BraillePen Write
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The BraillePens can act as fully-functioning Windows keyboards, with all the capabilities of a standard PC keyboard. BraillePen Write software, which enables this, is supplied with every BraillePen and BraillePen 12. You can also configure special keymaps, so that they can be used for 6-key entry into specialist programs such as Braille Translation software. We have included this part of the User Guide, so you can see how BraillePen Write works. To use either of the BraillePens as an external … Read more

Making the connection to desktop computer
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Making the Bluetooth Connection The BraillePens support Bluetooth connections with the main types of Bluetooth providers. These may be built in to a device, or they may be a USB-based add-on for a PC or netbook. On phones and similar devices, the BraillePens connect automatically with Apple devices running iPhoneOS4, manually with Nokia phones running SymbianOS and automatically with our own software BraillePen Mobile running on a Windows Mobile PDA or Smartphone. On a PC or netbook running Windows XP … Read more

MobileSpeak on Symbian phones
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First turn MobileSpeak off, and then set Bluetooth on your phone to On. Make sure your phone is in discoverable mode. Now turn your BraillePen Slim on, and wait to hear the triple-beep that tells you Bluetooth is active. Pair your phone with BraillePen Slim. Then connect MobileSpeak and the BraillePen Slim, by going to the MobileSpeak folder on your phone and opening Configure, and going to the Options, Braille, Configure Devices menu item. Choose Easylink Braille Keyboard from the … Read more

Talks on Symbian Phones
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This section applies only to BraillePen 12. BraillePen Slim does not yet connect to Talks on a Symbian OS phone. The BraillePen12 can display the screen contents of your Symbian phone running Talks, while you use the BraillePen12 keyboard to type notes, make calls and send SMS. Read on for all the information on how to set it up:   The BraillePen 12 Driver: Click this link to download the driver for Symbian OS version 9.xx Check with your Talks … Read more

VoiceOver on Apple iDevices
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This section applies to both BraillePen 12 and BraillePen Slim. iDevices can connect to BraillePen Slim since the release of iPhone OS 4.3.   To pair your BraillePen Slim or BraillePen 12 with your iDevice: You will only need to perform this exercise once; once paired, unless you reset your iDevice, it will know about your BraillePen indefinitely. On the iDevice, in Settings, General, page down to accessibility, then go to VoiceOver and then down to Braille. Switch on the … Read more

BrailleBack on Android phones
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Pairing your Braille device Pairing Braille device is simple and is similar  to any Bluetooth device pairing with the  phone. First step in using Braille with  BrailleBack is to pair the Braille display with  your Android powered Mobile device. Please check the documentation for your  Braille device to find out the passcode used  to connect with other devices. This may be  specific to the serial number of the Braille  device unit. Otherwise, you may use any  string of numbers, normally no … Read more

Mobile Accessibility on Android phones
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Pairing Braille Devices: Pairing Braille device is simple and is similar to any Bluetooth device pairing with the phone. First step in using Braille with Mobile Accessibility is to pair the Braille display with your Android powered Mobile device. Please check the documentation for your Braille device to find out the passcode used to connect with other devices. This may be specific to the serial number of the Braille device unit. Otherwise, you may use any string of numbers, normally … Read more

BraillePen 12 Touch One-Handed Mode
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The BraillePen 12 Touch allows for one-hand operations. It goes even one step further by letting the user use only one finger to have a complete control of the unit and applications running on devices paired with the BP12T. In this mode the user can decide how they want to push the keys. You can either press every key separately, or press several keys together. Press and release the following keys in a sequence: Space, dot 1, dot 3, Space … Read more

BraillePen 12 (Touch) Clipboard
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Introduction BraillePen 12 (Touch) has a built-in feature called the Clipboard. You can use it at any time without having to connect your keyboard with any device. Information entered from the Braille keyboard is saved immediately into the BraillePen’s memory. You can also review what you have typed using the two Pan keys. If needed, you can transfer the content of your Clipboard to a different device, e.g. iPhone, using the Bluetooth connection. It needs to be remembered that the … Read more

Pairing with the BlueSoleil drivers
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Although the BlueSoleil USB Bluetooth adapter comes with software for pairing, it is quite inaccessible. For pairing with these drivers between your PC and BraillePen, we would advise that you seek sighted assistance. BlueSoleil’s software installs under Programs in the Start Menu. Once the software is running, a dialog comes up with a graphical representation of an orange ball which is to be clicked. However, there is also a menu item under My Bluetooth to discover Bluetooth services. Unfortunately, once … Read more

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