Braille each letter as instructed. There are two warning bells that indicate you are nearing the end of the line. It also will not hold braille dots well. Braille each letter as instructed a c h a y a g w Word Exercise 1 Description: This exercise provides practice brailling contractions from previous lessons. It is a great place to make suggestions, provide tips, and ask questions. It is very important to keep the brailler covered when it is not in use to keep dust and dirt out of the machine. If you move to the left of the spacebar, you will find the keys for dots 1, 2, and 3, then the line spacing key at the far left.
Though durable, a sharp object can scratch them. Any time the paper is moved using the Paper Feed Knobs, Braille Tracking is automatically turned off. The keys for dots 1,2,3 will remain in a locked position until dots 4,5,6 are added or until the spacebar is depressed. The methods above are preferred to correct errors because repeatedly rolling the paper back and forth can cause it to creep, or move out of alignment. To use the Easy-Erase Button, backspace until the Easy-Erase Button is directly over the mistake the Embossing Head and the cursor on the screen will be located over the cell to the left of the mistake. For a half-inch left margin, position the paper guide knob all the way to the right. The brailler will tell you what it is erasing the first time you press the button.
Do not yank or roughly pull paper out of the machine by force. Braillers that are in near mint condition that are over 50 years old are in that good of condition because they were kept a good environment, and were maintained properly over the years. The Smart Module will not keep track of changes made this way. In addition, it has a thumb-lever to move the typing head back to the beginning of a line. Additional information is given for some of the options.
When the brailler is fully charged, battery power should last approximately 5 hours. This should take no longer than 8 hours. If you roll a sheet out of the brailler and reinsert it using the method discussed above, text should be aligned within five thousandths of an inch, which is fine for most practical purposes. Erasures can be made by rolling the paper out slightly and pushing the dots back into the paper, using the metal foundation of the brailler for support. The amount of creeping also depends on the thickness and stiffness of the paper you are using. Step 4 Gently lift the Reading Rest until it clicks into place and is parallel with the table surface.
It provides practice with the letters o, u, and f; the word oh spelled o h ; and the contractions for the words with, us, and from from lessons 27 and 28; along with letters and words from previous lessons. Then, press down firmly in the middle of the Easy-Erase Button several times to eliminate all of the dots in the cell. Doing so engages the line spacing mechanism and positions the top margin correctly. When the brailler is plugged in and charging, the Smart Module displays a battery icon with a lightning bolt inside it on the upper right corner of the screen. Braille each group of words or sentence and then press select.
Also, be sure the carriage is moved as far left as possible before starting each new exercise. Braille each sentence and then press select. To view most of the manuals, you must have Adobe Reader installed on your computer. To give you an idea of what the exercises are like, the following paragraph describes Module A, Letter Exercise 1. This is because repeatedly rolling the paper back and forth can cause it to creep, or move out of alignment, so that the additional characters you braille are higher or lower than those already on the line, making correcting mistakes difficult.
You can use this button to enter and exit the Main Menu where you can save files, switch users, change settings, or access other features. Roll the paper back out of the brailler, pull the Paper Release Levers forward, and remove the paper. The speaker is located to the left of the Quick Buttons. This will overwrite what was the current text. To stop the carriage from moving, release the pressure and the carriage lever will return to the original position. An eraser button allows the user to push one button to erase an entire braille cell. Doing so engages the line spacing mechanism and positions the top margin correctly.
If a student uses uncontracted braille, you might direct the student to repeat the exercise using contractions. The top margin will vary depending on the length of the paper you are using. To move the paper back, roll the knobs toward you. Although braille notation was designed for visually impaired people to read, prior to the introduction of the Perkins Brailler it was relatively difficult and cumbersome for visually impaired people to write braille. Note: Selecting Exit Menu always takes the brailler completely out of the Main Menu and into Braille Entry mode.