[blindkid] Braille and Read2Go [Was RE: Pairing a Focus 40 to a Macintosh]

Penny Duffy pennyduffy at gmail.com
Tue Nov 19 15:57:53 UTC 2013


Carolynn

the braille display will 'show' what ever is said via voice over. So I
assume voice over is doing the same thing as the braille display?  i never
used the kindle app to use via voice over I don't have it on my daughter
ipad.


On Mon, Nov 18, 2013 at 9:49 PM, IftheShew Fits <barnesraiser at gmail.com>wrote:

> Hi Allison,
>
> Holly's reply reminded me that I also wanted to respond and thank you for
> the instructions you provided. It did seem to work, although Holly's email
> has me wondering bcse we just updated the iPad IOS tonight and we haven't
> used the Focus 40 yet (and my son is in bed so a test will have to wait).
>
> Now if I could just get the Focus 40 to work with Kindle and other ereader
> apps! I have the Kindle app in my iPad and I can open a book and tap on the
> text, but the text he reads on the Focus 40 is from another place in the
> book. I simply cannot make the Focus 40 sync with the iPad. It' serially
> frustrating!
>
> Holly: does the Brailliant work with other iPad apps?
>
> Thanks again, Allison! Much appreciated!
>
> :) Carolynn
>
> On Thursday, November 14, 2013, Allison Hilliker wrote:
>
> > Hi all,
> >
> > I work for Bookshare so may be able to help you out. Here are some
> > instructions I wrote for reading Bookshare books on an iOS device (like
> an
> > iPad) with a Braille display. Some of this stuff you will probably
> already
> > know, but the changes to the visual settings may solve the page
> navigation
> > issues. Hope these help. Let me know if they do not.
> >
> > To read with VoiceOver and a Braille display, please make sure that your
> > Braille display is connected to your device via Bluetooth. Then do the
> > following:
> >
> > 1. Open Read2Go.
> > 2. Select Settings.
> > 3. Select Audio.
> > 4. Change the Read2Go Audio option from On to Off.
> > 5. double tap the Back button or do a two finger scrub.
> > 6. Select Visual.
> > 7. Select Display by Page, and turn it off.
> > 8. Select the Bookshelf tab.
> > 9. Select the book you wish to read.
> > 10. Double tap the Read button.
> > 11. Do a two finger triple tap to mute VoiceOver's speech.
> > 12. Begin reading with your Braille display.
> >
> > To eliminate Voiceover's new line sound, activate the Mute function
> before
> > starting Read2Go.
> >
> > Happy reading!
> >
> > Allison Hilliker
> > Bookshare Customer Support Specialist
> > Benetech Global Literacy
> > allisonh at benetech.org <javascript:;>
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: blindkid [mailto:blindkid-bounces at nfbnet.org <javascript:;>] On
> > Behalf Of Holly Miller
> > Sent: Thursday, November 14, 2013 9:04 AM
> > To: Blind Kid Mailing List, (for parents of blind children)
> > Subject: Re: [blindkid] Pairing a Focus 40 to a Macintosh
> >
> > 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
> <javascript:;>>
> > 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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