FAQ

How do I use the keyboard?

To enter Braille cells using a standard keyboard please read the Using your keyboard page.

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How do I use the main menu?

The menu has been designed as an accessible drop down menu which can hold all of the many links which are available whilst presenting itself in a useful compact format. The top level consists of the main topic areas, About, Getting Started, Resources and then when logged in Module 1 and Module 2. Each of these contains a sub menu underneath it which further breaks the information down.

To access the sub menu, tab or arrow to the main top level menu (e.g. Getting Started) and then press the enter key. This will expand the menu and make each item in the submenu available by continuing to tab or arrow through the sub menu or in the Link List available by pressing Insert – F7 while using the screen reader. To close a sub menu you can either tab or arrow to the end of it and into the next top level menu, or press the Escape key while in the menu.

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How do I save my exercises?

When you are completing exercises we recommend you save at regular intervals to avoid losing your work. You can save your current exercise progress by pressing the 1 key or by leaving edit mode and pressing the Save button after the exercise.

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My screen reader says s,d,f,j,k or l when I enter Braille using 6 keys?

To prevent the screen reader echoing out the actual keyboard key pressed as well the interpreted Braille character generated by UEBOnline, we recommend that you disable the echoing of typed characters in your screen reader when using UEBOnline.

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I do not hear the ‘ding’ at the end of the line?

UEBOnline will sound a ‘ding’ like an elevator ding when the cell marker reaches 40 cells. In some lessons, the line being typed does not reach 40 cells hence there is no ‘ding’ sounded.

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How do I spell this word?

When entering words for an exercise, you will come across some words that aren’t spelt how you might imaging, particularly names of people. If in doubt about the spelling of a name you can press the 3 key while in edit mode and the word will be spelt.

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Why are some wordsigns or groupsigns read incorrectly?

When completing some exercises, the screen reader will do an auto expansion of some wordsigns and groupsigns which may be a bit confusing. For example, when sounding out the group sign s t, screen readers can expand this to street. Other common expansions include: l b to pound, f t  to feet and c m to centimetres.

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