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Adjusting the Scan Pattern

To select the scanning mode:

  1. Choose Menu  > Settings > Input > Scanning > Patterns > Mode. The Mode window will be displayed.
  2. Tap the arrow  to the right of the currently selected mode. A menu of mode options will be displayed.
  3. Choose Linear, Row/Column, Block, or Flow, see below for details
  4. Choose OK.

 Using Linear Scan Mode

 

To change the way a button is highlighted, see “Configuring Visual Effects”.

Using Row/Column Scan Mode

A row/column scan highlights each row of buttons beginning with the top row and move down the screen. When the row that contains the button you want is highlighted, activate your switch.

 

The scan will then step through the buttons from left to right across the row. When the button you want is highlighted, activate your switch.

 Using Block Scan Mode

If you select Block, the Mode window will open.

To increase the number of columns or rows in a block, tap +; to decrease the number, tap ; or select “As many as possible”.

 

If you want a scan to switch to Row/Column mode after a block is selected, choose “Switch to Row/Column within groups”.

If you want to scan by blocks only, leave “Switch to Row/Column within groups” unselected.

When you finish setting block options, choose OK.

A block scan highlights blocks of buttons. The blocks are defined by the settings in the Mode window. When the block that contains the button you want is highlighted, activate your switch.

The scan will then highlight smaller blocks, rows, or columns within the block, depending on your settings. When the button you want is highlighted, activate your switch.

Using Flow Scan Mode

Flow scanning is provided as a scanning option for individuals who do not require consistency within a scan pattern.

If you select Flow, the Mode window will open.

 

To increase the number of groups in a flow, tap +.

To decrease the number of groups, tap .

Or select “As many as possible”.

When you finish setting flow options, choose OK.

 A flow scan highlights groups of buttons that flow from one row into the next. The flows are defined by the settings in the Mode window. When the flow that contains the button you want is highlighted, activate your switch.

 Optimizing Block and Flow Scans

Scan Optimization only works in Block Scan Mode and Flow Scan Mode. To optimize block and flow scans, choose Menu  > Settings > Input > Scanning > Patterns. Then turn on Scan Optimization.

Configuring Speech Display Bar (SDB) Scans

To include the Speech Display Bar SDB in scans:

Selecting the SDB speaks the current text. Turn scanning of the Speech Display Bar on or off by choosing Menu  > Settings > Input > Scanning > Patterns > Scan SDB.

To include the SDB Clear button () in scans:

Turn scanning of the Speech Display Bar’s Clear button () on or off by choosing Menu  > Settings > Input > Scanning > Patterns > Scan Clear Button.

Configuring Empty Area Scans

Turn scanning of empty button areas on or off by choosing Menu  > Settings > Input > Scanning > Patterns > Skip Empty Areas. When selected, scanning will skip over an area without a button or a button that only has a speech message action but no text.