Control M = Menu (select exit to close program, run to return to program)
Control T = SideTalk (toggle in/out)
• Tab moves focus from one section to the next
• Alt + underlined letter to select items
• Enter to speak text in side talk window (red focus box must be on SIDETALK to enter and speak text.)
• INSTANT PHRASES are accessed via function keys.
Select instant phrases, then EDIT to CREATE a new file.
Remember to LOAD the new file after editing.
• READER: Load file, enter to speak each sentence, arrow keys to move up/down.
Control F toggles features on/off
Control X for numbers or to unexpand an abbreviation (recommend changing this setting to Control N (Menu, Input, Hot Keys, put cursor in the box and type correct letter).
Control W to read word box
Moving The Word Prediction Box:
ctrl-alt-1 move to upper left
ctrl-alt-2 move to upper right
ctrl-alt-3 move to lower left
ctrl-alt-4 move to lower right
C = control
S = scroll lock
* = features on
A = alternate
N = number lock
Underlined keys are locked on. Press again to unlock.
Changing fonts and visual appearance of text/program features:
Go to MENU, then DESIGN. When finished, toggle out of SideTalk and back into it again to see your changes.
– hyphen key brings up list of word endings, press again for second list of endings
– #7 = -ed
– #8= -er
– #9= -ing
– #0= -s
Use abbreviations and macros when needed.
Watch hint bar at bottom of screen!
AUDITORY FEEDBACK = VOICE MENU, then ECHOES
If the computer is misprounouncing words, go to the “VOICE” menu and select “EXCEPTIONS”. PRESS THE INSERT KEY on the computer keyboard.
– Press Num Lock Key (mouse icon appears in status bar)
– Use arrow keys
– Press any key to stop movement of beam or arrow
– Use Num lock keypad for micro movements of mouse
– 0 on Num lock keypad for left click
– * on Num lock keypad for right click
Turning off mouse keys or making adjustments: Ctrl M for menu, then select MOUSE.
E Z Keys Troubleshooting
If the program doesn’t appear to be working right, or isn’t doing what you expected, first
CHECK YOUR STATUS BAR then, CHECK YOUR FOCUS!!!
Common problems typically involve having a control or alt key activated, which prevents the computer from entering text in the expected manner. Always check your status bar first!!
In Windows, the program that has the focus has a blue title bar. If you are having trouble, make sure your focus is in the right place, and that your cursor (text insertion point) is flashing.
Within command windows, a dotted rectangular box will appear around the command that has the focus. If you hit enter, whichever command has the focus will be activated.