EasyAccess Study Room PC

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Nov 17, 2013 (3 years and 11 months ago)

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EasyAccess Study Room PC

Extra Applications installed here are:


JAWS (Screen reading)


Dragon NaturallySpeaking (voice recognition)


Plus
those
standard to all
ISS
clusters
:


TextHELP Read&Write V10
(text to speech and
literacy support)


Zoomtext V10

(magnification)


MindView 5

(mindmapping)


Inspiration (mindmapping)


Clip Speak (clipboard reader)






EasyAccess Study Room PC


Printing

Print
from this PC
is sent to the
cluster printers on this floor.



Support

ISS provide support on this PC.
You can call x5999 from
an

internal
phone or email
it.servicedesk@ncl.ac.uk



You can also arrange familiarisation training on the
specialist
applications on this computer via the IT ServiceDesk. They will pass
your request on to our Learning Technologies team.


Further information see the IT Service website:
http
://www.ncl.ac.uk/itservice/accessibility
-
advice/




When you leave



If you have turned the speakers down please turn them up again.



Logoff normally and leave the PC powered on.



Inform the library staff so that they can lock the room.








Quick Guides
:




Tex
tHelp
Read an
d Write






4





MindView








5



Zoomtext Quick Reference





6



JAWS









7




Troubleshooting Sound and Microphone



8



Dragon NaturallySpeaking





10



Dragon Naturallypeaking

Command Sheet



11
4



TextHelp Read and Write Gold

TextHELP Read&Write is a literacy support tool. It offers a range of
features including text to speech, phonetic spell checking, scanning and
study support tools.

TextHelp Toolbar

When it loads Texthelp di
splays a floating toolbar. If you drag this to the
top of the screen it will “dock” at the top of your running application.






Talking spellchecker


Dictionary


Reading functions: read text, pause reading,
stop


Screenshot reader


Scanning tool:


scan from paper
, and scan
image pdfs


Screen masking

More Information


Read&Write has a number of video clips for each
of its main features. You can view these by
clicking on the black arrow to the right of each
tool.

See also:
http://www.ncl.ac.uk/itservice/accessibility
-
advice/specialistsoftware/readandwrite/




5


MindView

MindView is a concept mapping program similar to Inspira
tion and
MindGenius. MindView 5

Business. MindView is installed on all ISS
Clusters and can be installed onto staff PCs on request.



For links to helpful videos and userguides:


Click
StartMenu
,
Programs
,

Learning Apps

Start
MindView




Click
Quick Start


Links are also available from our website:

http://www.ncl.ac.uk/itservice/accessibilit
y
-
advice/specialistsoftware/mindview/


6


Zoomtext

Zoomtext is a magnification and screen reading program to support
people with low vision.


It is installed on all ISS cluster computers. Start it by clicking on
Start
Menu
,
All Programs

then
Zoomtext 10


Whe
n it starts you will see:


Magnifier tab
:
Displays controls for ZoomText's magnification features.


Reader tab
:
Displays controls for ZoomText's screen
reading features.


Tools tab
:
Displays controls for ZoomText's
tools features.




ZoomText button

Enables or disables ZoomText.


You may find the following keyboard shortcuts helpful:


Alt+Ins and Alt+Del



Enable Zoomtext, Disable Zoomtext

Alt numpad+ and Alt numpad
-

Increase/Decrease magnification

Alt+Shift+S




Toggle Speech on and Off

Alt+Shift+A




Start App Reader

-

Use Enter to pause/restart

-

Esc to exit

Alt+Shift+left click

App reader from mouse position

Alt+Shift+D

Start Doc Reader

7


JAWS

JAWS is a screen reading program designed for blind people.


First time users of this PC should add JAWS to

their Startup programs.


On study room PCs JAWS can be started with the keyboard shortcut
Ctrl+Alt+J



To learn JAWS we would recommend:




Initial training


please contact
it.servicedesk@ncl.ac.uk

or call x5
999



Use the BasicTraining shortcut on the desktop to work through the
JAWS guide.



For context sensitive help press Insert
-
F1




8


Troubleshooting Sound and
Microphone Problems



Turn the speakers on by rotating the circular dial on the sound
-
bar
at the bottom
of the screen. The green light above the dial will
come on.




Click on the sound icon in the system tray and set the
volume to the maximum.



If there is still no sound you should check that Windows is using
the right speakers:



Type
Sound

into the start menu search box and click
Sound
from
the search list


You will then see the
Playback

controls.



Make sure that
Soundbar Speakers

is selected and click
Configure.



9





Click the
Test

button to try out the speakers.

If you still have no
sound at this point please contact the ISS Helpline.

Using the
Microphone

Dragon will work best if you use the
headset microphone connected to
this PC. (Plantronics Audio 400
USB Microphone.)

If it is not working, check that the
default recording devices
is set to
Microphone USB Audio Device.









10


Dragon NaturallySpeaking



Dragon NaturallySpeaking is a voice recognition program. You will need
to use the attached headset microphone and invest a few minutes
creating a user profile.


Click
Start Menu
,
Programs
,
LearningApps

then

NaturallySpeaking 1
2
.5 Roaming


Follow the on
-
screen prompts to create a new user profile.

You can bring up the Dragon Sidebar by saying “What Can I say”


The Cheat sheet at the end of this booklet provides a list of common
commands.


The computer has been set up to listen using the headset microphone
and play sound through the monitor speakers. If you need to adjust this
please use the instructions overleaf.