Checking “All day” in the new entry window will hide the time controls.

·         Make sure to select a calendar using the calendar combo box.

26.   Where am I

This application gives GPS location information. To work correctly, it is important to have GPS turned on and to have an active Internet connection over a Wi-Fi or cellular network. Touch and explore the screen to read information such as connection status (top of screen), current address (middle of screen) and latitude information (bottom of screen).

27.   Notes

This is a simple application to facilitate reading / editing plain text (txt) files and taking notes. Use navigation commands to access the application’s interface and use the Quick menu to check for various reading and navigation functions.

Note that the application limits the size of the files that can be opened. When opening a large file, it opens a part of the file and the rest of the file is loaded in the background. During this load time the save button is disabled.

Also note that extremely large files (> 1 MB) cannot be opened.

28.   Explorer

This is a simple application to manage files and folders on the phone. Use the navigation commands to manage the application and use the Quick menu options for related functionality.

The file and folder names are suggested and the suggestion works on an incremental basis (e.g. Directory1, Directory2 and so on).

Note that when opening system protected files and folders, the application gives a warning. It is strongly recommended not to change anything in those locations unless you are sure about the effect of the change.

29.   Settings

·         Quick Menu > System Location Settings: open the location settings of the phone for using GPS and Wi-Fi for location tracking.

·         Quick Menu > Settings > Speak Connection Status: enable the speaking of connection status automatically.

·         Quick Menu > Settings > Speak Location Automatically: enable the speaking of location information automatically.

·         Quick Menu > Settings > Show Coordinates: enable the display of latitude information at the bottom of the screen.

30.   Apps

·         When the Apps window is opened, a list of all the applications installed on the phone is displayed. Note that it may take some time to load the list as it requires the collection of information.

·         You can use first letter navigation to find applications and can double tap or enter to open them.

·         To uninstall an application, select it in the list and use the Quick menu > Uninstall option.

31.   Contacting Code Factory and Submitting Issues via the Help Desk

·         Submit a help desk ticket at http://www.codefactory.cat/helpdesk/index.php?a=add and view your submitted tickets at http://www.codefactory.cat/helpdesk/ticket.php

·         You can use the Quick menu from the MA window and select Support > Get help to view the Code Factory Help Desk.

·         Write to sales@codefactory.es for sales related issues.

32.   Reading the Manual

Use the Quick menu from the MA window and select Support > Read Manual online to open the MA user manual.

33.   Privacy policy

Find the full Privacy policy at http://codefactoryglobal.com/privacy-policy/

34.   Braille Commands

o   Alva

Action

Command

Simulate Enter key

Nav Center

Simulate Space key

Use Braille Feature Pack

Braille Backspace

SP4 (Hold)

Delete Key

Use Braille Feature Pack

Braille Escape (to clear G1 or G2 text buffer)

Use Braille Feature Pack

Previous Control

TK3+SP4 (Hold)

Next Control

TK3+SP1 (Hold)

Previous character

Left arrow

Next character

Right arrow

Previous line / List Item

Up arrow

Next line / List Item

Down arrow

Previous Word

TK3+left arrow

Next Word

TK3+right arrow

Previous Paragraph

TK3+up arrow

Next Paragraph

TK3+down arrow

Page Up

left arrow (Hold)

Page Down

right arrow(Hold)

Start of Line

TK3+left arrow(Hold)

End of Line

TK3+right arrow(Hold)

Top of Text or List

TK3+up arrow(Hold)

Bottom of Text or List

TK3+down arrow(Hold)

Read from the top

up arrow (Hold)

Read from cursor position

down arrow (Hold)

Select Previous Character

TK2+left arrow

Select Next Character

TK2 + right arrow

Select Previous Word

TK2+TK3+left arrow

Select Next Word

TK2+TK3 + right arrow

Select Previous Line

TK2+up arrow

Select Next Line

TK2 + down arrow

Select All Text

TK2+TK3+up arrow

Select Text from Cursor

TK2+TK3+down arrow

Toggle Navigation Mode

SP4

Open Configuration Screen

TK3+SP4

Speak Date and Time

ET1 Single

Open Quick Menu

SP1 Hold

Toggle Braille Cursor

ET1+ET3

Interrupt Speech

TK3

Toggle Speech Mute

ET2+ET3+ET4

Open Web Browser Address Bar

ET3+ET4

Speak Position inside Web Page

ET3

Increase Speed Rate

TK3+ET3

Decrease Speed Rate

TK3+ET4

Increase Volume

TK3+ET1

Decrease Volume

TK3+ET2

Toggle Keyboard Echo

ET2 Hold

Simulate Dial (Answer) Key

SP2

Simulate Hang up Key

SP3

Toggle Punctuation Level

ET4 Hold

Speak Device Status (Battery, Signal, etc.)

TK3+SP1

Cut Text

N/A

Copy Text

N/A

Paste Text

N/A

Toggle Secret Mode

ET2+ET4

Change only input Braille Grade

TK3+TK4

Change both output and input Braille Grades

TK2+TK3

Change Braille Output Mode

TK2+TK4

Close Current Window

TK3+ET2 Hold

Pan Left

TK1

Pan Right

TK5

 

o   Optelec EasyLink 12 / EasyLink Keyboard and BraillePen 12 / BraillePen Slim

Action

Command

Simulate Enter key

Nav Center, or Space+E

Simulate Space key

Space

Braille Backspace

Space+B

Delete Key

Space+dots45

Braille Escape (to clear G1 or G2 text buffer)

Shift+Space

Dot 7

Shift

Dot 8

Control

Previous Control

Space+dots23 or Ctrl + Shift

Next Control

Space+dots56, or Space+Ctrl

Previous character

Space+dot3, or Nav Left

Next character

Space+dot6, or Nav Right

Previous line / List Item

Space+dot1, or Nav Up

Next line / List Item

Space+dot4, or Nav down

Previous Word

Space+dot2, or Ctrl+Nav Left

Next Word

Space+dot5, or Ctrl+Nav Right

Previous Paragraph

Space+Ctrl+dot3, or Ctrl+Nav Up

Next Paragraph

Space+Ctrl+dot6, or Ctrl+Nav Down

Page Up

Space+Ctrl+dot2

Page Down

Space+Ctrl+dot5

Start of Line

Space+Ctrl+dot1

End of Line

Space+Ctrl+dot4

Top of Text or List

Space+dots123

Bottom of Text or List

Space+dots456

Read from the top

Space+Ctrl+dots123, or Ctrl+Left Pan

Read from cursor position

Space+Ctrl+dots456, or Ctrl+Right Pan

Select Previous Character

Space+Shift+dot3, or Shift+Nav Left

Select Next Character

Space+Shift+dot6, or Shift+Nav Right

Select Previous Word

Space+Shift+dot2, or Shift+Ctrl+Nav Left

Select Next Word

Space+Shift+dot5, or Shift+Ctrl+Nav Right

Select Previous Line

Space+Shift+dot1, or Shift+Nav Up

Select Next Line

Space+Shift+dot4, or Shift+Nav down

Select All Text

Space+Shift+Ctrl+dot3, or Shift+Ctrl+Nav Up

Select Text from Cursor

Space+Shift+Ctrl+dot6, or Shift+Ctrl+Nav Down

Toggle Navigation Mode

Space+Shift+dot6, or Space+Right Pan

Open Configuration Screen

Space+Ctrl+C

Speak Date and Time

Space+D

Open Quick Menu

Space+Ctrl+M

Toggle Braille Cursor

Space+N

Interrupt Speech

Ctrl

Toggle Speech Mute

Space+Ctrl+U

Open Web Browser Address Bar

Space+Shift+Ctrl+dot1

Speak Position inside Web Page

Space+Shift+Ctrl+dot4

Simulate Dial (Answer) Key

Shift+Nav Center or Space+Shift+dots15

Simulate Hang Up Key

Control+Nav Center or Space+Shift+dots125

Toggle Punctuation Level

Space+Ctrl+P

Speak Device Status (Battery, Signal, etc.)

Space+Ctrl+S

Cut Text

Space+dots13467

Copy Text

Space+dots147

Paste Text

Space+dots12367

Toggle Secret Mode

Space+dots16

Change only input Braille Grade

Space+I

Change both output and input Braille Grades

Space+G

Change Braille Output Mode

Space+O

Close Current Window

Space+X, or Shift+Space+Ctrl

Pan Left

Left Pan

Pan Right

Right Pan

 

o   Baum VarioConnect and Humanware Braille connect

Action

Command

Simulate Enter key

Nav Center

Simulate Space key

Left Space or Right Space

Braille Backspace

D1,D2, or Both Spaces+b

Delete Key

D4,D5, or Both Spaces+BK3,6

Braille Escape (to clear G1 or G2 text buffer)

Both Spaces+z

Inner LFN

Inner RFN

Previous Control

D1,D3

Next Control

D4,D6

Previous character

D3, or Both Spaces+BK3, or Nav Left

Next character

D3, or Both Spaces+BK3, or Nav Left

Previous line / List Item

D1, or Both Spaces+BK1, or Nav Up

Next line / List Item

D4, or Both Spaces+BK4, or Nav Down

Previous Word

Both Spaces+BK2

Next Word

Both Spaces+BK5

Previous Paragraph

Both Spaces+BK2,3

Next Paragraph

Both Spaces+BK5,6

Page Up

D1,D2,D3,D4, or Both Spaces+p

Page Down

D1,D3,D4,D5, or Both Spaces+n

Start of Line

Both Spaces+BK1,3

End of Line

BothS paces+BK4,6

Top of Text or List

D1+D2+D3, or Both Spaces+BK1,2,3

Bottom of Text or List

D4,D5,D6, or Both Spaces+BK4,5,6

Read from the top

D2,D3,D4,D5,D6, or Both Spaces+BK2,3,4,5,6

Read from cursor position

D1,D2,D4,D5,D6, or Both Spaces+BK1,2,4,5,6

Select Previous Character

Inner LFN+Nav Left

Select Next Character

Inner LFN+Nav Right

Select Previous Word

Inner LFN+Inner RFN+Nav Left

Select Next Word

Inner LFN+Inner RFN+Nav Right

Select Previous Line

Inner LFN+Nav Up

Select Next Line

Inner LFN+Nav Down

Select All Text

Inner LFN+Inner RFN+Nav Up

Select Text from Cursor

Inner LFN+Inner RFN+Nav Down

Toggle Navigation Mode

Space+Outer RFN

Open Configuration Screen

D1,D4, or Both Spaces+c

Speak Date and Time

D1,D4,D5, or Both Spaces+d

Open Quick Menu

D2,D5, or Both Spaces+BK2,5

Toggle Braille Cursor

Both Spaces+u

Interrupt Speech

Both Spaces

Toggle Speech Mute

D1,D3,D6

Open Web Browser Address Bar

D2,D4,D5,D6, or Both Spaces+w

Speak Position inside Web Page

D1,D4,D6, or Both Spaces+BK1,4,6

Simulate Dial (Answer) Key

Outer LFN+Inner LFN

Simulate Hang up Key

Outer RFN+Inner RFN

Toggle Punctuation Level

D1+D2+D3+D4, or Both Spaces+P

Speak Device Status (Battery, Signal, etc.)

D2,D3,D4, or Both Spaces+s

Cut Text

Both Spaces+dots13467

Copy Text

Both Spaces+dots147

Paste Text

Both Spaces+dots12367

Toggle Secret Mode

Both Spaces+BK1,6

Change only input Braille Grade

Both Spaces+i

Change both output and input Braille Grades

D1,D2,D4,D5, or Both Spaces+G

Change Braille Output Mode

D1,D3,D5

Close Current Window

D1,D3,D4,D6, or Both Spaces+x

Pan Left

D2, or Outer LFN

Pan Right

D5, or Outer RFN

 

o   BAUM PocketVario / SuperVario / Brailliant

Action

Command

Simulate Enter key

D3 + D6, Cursor-Routing in Braille Cursor mode

Simulate Space key

D2+D3+D5+D6

Braille Escape (to clear G1 or G2 text buffer)

D1 + D5

Previous Control

D1+D2

Next Control

D4+D5

Previous character

D3

Next character

D6

Previous line / List Item

D1

Next line / List Item

D4

Previous Word

D2

Next Word

D5

Previous Paragraph

D2 + D6

Next Paragraph

D3 + D5

Page Up

D2+D3+D5

Page Down

D2+D5+D6

Start of Line

D1+D6

End of Line

D3+D4

Top of Text or List

D1+D2+D3

Bottom of Text or List

D4+D5+D6

Read from the top

D1+D2+D3+D5+D6

Read from cursor position

D2+D3+D4+D5+D6

Toggle Navigation Mode

D5 + D6

Open Configuration Screen

D1 + D4

Speak Date and Time

D1+D4+D5

Open Quick Menu

D2+D5

Toggle Braille Cursor

D1+D3+D4+D5

Interrupt Speech

D2+D4

Toggle Speech Mute

D1+D3+D6

Open Web Browser Address Bar

D2+D4+D6

Speak Position inside Web Page

D1+D4+D6

Simulate Dial (Answer) Key

D1 + D3

Simulate Hang up Key

D4 + D6

Toggle Punctuation Level

D1+D2+D3+D4

Speak Device Status (Battery, Signal, etc.)

D2 + D3 + D4

Change both output and input Braille Grades

D1+D2+D4+D5

Change Braille Output Mode

D1+D3+D5

Close Current Window

D1+D3+D4+D6

Pan Left

D2

Pan Right

D5

 

o   EuroBraille

 

Action

Command

Simulate Enter key

Space + Backspace, Joystick Center, or Cursor-Routing

Simulate Space key

Space

Braille Backspace

Backspace

Delete Key

Space+dots45

Braille Escape (to clear G1 or G2 text buffer)

Space+dots15(e)

Previous Control

LTA Center, or Space + dots23

Next Control

RTA Center, or Space + dots56

Previous character

Joystick Left, Space + dot3

Next character

Joystick Right, Space + dot6

Previous line / List Item

Joystick Up, Space + dot1

Next line / List Item

Joystick Down, Space + Ddot4

Previous Word

Space + dot2

Next Word

Space + dot5

Previous Paragraph

Space + dots237

Next Paragraph

Space + dots568

Page Up

Space + dots137

Page Down

Space + dots468

Start of Line

Space+dots13

End of Line

Space+dots46

Top of Text or List

Space+dots123

Bottom of Text or List

Space+dots456

Read from the top

Space + dots1237

Read from cursor position

Space + dots4568

Select Previous Character

Back space + dot3

Select Next Character

Back space + dot6

Select Previous Word

Back space + dot2

Select Next Word

Back space + dot 5

Select Previous Line

Back space + dot1

Select Next Line

Back space + dot4

Select All Text

Back space + dots123

Select Text from Cursor

Back space + dots456

Toggle Navigation Mode

Space + dot8

Open Configuration Screen

Space + dots14(c)

Speak Date and Time

Space + dots145(d)

Open Quick Menu

Back space + dots134(m)

Toggle Braille Cursor

Back space + dots1345(n)

Interrupt Speech

Back space + dots78

Toggle Speech Mute

Space + Back space + dots136(u)

Open Web Browser Address Bar

Space + Back space + dot1

Speak Position inside Web Page

Space + Back space + dots25

Increase Speed Rate

Space + dots345

Decrease Speed Rate

Space + dots126

Increase Volume

Space + dots356

Decrease Volume

Space + dots236

Toggle Keyboard Echo

Space + dots158

Simulate Dial (Answer) Key

Back space + dot7

Simulate Hang up Key

Back space + dot8

Toggle Punctuation Level

Back space+P

Speak Device Status (Battery, Signal, etc.)

Space + dots234(s)

Cut Text

Space + dots13467

Copy Text

Space + dots147

Paste Text

Space + dots12367

Toggle Secret Mode

Space + dot8 + dots234(s)

Change only input Braille Grade

Space + dots24(i)

Change both output and input Braille Grades

Space + dots1245(g)

Change Braille Output Mode

Space + dots135(o)

Close Current Window

Space + dots1346(x)

Pan Left

LTA Left, or RTA Left

Pan Right

LTA Right, or RTA Right

 

o   Braillino and BrailleStar

Action

Command

Simulate Enter key

Dot8, or RTA Center

Simulate Space key

Left Space or Right Space

Braille Backspace

Dot7, or Space+B

Delete Key

Space+dots45

Braille Escape (to clear G1 or G2 text buffer)

Both Spaces+E

Previous Control

Space+dots23, or Space+LTA Center

Next Control

Space+dots56, or LTA Center

Previous character

Space+dot3

Next character

Space+dot6

Previous line / List Item

Space+dot1, or LTA Up

Next line / List Item

Space+dot4, or LTA Down

Previous Word

Space+dot2

Next Word

Space+dot5

Previous Paragraph

Space+dots37, or Space+RTA Up

Next Paragraph

Space+dots68, or Space+RTA Down

Page Up

Space+dots27, or Space+LTA Up

Page Down

Space+dots58, or Space+LTA Down

Start of Line

Space+dots13, or Both Spaces+RTA Up

End of Line

Space+dots46, or Both Spaces+RTA Down

Top of Text or List

Space+dots123, or Both Spaces+LTA Up

Bottom of Text or List

Space+dots456, or Both Spaces+LTA Down

Read from the top

Space+dots237, or LTA Up+RTA Up

Read from cursor position

Space+dots568, or LTA Down+RTA Down

Select Previous Character

Right Center+dot3

Select Next Character

Right Center+dot6

Select Previous Word

Right Center+dot2

Select Next Word

Right Center+dot2

Select Previous Line

Right Center+dot1

Select Next Line

Right Center+dot4

Select All Text

Right Center+dot2

Select Text from Cursor

RTA Center+dots456

Toggle Navigation Mode

Space+dot8, or Space+RTA Up

Open Configuration Screen

Both Spaces+C

Speak Date and Time

Space+D

Open Quick Menu

Both Spaces+M, or Both Spaces+RTA Center

Toggle Braille Cursor

Space+N, or RTA Center+dot7

Interrupt Speech

Both Spaces

Toggle Speech Mute

Both Spaces+U

Open Web Browser Address Bar

Both Spaces+dots237, or LTA Center+A

Speak Position inside Web Page

Both Spaces+dots568, or LTA Center+dot4

Simulate Dial (Answer) Key

Space+LTA Down

Simulate Hang up Key

Space+RTA Down

Toggle Punctuation Level

Both Spaces+dot8+P

Speak Device Status (Battery, Signal, etc.)

Both Spaces+S

Cut Text

Space+dots13467

Copy Text

Space+dots147

Paste Text

Space+dots12367

Toggle Secret Mode

Space+dot8+S

Change only input Braille Grade

Space+I

Change both output and input Braille Grades

Space+G

Change Braille Output Mode

Space+O

Close Current Window

Space+X, or LTA Center+dot7

Pan Left

RTA Up

Pan Right

RTA Down

 

o   EasyBraille

Action

Command

Simulate Enter key

Both Spaces

Simulate Space key

Left Space or Right Space

Braille Backspace

dot7, or Space+B

Delete Key

Space+dots45

Braille Escape (to clear G1 or G2 text buffer)

Both Spaces+E

Previous Control

Space+dots23

Next Control

Space+dots56

Previous character

Space+dot3

Next character

Space+dot6

Previous line / List Item

Space+dot1

Next line / List Item

Space+dot4

Previous Word

Space+dot2

Next Word

Space+dot5

Previous Paragraph

Space+dots37

Next Paragraph

Space+dots68

Page Up

Space+dots27

Page Down

Space+dots58

Start of Line

Space+dots13

End of Line

Space+dots46

Top of Text or List

Space+dots123

Bottom of Text or List

Space+dots456

Read from the top

Space+dots237

Read from cursor position

Space+dots568

Select Previous Character

dot8+dot3

Select Next Character

dot8+dot6

Select Previous Word

dot8+dot2

Select Next Word

dot8+dot5

Select Previous Line

dot8+dot1

Select Next Line

dot8+dot4

Select All Text

dot8+dots123

Select Text from Cursor

dot8+456

Toggle Navigation Mode

Space+dot8

Open Configuration Screen

Both Spaces+C

Speak Date and Time

Space+D

Open Quick Menu

Both Spaces+M

Toggle Braille Cursor

Space+N

Interrupt Speech

Both Spaces

Toggle Speech Mute

Both Spaces+U

Open Web Browser Address Bar

Both Spaces+dots237

Speak Position inside Web Page

Both Spaces+dots568

Simulate Dial (Answer) Key

Both Spaces+dot7

Simulate Hang up Key

Both Spaces+dot8

Toggle Punctuation Level

Both Spaces+dot8+P

Speak Device Status (Battery, Signal, etc.)

Both Spaces+S

Cut Text

Space+dots13467

Copy Text

Space+dots147

Paste Text

Space+dots12367

Toggle Secret Mode

Space+dot8+S

Change only input Braille Grade

Space+I

Change both output and input Braille Grades

Space+G

Change Braille Output Mode

Space+O

Close Current Window

Space+X

Pan Left

dot 7

Pan Right

dot 8

 

o   BrailleWave

Action

Command

Simulate Enter key

Enter

Simulate Space key

Space

Braille Backspace

Space+B

Delete Key

Space+dots45

Braille Escape (to clear G1 or G2 text buffer)

Escape

key 7

key 8

Previous Control

Space+dots23

Next Control

Space+dots56

Previous character

Space+dot3

Next character

Space+dot6

Previous line / List Item

Space+dot1

Next line / List Item

Space+dot4

Previous Word

Space+dot2

Next Word

Space+dot5

Previous Paragraph

Space+dots37

Next Paragraph

Space+dots68

Page Up

Space+dots27

Page Down

Space+dots58

Start of Line

Space+dots13

End of Line

Space+dots46

Top of Text or List

Space+dots123

Bottom of Text or List

Space+dots456

Read from the top

Space+dots237

Read from cursor position

Space+dots568

Select Previous Character

dot8+dot3

Select Next Character

dot8+dot6

Select Previous Word

dot8+dot2

Select Next Word

dot8+dot5

Select Previous Line

dot8+dot1

Select Next Line

dot8+dot4

Select All Text

dot8+dots123

Select Text from Cursor

dot8+dots456

Toggle Navigation Mode

Space+dot8

Open Configuration Screen

Space+C

Open Quick Menu

Space+dot7+M

Toggle Braille Cursor

Space+N

Interrupt Speech

Space+dots78

Toggle Speech Mute

dot8+U

Open Web Browser Address Bar

Space+dots78+A

Speak Position inside Web Page

Space+dots146

Simulate Dial (Answer) Key

Space+dots1237

Simulate Hang up Key

Space+dots4568

Speak Device Status (Battery, Signal, etc.)

Space+dot7+S

Cut Text

Space+dots13467

Copy Text

Space+dots147

Paste Text

Space+dots12367

Toggle Secret Mode

Space+dot8+S

Change only input Braille Grade

Space+I

Change both output and input Braille Grades

Space+G

Change Braille Output Mode

Space+O

Close Current Window

Space+X

Pan Left

dot7

Pan Right

dot8

 

 

 

 

 

o   Freedom Scientific Focus 14 / 40 Blue

Action

Command

Simulate Enter key

key 8

Simulate Space key

space

Braille Backspace

Space+B

Delete Key

Space+dots45

Braille Escape (to clear G1 or G2 text buffer)

key 7 alone or Space + e

Previous Control

Space + dots23

Next Control

Space + dots56

Previous character

Space+dot3

Next character

Space+dot6

Previous line / List Item

WhizWheel Up or Rocker UP or Space+dot1

Next line / List Item

WhizWheel down or Rocker down or Space+dot4

Previous Word

Space+dot2

Next Word

Space+dot5

Previous Paragraph

Space + dots26

Next Paragraph

Space + dots35

Page Up

Space+dot235

Page Down

Space+dot256

Start of Line

panning button + Rocker bar up

End of Line

panning button + Rocker bar down

Top of Text or List

Space+dots123

Bottom of Text or List

Space+dots456

Read from the top

Space+dots12356

Read from cursor position

Space+dots23456

Select Previous Character

Shift+dot3

Select Next Character

Shift+dot6

Select Previous Word

Shift+dot2

Select Next Word

Shift+dot5

Select Previous Line

Shift+dot1

Select Next Line

Shift+dot4

Select All Text

Shift+dot123

Select Text from Cursor

Shift+456

Toggle Navigation Mode

Right selector button

Open Configuration Screen

Space+C

Speak Date and Time

Space+D

Open Quick Menu

Space+dots25

Toggle Braille Cursor

Space+dots1345

Interrupt Speech

Space+dots78

Toggle Speech Mute

Space+U

Open Web Browser Address Bar

Space+dots246

Speak Position inside Web Page

Space+dots146

Toggle Keyboard Echo

Space + K

Simulate Dial (Answer) Key

Space+dot7+D

Simulate Hang up Key

Space+Dot7+H

Toggle Punctuation Level

Space+dot7+p

Speak Device Status (Battery, Signal, etc.)

Space+S

Cut Text

Space+dots13467

Copy Text

Space+dots147

Paste Text

Space+dots12367

Toggle Secret Mode

Space+dots16

Change only input Braille Grade

Space+dots24

Change both output and input Braille Grades

Space+dots1245

Change Braille Output Mode

Space+dots135

Close Current Window

Space+dots1346

Pan Left

Left panning button

Pan Right

Right panning button

 

 

o   Humanware Brailliant BI40, Bl32 and B80

 

Please note: on the B80, the thumb Key up is the Back key instead of Backspace.

 

Action

Command

Simulate Enter key

C3 / C6 or Thumb key Down

Simulate Space key

Space

Braille Backspace

Thumb key Up

Delete Key

Space+D

Braille Escape (to clear G1 or G2 text buffer)

Shift+Space or Space+E

Previous Control

Space+Dots 13

Next Control

Space+Ctrl or Space+Dots 4-6

Previous character

Space+dot3

Next character

Space+dot6

Previous line / List Item

Space+dot1

Next line / List Item

Space+dot4

Previous Word

Space+dot2

Next Word

Space+dot5

Previous Paragraph

Space++Ctrl+dot1

Next Paragraph

Space+Ctrl+dot4

Page Up

Space+Dots12

Page Down

Space+Dots45

Start of Line

Space+Dots23

End of Line

Space+Dots56

Top of Text or List

Space+dots123

Bottom of Text or List

Space+dots456

Read from the top

Space+Shift+dots123, or C1

Read from cursor position

Space+Ctrl+dots456, or C4

Select Previous Character

Shift+Space+Dot3

Select Next Character

Shift+Space+Dot6

Select Previous Word

Shift+Space+Dot2

Select Next Word

Shift+Space+Dot5

Select Previous Line

Shift+Space+Dot1

Select Next Line

Shift+Space+Dot4

Select All Text

Shift+Ctrl+Space+Dot1

Select Text from Cursor

Shift+Ctrl+Space+Dot4

Toggle Navigation Mode

C1346 (Command N)

Open Configuration Screen

Space+Ctrl+C

Speak Date and Time

C145 (command D)

Open Quick Menu

Space+Ctrl+M

Toggle Braille Cursor

Space+N

Interrupt Speech

Ctrl

Toggle Speech Mute

Space+Ctrl+U

Open Web Browser Address Bar

C12 (Command B)

Speak Position inside Web Page

C1234 (Command P)

Simulate Dial (Answer) Key

C3+C4

Simulate Hang up Key

C1+C6

Toggle Punctuation Level

Space+Ctrl+P

Speak Device Status (Battery, Signal, etc.)

Space+Ctrl+S

Cut Text

Space+dots13467

Copy Text

Space+dots147

Paste Text

Space+dots12367

Toggle Secret Mode

Space+dots16

Change only input Braille Grade

Space+I

Change both output and input Braille Grades

Space+G

Change Braille Output Mode

Space+O

Close Current Window

Space+X, or Shift+Space+Ctrl

Pan Left

Thumb key Left

Pan Right

Thumb key Right

 

o   HIMS Braille Sense / SyncPad / Braille EDGE

Action

Command

Simulate Enter key

dot8

Previous character

Space+dot3

Next character

Space+dot6

Previous line

Space+dot1

Next line

Space+dot4

Simulate Space key

Space

Press dot 7 in 8-dot input

dot7

Press dot 8 in 8-dot input

dot8

Braille Escape (to clear G1 or G2 text buffer)

Space+dots15

Braille Backspace

dot7

Delete key

Space+dots45

Previous control or link

Space+dots23

Next control or link

Space+dots56

Previous tab or dialog page

Space+dots17

Next tab or dialog page

Space+dots48

Braille Braille pan left

left scroll

Braille pan right

right scroll

Previous word

Space+dot2

Next word

Space+dot5

Previous paragraph

Space+dots237

Next paragraph

Space+dots568

Previous screen (PageUp)

Space+dots126

Next screen (PageDown)

Space+dots345

Start of line

Space+dots13

End of line

Space+dots46

Top of file or list

Space+dots123

Bottom of file or list

Space+dots456

Read from top of file

dots12457

Read from cursor

dots12458

Select previous character

dots37

Select next character

dots67

Select previous line

dots17

Select next line

dots47

Select previous word

dots27

Select next word

dots57

Select all

dots18

Select from cursor

dots128

Activate Left Soft Key

Space+dot7

Activate Right Soft Key

Space+dot8

Simulate Dial key

Space+dots1237

Simulate Hang up key

Space+dots4568

Read status info

Space+dots2348

Switch to application/window

Space+dots2456

Read date and time

Space+dots145

  

 

o    Seika Notetaker

·         Dots 1 through 8: Braille input keys labeled from left to right as 7, 3, 2, 1, 4, 5, 6, 8.

·         Cursor-routing is above on every Braille cell.

·         Left button and Right button are on the left and right side of the Braille cell area respectively.

·         Left Joystick and Right Joystick are below the Left button and Right button respectively. Left Joystick Left (LJL), Left Joystick Right (LJR), Left Joystick Previous (LJP), Left Joystick Next (LJN) and Left Joystick Center (LJC) are the Left Joystick 5 keys. The Right Joystick also has 5 keys: RJL, RJR, RJP, RJN and RJC.

·         Dot7 and Dot8 represent Backspace and Enter respectively if Dot7 and Dot8 aren’t use for typing.

·         There are two Space Buttons between the Left Joystick and Right Joystick.

 

Action

Command

Dial 1

Braille dots according to selected translation table

Dial 2

Braille dots according to selected translation table

Dial 3

Braille dots according to selected translation table

Dial 4

Braille dots according to selected translation table

Dial 5

Braille dots according to selected translation table

Dial 6

Braille dots according to selected translation table

Dial 7

Braille dots according to selected translation table

Dial 8

Braille dots according to selected translation table

Dial 9

Braille dots according to selected translation table

Dial 0

Braille dots according to selected translation table

Dial *

Braille dots according to selected translation table

Dial #

Braille dots according to selected translation table

Enter (Accept)

Enter, RJC, LJC,  Cursor-Routing in Braille Cursor mode

Home

Space + Backspace + dots125(h)

Back(Escape)

Space + dots12(b)

Insert space

Space

Insert Paragraph Marker

Space + dots46

Braille Backspace

Backspace

Clear/Delete

Space + dots145(d)

Braille Pan Left

Left

Braille Pan Right

Right

Previous Character/Grid Item/Tab Sheet

LJL,RJL, Space + dot3

Next Character/Grid Item/Tab Sheet

LJR,RJR, Space + dot6

Previous Line/List Item/Menu Item

LJP,RJP, Space + dot1

Next Line/List Item/Menu Item

LJN,RJN, Space + dot4

Previous Word

Space + LJL, Space + RJL, Space+dot2

Next Word

Space + LJR, Space + RJR, Space + dot5

Left Soft key

Space + dot7

Right Soft key

Space + dot8

Dial/Send

Space + Backspace + dot3

Hang-Up/End Call

Space + Backspace + dot6

Application Menu (Switch Application)

LJC + RJC, Space + dots134(m)

List of Open Applications(Show Start Menu)

Space + dots135(o)

Quick List

Space + dots12345(q)

Read Soft keys

Space + dots78

Read Status Information

Space + dots24(i)

Open Configure Mobile Speak screen

Space + dots14(c)

Change User Profile (Switch Profile)

Space + dots1234(p)

Repeat Last Spoken Text

Space + dots1235(r)

Decrease Volume

Space + Backspace + dots1236(v)

Increase Volume

Space + Enter + dots1236(v)

Decrease Speed

Space +Backspace + dots234(s)

Increase Speed

Space + Enter + dots234(s)

Change Verbosity Level

Space + dots1236(v)

Change Keyboard Echo

Space + Enter + dots15(e)

Read Date and Time

Space + dots2345(t)

Toggle Speech Mute

Space + Backspace + dots136(u)

Interrupt/Stop Speech

Space + Backspace + dots24(i)

Toggle Command Help Mode

Space + dots125(h)

Change Braille Input Grade

Space + dots1245(g)

Toggle Braille Cursor (Toggle Tactile Cursor)

Space + dots123456

Braille Routing

Routing