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The 15-state Accessible Instructional Materials (AIM) Consortium is working to improve academic outcomes for approximately 1.3 million K-12 students with print disabilities within the member States through the timely acquisition and delivery of high-quality educational materials in accessible formats (audio, Braille, eText, large print).

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The development of this project by the AIM Consortium at the Center for Applied Special Technology (CAST) and the Michigan Department of Education IDEA Mandated Activities Project Michigan’s Integrated Technology Supports was funded by Grant # H327S070003 from the U. S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs. The contents of this project are not exhaustive and inclusion does not imply endorsement by the U.S. Department of Education, the Michigan Department of Education, Michigan’s Integrated Technology Supports, or the Center for Applied Special Technology (CAST)

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Victor Reader SoftBookshare Editionv 2.5

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Features

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Features:

  • ONLY reads Bookshare books.

  • Multiple book navigation options

  • Screen customization

  • Audio options

  • User profiles

  • Synchronized text-to-speech highlighting

  • Annotations (bookmarking, highlighting, text notes)

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Global navigation window left side of screen

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Global Navigation Window(left side of screen)

The Global Navigation window has 2 tabs:

  • Headings tab (contains book index or page numbers)

  • Annotations tab (contains bookmarks, notes)

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Text view window

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Text View Window

The Text View window displays the contents of the book being read.

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User profiles

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User Profiles

When starting Victor Reader Soft, the “User Profile” window opens.

User Profiles let you save custom audio and display settings.

User 1 profile might be used to save settings for a person with visual impairments.

User 2 profile might have settings for a sighted person who needs text highlighting.

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Create a new user

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Create a new User

Click the “ADD” button.

Highlight the new User.

Click “OK”

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Customize settings for new user profile

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Customize settings for new User profile

Use the Settings menu to choose program features for this User Profile.

  • Choose display Settings

  • Choose audio Settings

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Add books to favorites

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Add books to Favorites

  • Click the Open Book toolbar button

  • Use Browse path button to locate a book on your computer.

  • Click “add to favorites”

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Note: The goal is to add all books that are currently being used into the “Favorites” area.

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To open a book

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To open a book

Click the “Open Book” button

Highlight “Favorites” in the Source box (you’ve already added all current books here)

From the booklist, highlight the book you want to read, and click

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Reading a book

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Reading a book

Once a book has been opened, you may use the Play/Stop button to begin and pause the reading.

Volume and rate of speech may be adjusted using these tool buttons:

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Navigate using the global navigation window

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Navigate using the Global Navigation window

Using the “Headings” tab

Double-click on the section of the book you want to read.

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Navigate using page tools

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Navigate using Page tools

In the toolbar, you may type in a page number and click “Go” (Green light icon). Or, you may use the Page arrows to move one page forward or backward.

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Navigate by elements

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Navigate by “Elements”

To navigate by “Elements”, open the Navigation Menu, highlight “Navigation Elements”, and choose an element (Level 1, page, phrase, sentence, etc)

Use the left and right arrows on your keyboard to move to the previous or next element.

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Navigate by annotations

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Navigate by Annotations

Annotations include bookmarks, highlights and text notes that have been added by the user.

Using the Annotations menu, you may move to any of these markers.

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Customizing audio

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Customizing Audio

Go to the Settings menu and highlight Audio to change the audio options.

For example, sighted users may want to silence the application messages that are used by persons with vision impairments. To do so, choose “Messages”, then click “No Speech”

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Customizing the text display

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Customizing the text Display

Use the Settings menu to highlight Display options, including text highlighting, font size, etc.

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The font toolbar button

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The font toolbar button

Use the font tool button to choose the size text you want:

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Adding annotations

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Adding Annotations

Bookmarks, highlights and text notes are all called “annotations.” Use the Annotations Menu, or the annotation toolbar tools to insert or go to annotations.

Bookmark and text note tools are also found in the toolbar.

Bookmark Text note

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Text synchronization

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Text Synchronization

Text may be highlighted as it is read aloud. Use the Settings menu, choose “Display”, then “text synchronization”

Select the type of highlighting you want.

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Keyboard shortcuts

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Keyboard shortcuts

An example of a few of the shortcuts available in Victor Reader Soft:

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