The latest update to the Hims Braille Edge adds native Unified English Braille support. While UEB had worked with screen readers in the past, it now can be used for the Braille Edge's on-board notetaking and other functions. Other minor improvements are also included in the free update. Check the link on this post to get the latest firmware for the Braille Edge, or read on for the complete changelog.
HIMS is pleased to release another Braille EDGE 40 update. In this release, we bring users the following additions and fixes:
- Unified English Braille is now available under the Braille Table option when operating Braille EDGE in either US or UK English. While users have been able to use UEB in the past with a screen reader, now UEB is available when using the EDGE as a standalone device.
- Appointments in the Scheduler are now automatically backed up to the SD card when one is inserted.
- Users can now enter a special "Typing Mode" that prevents them from entering commands accidentally as they type. When in Typing Mode, if the user presses a key combination like "Space-dot-4", the Space and dot 4 are entered separately rather than as a key combination.
· Typing mode on/off toggle: F4-K.
- Braille EDGE now offers a test/learn mode.
· To start Test Mode, from anywhere on the unit, press "Backspace-space-Enter-T".
· Each dot raises and lowers individually 1 by 1 until the user stops the process.
· Pause/resume the test by pressing "Space".
· When in paused status, press each key to read a description of its function. Press a cursor router to raise all the dots in the corresponding cell.
· Press "Space-Z" to exit Test Mode and return to normal operation.
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