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Thursday, December 30, 2010

Downloading Talking Books onto the Victor Reader Stream

Downloading NLS Talking Books onto Victor Reader Stream
These instructions involve using the Victor Reader Stream companion software. If you do not have the Victor Reader Stream companion software, it is available for free at:
http://www.humanware.com/en-usa/support/vr_stream_software

Part 1: Searching for BARD Books
Begin at the desktop with no other windows, except JAWS, running.
Press the Windows Key.
The Start Menu should open.
Down Arrow to the All Programs option.
Press Enter.
Tap on the Down Arrow key until JAWS says Internet Explorer.
(Note: do not hold down on the arrow keys, but gently tap each one).
When the website is finished loading, JAWS will begin reading the content.
Tap on the Ctrl Key to stop JAWS from reading.
Hold down on the Ctrl Key then (while holding the Ctrl Key) press the O Key.
This opens the internet address window in Internet Explorer.
An internet address is the location of specific web pages.
Type www.google.com.
When the site is finished loading, there will be a pop and JAWS will say Edit.
Type nls bard.
Tap on the H Key for headings until JAWS says Search Results.
Everything below the Search Results heading are the results of your query.
Tap on the H Key until JAWS says BARD Main Page.
Press Enter.
Internet explorer will take you to a new website.
This is the login site for NLS BARD users.
When the site is finished loading, JAWS will begin reading the content.
Tap on the Ctrl Key to stop JAWS from reading.
Tap on the F Key until JAWS says email address.
Type in the email address you used when registering for the BARD service.
Tap on the Tab Key.
Jaws will say Password Colon Edit.
Type in your password.
Tap on the Tab Key.
Jaws will say Login Button.
Press Enter
Internet Explorer will take you to a new website.
This is the Bard Search Page.
Hold on to the Insert Key and tap on the F5 to bring up the Forms List.
Press the Home Key to go to the top of the list.
Tap on the Down Arrow Key until Jaws says Search the Collection.
Press Enter.
Enter the desired search term.
For example, type The Angel’s Game
Angel’s Game is spelled A N G E L apostrophe S, G A M E
Press Enter.
Internet Explorer will display a new webpage.
That webpage is the results page for a search for the Angel’s Game.
Tap on the H key for headings.
JAWS will say BARD Books Containing Keywords: the angel’s game.
Tap on H again.
The website will first display how many books were found with that keyword search in the title.
JAWS will say In the Title (1 book).
Tap on the H again.
JAWS should say the title: The Angel’s Game.
Part 2: Downloading BARD Books.
Hold on to the Insert Key and tap on the F7 to bring up the Links List.
Tap on the Down Arrow Key until JAWS says Download the Angel’s Game DB 69158
Press Enter.
The File Download window will appear.
It will ask if you want to open or save the file.
Tap on the Tab Key until JAWS says Save Button.
Press Enter.
The Save As window will appear.
Hold onto the Alt Key and Tap on the I key.
JAWS will say Save In.
Tap on the Up Arrow until JAWS says Desktop.
Press Enter.
Tap on the Tab Key until JAWS says Save Button.
Press Enter.
The Download process will begin and could take from several seconds to over a half an hour depending on your internet connection.
After the process is over, the download complete window will appear.
Tap on the Tab Key until JAWS says Close.
Press Enter.
You have just downloaded a book to your desktop.
Part 3: Transferring BARD Books to the Victor Reader Stream.
Attach the smaller end of the USB cable into the small rectangular port on the top left-hand side of the player.
Attach the wider end of the USB cable into your computer.
Turn the Victor Reader Stream on.
The Victor Reader Stream will say Welcome to Victor Reader, Player Connected.
Wait for several seconds.
Jaws will announce that the computer has found new hardware.
The computer will also announce new hardware by making ringing sounds.
That new hardware is the Victor Reader Stream.
Most of the time, but not always, a window will appear and JAWS will say This disk or device contains more than one type of content. What do you want Windows to do?
If this window appears, you want to close it.
You may either hold onto the Alt Key and press F4 or,
Tap on the T Key until JAWS says Take No Action and press Enter.
After closing the window, hold on the Windows Key and tap on the M Key to go to the Desktop.
Tap on the S Key until JAWS says Stream Companion.
Press Enter.
JAWS should say Talking Book on PC, List View.
Tap on the Tab Key until JAWS says Browse PC.
Press Enter.
Tap on the Up Arrow until JAWS says Desktop.
Press Enter.
Tap on the Tab Key until Jaws says Talking Books on PC List View.
JAWS will also say Not Selected and the title of a book.
If that book is the Angel’s Game, press the Spacebar to select that book.
If not, tap on the Down Arrow until you hear JAWS say Not Selected the Angel’s Game.
After selecting the book by pressing the Spacebar, tap on the Tab Key until JAWS says Transfer/Remove Selected Talking Books.
Press Enter.
Now the transfer process should begin and could take several minutes depending on the size of the book.
The Victor Reader Stream companion software will keep users updated on the process by making beeping sounds.
In addition, JAWS will announce periodically the progress of the download process.
After the process is complete tap on the Tab Key until JAWS says Close.
Press Enter.
The Victor Reader Stream companion software will note that by closing the software, users will be redirected to the process to safely remove the hardware.
Press Enter.
A new window will open asking which device you wish to remove.
Tap on the Tab Key until JAWS says Stop Button.
Press the Space Bar.
A new window will open asking you to confirm that you want to remove the drive.
Tap on the Tab Key until JAWS says Ok Button.
Press Enter.
You can now remove the device.
Turn the Victor Reader Stream off by holding on the power button on the top left-hand side of the player.
Then turn the device back on by using the same button.
The device should say, Welcome to Victor Reader and announce its position.
Press the 1 key until the Victor Reader Stream says talking books.
If The Angel’s Game is not the first book it comes to, press the 6 key until you hear the title.
Press play.
The Victor Reader Should now begin reading the book.

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