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MicroVox creates simple and free voice applications for blind or visually impaired people...
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SCANVOX

INSTALLATION  •  MANUAL

ScanVox allows you to read printed documents, by scanning them and browsing their content thanks to a speech synthesis.
At any time, it is possible to navigate through the text, pause and then resume reading.
 

INSTALLATION

ScanVox comes in 2 versions :
• ScanVox, application available on the Microsoft Windows Store.
This version requires a Windows 10 computer, with speakers or headphones, and a WIA compatible scanner. All updates are automatically installed.
• ScanVox +, application downloadable from our website.
This version will not change any more because it is intended for older devices. It requires a computer running Windows 7, 8, 8.1 or 10, with speakers or headphones, and a TWAIN or WIA compatible scanner, which is the case with most scanners.
During installation, if you get a message from Microsoft Defender, click on 'More information' and then on the 'Run anyway' button.
 


MANUAL

When the application starts, ScanVox welcomes you.
You can then simply interact with the application, thanks to the 4 arrow keys on your keyboard.
The Up and Down arrows allow to select a software functionality, the Left and Right arrows to choose one of the options of the selected functionality.
If no action on your part is detected within 3 seconds after selecting a feature with the Up and Down arrows, the application informs you of the options available for this feature.
You will find a summary of the commands offered by ScanVox in the table below :


OPTION  
(left arrow)
FUNCTIONALITYOPTION  
(right arrow)
previous
file
filenext
file
delete
backup
backupcreate a
backup
cancel
scanning
scanningstart
scanning
pausereadingstart or
resume
reading
start of
document
documentend of
document
previous
paragraph
paragraphnext
paragraph
previous
sentence
sentencenext
sentence
previous
line
linenext
line
previous
word
wordnext
word
previous
character
characternext
character
decrease
the volume
volume *increase
the volume
decrease
the speed
speed *increase
the speed
previous
voice
voice *next
voice
 
* not available in ScanVox +

Notes :
• You can scan several pages in a row. The software notifies you as soon as it has finished scanning and analyzing a page so that you can reposition your document on the scanner, to start scanning a new page.
• At any time, you can cancel a scan in progress by pressing the Left arrow.
• You can place a document on the scanner by reversing it: ScanVox will automatically reposition it in the right direction.
• ScanVox automatically detects your scanner, meaning that if you have several scanners, connect only the one you want to use.
• If ScanVox does not detect any compatible scanner, while your scanner works correctly with other applications, it is certainly that you are using the generic driver of Windows 10, which is therefore not optimized for your scanner. Download the driver for your device from the manufacturer's website and install it on your PC.
• If you are not yet equipped with a scanner, no need to choose a high-end product...  Multifunction scanners (printers-scanners, starting from € 30) are perfectly suitable and are often cheaper than simple scanners (from € 60), because these are the best-selling products !
 


NVDAVOX

INSTALLATION  •  MANUAL

in progress...   (60%)
 

INSTALLATION

NvdaVox is an application that can be downloaded from our website.
This version requires a Windows 10 computer, with mouse, speakers or headphones, and a microphone.
During installation, if you get a message from Microsoft Defender, click on 'More information' and then on the 'Run anyway' button.
Once installed, NvdaVox launches automatically when Windows starts. It detects the launch of NVDA and then adds its voice functions. So you don't have to worry about launching NvdaVox : as soon as NVDA is activated, NvdaVox functions are available using the mouse !
 


MANUAL

in progress...
 


WEBVOX

INSTALLATION  •  MANUAL

WebVox is a web reader that allows to browse the Internet without any difficulty.
WebVox is fully controlled with the Control, Escape and 4 arrow keys on the keyboard, preventing the user from learning many shortcuts.
WebVox is currently in Beta version because improvements must be made to it before the application is fully functional.
 

INSTALLATION

WebVox exists in 1 version :
• WebVox PC, running on Windows, Mac and Linux, as an extension to the Google Chrome browser, as it relies on the ChromeVox accessibility engine.
If necessary, install the Google Chrome browser on your computer, by going to www.google.com/chrome/.
With it, go to the Google WebStore then install WebVox by clicking on the Add to Chrome button.
When a new version of WebVox is available, the update is done automatically via the Internet, without your intervention.
Note that when you open a new tab for the first time after installing WebVox, your browser will tell you that This page has been modified by the WebVox extension. Simply click on the Keep button then relaunch Google Chrome.
If subsequently, you wish to uninstall WebVox, select in the menu of the Google Chrome browser the option More tools - Extensions, then the Remove button corresponding to the extension.

 


MANUAL

To browse the Internet with WebVox, first press the left and right arrows to set a review level, corresponding to the type of item you want to browse. Then use the up and down arrows to move from one item to another, depending on the selected review level.
When you long press the up and down arrows (until the beep), you go to the first and last item respectively. As WebVox has 11 review levels, so when you long press the left and right arrows you select the extreme review levels.
WebVox also has a command menu, accessible by pressing the Control key. This menu allows you to launch commands, such as searching for information, entering an address, etc.
To move through the menu, use the up and down arrows, and to select an item, use the right arrow. Do the same if the item has a sub-menu, then use the up and down arrows again to browse it. The left arrow returns to the upper menu.
At any time, you can exit the command menu by pressing the Control key again.
You now know the principle of WebVox, it's up to you to discover all of its features...
Notes :
• when you issue a command, you automatically exit the command menu. However, in some cases, such as voice related configuration options, it is necessary to press the Control key again to exit the command menu.
• people having difficulty entering a text from the keyboard, will find in the command menu a virtual keyboard which allows the entry of characters with the Control, Escape and 4 arrow keys.
 


PIVOX

Microsoft 10 IoT is still not compatible with the Raspberry 4 and 400, we have decided to temporarily suspend the PiVox project.
 


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Thanks to Naël for testing all the applications...
 

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