HIMS H418B BRAILLE SENSE U2 MINI User Manual

HIMS International Corporation BRAILLE SENSE U2 MINI

User Manual

Braille Sense U2
MINI
User Manual
HIMS Inc.
4616 W. Howard Lane, Ste 960 Austin, TX 78728
Phone: 888-520-4467
Fax: 512-837-2011
Email: support@hims-inc.com
Safety Precautions
For your safety from the Braille Sense U2 MINI, please read safety
precautions carefully.
1. The input voltage of the AC adapter is 100V - 240V, and the
output is DC 5V / 2A.
2. When the Braille Sense U2 MINI is shipped, the battery may be
separate from the unit to avoid damage. The battery may not be
fully charged when it is shipped. Before you use the Braille Sense
U2 MINI, you should make sure the battery is fully charged. When
you use the Braille Sense U2 MINI for the first time, you may
need to open the package, take the battery, and insert it into the
battery slot at the rear panel of the unit. It is possible that the
dealer or distributor from whom you purchased the Braille Sense
U2 MINI from has already done this for you.
3. When you use the Braille Sense U2 MINI with the battery for the
first time, the battery status may not be displayed accurately. In
order to avoid this, connect the Braille Sense U2 MINI to the AC
adapter for about six hours with turn on. If you want to use the
Braille Sense U2 MINI immediately after opening the box, you will
need to connect the AC adapter to the unit for more than six
hours to fully charge the battery.
4. If you want or need to take the battery out of the unit, turn the
power off, and then take the battery out of the unit. Before putting
the battery back in to the unit, make certain that the power is off.
5. When you are using the Braille Sense U2 MINI on battery power
only (without the AC adapter), the status of the remaining battery
power will be announced when the battery power is low. When
the battery’s charge falls below 15 percent, connect the AC
adapter to the unit for recharging. If the remaining battery power
drops to five percent, and the unit is not connected to the AC
adapter, the Braille Sense U2 MINI will shut down one minute
after the announcement of the battery’s status. The amount of
battery life per charge will vary depending on the options you
have set.
6. Your Braille Sense U2 MINI needs to be handled with care. The
Braille Sense U2 MINI is a very delicate machine. You should
make sure to handle the unit in a proper manner. Also, the Braille
Sense U2 MINI is very sensitive to dust. Make sure to keep the
Braille Sense U2 MINI away from dusty environments.
7. The Braille cells are very sensitive parts. If any of the Braille cells
are not working properly due to dust or any other reason, please
contact our repair center, or the dealer whom you purchased the
Braille Sense U2 MINI from for support.
8. You will need to register your Braille Sense U2 MINI in order to
ensure further maintenance, service, and upgrade information.
Please visit www.hims-inc.com, to register your information. If you
have any trouble when registering your information, please
contact the dealer whom you purchased your Braille Sense U2
MINI product from for help.
9. Do not take apart the Braille Sense U2 MINI by yourself. Do not
have anyone else who is not authorized by HIMS take apart the
Braille Sense U2 MINI. If an unqualified person disassembles the
unit, serious damage may occur to the Braille Sense U2 MINI. If
an unauthorized person disassembles the Braille Sense U2 MINI,
the unit will be excluded from any free maintenance, and the
warranty will become void. If any liquid or external force damages
the unit, it may also be excluded from free maintenance, even if
the damage occurred during the warranty period.
10. If you let your Braille Sense U2 MINI remain for a long time at the
closed or high temperature places like inside of car, the battery
attached to the Braille Sense U2 MINI may be defected or fired.
So please don’t keep your Braille Sense U2 MINI at those places.
11. If you have any complaints or suggestions, please provide us with
your comments on our website. We will improve our product
based on your comments and suggestions. Thank you for using
the Braille Sense U2 MINI, and we value any comments or
suggestions you have for our product.
12. This device complies with part 15 of the FCC Rules.
Operation is subject to the following two conditions.
1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and
2) This device must accept any interference received, including
interference that may cause undesired operation.
13. This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the
limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to part 15 of the FCC
Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection
against harmful interference in a residential installation. This
equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency
energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the
instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio
communications. However, there is no guarantee that
interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this
equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television
reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off
and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference
by one or more of the following measures:
· Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
· Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
· Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different
from that to which the receiver is connected.
· Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for
help.
14. Any Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the
manufacturer could void the user's authority to operate the
equipment.
15. This device is only authorized for use in a mobile application. At
least 20 cm of separation distance between the transmitting
antenna device and the user's body must be maintained at all
times.
Congratulations on the purchase of your Braille Sense U2 MINI! The
Braille Sense U2 MINI is capable of doing everything that an ordinary
PDA can do, and more – all without the need for a screen!
II. How to use this manual
Before using the Braille Sense U2 MINI, you should read the entire
manual to familiarize yourself with the functions of the Braille Sense U2
MINI. Reading the entire manual will allow you to operate the Braille
Sense U2 MINI to its fullest potential. The Braille Sense U2 MINI has
many functions. Many of these functions operate in a similar manner, so
it is important to become familiar with all of the functions of the Braille
Sense U2 MINI.
You will see references to hot keys and shortcut keys. These keys refer
to ways to access menus and functions quickly by using a combination
of keystrokes. Please note that not all hot keys and shortcut keys will
work while you are in the Braille Sense U2 MINI. Some hot keys and
shortcut keys require that you be within a program in order for specific
hot keys and shortcut keys to work.
This user manual uses a specific notation of how to press keys. When
you see “Space-b (dots 1-2),” this means that you would press “Space”
and dots 1 and 2 simultaneously. This is a very important concept to
understand when using this manual.
In order to use the Braille Sense U2 MINI, you will need to understand
what a menu is, and how it works. You will also need to understand what
a text box is, and how to type in information in a text box. It is very
important that you completely understand concepts such as this, so that
you are able to use the Braille Sense U2 MINI to its fullest potential.
If you find that you are unable to find a solution to a problem within the
manual, or if you need assistance with the Braille Sense U2 MINI,
please email us at support@hims-inc.com. Visit us on the web at
www.hims-inc.com; or, you can call us at 512-837-2000.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
1. INTRODUCTION .................................................................................................................... 31
1.1 What is the Braille Sense U2 MINI? .............................................................................. 31
1.2 Hardware ...................................................................................................................... 32
1.2.1 Top Panel ............................................................................................................... 33
1.2.2 Right Side Panel ..................................................................................................... 35
1.2.3 Left Side Panel ....................................................................................................... 36
1.2.4 Rear Panel .............................................................................................................. 36
1.2.5 Front Panel ............................................................................................................ 37
1.3 Hardware Specifications of the Braille Sense U2 MINI ................................................. 38
1.4 Memory on the Braille Sense U2 MINI ......................................................................... 38
2. BASIC FUNCTIONS OF THE BRAILLE SENSE U2 MINI .................................................. 40
2.1 How to Use the Commands .......................................................................................... 40
2.1.1 Messages ............................................................................................................... 40
2.2 Concept of the Menu .................................................................................................... 41
2.2.1 Control Symbols on the Braille Sense U2 MINI ...................................................... 43
2.3 Using the Function Keys................................................................................................ 46
2.4 The AC Power Supply and the Battery Pack for the Braille Sense U2 MINI................... 47
2.5 Basic Explanation of Disks, folders, and files ................................................................ 48
2.6 Controlling the Volume, Speed, and the Pitch of Speech ............................................. 49
2.7 How to use the Voice and the Braille display ............................................................... 49
2.8 How to type the character ............................................................................................ 50
2.8.1 The ASCII table for a computer Braille input .......................................................... 50
2.8.2 Input/search for Control character ........................................................................ 53
2.9 Multi Tasking ................................................................................................................ 54
2.10 Switching Audio mode ................................................................................................ 55
2.11 Switching Key lock ...................................................................................................... 56
2.12 Print Spool .................................................................................................................. 56
2.13 One-Handed Mode ..................................................................................................... 57
2.14 Using Typing Mode ..................................................................................................... 58
2.15 Common Combination Keys ....................................................................................... 59
3. GLOBAL OPTIONS ................................................................................................................ 61
3.1 Global options Overview .............................................................................................. 62
3.2 Global options in Detail ................................................................................................ 62
3.2.1 Braille display......................................................................................................... 63
3.2.2 Braille Cursor ......................................................................................................... 63
3.2.3 Eight Dot Mode ...................................................................................................... 64
3.2.4 View/input the Grade of Braille ............................................................................. 64
3.2.5 Braille Code ............................................................................................................ 65
3.2.6 Message Display Time............................................................................................ 66
3.2.7 Language ................................................................................................................ 66
3.2.8 Voice ...................................................................................................................... 67
3.2.9 Punctuation Level .................................................................................................. 68
3.2.10 Keyboard Echo ..................................................................................................... 68
3.2.11 Capitalization alert ............................................................................................... 69
3.2.12 Numbers .............................................................................................................. 69
3.2.13 Abbreviations....................................................................................................... 70
3.2.14 Voice Volume ....................................................................................................... 70
3.2.15 Voice Rate ............................................................................................................ 71
3.2.16 Voice Pitch ........................................................................................................... 71
3.2.17 Scroll Voice .......................................................................................................... 72
3.2.25 Play Power On/Off Sound .................................................................................... 73
3.2.26 Left Scroll Buttons ................................................................................................ 73
3.2.27 Right Scroll Buttons.............................................................................................. 74
3.2.28 Skip Empty Lines .................................................................................................. 75
3.2.29 Control Information ............................................................................................. 75
3.2.30 Hide passwords .................................................................................................... 76
3.2.31 Hot Key Information ............................................................................................ 77
3.2.32 Announce shortcut keys ...................................................................................... 77
3.2.33 Power Saving Mode ............................................................................................. 78
3.2.34 Power Saving Kick In ............................................................................................ 78
3.2.35 Check Today’s Schedule ....................................................................................... 79
3.2.36 One-Handed Mode .............................................................................................. 79
3.2.37 Automatic spell-check .......................................................................................... 80
3.2.38 Default Document ................................................................................................ 80
3.2.39 Automatically synchronize with time server ........................................................ 81
3.2.40 Progress indicator ................................................................................................ 81
3.2.41 Bluetooth ............................................................................................................. 82
3.2.42 Wireless LAN ........................................................................................................ 83
3.2.44 Mass-storage device mode .................................................................................. 83
4. FILE MANAGER ..................................................................................................................... 85
4.1 Overview ...................................................................................................................... 85
4.1.1 Navigating the File List ........................................................................................... 85
4.1.2 Item (Folder or File) Selection Key ......................................................................... 86
4.1.3 Cancel / Exit Key .................................................................................................... 87
4.2 Using File Manager Features in the File List.................................................................. 87
4.2.1 Selecting Disks ....................................................................................................... 87
4.2.2 Getting in and Out of a Folder (Opening/Closing a Folder) .................................... 87
4.2.3 Opening a File ........................................................................................................ 88
4.2.4 Send To .................................................................................................................. 90
4.2.5 Copy / Move .......................................................................................................... 90
4.2.6 Delete Files or Folders ........................................................................................... 91
4.2.7 Rename .................................................................................................................. 92
4.2.8 New Document ...................................................................................................... 92
4.2.9 New Folder ............................................................................................................ 93
4.2.10 File Conversion..................................................................................................... 93
4.2.11 Select All .............................................................................................................. 94
4.2.12 Search for File ...................................................................................................... 94
4.2.13 Sort Files By ......................................................................................................... 96
4.2.14 Set File Info .......................................................................................................... 96
4.2.15 Display Only Files of Type .................................................................................... 97
4.2.16 Zip ........................................................................................................................ 97
4.2.17 Unzip .................................................................................................................... 98
4.2.18 Information .......................................................................................................... 99
4.3 Using the Address Window......................................................................................... 100
4.3.1 Editing .................................................................................................................. 100
4.3.2 Type in Path / File Name ...................................................................................... 100
4.3.3 Opening the History List ...................................................................................... 101
4.4 Network share function .............................................................................................. 101
4.4.1 Search for shared computers and add the network list. ...................................... 102
4.4.2 Remove Remote folder registered ....................................................................... 104
4.5 Hot Keys in the “File Manager” .................................................................................. 105
5. WORD PROCESSOR ............................................................................................................ 106
5.1 File Menu .................................................................................................................... 106
5.1.1 New...................................................................................................................... 107
5.1.2 Open .................................................................................................................... 107
5.1.3 Save ..................................................................................................................... 109
5.1.4 Save As ................................................................................................................. 110
5.1.5 Close Current Document ...................................................................................... 111
5.1.6 Print ..................................................................................................................... 112
5.1.7 Settings ................................................................................................................ 114
5.1.8 Exit ....................................................................................................................... 116
5.2 Edit Menu ................................................................................................................... 116
5.2.1 Start Selection...................................................................................................... 116
5.2.2 Copy ..................................................................................................................... 117
5.2.3 Cut ....................................................................................................................... 117
5.2.4 Paste .................................................................................................................... 118
5.2.5 Delete .................................................................................................................. 118
5.2.6 Delete Blank Lines ................................................................................................ 118
5.2.7 Add to Clipboard .................................................................................................. 119
5.2.8 Clear Clipboard .................................................................................................... 119
5.2.9 Select All .............................................................................................................. 119
5.2.10 Insert from File................................................................................................... 120
5.2.11 Insert Date ......................................................................................................... 120
5.2.12 Insert Time ......................................................................................................... 121
5.2.13 Changing Between Insert and Overwrite Mode ................................................. 121
5.2.14 Check Spelling .................................................................................................... 122
5.3 Go to Menu ................................................................................................................. 125
5.3.1 Find ...................................................................................................................... 126
5.3.2 Find Again ............................................................................................................ 127
5.3.3 Replace ................................................................................................................ 128
5.3.4 Go to Location ...................................................................................................... 129
5.3.5 Go to Previous Page ............................................................................................. 131
5.3.6 Go to Next Page ................................................................................................... 131
5.3.7 Set Mark .............................................................................................................. 131
5.3.8 Go to Mark ........................................................................................................... 132
5.3.9 Go to Previous Document .................................................................................... 132
5.3.10 Go to Next Document ........................................................................................ 133
5.4 Read Menu ................................................................................................................. 133
5.4.1 Read Selected Text............................................................................................... 133
5.4.2 Read Beginning of Selected Text .......................................................................... 134
5.4.3 Read from beginning to cursor ............................................................................ 134
5.4.4 Read from Cursor to End ...................................................................................... 134
5.4.5 Auto Scroll ........................................................................................................... 135
5.4.6 Read Current Sentence ........................................................................................ 135
5.4.7 Read Current Line ................................................................................................ 136
5.4.8 Read Current Word .............................................................................................. 136
5.4.9 Read Current Character ....................................................................................... 136
5.4.10 Read Status ........................................................................................................ 137
5.5 Layout ......................................................................................................................... 137
5.5.1 Braille Document Layout ..................................................................................... 137
5.5.2 Print Document Layout ........................................................................................ 139
5.5.3 Braille Paragraph Layout ...................................................................................... 141
5.5.4 Print Paragraph Layout ........................................................................................ 142
5.6 Keys for Text Scrolling and Deleting ........................................................................... 144
5.7 Cursor Location ........................................................................................................... 145
5.8 Hot keys in the word processor: ................................................................................. 145
6. ADDRESS MANAGER .......................................................................................................... 148
6.1 What is the “Address Manager”? ............................................................................... 148
6.2 Starting the Address Manager .................................................................................... 149
6.3 Using “Add Address” .................................................................................................. 149
6.3.1 Adding an Address ............................................................................................... 149
6.3.2 Setting Add Address Fields................................................................................... 151
6.3.3 Using “Search Address” in “Add address”............................................................ 152
6.4 Searching For an Address............................................................................................ 152
6.4.1 Using “search address” ........................................................................................ 152
6.4.2 Setting Searching Address Fields ......................................................................... 153
6.4.3 Using “Add Address” In “Search Address” ........................................................... 154
6.5 Backing up and restoring the address list ................................................................... 154
6.5.1 Backup Address List ............................................................................................. 154
6.5.2 Restore Address List............................................................................................. 155
6.5.3 Setting Backup Option ......................................................................................... 155
6.6 Importing and Exporting CSV ...................................................................................... 156
6.6.1 Import from CSV .................................................................................................. 157
6.6.2 Exporting CSV....................................................................................................... 160
6.7 Commands in the Found Records ............................................................................... 162
6.7.1 Find again............................................................................................................. 162
6.7.2 Opening a home page .......................................................................................... 162
6.7.3 Editing Addresses ................................................................................................. 163
6.7.4 Deleting Addresses .............................................................................................. 163
6.7.5 Printing addresses................................................................................................ 164
6.7.6 Saving Addresses to a File .................................................................................... 165
6.8 Synchronizing With Microsoft Outlook ....................................................................... 165
6.9 Hot Keys in the Address Manager ............................................................................... 166
7. SCHEDULE MANAGER ....................................................................................................... 169
7.1 Overview .................................................................................................................... 169
7.2 Starting “Schedule Manager” ..................................................................................... 169
7.3 Setting time and date ................................................................................................. 169
7.4 Adding a Schedule ...................................................................................................... 171
7.4.1 Start date ............................................................................................................. 171
7.4.2 Start time ............................................................................................................. 172
7.4.3 End date ............................................................................................................... 172
7.4.4 End time ............................................................................................................... 172
7.4.5 Subject ................................................................................................................. 173
7.4.6 Location ............................................................................................................... 173
7.4.7 Memo .................................................................................................................. 173
7.4.8 Alarm Time .......................................................................................................... 173
7.4.9 Setting a recurring Schedule ................................................................................ 174
7.4.10 Confirm .............................................................................................................. 177
7.4.11 Cancel ................................................................................................................ 177
7.5 Search Schedule .......................................................................................................... 178
7.5.1 Searching with date ............................................................................................. 178
7.5.2 Searching with subject ......................................................................................... 179
7.6 Modify Schedule ......................................................................................................... 180
7.7 Deleting a Schedule .................................................................................................... 181
7.8 Printing a Schedule ..................................................................................................... 181
7.9 Saving Appointments as a File .................................................................................... 182
7.10 Backing Up and Restoring Your Appointments ......................................................... 182
7.10.1 Backup Schedule ................................................................................................ 182
7.10.2 Restore Schedule ............................................................................................... 183
7.10.3 Setting Backup Option ....................................................................................... 183
7.11 Setting Alarm Option ................................................................................................ 184
7.11.1 Alarm Duration .................................................................................................. 185
7.11.2 Alarm Repeat Interval Time ............................................................................... 185
7.11.3 Repetition Times ................................................................................................ 185
7.11.4 Confirm .............................................................................................................. 186
7.11.5 Cancel ................................................................................................................ 186
7.12 Synchronizing With Microsoft Outlook ..................................................................... 186
7.13 Hot Keys for the Schedule Manager ......................................................................... 187
8. E-MAIL .................................................................................................................................. 190
8.1 Executing E-mail and E-mail service management ...................................................... 190
8.1.1 Executing e-mail................................................................................................... 191
8.1.2 Management e-mail service information............................................................. 192
8.2 Receiving and Sending E-mail ..................................................................................... 199
8.2.1 Receiving E-mail ................................................................................................... 200
8.2.2 Reading the Received E-mail Messages ............................................................... 201
8.2.3 Writing e-mail ...................................................................................................... 206
8.3 Major features of E-mail ............................................................................................. 215
8.3.1 Deleting E-mail ..................................................................................................... 215
8.3.2 Reply And Reply All to a Received E-Mail. ........................................................... 218
8.3.3 Forwarding a Received E-Mail Message ............................................................... 220
8.3.4 Saving a Received E-mail as Document. ............................................................... 221
8.3.5 Printing E-Mail Messages ..................................................................................... 221
8.4 Additional features of E-mail ...................................................................................... 222
8.4.1 Find ...................................................................................................................... 222
8.4.2 Find Again ............................................................................................................ 224
8.4.3 Move to Next Unread Message ........................................................................... 224
8.4.4 Copy or Move to Mailbox .................................................................................... 225
8.5 Use the Tools Menu .................................................................................................... 229
8.5.1 Set Path................................................................................................................ 230
8.5.2 Set Options .......................................................................................................... 233
8.5.3 Spam Settings ...................................................................................................... 234
8.6. Hot Keys for E-Mail .................................................................................................... 241
8.6.1 Hot Keys That Are Used in the Inbox ................................................................... 241
8.6.2 Hot Keys for Sending E-Mail Including Reply, Forward, and Save in the Mail Outbox
...................................................................................................................................... 242
8.6.3 Hot Keys for Reading E-Mail Messages or Writing an E-mail Message ................ 242
9. MEDIA PLAYER ................................................................................................................... 244
9.1 Using the Audio Buttons ............................................................................................. 244
9.1.1 Play/Pause Button ............................................................................................... 244
9.1.2 Next button and previous button ........................................................................ 245
9.1.3 Record Button ...................................................................................................... 245
9.1.4 Stop Button .......................................................................................................... 246
9.1.5 Using the Audio buttons in file open dialog box .................................................. 246
9.2 Braille Keyboard and Extended Keys .......................................................................... 246
9.2.1 Playback Information Tab .................................................................................... 247
9.2.2 Play List Tab ......................................................................................................... 247
9.2.3 Hot Keys in the Play Information Tab and the Play List Tab ................................. 248
9.3 How to Use the Media Player Menu ........................................................................... 251
9.3.1 File ....................................................................................................................... 251
9.3.2 Play ...................................................................................................................... 255
9.3.3 Record .................................................................................................................. 258
9.3.4 Position Menu...................................................................................................... 260
9.3.5 Mark .................................................................................................................... 265
9.3.6 Settings ................................................................................................................ 267
9.4 Additional features ..................................................................................................... 273
9.4.1 Moving features using the cursor keys ................................................................ 273
9.5 Hot Keys in the Media Player...................................................................................... 273
10. FM RADIO .......................................................................................................................... 276
10.1 Listening to FM Radio via internal speakers ............................................................. 276
10.2 Frequency control ..................................................................................................... 277
10.3 Add of the channel and move among channels ........................................................ 278
10.4 Recording FM Radio sound ....................................................................................... 280
10.4.1 Recording Setting Dialog Box ............................................................................. 281
10.5 Additional features ................................................................................................... 283
10.6 Hot Keys in the FM Radio.......................................................................................... 283
11. WEB BROWSER ................................................................................................................ 285
11.1 File ............................................................................................................................ 285
11.1.1 Open URL ........................................................................................................... 285
11.1.2 Open .................................................................................................................. 286
11.1.3 Save As ............................................................................................................... 287
11.1.4 Page Information ............................................................................................... 288
11.1.5 Exit ..................................................................................................................... 288
11.2 Read .......................................................................................................................... 289
11.2.1 Read from Beginning to Cursor .......................................................................... 289
11.2.2 Read from Cursor to End .................................................................................... 289
11.2.3 Auto Scroll ......................................................................................................... 290
11.3 Edit............................................................................................................................ 290
11.3.1 Start selection .................................................................................................... 290
11.3.2 Copy ................................................................................................................... 291
11.3.3 Add to clipboard ................................................................................................ 291
11.3.4 Copy URL ............................................................................................................ 291
11.3.5 Copy Link............................................................................................................ 292
11.4 Go To ........................................................................................................................ 292
11.4.1 Go to Home Page ............................................................................................... 292
11.4.2 Go to Previous Page ........................................................................................... 293
11.4.3 Go to Next Page ................................................................................................. 293
11.4.4 Go to Previous Heading ..................................................................................... 294
11.4.5 Go to Next Heading ............................................................................................ 294
11.4.6 Go to Previous/Next Text .................................................................................. 294
11.4.7 Refresh ............................................................................................................... 295
11.4.8 History ............................................................................................................... 295
11.4.9 Find .................................................................................................................... 296
11.4.10 Find Again ........................................................................................................ 297
11.4.11 Links list ........................................................................................................... 297
11.5 Favorites ................................................................................................................... 298
11.5.1 Set Current As Your Home Page ......................................................................... 298
11.5.2 Add to Favorites ................................................................................................. 299
11.5.3 Favorites List ...................................................................................................... 299
11.6 Options ..................................................................................................................... 301
11.6.1 The Structure and Movement ............................................................................ 301
11.6.2 Set User Agent ................................................................................................... 301
11.6.3 Show visited links .............................................................................................. 302
11.6.4 Changing the Default Download Folder ............................................................. 302
11.6.5 Clear cookies ...................................................................................................... 303
11.7 Read Page ................................................................................................................. 304
11.7.1 Moving Between Controls ................................................................................. 304
11.7.2 Moving to a Form ............................................................................................... 306
11.7.3 Table .................................................................................................................. 306
11.7.4 Move to the Frame ............................................................................................ 309
11.7.5 Playback of Streaming Audio Files ..................................................................... 309
11.8 Hot keys in the Web Browser ................................................................................... 310
11.9 What the Web browser Does Not Support ............................................................... 312
12. DAISY PLAYER .................................................................................................................. 313
12.1 Components of the DAISY Player .............................................................................. 316
12.2 File ............................................................................................................................ 317
12.2.1 Open DAISY ........................................................................................................ 317
12.2.2 Voice Settings .................................................................................................... 318
12.2.3 Book-Info ........................................................................................................... 320
12.2.4 Exit ..................................................................................................................... 320
12.3 Document ................................................................................................................. 321
12.3.1 Play and Pause ................................................................................................... 321
12.3.2 Move by Phrase ................................................................................................. 321
12.3.3 Move by Page .................................................................................................... 322
12.3.4 Move by Level .................................................................................................... 322
12.3.5 Move by Time Index .......................................................................................... 322
12.3.6 Move by Text Index ........................................................................................... 323
12.4 Mark ......................................................................................................................... 324
12.4.1 Previous Mark .................................................................................................... 324
12.4.2 Next Mark .......................................................................................................... 325
12.4.3 Set Mark ............................................................................................................ 325
12.4.4 Move to Mark .................................................................................................... 325
12.4.5 Deleting a Mark ................................................................................................. 326
12.5 Heading..................................................................................................................... 326
12.5.1 Move by Heading ............................................................................................... 326
12.5.2 Move to Specific Heading .................................................................................. 327
12.5.2 Find Heading ...................................................................................................... 327
12.5.3 Scan Heading and Read Heading ........................................................................ 328
12.5.4 Find Phrase ........................................................................................................ 328
12.6 Hot Keys in the DAISY Player .................................................................................... 329
13. BLUETOOTH MANAGER ................................................................................................. 332
13.1 Bluetooth Device List ................................................................................................ 332
13.2 Bluetooth Service List ............................................................................................... 335
13.2.1 Connecting Service ............................................................................................. 336
13.2.2 LAN Service ........................................................................................................ 338
13.2.3 FTP Service ......................................................................................................... 338
13.2.4 ActiveSync Service ............................................................................................. 345
13.2.5 Serial Port .......................................................................................................... 346
13.2.6 Bluetooth keyboard service ............................................................................... 349
13.2.7 Bluetooth Printer service ................................................................................... 350
13.2.8 Using Multiple Services Simultaneously ............................................................ 350
13.3 Hot keys in Bluetooth Manager ................................................................................ 351
14. DATABASE MANAGER .................................................................................................... 352
14.1 Table Manager .......................................................................................................... 353
14.1.1 Add Table ........................................................................................................... 354
14.1.2 Modify Table ...................................................................................................... 356
14.1.3 Delete table ....................................................................................................... 357
14.1.4 Set Default Table................................................................................................ 358
14.2 Add Record ............................................................................................................... 358
14.3 Search Records ......................................................................................................... 360
14.4 List of Records Found ................................................................................................ 361
14.5 Setting Backup Option .............................................................................................. 362
14.6 Backup Database ...................................................................................................... 363
14.7 Restore Database...................................................................................................... 363
14.8 Hot Keys for Database Manager ............................................................................... 364
15. EXTRAS ......................................................................................................................... 365
15.1 Games ....................................................................................................................... 365
15.1.1 Sense Dice game ................................................................................................ 365
15.1.2 Sense Brain Game .............................................................................................. 366
15.2 Hot Keys in Extras ..................................................................................................... 369
16. SOCIAL NETWORKING.................................................................................................... 370
16.1 The component of the Social networking service ..................................................... 370
16.2 Twitter ...................................................................................................................... 370
16.2.1 Main Terms ........................................................................................................ 371
16.2.2 Launch “Twitter” ................................................................................................ 372
16.2.3 Twitter window ................................................................................................. 373
16.2.4 Timeline ............................................................................................................. 375
16.2.5. Manage "Tweet" ............................................................................................... 377
16.2.6. Manage Follow ................................................................................................. 382
16.2.7. Use Direct Message........................................................................................... 384
16.2.8. Use Search function .......................................................................................... 387
16.2.9. Additional Function .......................................................................................... 390
16.2.10 Hot Keys for Twitter ......................................................................................... 392
16.3 Google talk................................................................................................................ 394
16.3.1 Launch the Google Talk ...................................................................................... 394
16.3.2 Manage Contact ................................................................................................. 397
16.3.3 Start Chat ........................................................................................................... 402
16.3.4 Start Voice Chat ................................................................................................. 404
16.3.5 Send/Receive a file ............................................................................................ 405
16.3.6 Other functions .................................................................................................. 407
16.3.7 Setup Options .................................................................................................... 414
16.3.8 Hot keys in the Google Talk ............................................................................... 420
16.4 MSN messenger ........................................................................................................ 421
16.4.1 Getting Started with MSN Messenger ............................................................... 422
16.4.2 Using a Contact List ............................................................................................ 423
16.4.3 Instant Message Dialog Box ............................................................................... 430
16.5 Hot Keys in Social Networking .................................................................................. 433
16.5.1 Twitter ............................................................................................................... 433
16.5.2 Google talk ......................................................................................................... 434
16.5.3 MSN messenger ................................................................................................. 436
17. UTILITIES .......................................................................................................................... 438
17.1 Calculator.................................................................................................................. 439
17.1.1 General Functions .............................................................................................. 439
17.1.2 Memory Functions ............................................................................................. 441
17.1.3 Sine Functions .................................................................................................... 443
17.1.4 Cosine Functions ................................................................................................ 444
17.1.5 Tangent Functions.............................................................................................. 444
17.1.6 Logarithm Functions .......................................................................................... 444
17.1.7 Copy to Clipboard .............................................................................................. 445
17.1.8 Option Settings .................................................................................................. 446
17.1.9 Exit ..................................................................................................................... 446
17.1.10 Sample Math Calculations ............................................................................... 446
17.2 Display Compass Heading ......................................................................................... 450
17.2.1 Options of gyrocompass .................................................................................... 450
17.3 Set Time and Date .................................................................................................... 451
17.4 Display Time and Date .............................................................................................. 453
17.5 Wake up alarm ......................................................................................................... 453
17.5.1 Set Time ............................................................................................................. 454
17.5.2 Alarm Sound ...................................................................................................... 454
17.5.3 Term................................................................................................................... 454
17.5.4 Ringing Duration ................................................................................................ 455
17.5.5 Repeat Interval .................................................................................................. 455
17.5.6 Wakeup Call Times ............................................................................................. 455
17.5.7 Confirm/Cancel .................................................................................................. 455
17.6 Calendar.................................................................................................................... 456
17.6.1 Using the Calendar ............................................................................................. 456
17.7 Pronunciation Dictionary .......................................................................................... 457
17.8 Stopwatch ................................................................................................................. 459
17.9 Terminal for Screen reader ....................................................................................... 460
17.10 Setup Internet ......................................................................................................... 461
17.10.1 LAN Setup ........................................................................................................ 462
17.10.2 Setup Wireless LAN .......................................................................................... 463
17.10.3 Modem & Bluetooth DUN setup ...................................................................... 466
17.10.4 ADSL Setup ....................................................................................................... 467
17.11 Display Network Status .......................................................................................... 468
17.12 Display Power Status .............................................................................................. 469
17.13 Backup/Restore Personalized settings.................................................................... 470
17.14 Menu manager ....................................................................................................... 471
17.15 Format .................................................................................................................... 472
17.15.1 Formatting the disk .......................................................................................... 472
17.16 Set Sleep Timer ....................................................................................................... 473
17.17 Upgrade Braille Sense U2 MINI Firmware ............................................................... 474
17.17.1 Upgrading the Braille Sense U2 MINI Firmware Using the Internet ................. 475
17.17.2 Upgrading the Braille Sense U2 MINI Firmware from a Disk ............................ 476
17.18 Hot Keys for Utilities ............................................................................................... 476
18. USING THE HELP MENU ................................................................................................. 480
19. USING ACTIVESYNC ......................................................................................................... 483
19.1 What is ActiveSync? .................................................................................................. 483
19.2 Connecting the Braille Sense U2 MINI to a PC .......................................................... 483
19.3 Setting up the Braille Sense U2 MINI in the ActiveSync Program ............................. 483
19.4 Transferring Files to the Braille Sense U2 MINI Via ActiveSync ................................ 484
20. COMMAND SUMMARY .................................................................................................... 486
20.1 Common Combination Keys ..................................................................................... 486
20.2 File Manager ............................................................................................................. 487
20.2.1 Navigation keys on the file list and menu list .................................................... 487
20.2.2 Navigation Keys for the File List ......................................................................... 488
20.2.3 Item (folder or File) Selection Key ...................................................................... 488
20.2.4 Hot Keys for the Commands .............................................................................. 488
20.3 Word Processor ........................................................................................................ 489
20.3.1 Hot Keys for the Commands .............................................................................. 489
20.3.2 Miscellaneous Hot Keys ..................................................................................... 490
20.4 Address Manager ...................................................................................................... 491
20.4.1 Move keys for adding an address or in the menu .............................................. 491
20.4.2 Move Keys in the Search Result List ................................................................... 491
20.4.3 Hot keys for the Commands............................................................................... 492
20.4.4 Miscellaneous Hot Keys ..................................................................................... 492
20.5 Schedule Manager .................................................................................................... 492
20.5.1 Hot keys for the commands ............................................................................... 492
20.5.2 Move Keys in the Search Result List ................................................................... 493
20.6 E-mail ........................................................................................................................ 493
20.6.1 Hot keys that are used in the inbox ................................................................... 493
20.6.2 Hot keys for Sending E-Mail Including Reply, Forward, and Save in the Mail
Outbox .......................................................................................................................... 494
20.6.3 Hot Keys for Reading E-Mails or Writing an E-Mail Message ............................. 494
20.7 Media Player ............................................................................................................. 495
20.7.1 Hot keys for commands ..................................................................................... 495
20.7.2 Hot Keys in the Play Information Tab ................................................................ 496
20.7.3 Hot Keys in the Play List Tab .............................................................................. 497
20.8 FM Radio ................................................................................................................... 498
20.9 Web Browser ............................................................................................................ 498
20.9.1 Hot keys for the command................................................................................. 498
20.9.2 Hot Keys When Playing Audio Files in web browser .......................................... 499
20.9.3 Hot Keys for Reading Web Pages ....................................................................... 500
20.10 Daisy Player ............................................................................................................ 500
20.11 Bluetooth Manager ................................................................................................. 501
20.12 Database Manager.................................................................................................. 502
20.13 Extras ...................................................................................................................... 503
20.13.1 Games .............................................................................................................. 503
20.14 Social Networking ................................................................................................... 503
20.14.1 Twitter ............................................................................................................. 503
20.14.2 Google talk ....................................................................................................... 504
20.14.3 MSN messenger ............................................................................................... 506
20.15 Utilities ................................................................................................................... 507
20.15.1 Calculator ......................................................................................................... 507
20.15.2 Setting time and date ...................................................................................... 508
20.15.3 Checking Date and Time .................................................................................. 509
20.15.4 Calendar ........................................................................................................... 509
20.15.5 Pronunciation dictionary ................................................................................. 509
20.15.6 Stopwatch ........................................................................................................ 510
20.15.7 Display Network Status .................................................................................... 510
20.15.8 Display power status ........................................................................................ 510
20.15.9 Backup/Restore personalized settings ............................................................. 510
20.15.10 Format ........................................................................................................... 510
20.15.11 Sleep Timer .................................................................................................... 511
20.15.12 Upgrading the Braille Sense U2 MINI Firmware ............................................. 511
21. COMMAND SUMMARY FOR USB KEYBOARDS .......................................................... 512
21.1 Common Combination Keys ..................................................................................... 512
21.2 File Manager ............................................................................................................. 513
21.2.1 Navigation keys on the file list and menu list .................................................... 513
21.2.2 Navigation Keys in the File List .......................................................................... 513
21.2.3 Item (Folder or File) Selection Keys.................................................................... 513
21.2.4 Hot Keys for the Commands .............................................................................. 514
21.3 Word Processor ........................................................................................................ 514
21.3.1 Hot keys for the command................................................................................. 514
21.3.2 Miscellaneous Hot Keys ..................................................................................... 516
21.4 Address Manager ...................................................................................................... 516
21.4.1 Move keys for moving from field to field in the record or in the menu ............. 517
21.4.2 Move Keys for Moving from Record to Record .................................................. 517
21.4.3 Hot Keys for the Commands .............................................................................. 517
21.4.4 Miscellaneous Hot Keys ..................................................................................... 518
21.5 Schedule Manager .................................................................................................... 518
21.5.1 Hot keys for the commands ............................................................................... 518
21.5.2 Movement Keys for the Search Result List......................................................... 518
21.6 E-mail ........................................................................................................................ 519
21.7 Media Player ............................................................................................................. 520
21.7.1 Hot keys for commands ..................................................................................... 520
21.7.2 Hot Keys in the Play Information Tab ................................................................ 521
21.7.3 Hot Keys in the Play List Tab .............................................................................. 522
21.8 FM Radio ................................................................................................................... 523
21.9 Web Browser ............................................................................................................ 523
21.9.1 Hot keys for the command................................................................................. 523
21.9.2 Hot Keys When Playing Audio Files in web browser .......................................... 524
21.9.3 Hot Keys for Reading Web Pages ....................................................................... 524
21.10 Daisy Player ............................................................................................................ 525
21.11 Bluetooth Manager ................................................................................................. 526
21.12 Database Manager.................................................................................................. 527
21.13 Extras ...................................................................................................................... 528
21.13.1 Games .............................................................................................................. 528
21.14 Social Networking ................................................................................................... 528
21.14.1 Twitter ............................................................................................................. 528
21.14.2 Google talk ....................................................................................................... 529
21.14.3 MSN messenger ............................................................................................... 531
21.15 Utilities ................................................................................................................... 532
21.15.1 Calculator ......................................................................................................... 532
21.15.2 Setting the Date and Time ............................................................................... 534
21.15.3 Checking the Date and Time ............................................................................ 534
21.15.4 Calendar ........................................................................................................... 534
21.15.5 Pronunciation dictionary ................................................................................. 535
21.15.6 Stopwatch ........................................................................................................ 535
21.15.7 Display Network Status .................................................................................... 535
21.15.8 Display power status ........................................................................................ 535
21.15.9 Backup/Restore personalized settings ............................................................. 535
21.15.10 Upgrading Braille Sense U2 MINI Firmware ................................................... 536
22. TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE ......................................................................................... 537
22.1 The Braille Sense U2 MINI Will Not Turn On ............................................................. 537
22.2 The Voice Cannot Be Heard ...................................................................................... 537
22.3 The Voice is Too Fast to Understand ........................................................................ 537
22.4 The Voice Pitch Is Too Low or Too High to Understand ............................................ 537
22.5 Lost Your Place ......................................................................................................... 538
22.6 No Internet Connection ............................................................................................ 538
22.7 Email ......................................................................................................................... 538
22.8 The Braille display Does Not Display Braille ............................................................. 538
22.9 The Braille Sense U2 MINI Does Not Respond .......................................................... 538
22.10 The LCD Does Not Come On .................................................................................... 539
23. ACCESSORIES .................................................................................................................... 540
24. OBTAINING SUPPORT .................................................................................................... 541
1. Introduction
1.1 What is the Braille Sense U2 MINI?
The Braille Sense U2 MINI is a Braille note taker developed and
manufactured by HIMS, for people who are blind and visually impaired.
You can do the following with the Braille Sense U2 MINI.
1. You can use the Word Processor, and the Perkins style keyboard,
to create Braille documents.
2. You can print your text documents using any compatible ink printer.
3. You can emboss your Braille documents when you connect the unit
to a Braille printer.
4. You can open Microsoft (MS) Word documents, and read them in
Braille. The Braille Sense U2 MINI will import any document that
was created in MS Word, and translate it into Braille.
5. Using the E-Mail Program, you can send email messages to
sighted individuals, as well as read your email messages in Braille.
6. Using the Schedule Manager, you can enter your appointments on
the Braille Sense U2 MINI. The Braille Sense U2 MINI will then
alert you at the time of your appointments.
7. With the Address Manager, you can input information about your
contacts and the Braille Sense U2 MINI can retrieve the information
for those contacts.
8. Using the Braille Sense U2 MINI Web Browser, you can surf the
Internet with the Braille display that is located on the Braille Sense
U2 MINI.
9. Using the Braille Sense U2 MINI Media Player, you can listen to
music, or any other sounds that are recorded in mp3, wma, or a
wave file format.
10. Using the Braille Sense U2 MINI FM Radio, you can listen to
radio sound.
11. You can record the voice and radio sound in mp3 or wav file
format.
12. On the Calculator, you can calculate algebraic equations,
including scientific calculations.
13. You can copy any files from your personal computer to the Braille
Sense U2 MINI, and vice versa.
14. You can use the Braille Sense U2 MINI as a Braille display with a
compatible screen reader, such as Window-Eyes.
15. You can copy, move, and delete files on the Braille Sense U2
MINI.
16. You can adjust the volume, the speed, and the pitch of the
speech. You can change as many of these features as you want on
the Braille Sense U2 MINI.
17. You can use the Database Manager to create your own
Database for keeping and storing important information.
18. You can use MSN messenger to communicate in real time, with
others who are running the MSN messenger program.
19. The sighted person who is learning Braille for the first time can
use the LCD screen on the Braille Sense U2 MINI, to easily learn
Braille. Likewise, using the LCD screen, sighted people, who do not
know Braille, can teach Braille to those who are blind when using
the Braille Sense U2 MINI.
1.2 Hardware
In order to get the most out of your Braille Sense U2 MINI, you will want
to become familiar with the Braille Sense U2 MINI by learning where the
buttons and ports are located, as well as the function of each of these
buttons and ports.
This section explains the hardware configuration of the Braille Sense U2
MINI. The dimensions of the Braille Sense U2 MINI are 10 inches long
by 6.1 inches wide by 1.9 inches high. On the bottom of the unit, there
are rubber feet in order to prevent slipping while you are using the Braille
Sense U2 MINI. The input keys are Perkins-style, which consist of seven
keys that represent dot one through dot six, and the space bar. In
addition to these seven keys, there are two function keys that
correspond to the Backspace and Enter keys. Also there are 32 cells
that make up the Braille display.
The first thing you should do is place the Braille Sense U2 MINI on a
level surface that you can use to examine the Braille Sense U2 MINI,
such as a table or desk. When the Braille Sense U2 MINI is placed on a
level surface, the shape of the entire unit will resemble a small, thin
rectangular box. The Braille Sense U2 MINI has six sides. You should
feel for the Braille keys and Braille display. The side that the Braille keys
and Braille display are on should be facing up. The side that is now
facing up is referred to as the top of the Braille Sense U2 MINI. The side
that is facing to your right is called the right side panel. The side facing
to your left is called the left side panel. The side that is facing away from
you is called the rear panel. The side that is facing toward you is called
the front panel, and the side that the Braille Sense U2 MINI is sitting on
is called the bottom panel.
This section of the manual describes each side of the Braille Sense U2
MINI and the basic function(s) of each button and port. We will discuss
each of the panels in the following order: top panel, right side panel, left
side panel, rear panel, and front panel.
1.2.1 Top Panel
Starting with the top of the Braille Sense U2 MINI, you will find a Braille
display that is located close to the front panel on the Braille Sense U2
MINI. Above the Braille display, there are 32 small buttons that
correspond to 32 Braille cells. These 32 small buttons are called cursor
routing keys. You can use these buttons as cursor placement keys on
the corresponding Braille cells when you are editing documents. The
cursor routing keys will also work as shortcut keys in certain situations.
On both the extreme right and left sides of the Braille display, are two
capsule shaped buttons. These buttons divided into two parts up and
down. These buttons are called scroll buttons. The upper button called
up scroll button and the lower button called down scroll button. The
scroll buttons can be used to scroll through the menus or other
information that is displayed on the Braille display. If you are on text that
has more than 32 Braille cells, the scroll buttons will scroll the Braille
display.
Above the cursor routing keys, are four rectangular shaped buttons. The
spacebar is located between these four rectangular shaped buttons.
Two of the rectangular shaped buttons are located on the left side of the
spacebar and the other two are located on the right of the spacebar.
These four rectangular shaped buttons are function keys. Moving from
left to right, the key that is the farthest to the left is called the F1 key, and
the key to the right of the F1 key is called the F2 key. Then, you will feel
the spacebar. The key that is to the right of the spacebar is called the F3
key, and the key that is to the right of the F3 key is the F4 key.
Above the function keys, you will find the Braille keys that are Perkins-
style, including the spacebar. If you have ever used a regular computer
keyboard, this setup is very similar to the keys on the home row on a
regular computer keyboard. When you are typing, you should place your
fingers on these 9 Perkins-style keys in the following manner:
Place your index finger, middle finger, ring finger, and pinky finger of
your left hand on the left four buttons. Then, place your index finger,
middle finger, ring finger, and pinky finger of your right hand on the right
four buttons. Finally, place both of your thumbs on the spacebar, also
called the Space key.
The button where you placed your left index finger corresponds with dot
one in Braille. The button that your left middle finger is on corresponds to
dot two, and the button that your left ring finger is on corresponds to dot
three. The button on which your left pinky finger is placed on is the
Backspace key.
The button that your right index finger is on corresponds with dot four in
Braille. The button that your right middle finger is on is dot five, and the
button your ring finger is placed on corresponds with dot six in Braille.
The button on which your right pinky is placed is the Enter key. And, the
long bar shaped button where your thumbs are placed is called the
spacebar.
Toward the top of the Braille Sense U2 MINI on the top panel, is a liquid
crystal display (LCD) in the center. The LCD displays the printed text, so
that someone who has sight can see what you are typing. On both sides
of the LCD, there are two speakers, which enable the Braille Sense U2
MINI to emit sound.
At the right side of this LCD, there are there are 4 LED lights. From the
left to right, first LED light is for wireless LAN and when you activate the
wireless LAN, this LED light turns on with blue color. Second LED light is
for Bluetooth and when you activate the Bluetooth, this LED light turns
on with blue color. Third LED light is for the GPS and when you execute
Sense Navigation, LED turns on with blue color (Only when you
download the navigation map to the Braille Sense U2 MINI). Fourth LED
light is for the power. When you turn on the Braille Sense U2 MINI, LED
turns on with red color. These LED lights appear used option so that
someone who has sight can see which option you activate with Braille
Sense U2 MINI and can turn of the option which you don’t use currently.
1.2.2 Right Side Panel
Next, let's discuss the right side panel of the Braille Sense U2 MINI. We
will start from the front of the unit on the right side panel, and move our
way toward the back. Toward the front of the Braille Sense U2 MINI on
the right side panel, you will find the USB OTG port. If you connect the
unit to a personal computer by using this USB port, you can transfer files
that are stored in the Braille Sense U2 MINI to your personal computer,
and vice versa.
Continuing toward the back of the unit on the right side panel, you will
find on the right side panel of the unit is the AC adapter jack. The AC
adapter will plug in to this hole, and then plug in to a standard AC
electrical outlet, so that you can use the Braille Sense U2 MINI with
electricity, instead of using power from the battery.
The back of the AC adapter jack, you will find a slide switch which is key
lock switch. This switch will be explained in more detail in the next
section.
1.2.3 Left Side Panel
Now, let's take a look at the left side panel of the unit. If you move your
finger to the left side of the Braille Sense U2 MINI, you will find USB port.
You can connect USB cable to this USB port.
Continuing toward the back of the unit on the left side panel, you will find
second USB port. The back of the USB port you will find SD slot and can
insert SD card (secure digital card) in SD slot.
1.2.4 Rear Panel
Next, let's take a look at the rear panel of the Braille Sense U2 MINI. On
the far left of the rear panel, you will find a small button in round groove.
This is the reset button. If your unit is not responding properly, you can
press this button with your finger, which will reboot the unit via a hard
reset. Pressing the reset button is a hardware reset. Do NOT press
“Reset” button for more than 5 seconds. You can also do a soft reset by
pressing F2-F3-1-2-3-4-5-6. This is a software reset, instead of a
hardware reset.
If you press down dots 1-2 and the reset button at the same time while
the power is on, the Braille Sense U2 MINI will turn on without speech.
When the reset button is pressed, the Braille Sense U2 MINI will reboot.
It will take about fifteen seconds for your unit to complete the reboot
process.
At the right side of this reset button, you will find the local area network
(LAN) port. If you connect the Braille Sense U2 MINI to an Ethernet
interface through this port, you will be able to connect to the Internet,
allowing you to browse websites as well as send and receive email.
At the right of the LAN port, you will find USB port which is used for user
to connect USB cable or USB memory stick. The details of this feature
will be explained in more detail later in this manual.
Next, to the right of the USB port, you will find a video output port. The
video output port can be used to display the text that is shown on the
Braille display on a regular computer monitor for sighted people. If you
want to use this port, it will have to be turned on from within the options
menu. This port is very beneficial when using the Braille Sense U2 MINI
in educational settings.
The last thing you will find on the rear side panel of the unit is a
rectangular hole that is for the detachable battery. The battery is
separated from the unit when the Braille Sense U2 MINI is shipped.
Insert the battery into this rectangular slot until you hear a click sound.
When you hear this sound, you will know that the battery is inserted
correctly. To remove the battery from the unit, you will need to locate the
latch that is found on the bottom of the unit. Using your left hand, pull the
latch to the right panel, and then use your right hand to pull the battery
out of the slot.
1.2.5 Front Panel
Finally, let’s take a look at the front panel of the Braille Sense U2 MINI.
On the far left of the front panel, there is microphone jack. You can plug
in microphone. To the right of the microphone jack is headphone jack.
You can plug in stereo headphone jack. To the right of the headphone
jack is slide switch. This slide switch is the audio mode switch. This
switch will be explained in more detail in the next section. Next, to the
right of the slide switch is five buttons in different shapes. The five
buttons are for playback audio and recording sounds. These five buttons
will be explained in the FM Radio, Daisy and Media program sections in
this user manual.
To the right of the five buttons is power switch. This switch will turn the
unit on and turn the unit off. To turn on the unit, push the switch to the
right. To turn off the unit, push the switch to right again.
Congratulations! You are now familiar with the very basic functions of the
buttons and ports that are located on the Braille Sense U2 MINI. The
rest of the manual will discuss each function in greater detail to allow you
to maximize the potential of your Braille Sense U2 MINI.
1.3 Hardware Specifications of the Braille Sense U2
MINI
1) Operating system: Windows CE 6.0.
2) Flash memory: 32GB.
3) RAM: 256MB.
4) CPU: Mobile CPU (800MHz).
5) Battery: Lithium Ion (detachable), backup battery and watch-
battery installed.
6) Battery running time: About 17 hours (with turning Braille, TTS
and LCD on, middle volume of internal speaker)
7) Keyboard: 9 Braille keyboards with Perkins-style, 4 function keys,
32 cursor routing keys, 4 scroll buttons.
8) Additional button and switch: key lock switch, audio mode switch,
reset button, 5 audio buttons.
9) Braille display: 32 refreshable Braille cells.
10) Video output: VGA output, LCD.
11) Network: 10/100 based Ethernet.
12) Wireless: WLAN (IEEE802.11 b/g/n), Bluetooth ver.2.0+EDR.
13) Sensor: 6-axis motion sensor
14) GPS: Internal GPS receiver
15) Interface: USB Slave(v2.0) ,3 USB Master(ver2.0), SD slot
16) Sound: Internal stereo speakers, stereo headphone jack.
17) Voice recording: Internal microphone, external microphone jack.
18) Vibrator motor is installed
1.4 Memory on the Braille Sense U2 MINI
The Braille Sense U2 MINI has 256MB of RAM (random access
memory) and 32GB of flash memory. The RAM is memory space that is
reserved for running programs. This memory space is a temporary
storage of any program files that are running or any current data located
in documents that you are editing. The data in the RAM area will
disappear if your battery goes dead, and the AC adapter is not
connected. Also, when the Braille Sense U2 MINI reboots for any reason,
the data in the RAM will disappear. However, the data in flash memory
will not disappear, even if your battery goes dead, or if your unit reboots.
Now that you know what the Braille Sense U2 MINI is, move on to the
next section to learn more about the basic functions of the Braille Sense
U2 MINI.
2. Basic Functions of the Braille Sense U2
MINI
2.1 How to Use the Commands
All of the commands that you will use on the Braille Sense U2 MINI are
comprised of different combinations of the Braille keys. In this user
manual, the “-” sign is used to indicate key combinations. For example,
“Space-z (dots 1-3-5-6)” indicates that the user should press “space”
and “letter z (dots 1-3-5-6)” simultaneously and then release them at the
same time. You will also find expressions like “Space-1-3-5-6” in this
manual. This means that the spacebar with dots 1, 3, 5, and 6 should be
pressed and released simultaneously. You can execute most commands
by pressing “Enter” button. If you want to cancel the execution of any
command, and return to the previous status, press “Space-z (dots 1-3-5-
6).” “Space-z (dots 1-3-5-6)” is a very important command to remember,
as it will allow you to back out of programs and menus, when you may
have pressed keys that you did not mean to press.
2.1.1 Messages
If you have setup an appointment in the Braille Sense U2 MINI, schedule
Manager, you will be notified of your appointments by the Braille Sense
U2 MINI on the day of your appointment. When you are notified of an
appointment, you can interact with the Schedule Manager as you
normally would. In order to exit from the Schedule Manager, you should
press “Space-z (dots 1-3-5-6)” or “Space-e (dots 1-5),” and launch
another program.
If you do not want to be alerted of “today’s schedule” when you turn on
the Braille Sense U2 MINI, you should turn off the “Check today’s
schedule” option.
If you turn off the Braille Sense U2 MINI while another program is
opened, and then you turn it on again, the Braille Sense U2 MINI will tell
you the name of the program that was running on the Braille Sense U2
MINI when you turned it off. If you turn off the Braille Sense U2 MINI
while you are using the word processor, it will tell you the file name/input
mode and file protection status as well as the program name.
When you connect the AC adapter to the Braille Sense U2 MINI, the
Braille Sense U2 MINI will speak the message “AC adapter connected.”
When you disconnect it from the Braille Sense U2 MINI, the Braille
Sense U2 MINI will say, “AC adaptor disconnected.”
2.2 Concept of the Menu
The menu on the Braille Sense U2 MINI is similar to the concept of a
restaurant menu. For instance, a menu that is used at a restaurant will
help you select your choice of food that will be served, while the menu
on the Braille Sense U2 MINI provides you with choices that you can
select. If you have selected a menu item from the menu items list, and
there are sub menus, the Braille Sense U2 MINI will display those
choices for that particular item.
Moving among the menu items is very simple.
Press “Space-m (dots 1-3-4)” or F2 to call up the menu, and press up
scroll button or “Space-1” to move to the previous item, and press down
scroll button or “Space-4” to move to the next item. Or just press an
alphabet that follows the menu names. This is a “shortcut key.” Or you
can execute the menu item without calling up the menu by pressing
“hotkey.
Shortcut keys are the alphabets in the parentheses that follow the menu
names. And hotkeys are the combination of a couple of keys like “Enter,”
“Space,” or “Backspace.” These are displayed after the shortcut keys.
For example, if you are in the word processor, and press “Space-m (dots
1-3-4)” or “F2,” and then press “Enter” on “File,” you will hear “New (n)
pull down Enter-n”. The word “New” represents the function. The letter “n
(dots 1-3-4-5)” is the letter that you would press while you are in the
“File” menu in order to move directly to “New.” “Enter-n (dots 1-3-4-5)” is
what you would press to access the function “New” from anywhere in the
word processor. The “n” is the shortcut key and “Enter-n” is the hotkey. It
is important to note that not all shortcut keys work from anywhere in the
Braille Sense U2 MINI; some commands will only work while you are in a
specific program. For example, if you want to activate the “new
document” option in the word processor. You cannot press “Enter-n (dots
1-3-4-5)” in the “program” menu to activate this option. You must be in
the word processor program in order for “Enter-n (dots 1-3-4-5)” to
activate the “new document” option.
You can also move to the next menu item by pressing “Space-4.” You
can move to the previous menu item by pressing “Space-1.” When you
want to move to the first item of the menu, you can press “Space-1-2-3.”
If you would like to move to the last item of the menu, you can press
“Space-4-5-6.” The corresponding menu name will be displayed on the
Braille display, and the menu name will be spoken through the TTS (text
to speech) engine. If you want to listen to the name of the menu again,
press “Space-r (dots 1-2-3-5).” Once you move to a menu item that you
want to execute, press “Enter” in order to execute the menu. By pressing
“Enter,” you will move to the sub menu. If there is no submenu, the
Braille Sense U2 MINI will execute the command from the menu. This
process is called “menu selection.You may also move to any menu or
execute any menu by pressing an initial spelling of the menu.
Sometimes, if a menu is executed by pressing “Enter,” the lower-level
menu is displayed. In this case, the right direction arrow sign (->) is
displayed after the name of the corresponding menu on the Braille
display. When this happens, the Braille Sense U2 MINI will say, “pull
down.” Or, if a menu is executed by pressing “Enter,” the dialog box is
displayed. In this case, the ellipsis sign (…) will be displayed after the
name of the corresponding menu on the Braille display. The Braille
Sense U2 MINI will also speak the message, “common dialog.”
Let’s begin going through the various menus. First, turn the unit on by
pushing the power switch toward you. Now, bring up the “program” menu.
You can bring up the “program” menu by pressing “F1.” The “program”
menu is the top menu in the Braille Sense U2 MINI. That is, the
“program” menu is the parent directory for everything, as there are no
directories or menus above the “program” menu. The items in the
“program” menu are file manager, word processor, address manager,
schedule manager, e-mail, media player, FM Radio, web browser, daisy
player, Bluetooth manager, database manager, extras, social networking,
utilities, global options, and help. The first item of the “program” menu is
“File manager.” If “Space-4” is pressed, the next menu item is displayed
on the Braille display, and it is also spoken. If “Space-4” is pressed
repeatedly, the “Help” menu will be displayed. The “Help” menu is the
last item on the “program” menu.
Press “Space-4-5-6” when “File manager” is displayed. The Braille
Sense U2 MINI will say “Help,” as the help menu is displayed. Then,
press “Space-1-2-3,” and the Braille Sense U2 MINI speaks “File
manager.” It means that “Space-4-5-6” moves to the last item of the
“program” menu, and “Space-1-2-3” moves to the first item of the
“program” menu. If you want to move from the current menu to the upper
level menu, press “Space-e (dots 1-5).”
At any point in the “program” menu or navigating sub-menus, you can
press the “F1” key to go to the “program” menu immediately. The file
manager, which is the first item of the “program” menu, will be displayed.
2.2.1 Control Symbols on the Braille Sense U2 MINI
The Braille Sense U2 MINI has many control symbols. Those symbols
appear when you set “Before” and “After” the “Control information” in the
“Global options”. The default value is set to “Before.” However, if you are
in the web browser, the control symbols will be displayed even if you
turn off the “Control information” option.
The control symbol will appear in front and back of the menu name or
item name. For example, you might see something like, “MN File (f) pull
down.”
The following table shows the names and the symbols of the control
symbols that are displayed in front and back of menu names.
Name Symbol
Comments
Menu MN It means the menu that has
submenus.
Menu item MI It means the menu that does not
have a submenu.
List item LI The item name after this symbol
represents the name of the item
in any list.
(Ex: “LI database” or “LI
sample.txt” in the “file list” of the
file manager)
Edit box EB The item name after this symbol
represents the edit box name.
You can find the edit box after
the edit box name. In the web
browser, the symbol “EB” may
be followed by an edit box
without an edit box name. Edit
boxes that begin with the symbol
“EB” are one line.
(Ex: “EB Last name: (cursor)” in
the address manager program or
“EB (cursor)”
Multi edit box MEB This also represents the edit
box. But you can type in more
than one line in the edit box.
(Ex: “MEB Subject: (cursor)” in
the e-mail program)
Computer edit
box
CE
It means there is an edit box to
input ASCII Braille.
The edit box after this symbol
should allow ASCII Braille to be
typed in.
(Ex: “CE To: (cursor) “ in the
email program)
Combo box CB It represents the combo box in
which you can choose an item
by pressing the up scroll button
or the down scroll button.
(Ex: “CB Type: *.*” in the “Open
dialog box” of the word
processor program)
Edit combo box ECB You can choose the desired item
by pressing the up or down scroll
button, or by directly typing in the
item name.
(Ex: “ECB File name: (cursor)
“ in the “Open dialog box” of the
word processor program)
Prompt button PB PB follows any question in which
you have to choose “Yes” or
“No.” You can toggle between
“Yes” and “No” by pressing the
“Space” or the “Backspace
button.
(Ex: When you exit from the
word processor, “PB Save: Yes”)
Static box ST ST is followed by the current
status.
(Ex: “ST noname.hbl/insert
mode/write” in the word
processor program)
Link LN It means there is a link in the
web page.
Anchor ANC It means there is an anchor in
the web page.
Radio button
RB
It represents a radio button,
which allows you to choose an
item by pressing the up scroll
button, down scroll button,
space, or Backspace. Also it
cycles between items when
pressing this key.
(Ex: “RB Attribute: Write” in the
“Information dialog box” of the
file manager)
Radio button
select
SRB It means that the radio button is
selected in the web browser
Radio button
unselect
URB It means that the radio button is
not selected in the web browser.
Check box check
SCHB It means that the check box is
selected.
Check box
uncheck
UCHB It means that the check box is
not selected.
Links, anchors, and radio button are controls that are only used in the
web browser. The symbols enable you to understand what type of box or
menu you are working with. For example, if “MN,” “MI,” or “LI” are
displayed in front of a list, you can move from one item to the next item
or previous item by pressing the up or down scroll button. If “ECB,” “EB,”
“CB,” or “MEB” are displayed on the display, you will have to find the
cursor and input the desired letters at the cursor position. If “BT” is
displayed, you can press “Enter” to “push the button.”
2.3 Using the Function Keys
There are four function keys on the Braille Sense U2 MINI. When using
the Braille Sense U2 MINI, you can open the menus, cancel tasks, and
move to other items by using these function keys. No matter where you
are in the Braille Sense U2 MINI, the “F1” key will open the Braille Sense
U2 MINI “program” menu. You can also use “F1” and the shortcut key for
each program in the “program” menu to open each program anywhere in
the Braille Sense U2 MINI. For example, if you are in the word processor,
and want to open the web browser, you could press “F1-b (dots 1-2)” to
open the web browser. In each program, “Space-m (dots 1-3-4)” and the
“F2” key will open the specific menu for each program. The “F3” key has
the same function as “tab (“Space-4-5”). If you press “Space-F3,” this will
have the same function as pressing “shift-tab (“Space-1-2”).” The “F4”
key will function just like the “escape” key does on a personal computer.
This key performs the same function as pressing “Space-e (dots 1-5).”
Please note that the “escape” key does not exit a program, as does
“Space-z (dots 1-3-5-6).
You can use combinations of the function keys to allow you to do many
tasks. Pressing “F1” and “F2” at the same time will work the same as
“page up” on a personal computer. If you press the “F3” and “F4” keys at
the same time, this is the same as pressing “page down” on a personal
computer. The combination of the “F1” and “F4” keys will move you to
the Task Name (like the task bar in a computer running Microsoft
Windows). If you press the “F2” and “F3” keys simultaneously, you can
switch between the different programs that are running just like pressing
“alt-tab” in your PC. The Task Name and program switching will be
explained in greater detail in the section 2.10, entitled, “Multi-Tasking.
2.4 The AC Power Supply and the Battery Pack for
the Braille Sense U2 MINI
It is very useful to know what the remaining battery power when the
Braille Sense U2 MINI is being operated only on battery power. If the
remaining battery power is not sufficient, the Braille Sense U2 MINI will
indicate that the battery power is low. In this case, you need to check the
remaining battery power, especially when you are using the Braille
Sense U2 MINI without plugging it into an AC power supply.
To check the battery power status, press “Space-1-6.” You will find the
following 2 items:
1. Battery power level
2. Power source (battery, AC supply or USB power)
The battery power level represents the percentage of the remaining
battery power. The power source indicates whether power is coming
from the battery or the AC power/USB power supply. If the battery power
level drops under 15 percent, the Braille Sense U2 MINI will display the
battery status on the Braille display, and it will announce (through the
speakers) that the battery has less than 15 percent of its power left. If
the battery power level falls below five percent, the Braille Sense U2
MINI will give you a warning indicating that your battery power level is
under five percent, and the Braille Sense U2 MINI will be automatically
turned off in one minute, unless you connect the Braille Sense U2 MINI
to an AC power supply.
Let’s explore the detachable battery pack. When the Braille Sense U2
MINI is shipped, you will find the battery pack is not installed in the
Braille Sense U2 MINI. This is done to prevent damage during shipping.
When you insert this battery pack in to the Braille Sense U2 MINI for the
first time, the unit may display an inaccurate battery power level. Before
using the Braille Sense U2 MINI for the first time, please charge the
battery for five hours. If you need to use the unit during the initial
recharge, the unit should be connected to the AC power supply for at
least five hours in order to fully charge the battery. When you remove
the battery from the Braille Sense U2 MINI, make sure your unit is
turned off; especially when the AC power supply is not connected to
your unit. Otherwise, you will lose all of your data that is stored in RAM.
If you remove the battery, and do not have the Braille Sense U2 MINI
hooked up to the AC power supply or USB power supply, your data that
is stored in RAM will remain for only about an hour. In order to keep your
data that is stored in RAM, the Braille Sense U2 MINI must be
connected to an AC power supply or USB power supply or battery pack
within an hour; otherwise the data that is stored in RAM will be lost.
2.5 Basic Explanation of Disks, folders, and files
The flash memory in the Braille Sense U2 MINI is similar to a big
bookshelf in a library. The piece of hardware in the Braille Sense U2
MINI that is called the “disk” is similar to the idea of a bookshelf in a
library. You can make partitions on a bookshelf in order to organize
books into categories. Each category can be compared to what are
called “folders” on the Braille Sense U2 MINI. The books in each section
can be compared to what are called “files” on the Braille Sense U2 MINI.
You can save files into any folders at your convenience. If you make the
proper folder names for files you are saving, it will make it easier to find
saved files when you need to access them later.
When the Braille Sense U2 MINI is shipped from the factory, the name
of the flash memory in the Braille Sense U2 MINI is called “flashdisk.”
You can create folders on this “flashdisk” in any way that you prefer.
You can also expand your memory space by adding additional memory
devices, such as a floppy disk drive through a USB port, USB stick
memory (also known as a USB flash drive), or SD card. The USB stick
memory is called “USB.” If you decide to add any of these memory
devices, you will be able to create folders, and save files on the
additional memory devices.
2.6 Controlling the Volume, Speed, and the Pitch of
Speech
You can change the volume, speed, and pitch of speech used on the
Braille Sense U2 MINI. To change the volume, you can press
“Backspace-F4” to raise the volume. Press “Backspace-F1” to lower the
volume. To make changes in the reading speed, you can press “Space-
F4” to make the reading faster. Press “Space-F1” to make the reading
speed slower. In order to make changes in pitch, press “Enter-F4” for a
higher pitch and “Enter-F1” for a lower tone. When any of the above
combination keys are pressed, the Braille Sense U2 MINI will announce
the status of its volume, rate, or pitch. The changes you made with these
combination keys will remain in effect even when you turn off the
machine and turn it back on again.
2.7 How to use the Voice and the Braille display
When using the Braille Sense U2 MINI, you can choose to use Braille
only or speech only for reading. You can also use both Braille and
speech at the same time for reading. However, you cannot turn off both
Braille and the speech simultaneously. You can utilize “Backspace-F2” to
turn the speech on and off. You can use “Backspace-F3” to turn the
Braille on and off. Please refer to section 3.2.1 in this user manual for
more information.
2.8 How to type the character
In the document, “edit box” and “multi edit box” on Braille Sense U2 MINI,
you can enter the grade 1 or grade 2 Braille. But in the “computer edit
box” such as “To” in email program, you have to enter the computer
Braille. If you want to enter the capital letter, you can use the “capital
sign (Space-u (dots 1-3-6))” when you enter the computer Braille. For
example, if you want to enter the “H” in computer edit box, you press
“Space-u (dots 1-3-6)” and press “dots 1-2-5.” If you press “Space-u
(dots 1-3-6)” twice, capitals continue until you turn off by pressing
“Space-u (dots 1-3-6).”
You can use the “Space-Backspace” instead of “capital sign (Space-u).”
Only, you have press “Space-Backspace” and “dots 1-2-5”
simultaneously. Also you can use the “capital sign” when you enter the
“at sign.” To input the “at sign,” you need to press “Space-u (dots 1-3-6)”
and press “dot 4.” Also you can input the “at sign” by pressing “Space-
Backspace-dot 4.” And if you want to enter the number, you can use the
“number sign (dots 3-4-5-6).” But in the computer edit box, you have to
input the number in computer Braille that lowered by one row and no
number sign.
2.8.1 The ASCII table for a computer Braille input
exclamation mark: dots 2-3-4-6
quotation mark: dot 5
number sign: dots 3-4-5-6
dollar sign: dots 1-2-4-6
percent: dots 1-4-6
ampersand: dots 1-2-3-4-6
apostrophe: dot 3
left parenthesis: dots 1-2-3-5-6
right parenthesis: dots 2-3-4-5-6
asterisk: dots 1-6
PLUS: dots 3-4-6
comma: dot 6
dash: dots 3-6
period: dots 4-6
slash: dots 3-4
0: dots 3-5-6
1: dot 2
2: dots 2-3
3: dots 2-5
4: dots 2-5-6
5: dots 2-6
6: dots 2-3-5
7: dots 2-3-5-6
8: dots 2-3-6
9: dots 3-5
colon: dots 1-5-6
semi colon: dots 5-6
less than: dots 1-2-6
equal: dots 1-2-3-4-5-6
great than: dots 3-4-5
question mark: dots 1-4-5-6
at sign: Space-u (dots 1-3-6), dot 4
A: Space-u (dots 1-3-6), dot 1
B: Space-u (dots 1-3-6), dots 1-2
C: Space-u (dots 1-3-6), dots 1-4
D: Space-u (dots 1-3-6), dots 1-4-5
E: Space-u (dots 1-3-6), dots 1-5
F: Space-u (dots 1-3-6), dots 1-2-4
G: Space-u (dots 1-3-6), dots 1-2-4-5
H: Space-u (dots 1-3-6), dots 1-2-5
I: Space-u (dots 1-3-6), dots 2-4
J: Space-u (dots 1-3-6), dots 2-4-5
K: Space-u (dots 1-3-6), dots 1-3
L: Space-u (dots 1-3-6), dots 1-2-3
M: Space-u (dots 1-3-6), dots 1-3-4
N: Space-u (dots 1-3-6), dots 1-3-4-5
O: Space-u (dots 1-3-6), dots 1-3-5
P: Space-u (dots 1-3-6), dots 1-2-3-4
Q: Space-u (dots 1-3-6), dots 1-2-3-4-5
R: Space-u (dots 1-3-6), dots 1-2-3-5
S: Space-u (dots 1-3-6), dots 2-3-4
T: Space-u (dots 1-3-6), dots 2-3-4-5
U: Space-u (dots 1-3-6), dots 1-3-6
V: Space-u (dots 1-3-6), dots 1-2-3-6
W: Space-u (dots 1-3-6), dots 2-4-5-6
X: Space-u (dots 1-3-6), dots 1-3-4-6
Y: Space-u (dots 1-3-6), dots 1-3-4-5-6
Z: Space-u (dots 1-3-6), dots 1-3-5-6
left bracket: Space-u (dots 1-3-6), dots 2-4-6
back slash: Space-u (dots 1-3-6), dots 1-2-5-6
right bracket: Space-u (dots 1-3-6), dots 1-2-4-5-6
carat: Space-u (dots 1-3-6), dots 4-5
underscore: Space-u (dots 1-3-6), dots 4-5-6
grave accent: dots 4
a: dot 1
b: dots 1-2
c: dots 1-4
d: dots 1-4-5
e: dots 1-5
f: dots 1-2-4
g: dots 1-2-4-5
h: dots 1-2-5
i: dots 2-4
j: dots 2-4-5
k: dots 1-3
l: dots 1-2-3
m: dots 1-3-4
n: dots 1-3-4-5
o: dots 1-3-5
p: dots 1-2-3-4
q: dots 1-2-3-4-5
r: dots 1-2-3-5
s: dots 2-3-4
t: dots 2-3-4-5
u: dots 1-3-6
v: dots 1-2-3-6
w: dots 2-4-5-6
x: dots 1-3-4-6
y: dots 1-3-4-5-6
z: dots 1-3-5-6
left brace: dots 2-4-6
vertical bar: dots 1-2-5-6
right brace: dots 1-2-4-5-6
tilde: dots 4-5
2.8.2 Input/search for Control character
Control character is a code in a character set, which does not in itself
represent a written symbol in computing. For example, all entries in the
ASCII table below code 32 such as Form Feed (FF), TAB, and Carriage
Return (CR). In the Braille Sense U2 MINI, you can input or search the
control character in the Braille documents.
.
1) Inputting the Control character
The control character can be input only in the Braille documents.
Inputting the control character in the Braille documents, follow these
steps below.
(1) While opening the Braille document, press “Space-x (dots 1-3-4-
6)” and “control character” will be announced.
(2) Input the control character. For example, pressing “l (dots 1-2-3)”
for Form Feed (FF) and “i (dots 2-4)” for TAB in alphabetic order.
Pressing dot(s) for each control character except dot-7 and 8.
(3) The control character will be inputted in the Braille documents.
2) Searching for the Control character
The control character can be searched as well in the Braille documents.
Searching for the control character, follow these steps below.
(1) While opening the Braille document, press “Space-f (dots 1-2-6)”.
(2) “Text to find” will be displayed.
(3) Press “Space-x (dots 1-3-4-6)” and “control character” will be
announced.
(4) Input the control character that you want to search for. For
example, pressing “l (dots 1-2-3)” for Form Feed (FF) and “i (dots
2-4)” for TAB in alphabetic order. Pressing dot(s) for each control
character except dot-7 and 8.
(5) Pressing “Enter” will search for the control character.
2.9 Multi Tasking
The Braille Sense U2 MINI can do more than one task at the same time,
which is called multi-tasking. For example, you can work with the word
processor while you are listening to music, and you can put calculations
into a document at the same time. This is called a Braille Sense U2 MINI
multi-task. If you want to work with the word processor while listening to
music, you can first run the media player and play a music file. While
playing music, you can press “F1” key to open the Braille Sense U2 MINI
menu and run the word processor.
The Braille Sense U2 MINI can run up to seven programs
simultaneously. You cannot have more than seven multi-tasks. That is,
you cannot run more than seven programs at the same time.
If you try to run a program that you are already running, the new
instance of the program will not start, and you will be taken to the
instance of the program that is already running. For example, while you
are working with a document called “A,” you decide to execute the “file
manager.” Next, you move to a document called “B” by pressing the
move keys in the “file list” of “file manager,” and you press “Enter.” Then,
the word processor will not load again for opening the document “B,” but
the document “B” will be opened in the word processor, which document
“A” is also running on. If you want to switch documents, you need to
open them in the word processor without running other programs. In this
case, you can switch them with “tab(Space-4-5 or F3)” or “shift-
tab(Space-1-2 or Space-F3).” Switching documents will be explained
later in detail in section 4, which covers the word processor.
After you press F1 to call up the “program” menu, or after you press F1-
F4 to open the Task Name, you can press “escape” (“Space-e” or “F4”)
to return to the previously-running program. If you want to switch
between programs while running more than one program, press “F1
and “F4” keys at the same time to open the Task Name. The Task Name
shows the names and numbers of the running programs, just like the file
manager. You can cycle through the running programs on the Braille
Sense U2 MINI with the “Space-1” or the “Space-4” and scroll buttons.
Press “Enter” key to run the program that you want after focusing on
your selection.
The combination of the “F2” and “F3” keys can switch between all of the
running programs immediately without opening the Task Name. It
functions the same way as the “alt-tab” keys on your PC. If you are
running three programs and you are in the second program, pressing the
“F2” and “F3” keys at the same time will move you to the third program.
If you press “F2-F3” again, you will be on the first program.
In the above case, pressing “Space-z (dots 1-3-5-6)” will close the
current running program and move you to the previous program.
However, if there is only one program running, pressing “Space-z (dots
1-3-5-6)” will close the program and move you to the Braille Sense U2
MINI “program” menu. Note that “Space-z (dots 1-3-5-6)” is different from
the “escape” key, which does not close programs.
2.10 Switching Audio mode
The audio buttons on the front panel will work for different function
according to the location of Audio mode switch.
If you push the audio mode switch to the left side, the Braille Sense U2
MINI will say “radio mode” and the audio buttons will work for the FM
Radio program. If you set the audio mode switch to the center, the
Braille Sense U2 MINI will say “daisy mode” and the audio buttons will
work for the Daisy program. If you push the audio mode switch to the
right side, the Braille Sense U2 MINI will say “media mode” and the
audio buttons will work for the Media program.
So in order to use the audio buttons as you desire, you have to set the
audio mode switch to the proper position. For example, when you are
using Media program and the audio mode switch is located in the left
side, the audio buttons on the front panel will work for FM Radioprogram.
The detailed function of the audio buttons will be explained in the FM
Radio, Daisy and Media program sections in this user manual.
2.11 Switching Key lock
You can disable or enable any specified keys on the Braille Sense U2
MINI by using Key Lock switch on the right side panel.
If the key lock switch put on front, Braille Sense U2 MINI will say “all
keys locked.” In this case, you can’t use the all keys including the on/off
switch. If the key lock switch put on center, Braille Sense U2 MINI will
say “top panel locked.” In this case, only you can use the buttons and
switches in the front panel (audio mode switch, audio buttons and on/off
switch). If the key lock switch put on rear, Braille Sense U2 MINI will say
“unlocked”. In this case, you can use the all keys (Braille keyboard,
audio buttons, scroll buttons, function keys, audio mode switch and
on/off switch).
But, you can use the reset button, regardless of location of key lock
switch.
2.12 Print Spool
The Braille Sense U2 MINI has a print spool function. This function
enables the Braille Sense U2 MINI to do other tasks while printing to an
ink-printer or Braille embosser. For example, if you send data to your
printer or embosser, you will be immediately returned to where you were
before the print command was executed. If you want to check the print
spool dialog box after you have given the print command, press “Space-
2-3-4-6.” Then, you will see the dialog box which has three controls. The
first control is a list that gives you information about files that are being
printed. There is also a “Cancel” button and a “Close” button. You can
cycle through the three controls by pressing “tab (Space-4-5)” or “shift-
tab (Space-1-2).” In the information list, you can move item by item by
pressing “Space-4” or “Space-1.” However, if you open up the dialog box
without printing anything, you will see no items” and the “Close” button.
While printing, the information list will contain the following: “running
program name,” “printing file name,” “printer type,” “the number of
copies,” and either “printing” or “ready. For example, let’s assume that
we are printing one copy of “sample.hbl” in the word processor. In the
info list, you will see “program: word processor, file: sample.hbl, printer,
copy: 1, printing.” If you are using a Braille embosser, you will see
“embosser” instead of “printer.” If there is not anything printing and, (the
printer is waiting), you will see “ready” instead of “printing.” If you print
something out in the e-mail program, you will see “emailtemp.txt,”
instead of the file name. When you are printing something from the
address manager, or the schedule manager, you will see the message,
“prn_(time).txt.”
If you focus on any of the files in the info list, and press “Enter” on
“Cancel” after pressing “tab (Space-4-5),” you will cancel the printing of
that file. If you press “Space-4-5” repeatedly, locate “Close,” and press
“Enter” on “Close,” you will close the print spool dialog box. Pressing
“Space-z (dots 1-3-5-6)” will also close the print spool.
2.13 One-Handed Mode
Braille Sense U2 MINI provides a one-handed mode for users restricted
to the use of one hand for Braille input. To turn on one-handed mode,
hold down F3, while turn on the power switch. And to turn off this mode
(i.e. to return on two-handed mode), hold down F4, while turn on the
power switch. Also, by using the Option menu, you can turn on or off this
mode.
When one-handed mode turned on, the input methods are as follows:
1. To type a character, you press the dots in any combination or order.
And when you have pressed all dots, press “Space.” For example, if
you want to type the “h,” you press “dot 1” and “dot 2” separately or
together and then press “dot 5.” And finally you press “Space.”
2. To press a command that includes “Space,” you press “Space” both
before and after the other keys. For example, if you want to press
“Space-o (dots 1-3-5),” you press “Space” and then press “dot 1”, “dot
3” and “dot 5” separately or together in any order. Then press “Space”
again.
3. To press a command that includes “Backspace” or “Enter,” you press
“Backspace” or “Enter” before the other keys. And then press other
keys. Finally you press “Space.” For example, if you want to press
“Enter-l (dots 1-2-3)”, you press “Enter” and then press “dots 1-2-3.
And press “Space.”
4. To press “Space,” “Backspace” and “Enter”, you press this keys twice.
For example, if you want to press “Space” to make a space between
words, you press “Space” twice.
The operation of the scroll buttons, function keys, audio buttons remains
the same as in two-handed mode.
If one-handed mode is on, the Braille Sense U2 MINI will advise this
each time it is turned on, and will also advise what to do to return to the
two-handed mode.
2.14 Using Typing Mode
While you are typing in document, you execute “Typing Mode”.
In order to execute the “Typing Mode”, follow these steps:
(1) Press “Backspace-Enter-c (dots 1-4)”, while you are typing in
document.
(2) It shows “Start typing mode”
If you are executing the “Typing Mode”, press “Space-4” in document. It
doesn’t go to next line. It will be typed “Space” and “Dot 4” in document.
In order to cancel the “Typing Mode”, follow these steps:
(1) Press “Backspace-Enter-c (dots 1-4)” in the “Typing Mode”.
(2) It shows “End typing mode”.
After you cancel the “Typing Mode”, it will go to the next line in document
when you press “Space-4”.
2.15 Common Combination Keys
1. Call up the program menu: F1
2. Execute the individual program in the program menu F1-”shortcut
key” (varies for each program)
3. Call up the Task Name list: F1-F4
4. Switch to previous program: Space-F2-F3
5. Switch to next program: F2-F3
6. Call up the menu in the individual program: Space-m (dots 1-3-4) or
F2
7. Exit: Space-z (dots 1-3-5-6)
8. Escape: Space-e (Space-1-5) or F4
9. Move to the next control in a dialog box: Tab (Space-4-5 or F3)
10. Move to the previous control in the dialog box: Shift-tab (Space-1-2 or
Space-F3)
11. Move to the previous character: Space-3
12. Move to the next character: Space-6
13. Move to the previous line/item: Space-1
14. Move to the next line/item: Space-4
15. Move to the beginning of line/item: Home (Space-1-3)
16. Move to the end of line/item: End (Space-4-6)
17. Move to the top of a document or to the first item: Ctrl-home (Space-
1-2-3 or F1-F2-up scroll button)
18. Move to the bottom of a document or to the last item: Ctrl-end
(Space-4-5-6 or F3-F4-down scroll button)
19. Move to the previous page or to the first item of the previous 32-item
group: Page up (space 1-2-6 or F1-F2)
20. Move to the next page or to the first item of the next 32-item group:
Page down (space 3-4-5 or F3-F4)
21. Scroll left: Up scroll button
22. Scroll right: Down scroll button
23. Move the cursor to each cell or move to an item: The corresponding
cursor routing key
24. Read the current item again: Space-r (dots 1-2-3-5)
25. Say current time: Space-t (dots 2-3-4-5)
26. Display power status: Space-1-6
27. Call up the “Global options”: Space-o (dots 1-3-5)
28. Online help: Space-h (dots 1-2-5)
29. Checking your version: Space-v (dots 1-2-3-6) only in the Braille
Sense U2 MINI “program” menu.”
30. Display Network Status: Space-n (dots 1-3-4-5) in the Braille Sense
U2 MINI “program” menu
31. Increase the voice volume: Backspace-F4
32. Decrease the voice volume: Backspace-F1
33. Increase the voice rate: Space-F4
34. Decrease the voice rate: Space-F1
35. Increase the voice pitch: Enter-F4
36. Decrease the voice pitch: Enter-F1
37. One-handed mode on: hold down F3 while turning on
38. One-handed mode off: hold down F4 while turning on
39. Bluetooth on/off: Backspace-3-4-5-6
40. Wireless LAN on/off: Backspace-1-4-5-6
41. Ethernet port on/off: Backspace-1-5-6
42. Scroll voice on/off: F3-up scroll button
43. Selecting Braille cursor: F4-up scroll button
44. Selection control information: F2-down scroll button
45. Eight dot mode on/off: F1-down scroll button
46. Use typing mode: Backspace-Enter-c (dots 1-4)
47. Change the Language: Enter-Backspace -v (dots 1-2-3-6)
3. Global options
The “Global options” in the Braille Sense U2 MINI has information on all
of your settings. You can change your preferences regarding each option.
You can access the “Global options” by pressing “F1.” Then, use “Space-
4” or “Space-1” until you find “Global options.Then, press “Enter” on
“Global options.” By pressing the “Space-o (dots 1-3-5),” you can open
the “Global option” while you are anywhere in the Braille Sense U2 MINI.
You can navigate all of the items in the “Global options” with “Space-1”
or “Space-4.” You can also use the scroll buttons for navigating through
each of the items. You can change the setting values with the “spacebar”
or “Backspace” buttons. There are many shortcut keys which you can
use to quickly move you to wherever you want to go in the “Global
options”. By pressing “Space” on an item in the “Global options”, you can
turn the setting on or off, or toggle between the various options that are
available for the item you are on.
The “Global options” is like a dialog box. To change and save the
settings in the “Global options”, you must press “Enter” once you have
selected the setting that you want to save. If you do not press “Enter” (or
select “Confirm”) on the setting that you want, the setting will not be
saved. Once you press “Enter” to save the setting, the Braille Sense U2
MINI will say, “Saved options,” and you will be returned to where you
were before you entered the “Global options”. To cancel the change to
the setting, press “F4” key, “Space-e (dots 1-5),” or “Space-z (dots 1-3-4-
5).” The Braille Sense U2 MINI will then speak the message, “Canceled
saving options.” When you are on an option, you can also use “tab
(“Space-4-5”)” or “shift-tab (“Space-1-2”)” to go to the “Confirm” and
“Cancel” buttons. If you want to save your settings, press “Enter” on the
“Confirm” button. If you do not want to save the changes you made to
the settings, press “Enter” on the “Cancel” button.
Before we go in to detail about each option, let’s first go through a brief
overview of what you will find in the “Global options”.
3.1 Global options Overview
The “Global options” contains different settings that can be changed in
the Braille Sense U2 MINI. By pressing “Space-o (dots 1-3-5),” you can
open the “Global options” while you are anywhere in the Braille Sense
U2 MINI. The “Global options” has five groups.
1. Braille setting (which includes Braille display, Braille cursor, eight dot
mode, view/input grade, Braille Code and message display time)
2. Voice setting (which includes voice, language, punctuation level,
keyboard echo, capitalization alert, numbers, abbreviation, voice
volume, voice rate, voice pitch, and scroll voice)
3. Display setting (which includes LCD, flip LCD display, LCD font size,
and video display)
4. Print setting (which includes printer port and print paper size)
5. General setting (which includes audio alerts, play power on/off sound,
left scroll buttons, right scroll buttons, skip empty lines, control
information, hide passwords, hot key information, announce shortcut
keys, power saving mode, power saving kick in, check today's
schedule, one-handed mode, Automatic spell-check, default
document type, Automatically synchronize with time server, progress
indicator, Bluetooth, wireless LAN, Ethernet port, and mass-storage
device mode.)
You can move between the five groups by pressing “page down
(“Space-3-4-5” or “F3-F4”)” or “page up (“Space-1-2-6” or “F1-F2”).”
When a group is opened, a list of options will appear that can be
changed for the particular setting that you are on. A list of options under
a group, are referred to as a “list.” You can move between items in the
“list” by pressing “Space-1” or “Space-4.” You can then change the
setting for each option by pressing “Space” or “Backspace” on each
option.
3.2 Global options in Detail
Now, let’s take a look at each function in the “Global options” in more
detail, and look at the specific steps on how to change the various
settings. It is very important to note that there are duplicate shortcut
keys; therefore, pressing a shortcut key will move the focus to the next
setting that has a matching shortcut key, and pressing the same shortcut
key will move the focus to the next setting that has the same shortcut
key. If there are no more settings that have the same shortcut key, the
Braille Sense U2 MINI will wrap around and move to the first
match. Pressing “Space-1” or “Space-4” moves the focus to the previous
setting or the next setting. Pressing “page up (“Space-1-2-6”)” or “page
down (“Space-3-4-5”)” will move the focus to the beginning of the
previous group of settings or to the beginning of the next group of
settings.
3.2.1 Braille display
The first item that you will find in the “Global options” is “Braille display.”
You can switch the Braille display on and off with “Space” key. The
default is set to “On” and the shortcut key is “b (dots 1-2).” You can
toggle the Braille display on or off, by pressing “Backspace-F3” while
you are using another program in the Braille Sense U2 MINI, without
having to pull up the “Global options”. If you have changed the setting,
press “Enter” key to save the setting. You can also “tab (“Space-4-5”)” or
“shift-tab (“Space-1-2”)” to the “Confirm” button, and press “Enter.” If you
do not want to save the setting, “tab (“Space-4-5”)” or “shift-tab (“Space-
1-2”)” to the “Cancel” button, and then press “Enter.” You can also
cancel saving the setting by pressing “Space-z (dots 1-3-5-6)” or
“Space-e (dots 1-5).”
3.2.2 Braille Cursor
You can choose how you want the Braille cursor to show up on the
Braille display. The shortcut key is “c (dots 1-4).” By default the cursor is
set to “Always up.” If you do not want the cursor set to “Always up,” you
can press “Space” key to turn the cursor “Blinking,” and one more press
“Space” key to turn the cursor “Off.” If you have changed the setting,
press “Enter” key to save the setting. You can also “tab (“Space-4-5”)” or
“shift-tab (“Space-1-2”)” to the “Confirm” button, and press “Enter.” If you
do not want to save the setting, “tab (“Space-4-5”)” or “shift-tab (“Space-
1-2”)” to the “Cancel” button, and then press “Enter.” You can also
cancel saving the setting by pressing “Space-z (dots 1-3-5-6)” or
“Space-e (dots 1-5).”
Note that there are three types of cursors:
1. “dots 7-8”
2. blinking “dots 7-8”
3. blinking “dots 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8”
The blinking “dots 7-8” will be displayed when you are in the “overwirte
mode” in the word processor. The blinking “dots 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8” will
appear when you are using the “Start Selection” setting in the word
processor and when you are in an edit box. In all other situations, the
cursor will be displayed as “dots 7-8.”
3.2.3 Eight Dot Mode
You can choose to use a 6-dot-Braille or 8-dot-Braille display when
using ASCII text mode. The shortcut key is “e (dots 1-5).” By default the
8-dot-Braille display is set to off. You can switch this option to 8-dot-
Braille mode by pressing “Space” key. You can toggle this option on or
off by pressing “F1-down scroll button” while you are using another
program in the Braille Sense U2 MINI, without having to pull up the
“Global options”. If you have changed the setting, press “Enter” key to
save the setting. You can also “tab (“Space-4-5”)” or “shift-tab (“Space-
1-2”)” to the “Confirm” button, and press “Enter.” If you do not want to
save the setting, “tab (“Space-4-5”)” or “shift-tab (“Space-1-2”)” to the
“Cancel” button, and then press “Enter.” You can also cancel saving the
setting by pressing “Space-z (dots 1-3-5-6)” or “Space-e (dots 1-5).”
3.2.4 View/input the Grade of Braille
You can choose what grade of Braille you want the Braille display to use
when reading. The shortcut key is “g (dots 1-2-4-5).” The setting choices
are Uncontracted Braille, Contracted Braille, and Computer Braille. You
can switch between the settings by pressing “Space” key. You can press
“Space-g (dots 1-2-4-5)” to cycle through the three settings while you are
using other programs without calling up the “Global options”. If you have
changed the setting, press “Enter” key to save the setting. You can also
“tab (“Space-4-5”)” or “shift-tab (“Space-1-2”)” to the “Confirm” button,
and press “Enter.” If you do not want to save the setting, “tab (“Space-4-
5”)” or “shift-tab (“Space-1-2”)” to the “Cancel” button, and then press
“Enter.” You can also cancel saving the setting by pressing “Space-z
(dots 1-3-5-6)” or “Space-e (dots 1-5).”
3.2.5 Braille Code
The Braille code setting defines the rules by which Braille is translated to
text and vice versa. The Braille Sense U2 MINI offers 2 English Braille
codes as well as entry of Spanish Braille. Thus the Braille code can be
set to use “US”, “UEBC”, (Unified English Braille Code) or “Spanish”.
The original intent of the UEBC was to explore the possibility of bringing
together three of the official Braille codes that are used for Braille in
English-speaking countries for various purposes, viz.: literary material
(English Braille, American Edition), mathematics and scientific notation
(Nemeth Code), and computer notation (Computer Braille Code).
Choosing “Spanish” allows you to input Braille according to Spanish
Braille rules, and read documents created in Spanish using Spanish
Braille translation.
The short cut key of the Braille code is “c (dots 1-4).” The default setting
is set to “US.” If you want to change to “UEBC” you need to press
“Space.”
If you have changed the setting, press “Enter” to save the setting. You
can also “tab (“Space-4-5”)” or “shift-tab (“Space-1-2”)” to the “Confirm”
button, and press “Enter.” If you do not want to save the setting, “tab
(“Space-4-5”)” or “shift-tab (“Space-1-2”)” to the “Cancel” button, and
then press “Enter.” You can also cancel saving the setting by pressing
“Space-z (dots 1-3-5-6)” or “Space-e (dots 1-5).”
Note: If you change the Braille Code option while you are editing Braille
in the Word Processor, current written Braille would be changed to
different meanings in text. In order to avoid this situation, the Braille
Code option needs to be changed before launching the Word Processor.
3.2.6 Message Display Time
You can choose when a Braille message will disappear from the Braille
display. This setting will only work when the voice setting is set to “Off”.
But “Stand by” and “Ignore” execute when the voice setting is set to “On”.
The shortcut key is “m (dots 1-3-4).” The setting options that you can
choose from are “Stand by,” “Ignore”, and 1 to 10 seconds. The default
is “3 seconds.” The “Space” key increases the option by one second and
the “Backspace” key decreases the option by one second. You can set
the unit to standby mode by pressing the “Space” key until you reach
“Stand by.” In this mode, the message will remain until you press a key.
The higher value you select, the longer the message remains. If you
read the message before setting the number of seconds, you can clear
the message by pressing any key. If you choose “Ignore,” then
messages will be ignored and won’t show on the display. If you have
changed the setting, press “Enter” key to save the setting. You can also
“tab (“Space-4-5”)” or “shift-tab (“Space-1-2”)” to the “Confirm” button,
and press “Enter.” If you do not want to save the setting, “tab (“Space-4-
5”)” or “shift-tab (“Space-1-2”)” to the “Cancel” button, and then press
“Enter.” You can also cancel saving the setting by pressing “Space-z
(dots 1-3-5-6)” or “Space-e (dots 1-5).”
3.2.7 Language
The Braille Sense U2 MINI can output speech in both US English and
Mexican Spanish. You can change the Text-to-Speech (TTS) engine
using the “Language” setting in the “Global Options”.
The shortcut for jumping quickly to the “Language” setting is “l (dots1-2-
3)”. Press “Space” to toggle the TTS voice between “English” and
“Spanish”.
If you have changed the setting, press “Enter” to save the setting. You
can also “tab (“Space-4-5”)” or “shift-tab (“Space-1-2”)” to the “Confirm”
button, and press “Enter.” If you do not want to save the setting, “tab
(“Space-4-5”)” or “shift-tab (“Space-1-2”)” to the “Cancel” button, and
then press “Enter.” You can also cancel saving the setting by pressing
“Space-z (dots 1-3-5-6)” or “Space-e (dots 1-5).”
Note: you can change the TTS language from anywhere on the unit by
pressing “Backspace-Enter-v (dots1-2-3-6)”.
3.2.8 Voice
This menu will allow you to turn the Braille Sense U2 MINI voice on or
off. The shortcut key is “v (dots 1-2-3-6).” By default the voice is set to
on, so you will hear the Braille Sense U2 MINI speak. You can turn off
the voice with the ‘“Space” key. You can toggle it on and off by pressing
“Backspace-F2” while you are using another program in the Braille
Sense U2 MINI without having to call up the “Global options”. If you have
changed the setting, press “Enter” key to save the setting. You can also
“tab (“Space-4-5”)” or “shift-tab (“Space-1-2”)” to the “Confirm” button,
and press “Enter.” If you do not want to save the setting, “tab (“Space-4-
5”)” or “shift-tab (“Space-1-2”)” to the “Cancel” button, and then press
“Enter.” You can also cancel saving the setting by pressing “Space-z
(dots 1-3-5-6)” or “Space-e (dots 1-5).”
You can also press “dots 1-2” while turning on the Braille Sense U2 MINI,
which will turn the Braille Sense U2 MINI on without speech. When
resetting the Braille Sense U2 MINI, you can also press “dots 1-2” when
you press the reset button to reset the Braille Sense U2 MINI, and turn
on the Braille Sense U2 MINI without speech.
3.2.9 Punctuation Level
You can choose how you want the Braille Sense U2 MINI to read
punctuation marks. The shortcut key is “p (dots 1-2-3-4).” The setting
options are “All,” “Off,” “Punctuation,” and “Symbol.” The default setting
is set to “All” in which the Braille Sense U2 MINI will say all punctuation
marks and symbols. The “Space” key allows you to cycle through all four
of the setting values. If you select “Off,” the Braille Sense U2 MINI will
not say any punctuation marks. The option, “Punctuation” will make the
Braille Sense U2 MINI say only punctuation marks, but the “Symbol”
option will say all symbols without saying punctuation marks. If you have
changed the setting, press “Enter” key to save the setting. You can also
“tab (“Space-4-5”)” or “shift-tab (“Space-1-2”)” to the “Confirm” button,
and press “Enter.” If you do not want to save the setting, “tab (“Space-4-
5”)” or “shift-tab (“Space-1-2”)” to the “Cancel” button, and then press
“Enter.” You can also cancel saving the setting by pressing “Space-z
(dots 1-3-5-6)” or “Space-e (dots 1-5).”
3.2.10 Keyboard Echo
With this option, you can decide how the Braille Sense U2 MINI will
speak when you are typing. The shortcut key is “k (dots 1-3).” The
setting values are “On with characters and words,” “On with characters,”
“On with words,” and “Off.” If you select the default “On with characters
and words,” you can hear each keystroke and a word right after it is
completed. If you select “On with characters,” you can hear each
keystroke letter by letter. If you select the “On with words” option, you
can hear each word right after it is completed, but not each letter. You
can cycle through each of the options by pressing “Space” key. If you
have changed the setting, press “Enter” key to save the setting. You can
also “tab (“Space-4-5”)” or “shift-tab (“Space-1-2”)” to the “Confirm”
button, and press “Enter.” If you do not want to save the setting, “tab
(“Space-4-5”)” or “shift-tab (“Space-1-2”)” to the “Cancel” button, and
then press “Enter.” You can also cancel saving the setting by pressing
“Space-z (dots 1-3-5-6)” or “Space-e (dots 1-5).”
3.2.11 Capitalization alert
You can decide how the Braille Sense U2 MINI will speak the “capital
character” when you type the character or read the document by using
“Space-3” or “Space-6” in computer edit box or ASCII mode . The
shortcut key is “u (dots 1-3-6).” The setting values are “Off,” “Say cap,”
and “Pitch.” The default value is “Pitch.” If you select the default, you will
hear higher pitch when meet the capital letter. And if you select the “Off”,
read the same regardless of capital letter and lower case letter. And if
you select the “say cap,” you will hear “cap” sound before the capital
letter. For example, when you meet the capital letter “V,” Braille Sense
U2 MINI will talk “cap v.”
You can cycle through each of the options by pressing “Space” key. If
you have changed the setting, press “Enter” key to save the setting. You
can also “tab (“Space-4-5”)” or “shift-tab (“Space-1-2”)” to the “Confirm”
button, and press “Enter.” If you do not want to save the setting, “tab
(“Space-4-5”)” or “shift-tab (“Space-1-2”)” to the “Cancel” button, and
then press “Enter.” You can also cancel saving the setting by pressing
“Space-z (dots 1-3-5-6)” or “Space-e (dots 1-5).”
3.2.12 Numbers
You can choose how you want the Braille Sense U2 MINI to read
number. The shortcut key is “n (dots 1-3-4-5)” with the default set to
“On.” For example, if you set “On,” the “2007” will read “two thousand
seven.” And you set “Off,” “the “2007” will read “two zero zero seven.”
You can change the value by using “Space.”
If you have changed the setting, press “Enter” key to save the setting.
You can also “tab (“Space-4-5”)” or “shift-tab (“Space-1-2”)” to the
“Confirm” button, and press “Enter.” If you do not want to save the
setting, “tab (“Space-4-5”)” or “shift-tab (“Space-1-2”)” to the “Cancel”
button, and then press “Enter.” You can also cancel saving the setting by
pressing “Space-z (dots 1-3-5-6)” or “Space-e (dots 1-5).”
3.2.13 Abbreviations
You can turn the translation of acronyms on/off in Braille Sense U2 MINI.
For example, when the Braille Sense U2 MINI reads “Ala” it announces
“Alabama”. But if using “Abbreviations” set to ‘Off’, it will announce “Ala”.
To change the setting value, follow these steps below.
(1) Move to the “Global option” by pressing short cut key, “o (dots 1-3-
5)” or navigating key in the main program.
(2) The short cut key is “a (dot 1).” Press the short cut key or move to
the “Abbreviations” by pressing “Space-4”.
(3) The default setting is “On”. By pressing “Space” to change to “Off”.
(4) Pressing “Enter” key allows you to change and save the setting.
3.2.14 Voice Volume
You can set the volume level of the voice on the Braille Sense U2 MINI.
The shortcut key is “l (dots 1-2-3).” The setting value is 1 through 10 with
the default set on 6. When you have set this option to 1, the volume will
be set at the lowest level. If you set this option to 10, the volume is the
loudest. If you set the volume level to 1, you will almost not be able to
hear. The “Space” key increases the volume and the “Backspace” key
decreases the volume by one number at a time. Please note that if you
are at volume level 10, and increase the volume by one, the volume
loops back to level 1. The same is true if you are at level 1, and
decrease the volume by one unit. You will then be at level 10. Without
opening the “Global options”, you can increase the volume with the key
combination of the “Backspace” and “F4” keys or you can decrease it
with the “Backspace” and the “F1” key.
If you have changed the setting, press “Enter” key to save the setting.
You can also “tab (“Space-4-5”)” or “shift-tab (“Space-1-2”)” to the
“Confirm” button, and press “Enter.” If you do not want to save the
setting, “tab (“Space-4-5”)” or “shift-tab (“Space-1-2”)” to the “Cancel”
button, and then press “Enter.” You can also cancel saving the setting by
pressing “Space-z (dots 1-3-5-6)” or “Space-e (dots 1-5).”
3.2.15 Voice Rate
You can control the speed of the Braille Sense U2 MINI speech. The
shortcut key is “r (dots 1-2-3-5).” The setting options are 1 through 12
with the default set to 8. The “Space” key increases the speed level and
the “Backspace” key decreases the speed level by one unit at a time.
Without opening the “Global options”, you can increase the speed with
the key combination of “Space” and “F4” keys, or you can decrease it
with “Space” and the “F1” key. If you are at level 12, and increase the
speed by one unit, you will go to level 1. Also, if you are at level 1, and
decrease the speed by one unit, you will go to level 12.
If you have changed the setting, press “Enter” key to save the setting.
You can also “tab (“Space-4-5”)” or “shift-tab (“Space-1-2”)” to the
“Confirm” button, and press “Enter.” If you do not want to save the
setting, “tab (“Space-4-5”)” or “shift-tab (“Space-1-2”)” to the “Cancel”
button, and then press “Enter.” You can also cancel saving the setting by
pressing “Space-z (dots 1-3-5-6)” or “Space-e (dots 1-5).”
3.2.16 Voice Pitch
You can control the voice pitch of the Braille Sense U2 MINI. The
shortcut key is “t (dots 1-2-3-4-5).” The available options are 1 through
10 with the default set to 6. At level 10, the voice pitch will be the
highest; and, at level 1, the voice pitch will be the lowest. The “Space”
key will increase the voice pitch and the “Backspace” key will decrease
the voice pitch by one level. Just as with the voice volume and voice
speed, if you are at level 10, and you increase the voice pitch by one
level, you will go to level 1. And, if you are at level 1 and decrease the
voice pitch by one level, you will go to level 10. When you are not in the
“option,” menu, you can increase the pitch by pressing, “Enter” and “F4,”
or you can decrease it by pressing “Enter” and “F1.”
If you have changed the setting, press “Enter” key to save the setting.
You can also “tab (“Space-4-5”)” or “shift-tab (“Space-1-2”)” to the
“Confirm” button, and press “Enter.” If you do not want to save the
setting, “tab (“Space-4-5”)” or “shift-tab (“Space-1-2”)” to the “Cancel”
button, and then press “Enter.” You can also cancel saving the setting by
pressing “Space-z (dots 1-3-5-6)” or “Space-e (dots 1-5).”
3.2.17 Scroll Voice
You can decide if you want the Braille Sense U2 MINI to speak while
using the scroll buttons in the document. The shortcut key is “s (dots 2-
3-4)” with the default set to “Off.” The default setting (Off) does not allow
the Braille Sense U2 MINI to speak while scrolling. The “Space” key
toggles off/on. If you set the option to “On,” you can hear the Braille
Sense U2 MINI while scrolling.
If you have changed the setting, press “Enter” key to save the setting.
You can also “tab (“Space-4-5”)” or “shift-tab (“Space-1-2”)” to the
“Confirm” button, and press “Enter.” If you do not want to save the
setting, “tab (“Space-4-5”)” or “shift-tab (“Space-1-2”)” to the “Cancel”
button, and then press “Enter.” You can also cancel saving the setting by
pressing “Space-z (dots 1-3-5-6)” or “Space-e (dots 1-5).”
3.2.24 Audio alerts
You can choose whether you will hear a warning sound or not. The
shortcut key is “a (dot 1).” This option is useful if the speech setting on
the Braille Sense U2 MINI is turned off. The default for this option is set
to “On.” If you turn off the speech, you will hear a beeping sound when
you type in keys that the Braille Sense U2 MINI does not accept. If you
don't want to hear the warning sound, you can press “Space” key once
to turn “Off” the audio alerts.
If you have changed the setting, press “Enter” key to save the setting.
You can also “tab (“Space-4-5”)” or “shift-tab (“Space-1-2”)” to the
“Confirm” button, and press “Enter.” If you do not want to save the
setting, “tab (“Space-4-5”)” or “shift-tab (“Space-1-2”)” to the “Cancel”
button, and then press “Enter.” You can also cancel saving the setting by
pressing “Space-z (dots 1-3-5-6)” or “Space-e (dots 1-5).”
3.2.25 Play Power On/Off Sound
You can choose whether you will hear a power on/off sound or not when
you turn on the Braille Sense U2 MINI. The shortcut key is “s (dots 2-3-
4).” The default for this option is set to “On.” If you keep default setting,
you will hear a starting sound signal when you turn on or off the Braille
Sense U2 MINI.
If you don’t want to hear the on/off sound signal, you can press “Space”
key once to turn “Off” the sound signal.
If you have changed the setting, press “Enter” key to save the setting.
You can also “tab (“Space-4-5”)” or “shift-tab (“Space-1-2”)” to the
“Confirm” button, and press “Enter.” If you do not want to save the
setting, “tab (“Space-4-5”)” or “shift-tab (“Space-1-2”)” to the “Cancel”
button, and then press “Enter.” You can also cancel saving the setting by
pressing “Space-z (dots 1-3-5-6)” or “Space-e (dots 1-5).”
3.2.26 Left Scroll Buttons
You can decide how scroll buttons on the left side of Braille display are
used. You can set the value with one of “Scroll display”, “Move by line”,
“Move by character”, “Move by paragraph” and “Move by sentence”.
If you set the value to “Scroll display,” left-scroll buttons are used to
scroll previous or next Braille. It means if you press left-up scroll button,
you can scroll previous Braille and if you press left-down scroll button,
you can scroll next Braille.
If you set the value to “Move by line”, left-scroll buttons are used to move
to previous or next line and it works as if you press “Space-1” or “Space-
4.”
If you set the value to “Move by character,” left-scroll buttons are used to
move to previous or next character on the Braille display. It means if you
press left-up scroll button, you can move to previous character on the
Braille display and if you press left-down scroll button, you can move to
next character on the Braille display and it works as if you press “Space-
3” or “Space-6.”
If you set the value to “Move by paragraph,” left-scroll buttons are used
to move to previous or next paragraph and it works as if you press
“Space-2-3” or “Space-5-6.”
If you set the value to “Move by sentence,” left-scroll buttons are used to
move to previous or next sentence and it works as if you press “Space-
2-3-5” or “Space-2-5-6.”
If you have changed the setting, press “Enter” to save the setting. You
can also “tab (“Space-4-5”)” or “shift-tab (“Space-1-2”)” to the “Confirm”
button, and press “Enter.” If you do not want to save the setting, “tab
(“Space-4-5”)” or “shift-tab (“Space-1-2”)” to the “Cancel” button, and
then press “Enter.” You can also cancel saving the setting by pressing
“Space-z (dots 1-3-5-6)” or “Space-e (dots 1-5).”
3.2.27 Right Scroll Buttons
You can decide how scroll buttons on the right side of Braille display are
used. You can set the value with one of “Scroll display”, “Move by line”,
“Move by character”, “Move by paragraph” and “Move by sentence”.
If you set the value to “Scroll display,” right-scroll buttons are used to
scroll previous or next Braille. It means if you press right-up scroll button,
you can scroll previous Braille and if you press right-down scroll button,
you can scroll next Braille.
If you set the value to “Move by line”, right-scroll buttons are used to
move to previous or next line and it works as if you press “Space-1” or
“Space-4.”
If you set the value to “Move by character,” right-scroll buttons are used
to move to previous or next character on the Braille display. It means if
you press right-up scroll button, you can move to previous character on
the Braille display and if you press right-down scroll button, you can
move to next character on the Braille display and it works as if you press
“Space-3” or “Space-6.”
If you set the value to “Move by paragraph,” right-scroll buttons are used
to move to previous or next paragraph and it works as if you press
“Space-2-3” or “Space-5-6.”
If you set the value to “Move by sentence,” right-scroll buttons are used
to move to previous or next sentence and it works as if you press
“Space-2-3-5” or “Space-2-5-6.”
If you have changed the setting, press “Enter” to save the setting. You
can also “tab (“Space-4-5”)” or “shift-tab (“Space-1-2”)” to the “Confirm”
button, and press “Enter.” If you do not want to save the setting, “tab
(“Space-4-5”)” or “shift-tab (“Space-1-2”)” to the “Cancel” button, and
then press “Enter.” You can also cancel saving the setting by pressing
“Space-z (dots 1-3-5-6)” or “Space-e (dots 1-5).”
3.2.28 Skip Empty Lines
You can choose to have the Braille Sense U2 MINI read a blank line, or
to skip empty lines. The shortcut key is “e (dots 1-5),” and the default is
set to “Off.” If you keep the default setting, you will hear the words
“empty line” if there is a blank line. The “Space” key toggles off/on. If you
choose to turn this option on, the Braille Sense U2 MINI will skip all
blank lines, and you will not hear the words “empty line” when there is a
blank line. If you have changed the setting, press “Enter” key to save the
setting. You can also “tab (“Space-4-5”)” or “shift-tab (“Space-1-2”)” to
the “Confirm” button, and press “Enter.” If you do not want to save the
setting, “tab (“Space-4-5”)” or “shift-tab (“Space-1-2”)” to the “Cancel”
button, and then press “Enter.” You can also cancel saving the setting by
pressing “Space-z (dots 1-3-5-6)” or “Space-e (dots 1-5).”
3.2.29 Control Information
You can choose the display location of information regarding the files
and menus in the Braille Sense U2 MINI. The short cut key is “i (dots 2-
4),” and the default is set to “After.” To toggle “Control information”
between before, after and off, press “space.
If you select “Before,” you will hear control information before a menu or
list item. If you select “After,” you will hear control information such as
“list item” or “menu item” after a menu or list item. If you have control
information shut off, you will not hear “list item” or “menu item.”
Note that if the Web browser is activated, the control symbols will appear
even if you turn off the “Control information” option.
If you have changed the setting, press “Enter” key to save the setting.
You can also “tab (“Space-4-5”)” or “shift-tab (“Space-1-2”)” to the
“Confirm” button, and press “Enter.” If you do not want to save the
setting, “tab (“Space-4-5”)” or “shift-tab (“Space-1-2”)” to the “Cancel”
button, and then press “Enter.” You can also cancel saving the setting by
pressing “Space-z (dots 1-3-5-6)” or “Space-e (dots 1-5).”
3.2.30 Hide passwords
When you enter the password in computer edit box, you can select
display mode either “*(dots 1-6)” or the letter exactly that you write on
the LCD and the Braille display.
The short cut key is “p (dots 1-2-3-4),” and the default is set to “On”.
When you enter the password, it will be shown the letter exactly that you
write on the LCD and the Braille display.
By pressing “Space”, you can change set to “Off”. When you type the
password, it will be shown “*(dots 1-6)” on the LCD and the Braille
display.
You have changed the setting, press “Enter” to save the setting. You can
also “tab (“Space-4-5”)” or “shift-tab (“Space-1-2”)” to the “Confirm”
button, and press “Enter.” If you do not want to save the setting, “tab
(“Space-4-5”)” or “shift-tab (“Space-1-2”)” to the “Cancel” button, and
then press “Enter.” You can also cancel saving the setting by pressing
“Space-z (dots 1-3-5-6)” or “Space-e (dots 1-5).”
3.2.31 Hot Key Information
As described before, hot keys are keystrokes that can take you directly
to an item, such as a menu, or a particular item in a list. You can choose
the speech output method of hot key. The short cut key is “h (dots 1-2-
5),” and the default is set to “Letters.” The setting values are “Letters,
“Dot patterns,” and “Off.” You can cycle through each of the options by
pressing “Space” key. For example, when you select “Letters,” the
“Open (o) Enter-o” will output with “Open (o) Enter-o.” And if you select
“Dot patterns,” the “Open (o) Enter-o” will out put with “Open (o) enter
dots 1 3 5.” And if you select “Off,” you can’t hear the hot key information.
If you have changed the setting, press “Enter” key to save the setting.
You can also “tab (“Space-4-5”)” or “shift-tab (“Space-1-2”)” to the
“Confirm” button, and press “Enter.” If you do not want to save the
setting, “tab (“Space-4-5”)” or “shift-tab (“Space-1-2”)” to the “Cancel”
button, and then press “Enter.” You can also cancel saving the setting by
pressing “Space-z (dots 1-3-5-6)” or “Space-e (dots 1-5).”
3.2.32 Announce shortcut keys
The “Announce shortcut keys” option allows you to decide if the Braille
Sense U2 MINI will say the shortcut key for a function. The shortcut key
is “s (dots 2-3-4)” and the default is set to “On.” For example, if you hear,
“File (f) pull down,” the shortcut key is the letter “f.” If you prefer the
Braille Sense U2 MINI only says, “File pull down,” you will want to turn
the “Announce shortcut keys” setting off. To toggle “Announce shortcut
keys” between on and off, press “Space.”
If you have changed the setting, press “Enter” key to save the setting.
You can also “tab (“Space-4-5”)” or “shift-tab (“Space-1-2”)” to the
“Confirm” button, and press “Enter.” If you do not want to save the
setting, “tab (“Space-4-5”)” or “shift-tab (“Space-1-2”)” to the “Cancel”
button, and then press “Enter.” You can also cancel saving the setting by
pressing “Space-z (dots 1-3-5-6)” or “Space-e (dots 1-5).”
3.2.33 Power Saving Mode
You can choose to have the Braille Sense U2 MINI use the power
saving mode. The shortcut key is “p (dots 1-2-3-4).” The default setting
is set to “On,” which will use the power saving mode. The “Space” key
switches between “On,” “Off”, and “Message.” If you don't want to use
the power saving mode, you can set the option to “Off.” If you set the
option to “Message,” you will hear a warning message that says “power
on” in 10, 20, or 30 minute increments (depending on the setting that
you will choose for power saving kick in) if you have not pressed any
keys on the Braille Sense U2 MINI. The next section explains how to
change the power saving kick in to 10, 20, or 30 minutes. If you have
changed the setting, press “Enter” key to save the setting. You can also
“tab (“Space-4-5”)” or “shift-tab (“Space-1-2”)” to the “Confirm” button,
and press “Enter.” If you do not want to save the setting, “tab (“Space-4-
5”)” or “shift-tab (“Space-1-2”)” to the “Cancel” button, and then press
“Enter.” You can also cancel saving the setting by pressing “Space-z
(dots 1-3-5-6)” or “Space-e (dots 1-5).”
For your reference, this option is available only when the AC adaptor is
connected to the unit. In other word, although you set the option to “On
if AC adaptor is connected to the unit, the unit will not go to the sleep
mode automatically when you meet the “Power saving kick in” time.
3.2.34 Power Saving Kick In
When you want to use the power saving mode, you can set the time
when the power saving mode will begin. The shortcut key is “k (dots 1-
3)” with the default set at “After 10 minutes.” If you set this option to the
default, the Braille Sense U2 MINI will enter into power saving mode
when you have not used the Braille Sense U2 MINI for 10 minutes. The
“Space” key changes the option setting to 10 minutes, 20 minutes, or 30
minutes.
If you have changed the setting, press “Enter” key to save the setting.
You can also “tab (“Space-4-5”)” or “shift-tab (“Space-1-2”)” to the
“Confirm” button, and press “Enter.” If you do not want to save the
setting, “tab (“Space-4-5”)” or “shift-tab (“Space-1-2”)” to the “Cancel”
button, and then press “Enter.” You can also cancel saving the setting by
pressing “Space-z (dots 1-3-5-6)” or “Space-e (dots 1-5).”
3.2.35 Check Todays Schedule
In the “Schedule manager” (which you will learn about later), you are
able to keep track of your appointments, using the Braille Sense U2
MINI. The Braille Sense U2 MINI is able to check today’s schedule when
you turn it on. You can decide if you want the Braille Sense U2 MINI to
show today’s schedule when it powers on. The short cut key for this
option is “s (dots 2-3-4).” To toggle this option between off and on, press
“Space.”
If you have changed the setting, press “Enter” key to save the setting.
You can also “tab (“Space-4-5”)” or “shift-tab (“Space-1-2”)” to the
“Confirm” button, and press “Enter.” If you do not want to save the
setting, “tab (“Space-4-5”)” or “shift-tab (“Space-1-2”)” to the “Cancel”
button, and then press “Enter.” You can also cancel saving the setting by
pressing “Space-z (dots 1-3-5-6)” or “Space-e (dots 1-5).”
3.2.36 One-Handed Mode
You can choose one-handed mode on or off when you use the Braille
Sense U2 MINI. The shortcut key is “h (dots 1-2-5).” The default for this
option is set to “Off.” The setting options are “On” and “Off.” The detail
information about one-handed mode refers to “2.14 One-Handed Mode.”
If you have changed the setting, press “Enter” key to save the setting.
You can also “tab (“Space-4-5”)” or “shift-tab (“Space-1-2”)” to the
“Confirm” button, and press “Enter.” If you do not want to save the
setting, “tab (“Space-4-5”)” or “shift-tab (“Space-1-2”)” to the “Cancel”
button, and then press “Enter.” You can also cancel saving the setting by
pressing “Space-z (dots 1-3-5-6)” or “Space-e (dots 1-5).”
For your reference, this option is set to “Off” even if you are set to “On”
when connected the Braille Sense U2 MINI to USB keyboard. And if you
remove the USB keyboard, this option will be returned to value that
before you connected to the USB keyboard.
3.2.37 Automatic spell-check
You can choose whether the Braille Sense U2 MINI will check spelling or
not. This option is available in “multi edit boxes” in programs such as the
schedule manager, address manager, e-mail messages, the word
processor, etc. The short cut key for this option is “c (dots1-4).
By default this setting is set to “Off” which will not check your spelling. If
you want to check spelling, press “Space” to toggle the option to “On”
and press “Enter.” Or, press “tab (Space-4-5)” to move to the “Confirm
button, and press “Enter.”
If you set the option to “On” and enter a misspelled word, you will hear a
beep sound. You will hear a beep sound, even though you shut “Off” the
audio alert.
If you do not want to save the changed setting, press “tab (Space-4-
5)” to move to the “Cancel” button, and press “Enter.” You can also
cancel saving the setting by pressing “Space-z (dots 1-3-5-6)” or
“Space-e (dots 1-5).”
3.2.38 Default Document
This function is used to set the default document type applied when you
create a new document using the word processor on the Braille Sense
U2 MINI. The shortcut key for this option is “q (dot 1-2-3-4-5)”. When you
create a new document in the “word processor”, “Braille document” (.brl
file) is selected as the file type by default. You can change the default
setting using this option.
You can choose between “Sense document”, “Braille document,” and
“Text document.” By default, it is set to “Braille document.” Press
“Space” to toggle through the three settings, and press “Enter,” or press
“tab (Space-4-5)” to move to the “Confirm” button, and press “Enter,” to
save the changed setting.
If you do not want to save the changed setting, press “tab (Space-4-
5)” to move to the “Cancel” button, and press “Enter.” You can also
cancel saving the setting by pressing “Space-z (dots 1-3-5-6)” or
“Space-e (dots 1-5).”
For your reference, this option is set to “Text document” even if you are
set to “Sense document” or “Braille document” when connected the
Braille Sense U2 MINI to USB keyboard. And if you remove the USB
keyboard, this option will be returned to value that before you connected
to the USB keyboard.
3.2.39 Automatically synchronize with time server
“Automatically synchronize with time server”, the date and time
synchronize automatically, when the Braille Sense U2 MINI is being
connected to internet. Using this feature, you can correct the time of
Braille Sense U2 MINI through accurate internet time server. Once the
Braille Sense U2 MINI is being connected to internet, you will hear the
sound. From this point, the date and time of Braille Sense U2 MINI
synchronize the internet server automatically. The default is "ON", you
can check or change this option following steps.
1) Press “Space-o (dots 1-3-5)” to call up the menu.
2) Press “T (dots 2-3-4-5)” or press “Space-4”, move to
“Automatically synchronize with time server” and press “Enter”.
3) By pressing “Space”, you can change setting value.
4) Press “Enter”.
3.2.40 Progress indicator
Progress indicator shows the progress of opening a document, copying
files or opening any webpage. This option is used to set the progress
sign. The shortcut key is “p (dots 1-2-3-4),” and you can choose one
among “Silent,” “Beep,” and “Message.” By default, it is set to
“Message.” Press “Space” to toggle through three settings, and press
“Enter” to save to the changed option.
If it is set to “Message,” the Braille Sense U2 MINI will say progress in
percentage, like 10% or 20%. If it is set to “Beep,” the Braille Sense U2
MINI outputs beep sound during copying or opening any documents or
webpage. If it is set to “Silent”, the Braille Sense U2 MINI will not hear
the any sound in progress of copying or opening.
If you have changed the setting, press “Enter” key to save the setting.
You can also “tab (“Space-4-5”)” or “shift-tab (“Space-1-2”)” to the
“Confirm” button, and press “Enter.” If you do not want to save the
setting, “tab (“Space-4-5”)” or “shift-tab (“Space-1-2”)” to the “Cancel”
button, and then press “Enter.” You can also cancel saving the setting by
pressing “Space-z (dots 1-3-5-6)” or “Space-e (dots 1-5).”
3.2.41 Bluetooth
You can decide whether the Braille Sense U2 MINI will turn Bluetooth on.
The shortcut key for this option is “b (dots 1-2).” You can choose
between “On” and “Off” by pressing “Space.” By default, it is set to “Off.”
You can toggle it on and off by pressing “Backspace-3-4-5-6” while you
are using another program in the Braille Sense U2 MINI without having
to call up the “Global options”.
If you have changed the setting, press “Enter” key to save the setting.
You can also “tab (“Space-4-5”)” or “shift-tab (“Space-1-2”)” to the
“Confirm” button, and press “Enter.” If you do not want to save the
setting, “tab (“Space-4-5”)” or “shift-tab (“Space-1-2”)” to the “Cancel”
button, and then press “Enter.” You can also cancel saving the setting by
pressing “Space-z (dots 1-3-5-6)” or “Space-e (dots 1-5).”
For your reference, in order to use Bluetooth function of the Braille
Sense U2 MINI, please turn it on. And please turn it off while you are not
using the Bluetooth function to save battery power.
3.2.42 Wireless LAN
You can decide whether the Braille Sense U2 MINI will turn Wireless
LAN on. The shortcut key for this option is “w (dots 2-4-5-6).” You can
choose between “On” and “Off” by pressing “Space.” By default, it is set
to “Off.” You can toggle it on and off by pressing “Backspace-1-4-5-6”
while you are using another program in the Braille Sense U2 MINI
without having to call up the “Global options”.
If you have changed the setting, press “Enter” key to save the setting.
You can also “tab (“Space-4-5”)” or “shift-tab (“Space-1-2”)” to the
“Confirm” button, and press “Enter.” If you do not want to save the
setting, “tab (“Space-4-5”)” or “shift-tab (“Space-1-2”)” to the “Cancel”
button, and then press “Enter.” You can also cancel saving the setting by
pressing “Space-z (dots 1-3-5-6)” or “Space-e (dots 1-5).”
For your reference, in order to use wireless LAN function of the Braille
Sense U2 MINI, please turn it on. And please turn it off when you are not
using the wireless LAN to save battery power.
3.2.44 Mass-storage device mode
You can choose whether the Braille Sense U2 MINI will be used as a
mass-storage device mode or not when the Braille Sense U2 MINI is
connected to the personal computer (PC) via USB cable. The shortcut
key for this option is “d (dots 1-4-5)” with the default set to “On.” The
“Space” key toggles off/on. If you keep default setting, PC recognizes
the Braille Sense U2 MINI as the mass-storage device mode
automatically when connecting the Braille Sense U2 MINI to PC.
If you select “Off,” PC doesn’t recognizes the Braille Sense U2 MINI. In
this case, if you want to connect the PC to the Braille Sense U2 MINI,
you need to install and execute the Active Sync program in the PC. You
can download the Active Sync program from the Microsoft website for
free.
If you have changed the setting, press “Enter” key to save the setting.
You can also “tab (“Space-4-5”)” or “shift-tab (“Space-1-2”)” to the
“Confirm” button, and press “Enter.” If you do not want to save the
setting, “tab (“Space-4-5”)” or “shift-tab (“Space-1-2”)” to the “Cancel”
button, and then press “Enter.” You can also cancel saving the setting by
pressing “Space-z (dots 1-3-5-6)” or “Space-e (dots 1-5).”
4. File Manager
4.1 Overview
The functions and structures of the “File manager” on the Braille Sense
U2 MINI are very similar to the “file manager” on a personal computer. In
order to run the “file manager,” press “f (dots 1-2-4)” or press “Enter”
when you are on “file manager” in the “program” menu.
The “File manager” includes an “address window” and a “file list.When
you open the “file manager,” the disk name will appear. The default disk
name is “flashdisk.” You can use the up and down arrows (“Space-1” or
“Space-4”) or the scroll buttons to explore additional disks. Press “Enter”
on the disk you want to open. The Braille Sense U2 MINI will show you
the list of the files or folders on the disk you have opened.
When you press “tab (Space-4-5 or F3)” or “shift-tab (“Space-1-2” or
“Space-F3”)” on the “file list,” you will enter into an “address window.”
For your convenience, the “File manager” provides you with menus and
“hot keys.” The menus will appear when you press “Space-m (dots 1-3-
4)” or “F2.
It is possible to format the flashdisk, which will erase everything on the
flashdisk. Be extremely cautious when executing this command. If you
execute this command, you will loose all of your data. You will NOT be
able to get this data back once the command has been executed. To
format the flashdisk, press “Space-1-2-3.” While holding down “Space-1-
2-3,” quickly press and release the reset button. Continue pressing
“Space-1-2-3” until you hear the flashdisk formatting.
4.1.1 Navigating the File List
There are two kinds of lists that you will see when using the Braille
Sense U2 MINI. The lists are: “file list” and the “menu list.” When you
reach the end of the “menu list,” the Braille Sense U2 MINI will
automatically bring you back to the top of the list when you press
“Space-4.” However, when you reach the end of a “file list,” the Braille
Sense U2 MINI will remain at the end of the “file list,” even if you press
“Space-4.” The following is a list of the navigation keys;
1. Move to previous item: Up arrow key(Space-1) or up scroll button
2. Move to next item: Down arrow key(Space-4) or down scroll button
3. Move to the beginning of a list: Ctrl-home (Space-1-2-3)
4. Move to the end of a list: Ctrl-end (Space-4-5-6)
The following keystrokes are valid only when you are on a “file list.”
1. Fast move to folder list or move to file list: Space-5-6
2. Move between file list and address window: Tab (Space-4-5 or F3) /
shift-tab (Space-1-2 or Space-F3)
3. Enter into a selected folder or open the selected file: Enter
4. Move to the upper level folder: Backspace
5. Fast move to the top level disk: Space-1-2-5-6
6. Move to the previous 32-item group: Page up (space 1-2-6 or F1-F2)
7. Move to the next 32-item group: Page down (space 3-4-5 or F3-F4)
8. Find and move to the file or folder in the file list by pressing the first
character of the folder or file names. You must use ASCII characters.
4.1.2 Item (Folder or File) Selection Key
1. Select item by item (“Space”): Select one or more item(s) while
moving in a list. “*” is displayed in front of the selected item. Pressing
“Space” again on the selected file that has “*” displayed by it will
cancel the selection.
2. Continuous selection (“Enter-b (dots 1-2)”): This will select all of the
items from the point where this command is executed to the item
where the cursor is moved to. “*” will appear in front of the selected
items.
3. Select all (“Enter-a (dot 1)”): This selects all the items including files
and folders in the current path. You can use navigation keys to move
around the selected items to make sure they are selected. You can
cancel selections or reselect canceled items by pressing “Space” on
the item. When the “Select All” command is given, the Braille Sense
U2 MINI will say the number of selected files, and will display “*” in
front of the selected files on the Braille display.
4.1.3 Cancel / Exit Key
Cancel (“Space-e (dots 1-5)” or “F4”): This command will cancel a
function, just like the “esc” key cancels functions on a personal computer.
Exit (“Space-z (dots 1-3-5-6)”): This will cancel or stop a selected
function or program. This is similar to the way “alt-F4” closes a program
on a personal computer.
4.2 Using File Manager Features in the File List
When you open the “File manager,” you will see the list of disks that you
can access. You can choose a disk from the list, and then press “Enter”
to get into the selected disk. The Braille Sense U2 MINI will show you
the list of folders and files on that disk. The items within the quotation
marks are the folders, and the items without quotation marks are the
files. The items on the list will be followed by numbers, such as 1/5 or
2/5. The numbers after the names of the items indicate where an item is
on the list, and how many items are on the list. For example, “database
1/5,” means that this is the first folder on a list that has five items.
4.2.1 Selecting Disks
When you open the “File manager,” the first item on the list is “flashdisk.”
If you inserted the SD card in SD card slot, SD card will be listed on this
list. Any of the disks can be selected by using the up and down arrows
(“Space-1 or Space-4”). You can also use the scroll buttons to choose
one of the disks. After selecting the disk you want, press “Enter” to open
the disk you have selected.
4.2.2 Getting in and Out of a Folder (Opening/Closing a
Folder)
There are several ways to open a folder. You can utilize a menu to get
into a specific folder.
1) You can call up a menu by pressing “Space-m (dots 1-3-4)” or
“F2.” You will have to choose the menu item called “Open” from
the list and press “Enter” to get into a selected folder.
2) You can also press “Enter-o (dots 1-3-5)” to call up the menu to
open a desired folder.
3) Another way to open a selected folder is by just pressing “Enter”
on the folder that is selected.
To close the current folder, you can use the “Backspace” key. Then,
you will be at the next upper level folder list.
4.2.3 Opening a File
You can open a file by pressing “Enter” on the item that is displayed.
You can also use “Enter-o (dots 1-3-5)” to open a file or folder. The
Braille Sense U2 MINI will load the appropriate application or program to
open the file you have chosen.
Another way of opening a file is using the menu. You can press “Space-
m (dots 1-3-4)” or “F2” to call up the menu. Then, press the letter “o
(dots 1-3-5),” or you can press “Enter” on the item named “Open.”
The file formats that are supported by the Braille Sense U2 MINI are as
follows:
1. Hbl, brl, txt, pwd, brf, rtf, doc,docx, pdf and epub files are
supported by the word processor on the Braille Sense U2 MINI.
2. Url, and html files are supported by the Web browser on the
Braille Sense U2 MINI.
3. ac3, asf, asx, m3u, mp2, mp3, ogg, pls, wav, wax, wma,
wmv and flac files are supported by the media player on the Braille
Sense U2 MINI.
4. Daisy files are supported by the Daisy player on Braille
Sense U2 MINI.
If you press “Enter” on a file type other than those mentioned above, the
“Open With” dialog box appears, because the file type is not associated
with a program. Also, you can bring up the “Open With” dialog box
through the menu. By using the “Open With” menu item, you can open
the currently selected file with a program other than the program
originally associated with it. First, press “Space-m (dots 1-3-4)” to bring
up the menu, press “Space-4” repeatedly until you reach “Open With,”
and then press “Enter.” You can also open the dialog box by pressing
“Enter-e (dots 1-5)” in the file list, or by pressing “e (dots 1-5)” in the
menu.
This dialog box consists of the “Open With” list, the “adopt” list, a
“Confirm” button, and a “Cancel” button. You can move between these
elements by pressing “tab (Space-4-5)” or “shift-tab (Space-1-2).” Within
the list, you can select the next item by pressing “Space-4,” and the
previous item by pressing “Space-1.”
As soon as the dialog box opens, “Open with: Word processor” will be
displayed. In this list, you can select a program, which would be the
word processor, media player, or web browser. Pressing “Space-4” will
select the next program, and “Space-1” will select the previous program.
Once you have selected the program to open the file type with, press
“tab (Space-4-5)” to move to the “adopt” list. If you have selected the
word processor, pressing “tab (Space-4-5)” will take you to an additional
list called “Open mode.” Using this list, you can specify whether the file
will be opened as a Braille file or a text file. Press “Space-4” or “Space-
1” to select one of the two file types, and then press “tab (Space-4-5)” to
move to the “Apply to” radio button. In this radio button, you can specify
whether only the currently selected file or all of the files with the same
file extension as the currently selected file will be opened with the
specified program. If you have set one of the two, press “Enter” or “tab
(Space-4-5)” to move to the “Confirm” button, and then press “Enter” to
apply what you have just set. If you have specified a program that does
not support the file type, nothing will be displayed or played after the
program has started.
In the “File manager,” if you activate the “Open With” menu after
focusing on folders that have Daisy or media files, you will see the
associated program, Daisy or media player. If you activate the “Open
With” menu, and encounter a folder that does not have the Daisy info file
(discinfo.html or ncc.html), you will not be able to see the Daisy player
as an associated program. You can play all of the files after selecting
either the Daisy or media player.
4.2.4 Send To
You can use this option to copy files and folders to different disks such
as a flash disk, USB flash drive (also known as USB stick memory), SD
card. After selecting files and folders, you can call up the menu with
“Space-m (dots 1-3-4)” to choose the “Send To” option. Then, when you
press “Enter” on “Send To,” the Braille Sense U2 MINI will display the list
of disks that you can use to send your files or folders to. You can choose
a destination disk by using the up and down arrow keys (“Space-1” or
“Space-4”) or up and down scroll buttons. Pressing “Enter” on the
desired disk will start copying the selected files and folders into the
selected disk. Also, you can send files and folders by pressing “Enter-s
(dots 2-3-4)” without calling up a menu.
4.2.5 Copy / Move
There are some differences between “Copy” and Move.” “Copy” leaves
the original files and folders in their original places, while Move”
removes original files and folders from their original places.
In the “File manager,” you can use the copy function as follows:
First, you have to select the files and folders you would like to copy.
Second, you need to call up the menu, and choose “Copy” from the list
to copy selected files and folders. If you want to move files and folders,
you can choose “Cut” from the menu. When the “Copy” or “Cut”
command is executed, the Braille Sense U2 MINI will return to the file list.
Third, you need to go into the destination folder and call up the menu,
and choose “Paste.” Press “Enter” on “Paste,” and your selected files
and folders will be copied or moved. If the destination folder is the same
folder where the selected files are, the Braille Sense U2 MINI will attach
“Copy1-” to your original file names for copied files. If the same files are
copied into the same folder once again, the Braille Sense U2 MINI will
attach “Copy2-” to the original file names for the second copied files.
If your destination folder has the same name as the file you are copying,
the Braille Sense U2 MINI will say “File xxx already exists. Overwrite?
Yes.” Press “Enter” if you want to replace the file. However, if you do not
want to overwrite the file, select “No,” and press “Enter.” When “No” is
selected, the “Paste” function will be canceled.
Example: Copying “sample.txt” from the root folder to the download
folder.
1) Select “sample.txt” from the root folder by using the navigation
keys “Space-1” or “Space-4.”
2) Call up the menu by pressing “Space-m (dots 1-3-4),” and choose
“Copy.” Then, press “Enter.” The Braille Sense U2 MINI will return
to the file list in the root folder.
3) Move to the download folder, and press “Enter.” Call up the menu
again to choose “Paste.” Press “Enter” on “Paste,” or press “v
(dots 1-2-3-6)” after calling up the menu to complete the file copy
function. You can also use “Enter-v (dots 1-2-3-6)” to do the same
thing.
4.2.6 Delete Files or Folders
To delete files or folders, go to the folders or files you want to delete,
and then select them. Call up the menu by pressing “Space-m (dots 1-3-
4)” to choose the “Delete” function. Press “Enter” on “Delete” to
complete the deletion of the selected files and folders. You can also
press the letter “d (dots 1-4-5)” after calling up the menu to have the
same result as above. You can delete selected files or folders even
without calling the menu by using hot keys. “Space-d (dots 1-4-5)” and
“Enter-d (dots 1-4-5)” are the hotkeys assigned to perform the delete
function. However, “Space-d (dots 1-4-5)” can be used with in the
programs on the Braille Sense U2 MINI. “Enter-d (dots 1-4-5)” can only
be used in the “File manager.” When you delete only one file or one
folder, it is not necessary to use the select function. Instead, just use the
navigation keys to go to the file or folder you want to delete, and then
you can use the delete function from the “File manager.”
4.2.7 Rename
You can change the name of a file or folder by using this function. To
change the name of a file or folder, move to the file or folder you desire
to rename. Call up the menu by using “Space-m (dots 1-3-4)” to choose
“Rename” from the menu list. Press “r (dots 1-2-3-5)” after calling up the
menu to activate the rename function quickly. Otherwise, you can use
the down arrow (“Space-4”) until you reach “Rename” on the list. Press
“Enter” on this menu. Then, the Braille Sense U2 MINI will ask for a new
name. On the Braille display, “New file (or folder) name: (current file
name or folder name)” will appear. You must type in a new file name and
folder name in ASCII characters. And if you type the file extension, you
can change the file extension. Pressing “Enter” after entering a new file
name will complete the process of changing a file or folder name. You
cannot use the following characters in a file name or folder: |, \, <, >, ?, :,
*”
4.2.8 New Document
You can create a new document with this option. There are several ways
to access this function. You can utilize the menu by pressing “Space-m
(dots 1-3-4),” and you can use the down arrow (“Space-4”) until you
reach “New Document.” Another way to use this function is by pressing
“n (dots 1-3-4-5)” after calling up the menu. The hot key for this option in
the “File manager” is “Enter-n (dots 1-3-4-5).” When the new document
function is activated, the Braille Sense U2 MINI will display “File type:
text (txt).” You can create two types of documents, which are “text file”
and “Braille file.” When the Braille Sense U2 MINI displays “File type:
text (txt),” you can use the down arrow (“Space-4”) to select the “Braille
(brl)” file format. When you press “Enter” on either “text (txt)” or “Braille
(brl),” the Braille Sense U2 MINI will display “New document name: New
Document0.txt” or “New Document0.brl.” “New Document0.xxx” is the
default file name based upon the file type you have chosen. The number
after the new document will increase by one whenever you create a new
document. You can also type in the document name you prefer. Then,
the new document you named will be created. “|, \, <, >, ?, :, *”
characters cannot be used when creating a file name.
4.2.9 New Folder
You can create a new sub-folder under the current folder by using this
option. You need to call up the menu in the “File manager” by pressing
“Space-m (dots 1-3-4),” and select “New Folder” from the menu list by
using the down arrow (“Space-4”). Press “Enter” on “New Folder” to
activate this function. The Braille Sense U2 MINI will ask, “New folder
name:,” and wait for your response. Enter your preferable new folder
name in ASCII, and press “Enter.” Finally, your new folder has been
created. You can still use the letter “f (dots 1-2-4)” after calling up the
menu to invoke the new folder option. “Enter-f (dots 1-2-4)” is the hotkey
that you use to access this feature quickly without going through the
menu. When creating a new folder name, you cannot use the following
characters: “|, \, <, >, ?, :, *
4.2.10 File Conversion
The “File conversion” on the Braille Sense U2 MINI is similar to the
“Save As” item in the word processor. This feature converts files to
different file formats. The Braille Sense U2 MINI file conversion feature
will support the following file formats: “Sense Word (hbl),” “Text (txt),”
and “Braille (brl).
The Braille Sense U2 MINI can convert one or more files at the same
time to the file format you prefer. Select files using the file selection
method. After selecting the files you want to convert, call up the menu by
pressing “Space-m (dots 1-3-4).” Move down to the “File Conversion,”
and press “Enter.” The Braille Sense U2 MINI will prompt you to choose
the preferred file format. Use the up and down arrows (“Space-1” or
“Space-4”) to select the desired file format. When you press “Enter” on
the file format you want, the Braille Sense U2 MINI will start converting
files to the file format you have chosen. The Braille Sense U2 MINI will
keep the original file names for the files you have converted, except for
the file name extension. The Braille Sense U2 MINI will change your file
extension to the extension that you have selected. If there is a file with
the same file name and format already, “date” and “time” will be added
to the file name. You can always use the letter “t (dots 2-3-4-5)” after
calling up the menu to invoke the file conversion feature. Also, “Enter-t
(dots 2-3-4-5)” is the hot key that activates this feature without calling up
the menu.
4.2.11 Select All
This feature selects all the files and folders in the current path. You can
use this feature through the menu, or by using a shortcut key. Press
“Space-m (dots 1-3-4)” to call up the menu. Press the down arrow
(“Space-4”) to go to “Select All.” Press “Enter” to execute the “Select All
function. You can use the letter “a (dot 1)” after calling up the menu to
use this feature. “Enter-a (dot 1)” is the hot key to select all of the files
and folders in the current path. When “Select All” is activated, the Braille
Sense U2 MINI will say, “x objects selected.” The Braille Sense U2 MINI
will return to the file list in the current path after this brief announcement.
You will see “*” in front of each file name you have selected. You can
always cancel your selections by pressing “Space” after moving to the
file you want to cancel. This feature is a convenient way of copying,
cutting, and deleting multiple files.
4.2.12 Search for File
“Search For File” is to find out files of the current or other disk. You can
press “Space-m (dots 1-3-4) to call up the menu and move to “Search
For File,” and press “Enter” or “b.” Or, you can press “Space-f (dot 1-2-
4)” without calling the menu. Then, you can see dialog box for file search.
The dialog box for file search consists of “edit window for file name to
search”, “combo box to select a disk”, “check box to searching sub-
folder”, “search button”, “cancel button” and “list to be searched file” and
you can use “tab (Space-4-5)” or “shift-tab (Space-1-2)” to move to each
control.
When you perform file search, you will hear “File for find:” This edit
window is “edit window for file name to search.” You need to input whole
or part of the file name and press “Enter.” Then, it will search all files
which contains the word which you inputted in the current disk. After the
file search, it is located in “list to be searched file” automatically.
You can press up and down arrow keys (“Space-1” and “Space-4”) to
move to each file in “list to be searched file.” If you press “Enter” on a file,
it moves to the path where a file is stored and dialog box for file search
will be closed. You can open the file by pressing “Enter” on the file name
once again.
If you want to search a file in another disk, not in current disk, you need
to input file name and press “tab (Space-4-5)” to move to “combo box to
select disk.” Then, you can press up and down arrow keys (“Space-1”
and “Space-4”) to move to a disk. If you press “Enter” on a disk or
“Search button,” it will start to search a file in a disk. In “combo box to
select disk,” you can see the disk list which is linked with Braille Sense
U2 MINI now. If there are many files in a disk, it can take some time to
search a file and you can see a message of “searching.”
If you want to search in a root of a disk excluding sub-folders, then press
“tab (Space-4-5)” to move to the “check box to searching sub-folder,”
press “Space” to cancel the selection in the check box and press “Enter.”
The default set-up is to include sub-folders when you search in a disk.
4.2.13 Sort Files By
This option is used to specify the order of how files and folders will be
displayed within the file list. Press “Space-m (dots 1-3-4)” to bring up the
menu. Then, press “Space-4” repeatedly until you reach “Sort Files By,”
and then press “Enter.” Also, you can access this feature by pressing
“Enter-g (dots 1-2-4-5)” in the file list, or by pressing “g (dots 1-2-4-5)” in
the menu. Then, you can specify in what order the files and folders in the
file list will be sorted. Files and folders can be sorted according to the
following: “Name,” “Size,” “Extension,” and “Date and Time.” You can
move between these items by pressing “Space-4” or “Space-1.” If you
press “Enter” after selecting the sorting criterion, files and folders will be
displayed in the specified order. If you select “Name” or “Extension,” the
list will be sorted in ascending order, and if you select “Size” or “Date
and Time,” the list will be sorted in descending order. By default, files
and folders in the file list will be sorted by “Name.” Once you have
chosen how you want your file and folder lists sorted, the option will be
kept even after the “File manager” is closed, so that files and folders can
be sorted in the same order when the “File manager” is opened again
later.
4.2.14 Set File Info
This item is used to set what kind of information will be displayed in the
file list. Press “Space-m (dots 1-3-4).” Then, press “Space-4” repeatedly
until you reach “Set File Info,” and then press “Enter.” You can also
access this feature by pressing “Enter-l (dots 1-2-3)” in the file list or
press “l (dots 1-2-3)” when you are in the menu. Then, you can select
the information to be displayed in a list containing “Name,” “Name, Size,”
and “Name, Size, Date and Time.” You can move between these items
by pressing “Space-4 or “Space-1.” If you press “Enter” after selecting
the information to be displayed, the file list will be updated, and show all
the information you specified. By default, only names are displayed in
the “file list.” If you have selected “Name, Size,” the name and size of
files will be displayed. But, for folders, size will not be displayed. If you
have set the “Set File Info” option, it will be kept even after closing the
“File manager,” and the same information will be displayed when the
“File manager” is started again.
4.2.15 Display Only Files of Type
This is used to specify what type of files will be displayed in the file list.
Press “Space-m (dots 1-3-4)” to bring up the menu. Then, press “Space-
4” repeatedly until you reach “Display Only Files Of Type,” and press
“Enter.” You can also access this feature by pressing “Enter-w (dots 2-4-
5-6)” in the file list, or press “w” in the menu. Then, you can select one of
the following items: “All Files,” “Sense Word Files,” “MS Word Files,”
“Text Files,” “Braille files,” “HTML Files,” “URL Files,” “Media Files,” and
Wave Files. You can move between these items by pressing “Space-4”
or “Space-1.” If you press “Enter” after selecting the file type you want,
only the files of the specified type will be displayed in the file list. Folders
will be displayed for whatever type you have specified. By default, all
files are displayed in the file list. This option setting is not kept after
closing the “File manager,” so all the files will be displayed after starting
the “File manager” again.
4.2.16 Zip
With this item you can compress files and folders into a zip file.
Compressing a file makes the total file size smaller, which can make it
easier to email, or allow you to save space on a storage device or disk.
To activate the “Zip” function, use the following steps:
1) Select the files or folders you want to compress in the “file list
by using “Space” or “Enter-b (dots 1-2)”.
2) Open the menu by pressing “Space-m (dots 1-3-4)” or “F2,” and
press “Enter” on “Zip.” Or, while you are in the menu, press “z
(dots 1-3-5-6).” You can also activate this function without calling
up the menu by pressing “Enter-z (dots 1-3-5-6).”
3) Then, “Zip filename: (default filename.zip)” will appear. “Default
filename” is the file name that will be used for the compressed file
if you try to compress only one file or folder. If you try to compress
several files or folders, the default name is the folder name that
contains the files and folders.
4) If you press “Enter” (or press “Enter” on “Confirm” by pressing
“tab (“Space-4-5”)”), the zip file will be created in the current path.
If you want to change the name of the zip file, you can modify the
default by using the cursor keys or type in a new name. If you
want to cancel, press “Space-e (dots 1-5)” or “Space-z (dots 1-3-5-
6).” Or, move to “Cancel” by pressing “tab (“Space-4-5”),” and then
press “Enter” on “Cancel.”
4.2.17 Unzip
The “Unzip” function will allow you to unzip (or decompress) a zip file,
regardless of whether it was made in Braille Sense U2 MINI or a PC. To
activate the “Unzip” function, use the following steps:
1) After selecting a zip file, open the menu with “Space-m (dots 1-
3-4)” or “F2,” and press “Enter” on “Unzip.” Or, press “u (dots 1-3-
6)” in the menu. You can also activate this function without
opening up the menu by pressing “Enter-u (dots 1-3-6)” after
selecting a zip file.
2) Then, “Unzip to folder name: (default folder name)” will appear.
The default folder name is the compressed file name. For
example, if you unzip a file called “test.zip,” you will see “unzip
folder name: test.”
3) Then, press “Enter,” or move to “Confirm” by pressing “tab
(“Space-4-5”),” and then press “Enter” on “Confirm.” Then, the
Braille Sense U2 MINI will unzip the files to the default folder. If
you want to change the default folder name, you can modify the
default folder name by using the cursor keys and editing the folder
name. Or, you can type in a new name. If you want to cancel,
press “Space-e (dots 1-5)” or “Space-z (dots 1-3-5-6).” You can
also move to the “Cancel” button by pressing “tab (“Space-4-5”).”
Then, press “Enter” on “Cancel.”
4.2.18 Information
The Braille Sense U2 MINI can provide information about files and
folders. The information feature in the “File manager” provides you with
information about the file type, file size, the date and time of the file or
folder’s creation, and file attribute. Press “Space-m (dots 1-3-4)” or “F2”
to call up the menu. Press the down arrow (“Space-4”) until you reach
“Information.” Press “Enter” to activate the “Information” feature. Use the
letter “I (dots 2-4)” to call up the “Information” feature after opening up
the “menu.” “Enter-i (dots 2-4)” is the hot key for this option. You can use
this hot key without going through the menu. The Braille Sense U2 MINI
will display the information about a file or folder in the following order: file
type, file size, creation date and time, and attribute. You can review this
information by pressing the “tab (“Space-4-5”).” You can also press
“Space-i (dots 2-4),” while you are in the file manager or “program” menu
in the Braille Sense U2 MINI, to hear how much space is available on
the flashdisk.
1. File type: This will give you the file type information, such as “brl file,”
“doc file,” and “txt file.” When a folder is selected, it will give you the
information indicating that this is a folder containing x number of files
and folders.
2. File size: This will show you the size of the selected file or folder.
When multiple files or folders are selected, this will give you the total
size of the selected files and folders.
3. Date and time: This will show you the time and date when the folder
and file was created or modified.
4. Attribute: This will show you whether the file is write protected or not.
You can change this attribute by using the up and down arrows
(“Space-1” or “Space-4”) or “space. When multiple files or folder are
selected, you won't be able to see this attribute.
5. Confirm: In order to change the attribute, press “Enter” when
“Confirm” is displayed.
6. Cancel: In order to cancel the change, press “Enter” while “Cancel” is
displayed.
4.3 Using the Address Window
This window provides you with the ability to type in the file name you
want to open. Also, this window provides you with the opportunity for you
to type in the path name you want to go to. This window contains the
history list you can use for opening a file or for moving to a directory.
The history list contains file names and directory paths you have used
recently.
4.3.1 Editing
When you are in a file or folder list, you can press “tab (Space-4-5)” to
get into the address window. The Braille Sense U2 MINI will show you
the current path including the current disk name, such as
“flashdisk/download/.” When you edit the path, you need to use the
cursor routing keys to move the cursor to the place where you can type
in the text. The cursor stays at the end of the path name when you first
go into the address window.
The address window is only valid when you are in a file or folder list.
When you are in the disk list, the address window is not available.
4.3.2 Type in Path / File Name
When you relocate the cursor by pressing the cursor routing key to the
place that you want to edit, the Braille Sense U2 MINI will insert the text
from the location where the cursor is. If you know the exact path and file
name, you can type in the path and file name to open the file with the
appropriate application. For example, if you type in “flashdisk/download”
in the address window and press “Enter,” the Braille Sense U2 MINI will
show you the list of the files in the download folder. If you type
“flashdisk/My Documents/sample.txt” in the address window, and press
“Enter,” the Braille Sense U2 MINI will first load the word processor, and
then open the file “sample.txt.” After the file opens, you can read or edit
the file, “sample.txt.”
4.3.3 Opening the History List
The history list contains paths, folders, and files that you have opened
previously. You can access this history list within the address window by
pressing the down arrow (“Space-4”). Use the up and down arrows
(“Space-1” or “Space-4”) to review the history list. You can also use the
scroll buttons to move around on this list. Simply open or visit the file
and path by pressing “Enter” on the item, which is displayed in Braille.
The files that are supported by the Braille Sense U2 MINI will open with
the appropriate applications (see section 4.2.3). During the navigation of
the history list, you can still type in new path names or file names that
you want to access.
4.4 Network share function
Network file share is function to share files between computers
connected to the network and means commonly using shared files with
other computers just like your files.
With network files share in File manager, also you can use files like your
files, sharing files between Braille Sense U2 MINI other computers
connected to the network. In other words, you can access to other
shared computers and copy files to the Braille Sense or edit files with
word processor and in case of media files, you can play immediately. In
addition, you can share folder of Braille Sense connected to the network
and then access to the shared files of Braille Sense with other
computers.
There are 2 ways to use LAN/wireless LAN in order to connect Braille
Sense to the network. So you can set connection easily and quickly.
In case of using LAN, once you connect LAN to the Braille Sense U2
MINI, you can find and access the shared files of other computers
connected to the network.
But in case of using wireless LAN, it is possible to the access to the
shared files, only your computer and the connected computer are in
same layer. It means that you can’t search for the computer connected
to A router, if you are connected to B router wireless LAN which is sub-
connection of A router.
If you want detailed LAN/wireless LAN setting, refer to Setup Internet of
Utilities in this user manual.
4.4.1 Search for shared computers and add the network
list.
When you execute File Manager, you will see network list on disk list.
Network list consists of the shared folder list of computer registered. On
network disk, you can access to the registered computer’s shared folder
or remove the registration.
If there are no shared computers registered before, you can’t see any
other list, entering Network disk. User should search computer name
connected to the network and then add the shared folder list to the
Network list selectively.
In order to search shared comput