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Envoy

  1. 1. Discover Envoy V1.1 for Macintosh OS X User Guide Patents Pending
  2. 2. License Agreement IMPORTANT—READ CAREFULLY. This End-User License Agreement is a legal agreement between you (either as a registered individual or a representative of a single entity) and Madentec Limited for the software product and all associated programs and materials identified in the Agreement. By installing, copying or otherwise using the software product you agree to be bound by the terms of this Agreement. Discover Envoy PRODUCT LICENSE AGREEMENT Madentec Limited (Madentec) and Madentec’s customer and recipient of the Discover Envoy software product (Licensee), by the Licensee opening the diskette package or using Discover Envoy or using any associated user guides or other relevant documentation, and in consideration of the full payment of all license fees, do hereby covenant and agree as follows: 1. License: Madentec hereby grants to the Licensee, and the Licensee hereby accepts, a non-exclusive and nontransferable license, without any right to sub-license, to: a) use the enclosed version of the Discover Envoy software product and support modules included therein (Licensed Programs) on only one computer at a time; and b) use the User Guide and any other documentation or material supplied by Madentec (Related Materials). 2. Ownership: Title and ownership of the Licensed Programs and related materials or any other intellectual proprietary rights relating thereto are the exclusive property of Madentec. 3. Limited Warranty: Madentec warrants that the Licensed Programs contain those functions and operates substantially in the manner described in the User Guide. Madentec also warrants the diskette and the User Guide to be free from defects in materials and faulty workmanship under normal use and service for a period of ninety (90) days from the date Discover Envoy is delivered. Madentec does not warrant that the functions contained in or the operation of any of the Licensed Programs will meet the Licensee requirements or will be uninterrupted or error free. THE LIMITED WARRANTY CONTAINED IN PARAGRAPH 3 IS IN LIEU OF ALL OTHER REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES EXPRESS, IMPLIED, STATUTORY OR OTHERWISE WITH RESPECT TO THE LICENSED PROGRAM AND THE RELATED MATERIALS, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ALL EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR STATUTORY WARRANTIES OR REPRESENTATION OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR THE LICENSEE’S PARTICULAR PURPOSE. 4. Exclusive Remedy: In all situations involving performance or non-performance of any of the Licensed Programs, the Licensee’s exclusive remedy is to give Madentec an opportunity to make repeated efforts to correct any defect. 5. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY: MADENTEC’S TOTAL LIABILITY TO THE LICENSEE FOR DAMAGES FROM ANY AND ALL CAUSES WHATSOEVER, REGARDLESS OF THE FORM OF ACTION, WHETHER IN CONTRACT OR IN TORT, INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE, BREACH OF THE LIMITED WARRANTY GIVEN BY MADENTEC IN PARAGRAPH 3, AND ANY INFRINGEMENTS OR UNLAWFUL USE OF ANY INTELLECTUAL PROPRIETARY RIGHTS OR PROPERTY OF ANY THIRD PARTY SHALL IN THE AGGREGATE, BE LIMITED TO THE LICENSE FEES ACTUALLY PAID BY THE LICENSEE TO MADENTEC DURING THE TERM OF THIS AGREEMENT FOR THE USE OF THE LICENSED PROGRAMS. 6. No Special Damages: In no event will Madentec be liable for any special, incidental or consequential loss or damages, or for any loss of profits or anticipated profits, loss or damages resulting from delays or loss of use of the Licensed Program or loss or damages in any way resulting from or arising out of the Licensee use of or reliance upon the output from or nonperformance of or errors contained in the Licensed Programs, or for any claim against the Licensee by any other party. 7. Restriction on Use of Copying: THE LICENSEE MAY NOT USE, COPY, MODIFY OR TRANSFER, SUBLICENSE, RENT, LEASE, SELL, CONVEY, TRANSLATE, CONVERT TO ANY PROGRAMMING LANGUAGE OR FORMAT OR DECOMPILE OR DISASSEMBLE DISCOVER ENVOY OR THE USER GUIDE OR ANY COPY, MODIFICATION OR MERGED PORTION, IN WHOLE OR IN PART, EXCEPT AS EXPRESSLY PROVIDED IN THIS LICENSE AGREEMENT. The licensee may not a) electronically transfer Discover Envoy from one computer to another over a network or communications media b) distribute copies of Discover Envoy or the User Guide to others, or c) modify or translate Discover Envoy or the User Guide without prior written consent of Madentec. The Licensee may make one (1) copy of Discover Envoy solely for back-up purposes. The Licensee must reproduce and include Madentec’s copyright notice on the back-up copy. All other copies of Discover Envoy and the User Guide are in violation of this License Agreement. 8. Term: This license is effective until terminated. The Licensee may terminate it by returning Discover Envoy, the User Guide, and all copies thereof to Madentec. This License will also terminate if the Licensee fails to comply with any term or condition of this License. The Licensee agrees upon such termination to return all copies of Discover Envoy and the User Guide to Madentec. 9. Governing Law: This License Agreement shall be governed by the laws of the Province of Alberta and the Canadian and U.S. Copyright Laws, and shall enure to the benefit of Madentec, its successors and assigns.
  3. 3. Discover Envoy V1.1 Copyright Copyright © 2006 Madentec Limited. All rights reserved. No part of this publication and the hardware or software described in it may be reproduced in whole or in part without written permission. Trademarks Tracker, Discover:Board, Discover:Screen, Discover:Switch USB, and Discover:Kenx USB are registered trademarks of Madentec Limited. Discover Envoy and TrackerPro are trademarks of Madentec Limited. All other references to third party software programs and operating systems are trademarks of their respective companies. Published by: Madentec Limited 4664 99 St. Edmonton, AB, Canada T6E 5H5 Phone: (780) 450-8926 Toll Free: 877-623-3682 Fax: (780) 988-6182 www.madentec.com Doc V1.1 Mar 7/07 Printed in Canada
  4. 4. Table of Contents 1 QuickStart 7 Installing Envoy 7 Registering & Support of Envoy 7 Computer Specifications 7 What is an Inukshuk? 8 2 Introduction to Discover Envoy 9 About this User Guide 9 3 Getting Started 11 What is Discover Envoy?: A Brief Overview 11 Pointing Setups (On-Screen Keyboards or OSK) 11 Scanning Setups (Automatic Scanning) 11 Launching Envoy & Its Components 13 Envoy System Control Panel in detail 15 Connecting hardware 17 Software Overview 19 Try Envoy out 19 Keyboard Keys feature 23 4 Envoy menus in detail 25 The Envoy icon menu 25 Preferences Menu (Scan) 27 Preferences Menu (Point) 33 Preferences Menu (Advanced) 35 Attachments... 39 Change Active Setup... 41 Table of Contents v
  5. 5. View Setup 43 5 Envoy Setups 45 Converting Older Setups 45 Envoy Setups for Mac OS X 47 Common Keys 49 OS X Setup explanation 51 vi Table of Contents
  6. 6. 1 QuickStart Installing Envoy To install the Envoy software, follow these steps: 1. Insert the Discover Envoy software disk into your computer’s optical drive. The Envoy disk should show up on your desktop. Double click on the disk icon to open it. Follow the instructions at the bottom of the window, or proceed to step two. 2. Double click on the “Envoy.prefPane” to install it into the System Preferences. You will be asked to enter you User Name and Password. 3. Double click on the file titled “Envoy 1.1 Installer.pkg”. This will install the Envoy Application as well as the various Setup files and other utilities into the Applications folder. Registering & Support of Envoy You must register your Envoy software to receive technical support. When you first launch Envoy, you will be presented with a registration screen asking for a name, company, and email. You can choose to email or print the information for faxing. You will have 10 uses of Envoy before you must register. All registered users are entitled to one year of free product support from the date of purchase. Please contact Madentec at: Tel: 1 (877) 623-3682 (North America) 1 (780) 450-8926 Fax: 1 (780) 988-6182 Email: techsup@madentec.com Please have your serial number and version number for all contact. Computer Specifications Envoy is designed to run on a Macintosh computer with at least a 1GHz G4 processor running Mac OS X version 10.4.3 (Tiger) or higher. You should have a minimum of 256MB of RAM (512MB recommended) and 100MB of free hard drive space. QuickStart 7
  7. 7. The illustration shows an image of an inuksuk, a pile of rocks used as a marker. Another name for it is that of inunguak, the “imitation of a person”. What is an Inukshuk? An Inukshuk (also spelled inuksuk by the Inuit, inukshuk is the English spelling) is a stone landmark used as a milestone or directional marker by the Inuit of the Canadian Arctic. The Arctic Circle, dominated by permafrost, has few natural landmarks and thus the inuksuk was central to navigation across the barren tundra. (See illustration above) Inuksuk vary in shape and size, and perform a diverse array of tasks. It is a symbol with deep roots in the Inuit culture, a directional marker that signifies safety, hope and friendship. The word inuksuk means “something which acts for or performs the function of a man. Like the Inuksuk, Envoy software leads the way towards greater access and freedom for people with disabilities. “Envoy” - Someone acting on behalf of a higher authority. 8 What is an Inukshuk?
  8. 8. 2 Introduction to Discover Envoy About this User Guide Welcome to Envoy for Mac OS X. Envoy is the new generation of powerful Discover computer access solutions designed to take full advantage of the powerful features built into Mac OS X for people with physical disabilities. We will discuss the various functions and uses for Envoy, and discuss ways to optimize your use of this software. This guide will include screen captures to help guide you through Envoy. Though some screen captures may not appear on-screen exactly as shown in the manual, the steps and features outlined still should coincide with your Envoy software. Look for the following icons to help guide you. TIPS Please note that the scanning access method of Envoy is designed to work directly with the IntelliSwitch 5-port wireless switch interface from Madentec. For more information on the IntelliSwitch, please refer to the following website link: http://www.madentec.com/ products/aboutintelliswitch.html. Introduction to Discover Envoy 9
  9. 9. 10 Getting Started
  10. 10. 3 Getting Started What is Discover Envoy?: A Brief Overview Envoy is keyboard and mouse replacement software designed to work with the Discover:Switch USB, Discover:Kenx USB and the IntelliSwitch wireless switch interface. Envoy is designed for individuals with physical disabilities, and those who are not able to access the Macintosh with the tradition keyboard or mouse. We will refer to virtual keyboards as “Setups” throughout this TIPS manual. Each Setup can contain several types of buttons or “keys”. Each of these keys may perform various functions, whether it be keyboard, mouse or other computer functions. Pointing Setups (On-Screen Keyboards or OSK) Envoy will allow users of alternative pointing devices, such as the Tracker from Madentec, access to an on-screen keyboard. All keyboard functions can be controlled from these “virtual” keyboards, as well as many scripted computer functions, like launching an application. Scanning Setups (Automatic Scanning) Envoy also gives one switch automatic scanning and two switch step scanning access to the computer through scanning on-screen Setups. Activation of the switch will bring up a scan array and advance the “scan hilite” to move from one item to the next. Each switch activation selects the hilited item. In this manner, all keyboard and mouse functions can be accessed through the use of a single switch. Future upgrades of Envoy will allow other access methods to the Macintosh Computer. What is Discover Envoy?: A Brief Overview 11
  11. 11. 12 Getting Started
  12. 12. Launching Envoy & Its Components Automatically launching of Envoy Envoy can launch automatically when your computer first starts up. Do the following to turn this feature on or off. 1. Launch your System Preferences by either clicking on its icon in your Dock or by clicking on the Blue Apple Menu in the upper left of your screen and select “System Preferences...”. 2. Click once on the Envoy icon which should be located under “Other”. To assist in finding items in the System Preferences, select View from the top menus and choose “Organize by Categories”, if it is not already selected. 3. Make sure there is a check next to the Envoy icon. (See illustration) This will cause Envoy to launch automatically when you first boot up your computer. Automatically launching of the Hardware Monitor The Hardware Monitor is an important component of Envoy. It is used to communicate with the hardware switch interface. The Hardware Monitor will launch automatically at startup, once you have selected to launch Envoy automatically. If you choose to not have Envoy launch at startup, and launch it manually whenever needed (see next section), you will need to make sure the Hardware monitor is also running. To have the Hardware Monitor launch automatically at startup: 1. Launch your System Preferences by either clicking on its icon in your Dock or by clicking on the Blue Apple Menu in the upper left of your screen and select “System Preferences...”. 2. Click once on the Envoy icon which should be located under “Other”. 3. Click on the arrow next to “Advanced Options”. Make sure there is a check in the selection box next to “Launch ‘MadentecHWMon’ when you Log On”. If you have chosen to launch Envoy automatically at start-up, you TIPS will not be able to make changes to the launching of the Hardware Monitor, since it will also automatically launch at start-up. The check box will be greyed out. Launching Envoy & Its Components 13
  13. 13. Location of the Applications folder Envoy icon placed into the Dock for easy access. 14 Getting Started
  14. 14. Manually launching Envoy 1. To assist in quickly launching Envoy you should place it in the Dock. Go to Applications/Envoy and locate the Envoy application. Click on the icon once and drag the icon to the Dock, which should be located at the bottom of your screen. This will place a shortcut to the Envoy software. 2. To launch Envoy simply click on the icon, now located in the Dock. For more information on the Dock, see the Mac Help which is accessed from the Finder and then clicking the Help menu. Envoy System Control Panel in detail Open the Envoy Control Panel by selecting it in the System Preferences window. (Refer to the illustration on page 12). The Control Panel is used to customize how the “background” processes of Envoy will function. Envoy can be preset to launch automatically at start-up for instance. There is also a Diagnostic tab, which allows you to test the 5 switch jacks on an IntelliSwitch. You can also control the Hardware Monitor. Launch Options This section will allow you to customize whether Envoy will launch automatically at start up. The path location of each of the Envoy components can also be customized.The programs should be installed into the Applications folder, and should remain there to ensure proper functionality. Diagnostics A hardware test can be performed for the IntelliSwitch and the IntelliKeys. For example, with the IntelliSwitch plugged in, pressing on a switch number one will flashing the number one button on the screen, and so forth. The large grid area is for testing the IntelliKeys Alternative keyboard from IntelliTools, which will be used with future versions of Envoy. Hardware Monitor You can manually Start and Stop the Hardware Monitor. The hardware monitor must be running in order to use IntelliSwitch. Envoy System Control Panel in detail 15
  15. 15. TrackerPro mounted on top of a computer monitor. TrackerPro is a head pointer from Madentec. The IntelliSwitch wireless switch interface. 16 Using Envoy
  16. 16. 4 Using Envoy Connecting hardware Mouse input device (Tracker) Now that the Envoy software is installed, connect your choice of hardware. If using Envoy as a point and click on-screen keyboard, then any mouse input device will work. We recommend the TrackerPro as the preferred head pointer. Envoy Point Setups have a built-in dwell feature for selecting TIPS a key without clicking. This feature can be turned on or off depending on the clicking preference. Magic Cursor can also be used for “dwell” clicking (a separate program also available from Madentec). If you’re using Envoy for scanning access to the computer, then please follow these instructions: IntelliSwitch wireless interface Envoy has been designed to take full advantage of the 5 switch ports of the IntelliSwitch from Madentec. To use Envoy with IntelliSwitch, perform the following: 1. Make sure the IntelliSwitch control panel software is installed. Please refer to the instructions that came with your IntelliSwitch for proper installation. 2. Connect IntelliSwitch to your computer with either the supplied USB cable, or with the wireless receiver. When using the wireless receiver, make sure that your batteries are in good working condition and properly installed. For more information on using the IntelliSwitch, please refer to the IntelliSwitch User Guide. Envoy is fully compatible with legacy Discover USB hardware TIPS such as the Discover:Switch USB and Discover:Kenx USB. It is not compatible with the older ADB versions of the Kenx and Discover:Switch. Connecting hardware 17
  17. 17. 18 Getting Started
  18. 18. Software Overview Using Envoy consists of selecting different Setups and assigning or “attaching” them to various applications. You may use the same Setup for each application, or choose a different Setup for each one. You may use a keyboard Setup for text input for email or word processing, but then choose to use a mouse emulation Setup for playing a game on the internet, for example. Once you have configured Envoy to your personal preferences, TIPS the software will “remember” which Setup you wish to use, switching each time you change applications. The process of attaching a Setup to a program is referred to as “Attachments...” in the Envoy menu. Try Envoy out Let’s give Envoy a quick try. Please refer to the illustrations on page 18 and perform the following: 1. Launch Envoy, if it is not already running. 2. When Envoy first opens, it will load the default Setup for the Finder which is called “Application Launcher.msx”. Pressing a switch, connected to you approved switch interface should display this Setup. If you do not see the Application Launcher.msx Setup, then continue with step 3. 3. To make the Application Launcher.msx Setup active, click on the Envoy icon found at the top right of your screen. A menu should pop down with various choices. Select “Change Active Setup...”. A Browse window will open. Envoy should default to the Setups folder, which is found in Applications/Envoy/ Setups. Browse to Setups/Scan Setups folder and select the “Application Launcher.msx” Setup, and click Open. You may have to scroll down the list until you find it. You will hear a short peep when the Setup is loaded. (Continue to page 21) Software Overview 19
  19. 19. Text Edit Modifier keys icon explaination. Delete Shift Command Option Control Return Tab Caps Lock 20 Using Envoy
  20. 20. 4. Press the switch to bring up the “Applications” Setup file. (We will go into detail later in the manual with regards to this Setup.) Notice how the scan hilite will move from one “group” of items to the next automatically. Pressing the switch will select the next “sub-group”, and then pressing it again selects an individual key within the “sub-group”. 5. Notice that there are the icons for various programs in the three lower button groups. Selecting one of these keys will launch the application. Press your switch and scan to the icon for Text Edit, located next to the Calculator icon in the fourth row, last key. Test Edit will launch. 6. Once TextEdit opens, Envoy will automatically switch to the Alpha Keyboard Setup for typing. The Alpha Keyboard Setup has been pre-stored as the default Setup for TextEdit. (See page 39 for more information on Attachments and making setting changes). If a different Setup is displayed instead of the Alpha Keyboard, then scan across the first row until you have hilited “Keyboard”. The Setup will automatically switch or “branch” to the keyboard Setup, which is an ABC arrangement. 7. Type your name or any other text. Make note of the modifier keys indicated on the opposite page. Once you have typed some text, then scan the top row until you have selected “Mouse”. Envoy will “branch” to the Mouse Setup file. You can now try the mouse emulation of Envoy. Try Envoy out 21
  21. 21. Illustration showing keyboard keys Normal keyboard Shift key down French keyboard 22
  22. 22. Keyboard Keys feature A powerful feature in Envoy is the use of what we call “keyboard keys”. A keyboard key is a button which will perform all the functions of a conventional keyboard. When you select a modifier key, such as the shift key, the on-screen keyboard will dynamically switch to show each of the keys as a capital letter. This feature applies to all other modifier keys, such as the command and option keys. In addition, if you change your standard keyboard to an international keyboard, such as French or Spanish, the keyboard keys will automatically change to represent the special keys used by these languages. Setups that have been converted from older Discover for OS 9 will not contain these special keys. 23
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  24. 24. 4 Envoy menus in detail You can access the Envoy menu two different ways. The first is by clicking on the Envoy icon in the status menu at the top right of your screen. The second is to make Envoy the “active” application. (See tip below). The Envoy menu will appear on the left side of the top menu bar. The main advantage of having this menu is to give Envoy scanning users, switch access to this menu. This ultimately allows Envoy scanning users the ability to make preference changes and adjustments themselves. Envoy can access “itself”, so to speak. You can switch focus to Envoy by clicking on the Envoy TIPS icon in the Dock or by holding down the command (⌘) key and then pressing the tab key repeatedly to scroll through the various active applications. Stopping while the Envoy icon is selected will switch “focus” to Envoy, or by selecting the “Scan Applications” icon. The Envoy icon menu Below is an illustration of the Envoy icon menu items. Opens the “About” box which shows the version number Opens the main Configure the default Preference panel setup used for each program Change the currently active setup or open Preview what a setup a new one looks like Quit Envoy The Envoy icon menu 25
  25. 25. A. 26 Envoy menus in detail
  26. 26. Preferences Menu (Scan) The illustration on the opposite page shows the Scan Preferences. Open the Preferences Menu (⌘,). The following section will describe each setting. A. SCANNING 1. Speed - You are able to adjust the scanning speed, which is the time the hilite will remain on an object. The scan speed can be adjusted from 0.01 seconds to 5.00 seconds per scan. You can make adjustments to preference items like this one by TIPS either dragging the selection bar or by clicking on the up and down arrows next to the number display window. 2. Cycles - This is the number of times Envoy will make a complete scan of a Setup. This is adjustable from 1 cycle to 59 cycles. If no selection is made after the selected number of cycles, Envoy will stop scanning. The default is 3 cycles. 3. Method - There are 4 different scanning methods in Envoy. a. ONE SWITCH AUTO-SCAN - One switch automatic scanning. The scan speed effects this scan method. b. TWO SWITCH STEP - Two switch scanning is where switch #1 will advance the scan, and then switch #2 will make the selection. Scan speed does not effect this method as the user has control over the speed in which the hilite moves from one item to the next. c. ONE SWITCH STEP - Similar to Two Switch Step scanning, however only one switch is used. The switch will still advance the hilite from one item to the next each time it is pressed. To make a selection the user simply “pauses” for a defined period of time and the item is automatically selected. The time delay to select is set under the ADVANCED preferences tab. d. INVERSE AUTO - The “inverse” of one switch auto-scan. Automatic scanning is activated WHILE switch #1 is held down. A selection is made by releasing the switch. While the switch is released, scanning is paused. This is effective for users who would benefit from both Auto- Scan and Step scanning. It is also helpful for those users who are not as accurate with autoscanning. Preferences Menu (Scan) 27
  27. 27. B1. B2. 28 Envoy menus in detail
  28. 28. B1. HILITE 1. Method - There are three different hilite styles to choose from. a. BORDER - This is the traditional hilite used in earlier versions of Discover. It is a simple black hilite which outlines each key or scanning group. Border is the default setting. b. SHADE - This new hilite feature will “shade” the inside of the hilite, essentially darkening each item hilited, making it easier to follow the hilite. c. FLASHLIGHT - This is the inverse of shade. Essentially everything not selected by the hilite is darkened. You can still see through to the keys as the darkened portion is translucent. This is very useful for users with lower vision, that may have a difficult time following the scanning hilite. B2. HILITE 1. Effect - There are three types of effects or “transitions” for how the hilite moves from one item to the next. a. NONE - The first, which is the default, is simply no transition at all. The hilite will snap from one item to the next. b. SLIDE - The hilite will slide from one item to the next. This provides a smoother feel to the hilite animation. Slide is the default setting. c. CROSSFADE - This effect is quite subtle, and depending on your scan speed, you may not notice it to be any different from the None setting. When your scan speed is slow, 2 seconds or more, you will see the hilite fade away and then fade into view on the next item, and so forth. Try different settings for the scan speed and the hilite types TIPS to find what best suits your taste. Envoy is flexible enough to accommodate many different preferences. Preferences Menu (Scan) 29
  29. 29. C1. C2. 30 Envoy menus in detail
  30. 30. C1. MOUSE & CURSOR 1. Speed - This refers to the speed in which the mouse cursor will move across the screen when using mouse emulation. You can adjust the cursor speed from “extremely slow” at 1 to the fastest setting of 1000. A typical setting is the range of 150 to 350. The default is 250. 2. Acceleration - You can have the rate at which the cursor moves accelerate over time. You can either set it to None, which is no acceleration, or you can choose Low, Medium, or High. C2. MOUSE & CURSOR 1. Edge Behavior - As the mouse moves and comes into contact with the edge of the screen, it can act in two different ways. a. RICOCHET - If the cursor is moving at an angle, when it hits the edge of the screen it will ricochet in another direction. This behavior is similar to a pool ball hitting the edge of a pool table. b. BOUNCE BACK - No matter what angle the cursor is moving at in relation to the edge of the screen, it will bounce or rebound directly back towards the same direction it came from. This is the default setting for the cursor. Bounce back is the default setting. The Envoy mouse movement script slows the cursor in two TIPS stages. This means that as the cursor moves across the screen, it will move at the preset Speed as discussed above. As you get close to where you want the cursor to stop, one press of the switch will cut the mouse speed in half, effectively slowing the cursor and making it easier to “hit” your target. A second switch hit will stop the cursor movement. This is a Setup-specific behavior, so the older OS 9 Discover Setups will not function this way. Only the newer Envoy Setups have this feature. Preferences Menu (Scan) 31
  31. 31. D. E. 32 Envoy menus in detail
  32. 32. Preferences Menu (Point) The word “Point” refers to a non-scanning keyboard or Setup. A Point Setup is one that would be accessed by a head pointer or other mouse input device. D. APPEARANCE (POINT) 1. Hilite Method a. BORDER - This is the traditional hilite used in earlier versions of Discover Screen. It is a simple black hilite which outlines each key as the mouse cursor is moved over the key. Border is the default setting. b. SHADE - This new hilite feature will “shade” the inside of the hilite, essentially darkening each item hilited. c. FLASHLIGHT - This is the inverse of shade. Essentially everything not selected by the hilite will darken. You can still see through to the keys as the darkened portion is translucent. The higher contrast created is very useful for users with lower vision. E. DWELL SELECTION 1. Select by Dwelling / Dwell Time- Clicking can be performed by the mouse or by an external switch plugged into a head pointer. Point Setups also have a built in dwell feature, which eliminates the need for a physical switch. Clicking the check box turns this feature on. The Dwell Time scroll bar and up/down arrows allow you to define how long you will need to “dwell” over a key before that key is selected. The number shown is defined in seconds. As you dwell over a key, you will notice the key begins to “fill up” with a shaded color. When the key fills to the top with the shading, the letter is typed. This gives you a feel for how long you will have to wait over the key. Once you have typed a letter, you will need to move off that key and then back over it again to begin a new dwell process. This avoids the circumstance of typing the same character over and over when you leave the cursor over a single key. 2. Cumulative - Some may find it difficult to dwell on a key long enough for a selection to be made or may lack the control to hold the cursor steady. With this feature, a key will begin to “fill up” as you move onto it. If you move off, it will slowly “empty” out. This is similar to a bucket and a garden hose. Imagine a series of buckets next to each other, and as you move the garden hose from one to the other, they each begin to fill up. Eventually the one you leave the hose in the longest will fill to the top. The key that you dwell on the most will eventually fill and be selected. The time to empty and other settings are found in the Advanced preference settings. Preferences Menu (Point) 33
  33. 33. F1. F2. 34 Envoy menus in detail
  34. 34. Preferences Menu (Advanced) F1. SCAN SETTINGS 1. Continuous Scanning - Selecting this option causes the automatic scan to continue after a selection is made, (rather than have the setup disappear). If no selection is made during the scan cycle, scanning will stop. 2. Setup is always visible - The scanning Setup will remain visible on the screen at all times, even when not scanning. 3. Scan Origin - Envoy introduces some new scanning options to improve on efficiency. a. ALWAYS START AT THE BEGINNING - This is the traditional way of scanning. The scan will always start at the beginning of the Setup. b. CONTINUE FROM THE LAST ENTRY - Once you type a letter, the next time scanning is started, it will begin from your last selection. For example, if you are scanning a keyboard and you type the letter “R”, the next scan will start on the letter “R”. c. BACK-UP ONE LEVEL - Most Setups are comprised of Groups, which then have multiple Sub-Groups, and then individual keys within the Sub- Groups. Once you type a letter, the next scan will begin at the Sub-Group that contains the letter just typed. The next time you begin the scan, Envoy will back out one level to the Sub-Group levels. F2. SCAN SETTINGS 4. Switch Response - This determines how long the user must hold the switch down before it will register a switch hit. Adjustable from zero to 5 seconds. If the switch appears to be not very responsive, try making this setting lower. 5. Delay Between Switch Hits - This setting assists in cutting down on multiple, unwanted switch selections. Sometimes users may deliberately hit the switch once, but accidentally hit it a second time right after. Adjust this setting to require more time to pass before Envoy will be activated by another switch hit. Adjustable from zero to 5 seconds. 6. Delay on First Scan - When scanning is activated, there will be a pause on the first group before scanning will continue to each group at the regular scan speed. This will assist users that may need extra time to recognize the Setup is on the screen. Adjustable from zero to 5 seconds. 7. Delay to Select while Step Scanning - This is the amount of time the user must “dwell” for the automatic second switch selection to take place. Please see page 27 for more information on Step Scanning. 8. Cursor Rotation Speed - This is the speed at which the “radar line” will rotate for mouse Setups. 9. Separate Repeat Rate - This determines how quickly Envoy will repeat the last action it has performed. For example, if you select the Tab key, you would then select the “Repeat Last Envoy Key”, and the Tab key will repeat at this rate. With the check box not selected, the repeat rate is then the same as the Scan Speed. (See page 49 for more info on the “Repeat Last Envoy Key”). Preferences Menu (Advanced) 35
  35. 35. H. I. G. This will reset all This will reset ALL Advanced preference items preference items back to back to their defaults their defaults, including those under Scan and Point 36 Envoy menus in detail
  36. 36. G. POINT SETTINGS 1. Time Before Filling - The time the user must remain on a key BEFORE the dwell time begins, or the key begins filling up. Metaphorically you place the garden hose in the bucket, wait, and THEN turn on the water. Adjustable from zero to 5 seconds. 2. Time Before Emptying - In our previous bucket analogy, this is similar to a cork plugging a hole in the bottom of the bucket. This setting determines how long before we “pull the cork”, or the time before a filled key will begin to “empty”. 3. Empty Time - Once the “cork” is pulled out, this is how long the bucket will take to empty. Decreasing the time is like making the hole in the bottom of the bucket larger. So, this setting determines the amount of time a filled key will take to empty. H. SPEECH PREFERENCES Envoy contains various Auditory feedback and cueing options. These can be Text-To-Speech or Digitized Speech. 1. Speech Feedback - This is what the user will hear once a key has been selected. 2. Click Feedback - This is a “Click” sound each time a switch is pressed. 3. Auditory Cue - Turn this on if you wish to hear audible cues each time the hilite advances. a. BEEP - A beep sound will be heard each time the scan hilite moves from one item to another. b. SPEECH - Instead of a beep, there will be auditory speech cueing. This is what you will hear each time the hilite moves over a key. Speech is Setup specific, so you may not hear anything if there has TIPS not been any auditory Cueing or Feedback programmed into the Setup. I. Text-to-Speech (TTS) This section defines what voice will be used for Speech Feedback & Speech Auditory Cue. 1. Voice - You can choose which of the installed voices you wish to use for Text-to- Speech. (TTS). 2. Rate - This defines how fast the text will be spoken. 3. Volume - Adjusts how loud the TTS is. This level is separate from your system volume level, but will only be as loud as your global system settings will allow. Preferences Menu (Advanced) 37
  37. 37. A. D. G. B. E. C. F. 38 Envoy menus in detail
  38. 38. Attachments... One of the many features that make Envoy powerful, is the ability to automatically switch Setups, depending on which Application is currently active. The Attachments menu allows you to match setups to Applications. (Refer to the illustration on the opposite page). A. Attach... Click on the top Envoy menu icon and select Attachments... (⌘). The Attachments window displays Applications on the left and associated Setups on the right. If a Setup has not been specifically assigned to a given Application, Envoy will use the default Setup (defined at the bottom of the dialog A.). A. This is the Default Action that you want to take place. (See detail below). B. This is the Default Setup that you wish to use when no Setup has been defined. C. Select an application listed in the window above, and then click Attach... or double click on the application name. D. Click to refresh the list of applications that have been launched. E. Click to Browse to the Setup you wish to set as the Default Setup. F. A list of the applications you use on your computer. This list will update each time an application is launched. (See the Refresh Button below). G. Select an application from the list and click Delete to remove from the list. (Clicking Delete will only remove the Application from the list, NOT delete it from the computer). B. Default Action: (See illustration on Page 38) This refers to the “Default Behavior if an attachment has not been defined”. This is the action Envoy will take once an Application is first launched. 1. Do Nothing - Envoy will not attach a Setup to the application, pressing your switch when this program is active will do nothing. 2. Switch to Default Setup - Envoy will attach the Setup which has been designated under Default Setup. 3. Let App Take Control - Some applications, such as Classroom Suite from IntelliTools, will send their own “overlays” to the IntelliSwitch. In order for this action to take place, Envoy will “allow” the app to take control. Attachments... 39
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  40. 40. C. Attach... button (See illustration) There are five “Actions to Take” when an program is launched. These are: 1. Use Setup: - By clicking on the Browse button you can select what the Setup is that you wish to use with this app. Make sure the Radio button is selected. 2. Do Nothing - This allows you to designate that there will be no Setup attached to a Setup. This “Do Nothing” is separate from the Default Action on the main Attachments... page. Use this feature with caution, as it will disable Envoy while the application is active. 3. Use Default Setup: - This is the Setup designated on the main Attachments... page. 4. Default Action - For this application, whatever has been designated under Default Behaviour will be performed. 5. Let Application Take Control - This is the same behaviour as designated under Default Action on the main Attachments... page, but this allows you to set it for each application separately. Change Active Setup... This will allow the user to select which is the currently active Setup. By selecting this menu item (⌘O), an “Open” window appears, allowing you to select a new Setup. Opening a Setup temporarily attaches it to the application for that session only. To attach the Setup permanently, use the Attachments menu item. (See previous section). You will hear a beep sound indicating a Setup has been loaded. Think of the “Attachments” menu as stapling a Setup to a TIPS program. “Change Active Setup...” is like paper clipping a Setup to an open program; it is only temporary. The Setup will change back to the stapled Setup once the application is closed and re-opened. Change Active Setup... 41
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  42. 42. View Setup View Setup (⌘T) allows you to preview a Setup. You can also move the Setup to a new location on your screen while viewing. When you select Stop Viewing Setup (⌘T) and begin scanning again, the Setup will now show up at the new location on the screen. It may be helpful to view a Setup if wish to look at it without TIPS having to deal with the Setup automatically scanning. This can be very useful if you are familiarizing yourself with a new Setup. View Setup 43
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  44. 44. 5 Envoy Setups One of the convenient features of Envoy is the ability to automatically convert Setups made in previous versions of Discover for Mac OS 9. This allows you to keep using older setups that you may already be familiar with. The most popular OS 9 Setups have already been converted for you and are included with Envoy. Converting Older Setups Here is the procedure for converting older Discover Setups to Envoy. 1. Select Change Active Setup... from the Envoy menu. 2. A browse window will appear. Locate the OS 9 Setup, select it and then click Open. 3. The conversion of the Setup will happen automatically. A new Setup file will be placed in the same location as the older Setup. All Setup files should be stored in Applications/Envoy/Setups TIPS folder. Copy your old OS 9 Setups onto a CD or USB jump drive and place them in this location. Envoy Setups 45
  45. 45. A. B. C. D. 46 Envoy Setups
  46. 46. Envoy Setups for Mac OS X Content, or Setups, is one of the most important features of Discover. New Setups are always being created as new applications are released. The iTunes Setup below, is an example of a custom Setup. There are several new OS X Setups that have been created and linked together. These Setup files are: A. Mouse.msx D. Application Launcher.msx B. Alpha Keyboard.msx E. iTunes.msx C. Window Commands.msx E. Notice that each of these Setups have a common row of keys or set of buttons. When using any of these Setups, you can “branch” to the other Setups by scanning the tabs at the top of each Setup. The most common Mouse, Keyboard, and Window commands TIPS can be accessed through the tabs at the top of each of these Setups. Scan to each tab to switch between these common Setups. The “Custom” tab will change to the Setup that is attached to the TIPS currently active application. Envoy Setups for Mac OS X 47
  47. 47. A. B. C. D. E. F. G. H. I. J. K. L. 48 Envoy Setups
  48. 48. Common Keys Most of the common keys are self explanatory. Here is the detail for each: A. This is equivalent to pressing the Command (⌘) and the Tab key. A window will display allowing you to cycle through all the active applications. B. When a dialog is displayed, this will select the “OK” button. (Can also function as a return key). C. When a dialog is displayed, this will select the “Cancel” button. (Escape key - “esc”). D. This will close the currently active window. E. This will “Quit” the currently active application. F. This will perform the “Save” command in the currently active application. G. This is the “Scan Menu” key. The cursor will move to the upper left of the screen, and then begin moving across the menus. Pressing the switch will then begin moving the cursor down a selected menu. Clicking the switch one final time will select which ever item is hilited. H. This is used in conjunction with “Scan Menu” key when a menu item has a “Pop out” or “Contextual” menu. Once an item has been hilited by “Scan Menu”. This will then move the mouse to the right and down again. I. This is the Undo function. For example, if you chose to delete a word while typing, selecting this key will “Undo” the delete, and place the word back into place. J. “Repeat Last Envoy Key” - The last Envoy command or function is repeated until the switch is pressed again to stop the repeat. For example, if you have selected the Tab key, selecting this key will repeat the Tab function until you press the switch again. K. Set Cursor Location. This will “remember” the current mouse cursor location. L. Return to Set Location. This will return the mouse cursor to the previously “Set Location”. Common Keys 49
  49. 49. A. B. C. D. E. 50 Envoy Setups
  50. 50. OS X Setup explanation A. Window Commands Setup - Fourth Row, First Group: 1. Scan Dock: activating this key will cause Envoy to scan the Application “dock” (at the bottom of your screen) to launch that application. Click the switch when the desired application is selected. Use this key to launch an application that is not included in the TIPS Application Launcher Setup. Simply drag the application’s icon to the dock and then use the Scan Dock key to scan to, and select it. 2. Scan Windows: selecting this key will cause each active window to successively take focus. This is a great way to quickly change between multiple documents that may be open at the same time. 3. Scan Word, 4. Line, and 5. Paragraph: each of these keys will cause the designated text in a document to be selected. This will continue until the switch is pressed. NOTE: the current version of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, etc) does not adhere to the prescribed Macintosh standard for manipulating text using keyboard commands and as a result, these Envoy keys may behave unexpectedly when used with Microsoft Office products. B. Fourth Row, Second Group (Paging Keys): 1. Page Up; 2. Page Down; 3. Home; and 4. End: these keys behave exactly the same as the corresponding keys on the physical keyboard. Note that on the Macintosh, Home will take you to the beginning of the document, but will NOT move the cursor to that location (see next paragraph). 5. Top: this key will move the cursor to the beginning of a document. The text of the document may temporarily highlight as this key performs its commands. C. Fifth Row, First Group: 1. Scan Dialog: activating this key will result in a repeating Tab command to be sent, causing different control elements in a window or dialog to be successively highlighted. Pressing the switch will end the scan and issue a select command (space) to the highlighted item. The other keys in this group are self-explanatory. D. Fifth Row, Second Group: 1. Find: command-f ; will invoke the Find dialog in most applications. 2. Hide: hides the currently active window. It can be re-activated by scanning the dock and selecting the window’s icon. 3. Scan Status Menu: scans the system’s status menus at the top right of the display, first across (left to right) and then down. Click the switch to select. 4. Log Out: self-explanatory. 5. Bottom: (See “Top” above). E. Mouse Setup, Jump Cursor Keys: These keys will jump the cursor to the respective locations on the screen. This can be especially useful when used in conjunction with the radar mouse feature. OS X Setup explanation 51
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  52. 52. Index C Calculator 21 Cancel 49 A Caps Lock 20 Change Active Setup... 19, 25, 41 Acceleration 31 paper clipping 41 Advanced 35, 36 Classroom Suite 39 Advanced Options 13 clicking 17, 33 Advanced preferences 27, 33 Click Feedback 37 Alpha Keyboard 21 Command 20 Alternative keyboard 15 Common Keys alternative pointing devices 11 Cancel 49 ALWAYS START AT THE BEGINNING 35 OK 49 APPEARANCE 33 Quit 49 Apple Menu 13 Repeat Last Envoy Key 49 Applications folder 7, 14, 15 Return to Set Location 49 Application Launcher 51 Save 49 Attach... 39, 41 Scan Menu 49 Default Action 41 Set Cursor Location 49 Do Nothing 41 Undo 49 Let Application Take Control 41 Computer Specifications 7 stapling 41 Configure 25 Use Default Setup 41 Connecting hardware 17 Use Setup 41 Content 47 attaching 19 CONTINUE FROM THE LAST ENTRY 35 Attachments... 19, 25, 39, 41 Continuous Scanning 35 Default Action 39 Control 20 Do Nothing 39 Control Panel 15 Let App Take Control 39 Converting Older Setups 45 Switch to Default Setup 39 CROSSFADE 29 Auditory 37 Cumulative 33 BEEP 37 CURSOR 31 Feedback 37 Cursor Rotation Speed 35 SPEECH 37 Custom 47 Auditory Cue 37 Custom tab 47 Automatic Scanning 11 Cycles 27 B D BACK-UP ONE LEVEL 35 Default Action 39, 41 batteries 17 Delay Between Switch Hits 35 beep 37, 41 Delay on First Scan 35 BORDER 29, 33 Delay to Select while Step Scanning 35 Bottom 51 Delete 20 BOUNCE BACK 31 Diagnostic tab 15 branch 21, 47 Digitized Speech 37 buttons 11 Discover:Kenx USB 11 Discover:Switch USB 11 Dock 13, 14, 15, 25, 51 Index 53
  53. 53. dwell 17, 33, 37 I Cumulative 33 Dwell Time 33 Installing 7 dynamically 23 IntelliKeys 15 IntelliSwitch 11, 16, 17, 39 E IntelliSwitch control panel 17 IntelliTools 39 Edge Behavior 31 Classroom Suite 39 Effect 29 IntelliKeys 15 Empty Time 37 IntelliSwitch 15 End 51 international keyboard 23 Envoy 17 internet 19 Using 17 Inukshuk 8 Envoy.prefPane 7 inverse 27 Envoy icon menu 13, 19, 25 INVERSE AUTO 27 Attachments... 25 Change Active Setup... 25 K Preferences... 25 View Setup 25 keyboard 11, 19, 47 Envoy menus 25 modifier key 23 Envoy Setups 45 keyboard keys 22, 23 Envoy System Control Panel 15 keys 11 Excel 51 Common Keys 49 F L Feedback 37 launching 13, 15 Find 51 Launch Options 15 FLASHLIGHT 29, 33 Let Application Take Control 41 focus 25 Log Out 51 G M game 19 Mac Help 15 group 21 Mac OS 9 45 Groups 35 Mac OS X 47 MadentecHWMon 13 H Magic Cursor 17 Method 27, 29 hardware 17 Microsoft Office 51 Hardware Monitor 13, 15 Excel 51 Hide 51 Word 51 HILITE 29 modifier keys 20, 21, 23 BORDER 29 Caps Lock 20 CROSSFADE 29 Command 20 Effect 29 Control 20 FLASHLIGHT 29 Delete 20 Method 29 Option 20 SHADE 29 Return 20 SLIDE 29 Shift 20 hilite 27, 33 Tab 20 Hilite Method 33 Mouse 17, 21, 47 Home 51 54 Index
  54. 54. Mouse Setup Jump Cursor Keys 51 Advanced 35 radar 51 Point 33 mouse 11, 19, 31 Scan 27 Acceleration 31 Preferences... 25 BOUNCE BACK 31 Preference panel 25 Edge Behavior 31 preview 25, 43 radar line 35 RICOCHET 31 Q Speed 31 QuickStart 7 two stage slowing 31 Quit 49 mouse emulation 21 Mouse Setup Jump Cursor Keys 51 R O radar 51 radar line 35 OK 49 Rate 37 on-screen keyboard 23 receiver 17 On-Screen Keyboards 11 Registering 7 ONE SWITCH AUTO-SCAN 27 Repeat Last Envoy Key 35, 49 one switch automatic scanning 11 reset 36 ONE SWITCH STEP 27 Return 20 Open 41 Return to Set Location 49 Option 20 RICOCHET 31 OS 9 45 OS X Setup explanation 51 S overlays 39 Save 49 P Scan 27 scanning 17, 27 Page Down 51 Scanning Setups 11 Page Up 51 Automatic Scanning 11 Paging Keys 51 Scan Applications 25 paper clipping 41 Scan Dialog 51 peep 19 Scan Dock 51 Point 33 scan hilite 11 APPEARANCE 33 Scan Menu 49 BORDER 33 Scan Origin 35 Cumulative 33 ALWAYS START AT THE BEGINNING 35 Dwell Time 33 BACK-UP ONE LEVEL 35 FLASHLIGHT 33 CONTINUE FROM THE LAST ENTRY 35 SHADE 33 scan settings 35 Pointing Setups Continuous Scanning 35 On-Screen Keyboards 11 Cursor Rotation Speed 35 OSK 11 Delay Between Switch Hits 35 virtual keyboards 11 Delay on First Scan 35 POINT SETTINGS 37 Delay to Select while Step Scanning 35 Empty Time 37 Scan Origin 35 Time Before Emptying 37 Separate Repeat Rate 35 Time Before Filling 37 Setup is always visible 35 Point Setups 17 Switch Response 35 Preferences 15, 27 Scan Speed 27, 35 Index 55
  55. 55. Scan Status Menu 51 TTS 37 Scan Windows 51 TWO SWITCH STEP 27 Scan Word 51 two switch step scanning 11 Select by Dwelling / Dwell Time 33 Separate Repeat Rate 35 U Repeat Last Envoy Key 35 Undo 49 serial number 7 USB cable 17 Setup 7, 11, 17, 19, 21, 33, 35, 37, 39, 47 Use Default Setup 41 Setups Use Setup 41 attaching 19 Using Envoy 17 virtual keyboards 11 Setups for Mac OS X 47 V Setup is always visible 35 View Setup 25, 43 Set Cursor Location 49 virtual keyboards 11 SHADE 29, 33 Voice 37 Shift 20 Volume 37 shortcut 15 SLIDE 29 W SPEECH 37 What is Discover Envoy? 11 Auditory Cue 37 Window commands 47 BEEP 37 Window Commands Setup 51 Click Feedback 37 Bottom 51 Digitized Speech 37 End 51 Speech Feedback 37 Find 51 Text-To-Speech 37 Hide 51 Speech Feedback 37 Home 51 SPEECH PREFERENCES 37 Line 51 Speed 27, 31 Log Out 51 stapling 41 Page Down 51 Sub-Groups 21, 35 Page Up 51 Support 7 Paragraph 51 switch interface 11 Scan Dialog 51 Discover:Kenx USB 11, 17 Scan Dock 51 Discover:Switch USB 11, 17 Scan Status Menu 51 IntelliSwitch 11 Scan Word 51 Switch Response 35 Top 51 System Preferences 7, 13 wireless 17 T Word 51 Tab 20 technical support 7 Text-to-Speech Rate 37 Voice 37 Volume 37 Text Edit 20, 21 Time Before Emptying 37 Time Before Filling 37 Tracker 11, 17 TrackerPro 16 56 Index
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