[blindkid] Pairing a Focus 40 to a Macintosh

Holly Miller hollym12 at gmail.com
Thu Nov 14 16:03:59 UTC 2013


Oh! 
My son was having an issue with the same thing this weekend. He has a brailliant 40. I wasn't paying close attention because it was during our state convention and I was assuming user error due to all the commotion.  He hadn't used his ipad with it in a while. 

Maybe the new iOS update broke something? Would love to hear more!

Holly


> On Nov 14, 2013, at 10:21 AM, IftheShew Fits <barnesraiser at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> I'm sorry that I can't offer any technical help for the question posed, but
> I have one of my own! :) We have successfully paired the Focus 40 with an
> iPad but we run into a goofy issue when reading books from Read2Go. When my
> son reaches the end of the page, the button he uses to advance a line
> suddenly goes to "previous page." So in mid- sentence (or whatever is at
> the end of that page of text) he reads "previous page" ...he then realizes
> what has happened and with a series of button pushes (I'm not sure which
> ones, but several button pushes) he is able to get it to the next page.
> However, it's at the end of the page, and I have to touch the first line on
> the next page to get it to start again at the top.
> 
> This seems really unworkable. He is 11 and we are doing shared reading much
> of the time (which is why having the print on screen is so helpful) but
> eventually he should be able to be entirely independent. This appears
> impossible, as a sighted response is needed with each page turn.
> 
> We've had similar navigational problems with books from Kindle and other
> apps as well. :(
> 
> Any thoughts are appreciated! Thanks in advance!
> 
> :) Carolynn, aka Brian's mom
> 
>> On Tuesday, November 12, 2013, Richard Holloway wrote:
>> 
>> I have a Focus 40 BT I need to pair with a Macintosh G5, OS 10.5.8. The
>> Mac sees the Focus 40 and after entering 0000 shows it "paired" on the
>> paired devices list, but with the Focus 40 turned on, the Mac shows the
>> Focus 40 as not connected.
>> 
>> I suspect I'm missing a step. We can pair with an iPod and an iPad fine,
>> and there were no other devices active when testing this, so it isn't that
>> the Focus 40 was paired with anything else.
>> 
>> Does anyone know the steps to follow or have a link to share? Seems it
>> should be simple...
>> 
>> Thanks so much.
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> Sent from my iPad
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