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Braille Note Tutorial. By Katie Beaver. Module Seven. Module Seven. Using the Disk Drive Copying a file to a disk Copying files attached to an email Importing Files Exporting Files . About the Disk Drive.

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Braille note tutorial

Braille Note Tutorial

By Katie Beaver

Center for Assistive Technology - SUNY at Buffalo - USDE# H327A010022


Module seven

Module Seven

Center for Assistive Technology - SUNY at Buffalo - USDE# H327A010022


Module seven1

Module Seven

  • Using the Disk Drive

  • Copying a file to a disk

  • Copying files attached

    to an email

  • Importing Files

  • Exporting Files


About the disk drive

About the Disk Drive

  • The SuperDisk drive plugs into the PC card slot on the right side of the Braille Note.

  • It supports standard 3.5 and larger capacity super disks.

  • Feel along the right side of the Braille Note and you will find a horizontal slot.

  • The card eject button is located in a recess behind the slot.


Why use the disk drive

Why use the Disk Drive

  • Back up valuable data

  • Store very big documents

  • Exchange files with computers

You can use the disk drive to:


The superdisk drive

The SuperDisk Drive

  • The disk drive must be plugged in to work.

  • You can connect the disk drive with the Braille Note on or off. If the Braille Note is on, it will say “card inserted.”

  • Do not turn off the Braille Note or eject the PC card if the disk drive motor is running.


Connecting the disk drive

Connecting the Disk Drive

  • If the Braille Note is off, turn it on.

  • Plug in the disk drive power adapter.

  • Insert the PC Card into the card slot on the right side of the Braille Note. It can only go in one way. If it doesn’t insert all the way, turn the card over and try again.

  • Braille Note will say, “card inserted”


Copying files from the braille note to a disk

Copying files from the Braille Note to a Disk

  • Copying a file does not remove or change the original file. It simply creates a backup.

  • The file that you copy in this process is a “KeySoft” braille file that can only be read by a Braille Note.

  • Importing and exporting files allows you to change the format to enable file exchange with computers.


Copying files to a disk con t

Copying files to a Disk (con’t)

  • Insert a disk into the disk drive

  • From Main Menu, choose File Manager Menu (F)

  • From File Manager, choose Copy File (C)

  • When asked “Source drive, press enter for …” If it says “flask disk” press enter. Otherwise, press space to get the drive list and choose “flask disk” from the list.


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Copying files to a Disk (con’t)

  • Navigate through the folders and files to select the file you want to copy, then press enter.

  • When asked “Destination drive, press enter for …” If it says “storage card” press enter. Otherwise, press space to get the drive list and choose “storage card” from the list.


Copying files from email to a disk

Copying Files from Email to a Disk

  • Open the email that contains the attached files you want to copy.

  • Insert an empty, preformatted disk into your computer.

  • Right click on an attached file.

  • Left click on “save as”


Copying files from email to a disk con t

Copying Files from Email to a Disk (con’t)

  • Change the SAVE IN selection at the top of the dialog box to 3 ½ floppy (A:), then press enter.


Copying files from email to a disk con t1

Copying Files from Email to a Disk (con’t)

  • Repeat these steps for each file until you have all the files you want copied on the disk.

  • Insert the disk into the Braille Note disk drive.

  • Wait until the drive stops spinning.


Importing files from a disk to the braille note

Importing files from a disk to the Braille Note

  • From Main Menu, choose File Manager Menu (F)

  • From File Manager, choose Translation Menu (T)

  • From Translation Menu choose Import (I)

  • When asked “import from which device?” press F for File

  • When prompted for drive, press space to get the drive list.


Importing files con t

Importing files (con’t)

  • Press space until the Braille Note says, “storage card.”

  • Press enter

  • When Braille Note says, “directory name? Press enter for slash. Computer braille is required,” press enter


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Importing files (con’t)

  • When Braille Note says, “file to import? Computer Braille is required,” type the following:

  • Dots 1,6 (This is a star)

  • Dots 4,6 (This is a period)

  • Dots 1,6 (This is a star)

  • Press enter.


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Importing files (con’t)

  • When Braille Note says, “translate into braille?” type the letter Y

  • When Braille Note says, “destination folder name? Press enter for…”

  • Press enter if the folder name is correct. If not, press space until you hear the correct folder, then press enter.


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Importing files (con’t)

  • If there is only one file on the disk, the Braille Note will say, “Braille document name?” You will need to type in a name

  • However, if you have multiple files on the floppy, you will not be prompted for a file name.

  • When finished, you return to the translation menu. Go back to Main Menu.


Exporting files from the braille note to a disk

Exporting files from the Braille Note to a disk

  • From Main Menu, choose File Manager Menu (F)

  • From File Manager, choose Translation Menu (T)

  • From Translation Menu choose Export (E)

  • When asked “export document from which folder? Press enter for …” press enter if the file you are exporting is in the folder identified. If not, press space to get to the folder you want.


Exporting files con t

Exporting files (con’t)

  • When Braille Note says, “document name? Press enter for … navigate to the file name you want and press enter

  • When Braille Note says, “export to which device?” press F


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Exporting files (con’t)

  • When asked, “export as which file type? ASCI Text File” Press st (dots 3,4)with space repeatedly to cycle through the available file formats.

  • Press enter on the format you want. (plain braille, Microsoft word, rich text format, etc.)


Exporting files con t2

Exporting files (con’t)

  • When Braille Note says, “destination drive? Press enter for…”

  • Navigate to “storage card” if necessary, then press enter.

  • When Braille Note says, “directory name? Press enter for slash. Computer braille is required,” press enter


Exporting files con t3

Exporting files (con’t)

  • When Braille Note says, “destination file name? Computer braille is required” type in a file name and press enter.

  • Braille Note says, “One file exported. Translation Menu.”

  • You can now remove the disk, put it in the computer and open it in whatever program matches the format (for example Microsoft Word)


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