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Table of Contents
Section 1: Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Whats in the Box?. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Open or Dedicated Series 5 device . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 About this Users Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Emergency Use (Intended Use of This Product) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Please Register Your Purchase . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Overview of Resources (How to Get Help) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Important Information about Your Series 5 Device . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4

Section 2: Getting Started . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5


Turning On the Device. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 The Introductory Pages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Creating A User . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Choosing a Page Set . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Adding Custom Information. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Selecting a Voice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Choosing Other System Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Finishing the User Setup Wizard. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 The Customized Page Set . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Learning the Software Interface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 The Title Bar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Pages vs. Popups . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Buttons & Behaviors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Visual Scenes & Active Areas. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Important Software Menus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Setup Menu. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Tools Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Interface Features Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Page Navigator Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Selection Method Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Setting the Selection Method . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Using the Zoom Feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 The Zoom Toolbar. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Working with Hotspots . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Adjust the Hotspot Settings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Changing or Adjusting the Speaking Voice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25

Section 3: Page Sets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27


InterAACt Page Set . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Language Use and Language Structure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 The Continuum of Communication Independence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Communication Skill Level & Page Content . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Using Visual Scenes in InterAACt. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30

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Quick Fires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Navigator Page Set . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Selecting the Navigator User . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Navigator Page Set Structure & Contents. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Gateway Page Set. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 VSD (Visual Scene Display) Page Set . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36

Section 4: Plan for Success . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37


General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Visual Customization . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Vocabulary Selection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Phase 1: Recognize . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Phase 2: Prioritize . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Phase 3: Organize . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 Phase 4: Criticize . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43

Section 5: Modifying Pages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45


Searching for Pages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 The Modify Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 Modifying a Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Adding a Label to a Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Adding a Text Message to a Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 Changing the Symbol on a Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 Importing a Digital Picture as a Symbol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 Changing a Buttons Color Scheme . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 Modifying a Page or Popup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57 Setting the Background Color . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 Importing a Digital Picture as a Background Image . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 Modifying a Group of Pages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 Creating a New Page or Popup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65 Creating a New Visual Scene . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68 Creating the Visual Scene Page . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68 Creating an Active Area . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69 Modifying an Active Area . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72 Deleting an Active Area. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73 Linking to a New Page. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73

Section 6: Rate Enhancement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77


Rate Enhancement Basics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77 Word Prediction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79 Creating Prediction Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79 Creating a New Dictionary Entry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82 Blocking Words from Prediction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85 Using Concepts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86 The Concept Browser Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86

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Editing a Concept . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87 Using Phrases . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89 The My Phrases Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89 Adding a New Phrase . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91 Using Phrases in Conversation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93 Using Slots . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95 Adding Slots to Phrases . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95 Working with Slots in the Message Window . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100 Adding Slots to Button Labels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101 Adding Slots to Button Text. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103

Section 7: Wireless Capabilities. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105


Remote Control Commands and Remote Control Pages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105 Programming a Default Remote . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106 Assigning a Custom Remote Control to a Page . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111 Creating a New IR Command . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114 Learning an IR Command . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114 Adding an Environmental Control Behavior . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116 Computer Access . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117 Computer Access with AccessIT (Infrared). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117 Computer Access with AccessIT (Bluetooth) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118

Section 8: Email & Internet Access . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121


Connecting to the Internet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121 Establishing a Wireless Internet Connection. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122 Accessing the Internet on an Open Device . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124 Onscreen Keyboards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124 Setting Up Your DynaVox Email Account . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126 Default Settings for Email . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128 Your Email Page . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129 Sending and Receiving Email . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130 Sending an Email . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130 Reading an Incoming Email . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132 Replying to a Received Email . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134

Section 9: Backing Up & Restoring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135


What is a User?. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135 The User Manager Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136 Save the Current User . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136 Open a Different User . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137 Backing Up Your Information. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137 Restoring Your Information from a Backup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 140 Upgrading Your Device Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142

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Appendix A: Searchable Help. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 145


Searchable Help Organization. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 146

Appendix B: Other Resources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147


On-Device Resources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147 How To Help . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147 Video Tutorials . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 149 External Resources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150 Documentation on CD. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150 Online Knowledge Base . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150 Remote Technical Support through Your Device . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150 Telephone Technical Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151

Appendix C: Finding the Introductory Pages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152 Appendix D: Backup File Worksheet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 154 Appendix E: End-User Licence Agreement (EULA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 156

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Whats in the Box?

Section 1: Introduction
The Users Guide is the first step in learning to communicate with your DynaVox Series 5 device. This manual briefly introduces DynaVox terms and features. It also helps you through the initial device setup and introduces the many ways that you can easily add you own customized information. Once you have read through the material provided here, you will be ready to start communicating and customizing your Series 5 device.

Whats in the Box?


When you open the shipping box, carefully remove your Series 5 device and other items from the box. Make sure that you received all of the accessories that ship with the Series 5 device: Your Series 5 device shipment should have included the following accessories: Battery DC power adapter/charger and power cord Carrying strap/handle or tabletop stand USB flash drive (also known as a USB jump drive) USB keyboard & mouse Registration card This Users Guide - which includes the Quick Start Guide & CDs Stylus

If any of the items are missing from the box, please call DynaVox Customer and Sales Support at 1-800-344-1778. Note: Be sure to save the box and packing material. If you should ever need to send your device back to DynaVox Technologies for repair, you will need the box and packing material to ship it safely.

Open or Dedicated Series 5 device


You will receive either an open or a dedicated Series 5 device. When you placed your order, you had to choose either the open or dedicated Series 5 device. An open Series 5 device can be used to run Windows computer software in addition to the DynaVox Series 5 software. An open device is a portable computer combined with a communication device. A dedicated Series 5 device can run only the DynaVox Series 5 software.

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About this Users Guide

About this Users Guide


This Users Guide contains descriptions and instructions on performing the basic operations of your Series 5 device. Throughout the text, you will find the following kinds of comments: Note: This Users Guide guide offers notes that are designed to point out features that can be used to make your Series 5 device a better fit for an individual user, or other important considerations. Notes are marked with a flag to make them easy to find.

Reference: Many of the topics in this Users Guide are explained in more detail in the Searchable Help that can be launched on your Series 5 device (or the CD that came with your Series 5 device). The notes include a key word or phrase that can be used to optimize topic searches. Reference notes are marked with a computer mouse.

Caution: Caution notes (marked with the caution symbol) contain very important information to help you use your Series 5 device safely, and to prevent device damage and loss of information.

Emergency Use (Intended Use of This Product)


The Series 5 device is intended for everyday communication situations. It should not be relied upon as a means of communicating emergency medical information. We recommend having multiple ways to communicate information during a medical emergency.

Please Register Your Purchase


Please fill out and return the registration card that was shipped with your Series 5 device. Without this information, we cannot know who uses our devices, or who should receive software updates, newsletters or other product information. Each Series 5 device has a serial number sticker on the bottom of the unit. Be sure to write the serial number on your registration card before you mail it in. Also, take time now to copy the serial number here so that it will be handy if you must contact someone from DynaVox Technologies, either to check on an order for your product or to talk to someone in Technical Support. It is especially important to do this if your device will be mounted onto a wheelchair, since the serial number may not be readily accessible from that position. MY DEVICE SERIAL NUMBER:_______________________________________

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Overview of Resources (How to Get Help)

Overview of Resources (How to Get Help)


This Users Guide is only a brief, introductory reference to your Series 5 device. There are other instructional resources available for the DynaVox Series 5 software, both on the Series 5 device itself and on the CDs that were shipped with the device. To supplement this manual, your device was shipped with a CD that contains training modules (in .pdf format) and a Searchable Help program. The training modules provide brief lessons on frequently-used features. The Searchable Help is a comprehensive resource and includes step-by-step instructions for every feature and operation on the Series 5 device. In addition, an online Knowledge Base of information is available on DynaVox Technologies website at www.dynavoxtech.com. DynaVox Technologies is dedicated to supporting you as you learn to use your new product. We offer many different learning tools so you can choose the method of support that best meets your needs.

Product Documentation
Available in multiple formats, including Searchable Help and .pdf documents Provides information and training in a way that best suits diverse learning styles Available in small pieces that make it easy to fit training into busy schedules

Online Support (www.dynavoxtech.com)


Knowledge Base Application ideas and page sharing Virtual Classroom

Technical Support (www.dynavoxtech.com or 1-800-344-1778)


Hours of Service: Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. (EST) If you are not a resident of North America, please call the dealer from whom you purchased your device.

Your DynaVox Sales Consultant (1-888-697-7332)


Product and pricing information Assistance with placing orders If you are not a resident of North America, please call the dealer from whom you purchased your device.

For more information, refer to Appendix A and Appendix B in this Users Guide.

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Important Information about Your Series 5 Device

Important Information about Your Series 5 Device


Your Series 5 device meets all necessary international safety standards and has been tested to meet IEC 601-1, UL/CSA 60950 and AS/NZ 60950 requirements. The Series 5 device system is tested to medical device directive 93/42/EEC and is a Class II device. The system is considered to be a portable device that is intended for continuous operation, not intermittent use. This device has electrical input ratings of 19 VDC/3.1 Amps. The device complies with Part 15, Class B of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation. The device is also tested to Canadian standard ICES-003. Caution: Your DynaVox Series 5 device contains a Lithium Ion battery. A safety hazard may develop when the battery is placed in or near fires or stoves, or in locations with temperatures above 113F (45C). These conditions may cause the battery to generate heat, explode or ignite.

Caution: Do not perforate, disassemble or modify the battery. If you must dispose of the battery, do so according to the local laws that apply to the area where you live.

Caution: For safe and proper operation of your DynaVox Series 5 device, use only chargers, batteries and accessories that have been approved by DynaVox Technologies.

Caution: Be sure to disconnect all power before charging the battery. Except for the battery, the DynaVox Series 5 devices contain no user-serviceable parts.

Caution: This device presents a risk of electrical shock if the metal casing is opened. Do not open the metal casing that surrounds the device.

Caution: The DynaVox Series 5 devices are not suitable for use in the presence of flammable anesthetics.

When you are charging your Series 5 device, remember that the electrical outlet you will use to power the adapter must be accessible and within 10 feet (3 meters) of the device. There should be no switches or disconnect devices in the earth conductor. The charger requires no routine maintenance other than a periodic inspection of the power cords for signs of wear and damage. If the power cords show signs of wear and damage, they should be replaced.

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Section 2: Getting Started


This section covers some of the basic functions and menus on your Series 5 device.

Turning On the Device


Select the power button above the touch screen to turn your Series 5 device on. Several different screens may be presented as the device starts up. Once the DynaVox Series 5 software is open, you will see the first of a series of introductory pages.

The Introductory Pages


When you open the DynaVox Series 5 software for the first time, you will see the first of a series of introductory pages. These introductory pages provide some basic information and then walk you through the process of setting up the device for a user. Note: If the page that you see on your device does not match the page shown here, stop now and navigate to the first introductory page. Refer to Appendix C for step-by-step instructions.

Introduction page 1

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Move to the next introductory page by selecting the Select Here to Continue button. The next three pages list your resources for help (these resources are described in Appendix A and Appendix B of this Users Guide). Select the Next button to advance through these pages. Note: If you have an open Series 5 device (one with Windows computer capabilities), a page will recommend obtaining virus-protection software for your device. When you are finished with this page, select the Next button to move on. The next page introduces the User Setup Wizard, which will help you to quickly and easily create a user (a set of communication pages and other files) and choose a page set for the person who will be using the device. The User Setup Wizard will also help you to choose a voice and add personal vocabulary to the existing communication pages. To begin the User Setup Wizard, select the Next button.

Creating A User
In the DynaVox Series 5 software, a user is a set of files that can include communication pages, vocabulary, symbols, device settings, sounds and other information. Your DynaVox Series 5 software can support multiple users. When you turn on the device for the first time, the Startup User is the active user. The User Setup Wizard will help you to create a custom user, specific to the person who will use the device. When you start the User Setup Wizard, the system keyboard will open and you will be asked to enter a user name. Use the alphabet buttons to enter a name that you will easily recognize. Then, select the OK button. The system keyboard will close. System Keyboard

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A system window will open, asking you the kind of device the user has. Select the appropriate check box and then select the OK button.

Choosing a Page Set


The User Setup Wizard will ask questions about the needs and preferences of the device user. Your answers to these questions will help to determine an appropriate set of communication pages for the user. The questions that appear will depend on your answers to each of the previous questions. This means that there is no one standard path through the User Setup Wizard. Answer each question to the best of your ability and select the Next button to move to the next question. There will be an opportunity to review and update your selections at the end of the User Setup Wizard. Note: The User Setup Wizard also allows you to incorporate saved information from previous DynaVox devices (a Series 4 backup file or a DynaVox 3100 package) into the user that you are creating on your Series 5 device.

Adding Custom Information


Eventually, you will come to the General Information page. This section of the User Setup Wizard provides a simple way to add personal information about the person who will be using the device. This information will automatically be incorporated into the page set. To enter personal information, select one of the blank text boxes on the page. Use the system keyboard to enter the appropriate information (name, address, medical needs, friends names, etc.) and select the OK button to close the system keyboard. When all of the text boxes on a page have been filled, select the Next button to continue to the next page.

Selecting a Voice
The Speech Settings page enables you to test, select and customize a speaking voice. Your Series 5 device provides you with numerous voice options. Select the Voice drop-down menu, then select a voice from the list (use the scroll bar to see all the voice options). The drop-down menu will close and display the name of the voice you chose.

Drop-down menu (expanded)

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You may want to adjust the volume and speech rate. of the voice. Select the Test Voice button to hear an example of the current settings. You can use the Volume and Rate sliders to make adjustments, then select the Test Voice button again to hear the voice again. Once you have completed your voice selection and settings, select the Next button to continue.

Choosing Other System Settings


The next few pages of the User Setup Wizard enable you to choose some of the visual settings for the DynaVox Series 5 software, including the font size and symbol use settings for the Message Window, turning animated symbols on or off and the formats for displaying the date and time. When you have finished adjusting these settings, select the Next button to continue.

Finishing the User Setup Wizard


The Confirmation Page displays all the information that you entered and each of your setting selections. Use the scroll bar to view all of your settings. If you need to change any item, select it in the viewport and then select the Edit button. This will return you to the appropriate page of the User Setup Wizard. When you have made your changes, select Finish to return to the Confirmation Page. When finished, select the Save and Exit button. The software will close the Startup User and open the new user that you just named and created. Select the Exit DynaVox button when prompted.

The Customized Page Set


The DynaVox Series 5 software used the selections that you made and the personal information that you entered in the User Setup Wizard to choose and customize one of the InterAACt page sets for you. Refer to Section 3 of this Users Guide and the Searchable Help on your Series 5 device (or on CD) for more information about additional page sets. Reference: Remember that you are not limited to the page set that was selected by the User Setup Wizard. Refer to the Searchable Help on your Series 5 device (or on CD) for information about other page sets, (including how to navigate to a new page set).

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If your selections in the User Setup Wizard indicated that the device user will be able to successfully navigate through his or her own page set, the master page of the chosen page set will be displayed. Master page example: Child 12 Master

If your selections indicated that the device user will need assistance with page navigation, then you will see the facilitator master page. You will also see this page if the user is an emergent communicator. The facilitator master has buttons for each topic in the page set. It allows a communication partner to quickly and easily find appropriate pages for the person who is using the device. To get to the master page, select the Master (or My Master) button. Facilitator master page example: Teen 6 Facilitator Master

Master button

The master page for the page set is now open on your device.

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Learning the Software Interface


The DynaVox Series 5 software provides special tools to help you maintain and customize your device.This section describes the features and tools available in the title bar and in software menus.

The Title Bar


The white bar that stretches across the top of the touch screen is the title bar. The title bar is not part of the communication page. Instead, it contains the following tools for using the DynaVox Series 5 software: Note: The title bar for an open Series 5 device (shown below) contains three buttons that are not available on the dedicated device (Minimize, Maximize and Close).

Title bar (open Series 5 device) Page Back Page Forward My Phrases Describe Close

Home Page Undo

Modify Main Menu

Minimize Maximize

The title bar contains the following buttons: Page Back/Page Forward - These two buttons enable you to move backwards and forwards through all of the communication pages that you have opened on your device. Home Page - This button will always return you to your designated Home Page. This ensures that you will always be able to find your way back to a familiar place when you explore the page set. Undo - Select this button to undo the action that was most recently performed in the Message Window. The software supports multiple levels of undo, so you can reverse many actions. My Phrases - This button gives you instant access to any frequently-used phrases that you have saved in the My Phrases menu (some phrases may pre-programmed with your page set).

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Main Menu - The Main Menu button is shaped like a downward-pointing arrow. Select this button to open a series of drop-down menus that gives you access to all of the different features, menus and commands available in the software. Note: This document uses the > character to show the different levels of the drop-down menus. For example, the instruction Select Main Menu > Setup > Setup Menu means to select the Main Menu button, then select Setup in the first drop-down menu, and then select Setup Menu in the second drop-down menu. Modify - The green Modify button enables you to quickly and easily customize any selected object on a page or popup. Describe - The question mark-shaped Describe button is part of a simple help feature. Select the Describe button to see a brief description of the next screen element that you select. Minimize - Select this button to hide the DynaVox software window (you will have to select it in your Windows task bar to make it visible again). This button is only available on open Series 5 devices. Maximize - Select this button to toggle the DynaVox software window from actual size to full-screen size and back again. This button is only available on open Series 5 devices. Close - Select this button to close the DynaVox software. You will have a chance to save your changes, or to keep the software open. This button is only available on open Series 5 devices. Reference: To find more information about each item in the title bar, open the Searchable Help on your device (or on CD) and perform a keyword search on using the title bar tools.

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Pages vs. Popups


Communication pages and popups are displayed below the title bar. A page fills the entire touch screen below the title bar. Popups, which are miniature pages, fill only part of the touch screen and appear to float over a full-size page. Some pages and popups include a Message Window - a box where text or symbol messages can be composed. Page example (top), Popup Example (bottom)

Message Window Go To Button

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Buttons & Behaviors


Both pages and popups are usually filled with buttons. Most buttons have text labels or picture symbols (or both) to help you quickly identify the buttons purpose or vocabulary. Every button includes one or more behaviors. When a button is selected, its assigned behavior will cause it to perform an action, like speaking a word or message. The DynaVox Series 5 software offers hundreds of behaviors in several different categories, but most pages and popups use behaviors from the Favorites category. There are five behaviors in the Favorites category: Go To Page - This behavior will open a different page or popup. Buttons with this behavior are called Go To buttons, and are often (but not always) shaped like file folders. Speak Label - This behavior will immediately speak the buttons text label. Speak Text - This behavior will immediately speak the buttons text message. (The text message is different from the button label - it is typically a longer message. For example, the button label could read carrots and the text message could be I would like some carrots, please.) Insert Label - This behavior will insert the buttons text label into the Message Window. The device will speak when the Message Window is selected. Insert Text - This behavior will insert the buttons text message into the Message Window. The device will speak when the Message Window is selected.

Other behaviors can be used to make a button perform a variety other actions, like playing a video and sending infrared (IR) remote control or computer access commands. Reference: The Searchable Help on your Series 5 device (or on CD) includes definitions for every available behavior. To find a complete list of behaviors, refer to Appendix A: Behavior Reference in the Searchable Help.

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Visual Scenes & Active Areas


Some pages may use a large background picture instead of rows and columns of buttons. This type of page is called a visual scene. Visual scenes contain active areas (invisible buttons) that are placed over certain areas of the background picture. Active areas can be programmed with behaviors, just like buttons can. When an active area is selected, it will perform its behavior, just like a button. Visual scenes may be especially useful for individuals who respond well to pictures or need a very recognizable background image to establish a context for communication. The DynaVox InterAACt page sets make extensive use of visual scenes and active areas. Reference: For more information about visual scenes, open the Searchable Help on your device (or on CD) and perform a keyword search on visual scene.

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Important Software Menus


The DynaVox Series 5 software contains a wide variety of system settings and device functions. They are collected into logical groups and displayed on the touch screen in menus. Two of the menus in the DynaVox Series 5 software, the Setup menu and the Tools menu, serve mainly as portals to a number of other menus. The Interface Features menu provides access to a number of settings for adjusting the appearance of objects on the touch screen.

Setup Menu
The Setup menu provides easy access to many aspects of the device software that you can customize for your personal use. You can use the Setup menu to access the speaking voice settings, selection method settings, various system settings and other helpful tools that are available on your device. To open the Setup menu, select Main Menu > Setup > Setup Menu.

Reference: For more information about the menus and features that are accessible from the Setup menu, open the Searchable Help and perform a keyword search on Setup menu.

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Tools Menu
The Tools menu provides easy access to many aspects of the device software that you can customize for your personal use. You can use the Tools menu to access the various rate enhancement components, environmental control features and other powerful and helpful tools that are available on your device. To open the Tools menu, select Main Menu > Setup > Tools Menu.

Reference: For more information about the menus and features that are accessible from the Tools menu, open the Searchable Help and perform a keyword search on Tools menu.

Interface Features Menu


The Interface Features menu enables you to adjust or define how certain objects are presented on the touch screen. The Interface Features menu is organized by tabs, with each tab pane containing a different group of controls and options. To open the Interface Features menu: 1. Select Main Menu > Setup > Setup Menu. The Setup menu will open. 2. Select the Interface Features button. The Interface Features menu will open, with the Message Window tab active by default. Reference: For more information about the menus and features that are accessible from the Interface Features menu, open the Searchable Help and perform a keyword search on Interface Features menu.

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Page Navigator Menu


The Page Navigator menu is the quickest way to open a new page. You can search for a page by name, or look through the folders on your device and see preview images of pages and popups before opening them. To open the Page Navigator menu, select Main Menu > Setup > Page Navigator. The left viewport displays the page sets that are available in the user that you created. Each page set contains a collection of pages and popups. The User Setup Wizard selected a default page set for you, but several others may be available in the Page Navigator menu. Each page set is represented by a yellow folder icon in the left viewport. If a folder contains sub-folders, it will have an expansion box to the left. Select a closed expansion box [+] to display the sub-folders. Select an open expansion box [-] to hide the sub-folders. The right viewport displays all of the pages and popups within the folder that is currently selected in the left viewport. If you select a page in the right viewport, a small preview image of the page will appear (to hide the preview image, simply select it). When the Page Navigator menu opens, the active page set is highlighted in the left viewport. Likewise, the page that is currently open will be highlighted in the right viewport. There are three ways to find a page or popup in the Page Navigator menu: Scroll through the viewports to find the page or popup. Use the Search text box and button to quickly locate a page by name (or by specific page content). Use the Page History viewport to select pages or popups that were recently opened.

Once you have selected the page that you want to open through one of these methods, select the Go To Page button to close the Page Navigator menu and open the selected page. Reference: For more information on page navigation, open the Searchable Help on your Series 5 device (or on CD) and perform a keyword search on page navigation.

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Selection Method Options

Selection Method Options


The DynaVox Series 5 software allows you to choose and refine the device selection method to best suit your needs. The Series 5 device supports the following variety of access methods, to meet the varied physical and cognitive needs of many individuals: Touch Enter - This direct selection method is the default selection method for Series 5 devices, and is automatically active in new devices. Touch Enter relies on the physical selection of items on the touch screen, using a finger, stylus or computer mouse. It is ideal for individuals who have the fine motor skills and visual/cognitive abilities necessary to recognize and select words or symbols. Touch Exit - This direct selection method is similar to touch enter, but Touch Exit means that a selected object is activated when the selection is released. This means that you can slide a finger, stylus, or mouse cursor across the screen, and a selection will not be made until the finger or stylus lifts off the screen (or the mouse button is released). Touch Exit is ideal for a person who may find it easier to maintain contact with the touch screen while moving from selection to selection. Scanning - This selection method is intended for individuals who are unable to effectively use direct selection. Scanning highlights the objects on the touch screen in a specific pattern. When the desired item is highlighted, a switch or other device is used to make the selection. Individuals who use visual scanning must be able to visually identify the moving highlight and items on the touch screen. Another option is auditory scanning, which speaks cues as choices are highlighted. Joystick - This direct selection method allows individuals to use a joystick to highlight the desired item on the touch screen, then use the joystick button (or a secondary switch) to make the selection. Audio cues can be used with the Joystick method, to provide audio reinforcement of the screen selections. Audio Touch - This selection method combines the speed of direct selection with the auditory cues that are typically associated with scanning. Audio Touch enables individuals to make selections by touching the touch screen. As a finger (or a stylus) is dragged across the screen, the device will speak the audio cues for the options that are being passed. Mouse Pause - This selection method allows the user to move a mouse pointer across the touch screen. When the user stops the mouse pointer over an object for a brief time, the object is selected. Morse Code - This selection method adds a Morse code tag to every item on the touch screen (it is not necessary for the user to know Morse code, since the codes are supplied). One or two switches can be used to enter the Morse code for the desired item. The Morse code used for this selection method is the Morse Code Input System for Windows 2000, which is enhanced to include tags for punctuation and standard computer commands. Eye Tracking - This selection method is intended for individuals with impaired motor skills that prevent them from effectively using direct selection. When Eye Tracking is the active selection method, the individual must look at different locations and objects

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on the device screen to select them. Objects can be selected by blinking, dwelling on them for specified amounts of time, or by using an external switch. Reference: For detailed information on the selection methods, and ways that you can further refine and customize them to suit your needs, open the Searchable Help and perform a keyword search on selection methods.

Setting the Selection Method


To set the selection method for your Series 5 device, complete these steps: 1. Select Main Menu > Setup > Setup Menu. The Setup menu will open. 2. Select the Selection Method drop-down menu, and choose the selection method that you want to use. 3. Select the Selection Method Settings button. A menu will open containing tools that enable you to further customize the settings of your chosen selection method. Reference: For more information on refining the settings for your chosen selection method, open the Searchable Help and perform a keyword search on setting the selection method. 4. When you are finished adjusting the settings for your selection method, select the OK button. Keep selecting the OK button to close all open menus. The selection method that you chose is now in effect. Reference: The Series 5 software enables the users of open Series 5 devices to extend their current selection method out to the Windows desktop, and use it to control other Windows applications on their open Series 5 devices. More more information, open the Searchable Help and perform a keyword search on extending the desktop selection method.

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Using the Zoom Feature

Using the Zoom Feature


Several selection methods (such as Touch Enter, Touch Exit, Scanning, Mouse Pause, Eye Tracking or Joystick selection) enable you to use the zoom feature to magnify an area of the touch screen. Before using the zoom feature, you will need to set the controls in the Zoom Settings menu. Select the Zoom Settings button in any of the selection method settings menus to open the Zoom Settings menu. Start Zoom With - Choose how often the zoom feature will be activated: Every Selection - Every selection activates the zoom. Zoom Hotspot - Select the Zoom Hotspot, and then your next selection activates the zoom. Select the Hotspot Settings button to adjust the Zoom Hotspot (see Working With Hotspots). Secondary Blink (Eye Tracking) - The secondary blink activates the zoom. System Menus Only - The zoom is only activated when you navigate the system menus. It does not zoom on pages or popups.

Zoom Area - Choose how much of the screen will show the magnified area. (Refer to the pictures shown here.) Entire Screen - Shows the magnification on the entire screen and displays the Zoom Toolbar. Inset - Shows the magnification on a small area of the screen. Entire Screen zoom area w/Zoom Toolbar

Selecting the my home button...

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Zoom Amount % - Set the initial magnification factor of the zoom. Slide the thumb to the right to increase the initial zoom, or to the left to decrease the initial zoom. Animate Zoom - Select this check box to animate the zoom feature. Continuous Scroll/Pan - When this check box is selected, scrolling (or panning) in the Zoom Toolbar will continue until you make another selection. When the check box is not selected, scrolling (or panning) will only move the zoomed area a small amount and then stop

The Zoom Toolbar


When the Zoom Area is set to Entire Screen, the Zoom Toolbar will appear whenever the zoom is activated. The Zoom Toolbar provides controls that help you move around the zoomed portion of the page, increase or decrease the zoom factor, or even cancel the zoom and start over. The Zoom Toolbar has several settings that you can modify from within the Zoom Settings menu. Movement Controls - Choose the controls displayed in the Zoom Toolbar: Panning - Increase zoom, decrease zoom, and arrows that will move the magnified area in the opposite direction of the arrows. Scrolling - Increase zoom, decrease zoom, and arrows that will move the magnified area in the same direction of the arrows. Close Only - Only the Close tool to exit the zoom will be shown. No increase/ decrease zoom factor or movement arrows will be shown.

Size - Choose the thickness of the Zoom Toolbar (and the size of the tools). Position - Choose the position of the Zoom Toolbar. It can appear in any of the four corners of the screen, or around the entire perimeter of the screen.

Zoom Toolbar, bottom left, with Pan Arrows

Zoom Toolbar, top right, with Scroll Arrows

Toolbar Color - Choose the color of the Zoom Toolbar. Tool Color - Choose the color of the tools within the Zoom Toolbar. Active Tool Color - Choose the color of the tool being selected within the Zoom Toolbar.

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Working with Hotspots


A hotspot is a button that appears on the outside edge of the touch screen of your Series 5 device. Hotspots provide immediate access to an important page or feature of the Series 5 software. There are three hotspots available: Dashboard Hotspot - Opens a popup (or onscreen keyboard) that you defined as the Dashboard. Pause Selection Hotspot - Provides a resting place. When you select this hotspot, the software will not register any other screen selections until you select the hotspot again. Zoom Hotspot - Activates the zoom feature (see Using the Zoom Feature). When you select the Zoom Hotspot, the next spot you select on the screen becomes the center of the zoom area.

When active, hotspots are always shown above the buttons on the current page. They are always accessible. The following example screen shows all three hotspots, active around the touch screen. The example shows all three hotspots at their largest size. Hotspots can be sized smaller, so that they do not occupy as much room on the screen. Hotspot Example

Zoom Hotspot

Dashboard Hotspot

Pause Selection Hotspot

Adjust the Hotspot Settings


The Hotspot Settings menu enables you to manage the size and placement of the hotspots. You can also use the Hotspot Settings menu to define the Dashboard Popup and Dashboard onscreen keyboard, and access the Zoom Settings menu.

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1. Select Main Menu > Setup > Setup Menu. The Setup menu will open. 2. Select the Interface Features button, then select the Advanced tab on the Interface Features menu. 3. Select the Hotspot Settings button. The Hotspot Settings menu will open. Hotspot Settings Menu

Common Settings
Defining the visibility, size, and placement settings is the same for all three hotspots: Dashboard, Pause Selection, and Zoom: Select the Show ______ Hotspot check box for each of the hotspots that you want to use. Note: The Pause Selection Hotspot is only available when the current selection method is set to Mouse Pause or Eye Tracking, and a pause (dwell) setting is active. Select the Position drop-down menu and choose where you want the hotspot to appear. Select the Size drop-down menu and choose the size of the hotspot.

Additional Dashboard Hotspot Settings


The Dashboard Hotspot will open a popup (when you are currently on a page), or an onscreen keyboard (when you are currently on an onscreen keyboard). 1. To choose the popup that will open when the Dashboard Hotspot is selected, select the Dashboard Popup button.

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2. Find the popup by selecting the Search text box and entering the exact name of the popup you want to find. Or, visually search through the page sets in the left viewport (the contents of the selected folder will be shown in the right viewport). 3. Select the desired popup in the right viewport, and select the OK button. The name of the popup will appear in the Dashboard Popup button in the Hotspot Settings menu. 4. To choose the onscreen keyboard that will open when the Dashboard Hotspot is selected (and you are currently in an onscreen keyboard), select the Dashboard Onscreen Keyboard button, and repeat steps 2-3.

Additional Zoom Hotspot Settings


Select the Zoom Settings button to open the Zoom Settings menu and adjust the parameters of the zoom feature. (See Using the Zoom Feature.)

When you are finished modifying the hotspot settings, select the OK button to close the Hotspot Settings menu. Keep selecting the OK button to close all open menus.

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Changing or Adjusting the Speaking Voice


When going through the User Setup Wizard, you were asked to choose a speaking voice for your device. You can adjust or change that speaking voice at any time by following these steps: 1. Select Main Menu > Setup > Speech Controls. The Speech Controls menu will open. Speech Controls menu

2. Select the Language drop-down menu and choose the appropriate language option. 3. Select the Manufacturer drop-down menu and choose one of the speech engine manufacturer options. 4. Select the Voice drop-down menu and choose from the voice options available for the selected language and manufacturer. 5. Use the Volume and Rate sliders to adjust the volume and speech rate to suit your needs. 6. Select the Text Voice button to check the voice settings. If more adjustments are necessary, repeat steps 2 - 5. 7. When the speaking voice is set to your liking, select the OK button to save your modifications and close the Speech Controls menu. Reference: For more information and instructions on adjusting the speaking voice of your Series 5 device, open the Searchable Help and refer to Chapter 4: Speech Setup.

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Section 3: Page Sets


This section provides brief descriptions of the InterAACt, Navigator, Gateway and VSD (Visual Scene Display) page sets and explains their main components. For more information about other page sets that are available for the Series 5 software, browse to the DynaVox website (www.dynavoxtech.com), select the Products link, and then select Add-On Software.

InterAACt Page Set


The InterAACt page sets incorporate the use of visual scenes, social networks as a communication inventory, and other methods for simplifying the learning demands placed on the user. The InterAACt language system supports functional communication and literacy development, and is driven primarily by three factors: Communicators age Communication ability The context for communication

InterAACt offers a variety of page sets that support growing skill levels and age progression, providing a language system that is appropriate for the age and skill level of the user. A user could begin with a simple page set, and eventually transition to a more complex one. The InterAACt page sets focus on the following age ranges: Young child (ages 2 to 6) Child (ages 7 to 13) Teen (ages 14 to 21) Young Adult (ages 22 to 50) Adult (ages 50 and up)

Language Use and Language Structure


The InterAACt page sets are based upon the fundamental belief that language is the heart of every augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) device. Because of this, the InterAACt page sets are built upon two core elements: Language Use - InterAACt focuses on real-time interaction, conversation and quick messages (Quick Fires), as well as on original messages that are built from preprogrammed phrases and sentences. Language Structure - InterAACt includes a range of tools that support the development of language, grammar, and literacy skills. These tools include keyboards, core word pages, and dictionaries.

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The Continuum of Communication Independence


The InterAACt page sets are built on the belief that the language system should be appropriate for the age and skill level of the user. Because of this, InterAACt offers a variety of page sets that support growing skill levels and age progression. They provide a continuum (or sequence) of opportunities for users who may begin with a simple page set and eventually move on to a more complex one.

Communication Skill Level & Page Content


In every age range, InterAACt provides page sets for three different skill levels: Functional (emergent) Situational (context-dependent) Creative (independent)

The organization, appearance, and content of each page set are specifically designed to meet the needs of both the age range and the skill level of the intended user group. The tables below describe the differences in the skill levels, as well as the structure and content of the InterAACt pages sets developed for the skill level.

Functional (emergent)
Communication Skill Level It is often difficult to know if functional communicators actually understand their partners. They are beginning to communicate by using a variety of forms, including gestures, body language, facial expressions, and a few simple and easily-recognized symbols. The focus is on communicating basic needs and beginning social interaction. They often require assistance to help narrow down choices or provide other guidance. They can relay a limited number of messages in a small set of specific contexts and routines. Page Set Structure Pages have fewer buttons.

Pages focus on functional communication and basic-level information (fundamental to the current activity). Pages rely on the use of visual scenes and iconic/concrete symbols. Co-construction and facilitator navigation are key page components. Pages have content to support basic social interactions. The content was drawn from national samples of the vocabulary of individuals within the intended age range. Pages include limited basic Quick Fires. Vocabulary searches and picture dictionaries support language structure components.

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Situational (context-dependent)
Communication Skill Level Situational communicators understand most communication about things that are present, but may misunderstand references to people, situations and items that are not present. They show an understanding of clear and simple symbols, and may be beginning to understand more complex symbols. They may express themselves effectively in a limited number of situations, or communicate in a limited way in a variety of situations. Their ability to communicate effectively depends upon the environment, topic or communication partner. They have a very limited ability to creatively combine symbols to create new messages. Page Set Structure Pages have a greater focus on language structure.

Pages include many visual scenes that set and support the context for the interaction. Pages offer varied keyboard options.

Pages feature single slots and the use of symbols in slots. Pages focus on broadening skills and encouraging successful communication that involves a greater variety of environments, people and situations. Pages support the development of literacy skills

Situational (independent)
Communication Skill Level Creative communicators understand communication in the same way that their peers do. They can talk about a broad range of age-appropriate subjects in flexible ways. They follow the linguistic rules that are appropriate for their age level. They are socially engaged at the appropriate age level. They can write and spell at (or nearly at) age level. They can combine single words, spelling, and phrases to create novel messages about a variety of subjects Page Set Structure Pages provide each user with the same tools and communication opportunities that are available to his or her peers. Pages place an equal emphasis on language structure and language use elements. Pages focus strongly on social skills. Pages use both single and multiple slots. Pages feature a broad range of Quick Fires that reflect different levels of formality. Pages are intended for use by those whose literacy skills are on par with their peers.

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Using Visual Scenes in InterAACt


One of the main features in the InterAACt page sets is the use of visual scenes. These pages use background images and active areas (invisible buttons) to set the context for communication. Once the context is known, users can select specific messages from a grid of buttons attached to an item in the scene, or communication partners can ask questions based on the scene. The screen below shows a visual scene of a childs bedroom. When something on the scene is selected (the TV, for example), a popup will display communication options based on the object that was selected. Once a button in the popup has been selected, the message is spoken and the popup will close. Page name: my room (child 12)

Visual scenes are excellent to use when communicating about an environment (bedroom, living room, office, etc.). They enable the user to select the item in the picture that they want to communicate about, rather than selecting a button. You can place active areas over the objects in the background image, and then program the active areas to speak a message, open a popup with communication options, play a recorded sound, send a remote control command, and more. Note: For step-by-step instructions on creating a new visual scene page or new active areas, refer to the Creating a New Visual Scene section in this Users Guide.

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Quick Fires
Quick Fires are utterances (such as OK!, Really? and uh-huh.) that are used often in interactive conversation. These words and phrases serve a unique function within InterAACt page sets. They are critical for timely interaction and conversation management because they can be used rapidly whenever an immediate response is needed. To access the Quick Fires, users can select the Talk button in the upper right corner of the current InterAACt page. An example Quick Fire page is shown to the right. All of the Quick Fires can be used in a variety of ways, either alone or in combination with other Quick Fires. As users gain a higher level of independence within the InterAACt framework, Quick Fires begin to include levels of formality. This allows users to sound natural within the frames of casual, normal and formal interactions. Quick Fires were chosen by analyzing spoken language samples from 100 individuals within each age range. Page name: Quick Fires (adult 20)

Reference: For more background information on the InterAACt page sets, open the Searchable Help on your device (or on CD) and perform a keyword search on DynaVox InterAACt.

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Navigator Page Set


The Navigator page set was created for literate adults or young adults with acquired disabilities that have caused very minimal cognitive disorders. Navigator is ideal for individuals at a communication level similar to the Creative (independent) category in the InterAACt page set. These individuals are used to viewing and understanding content in a text-based format and are more likely to rely on novel utterances than pre-programmed phrases. Navigator has been designed to work easily with the Eye Tracking selection method because Navigators target user often has a disability that progresses to a point where Eye Tracking may be the only selection method that the user can perform. However, the Navigator page set can be accessed through any of the available selection methods. Navigator provides pages with larger-sized buttons, for times when physical factors (fatigue, progressive disabilities, etc.) make it difficult for the user to communicate using pages with smaller buttons.

Selecting the Navigator User


Navigator is the preferred user for use with the EyeMax accessory (required for Eye Tracking). However, it can also be used with other selection methods. To make Navigator the current user: 1. Select Main Menu > Setup > Setup Menu. The Setup menu will open. 2. Select User Manager. The User Manager menu will open. 3. Select Navigator in the left viewport. 4. Select the Change to Selected User button. 5. Select Yes to verify that you want to select a different user. 6. Select Exit DynaVox to restart the Series 5 software and open it with the Navigator user as the current user.

Navigator Page Set Structure & Contents


The Navigator page set contains a main menu that allows you to select three keyboard pages (Keyboard Only, Main Keyboard and Largest Keyboard), environmental control popups (such as remote controls, telephone and Internet), OnScreen Keyboards, eBooks and other selections. The main menu also contains an Alarm button that sounds a loud alarm when the user requires immediate assistance from a caregiver. A special Storytelling button allows you to create stories through a variety of theme buttons, Speak buttons, and pages.

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Navigator Main menu

Navigator Keyboards
Navigator offers three different keyboards for creating text-only messages: Keyboard Only - This page provides a full-screen keyboard for typing novel messages. It also provides access to word predictor buttons, My Phrases, and My Words. Main Keyboard - This page provides a more detailed full-screen keyboard for typing novel messages. It provides access to predictor buttons, and also to Quick Fires and core words for each letter. Largest Keyboard - This page provides very large targets for the letters. This page can used when the user is fatigued and having difficulty selecting smaller targets (or when conditions require larger targets). Because the keys are large, not all the keys are visible on the page but the keys that are visible can be toggled to display other keys.

Navigator Main Keyboard

Navigator Largest Keyboard

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Storytelling
When you select the Storytelling button from the Navigator Main Menu page, the Storytelling page will open, enabling you to add photos and text. These pages provide a good framework for telling stories about the picture. Note: If you are using an open Series 5 device, you can drag-and-drop digital pictures onto the buttons.

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Gateway Page Set


The Gateway Series 5 is a developmentally-based series of page sets that was designed for DynaVox by Joan Bruno, Ph.D., CCC-SLP. The Gateway page sets accommodate the fundamental communication needs of young users as well as the complex communication needs of competent adult communicators. Each Gateway page set includes a core single word vocabulary that enables an individual to converse about a range of topics. Gateway page sets also feature activity-based pages to promote efficient communication within focused activities. Gateway Series 5 provides quick access to a core of phrases and sentences that target specific communicative contexts and enhance conversational control. Page Name: g30 Main

Each Gateway Series 5 page set targets a specific user population in terms of the core and fringe vocabulary selected for the page set and the word morphology features included. Each page sets addresses the expressive language, educational, recreational and communitybased needs of the targeted population. Page set design enables educators and therapists to implement relevant intervention goals. Note: For more information regarding the Gateway page set, open the Searchable Help on your device (or on CD) and perform a keyword search on Gateway Series 5.

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VSD (Visual Scene Display) Page Set


The VSD page set was designed for adults that are affected by aphasia and traumatic brain injury (TBI). Developed under the leadership of Dr. David Beukelman, Ph.D., and in collaboration with the Augmentative and Alternative Communication-Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center (AAC-RERC), this communication framework presents contextually rich visual images to represent meaning and support page navigation. Visual Scene Displays represent familiar situations, places, people, activities, objects, or experiences in which all elements work to present a framework for conversation. This solution reduces the users need to navigate between pages to retrieve vocabulary, thereby improving their communication experience. Users can easily add custom photographs to the framework, to provide even greater meaning and familiarity. Sample Visual Scene Display

Reference: For more information about other page sets that are available for the Series 5 software, browse to the DynaVox website (www.dynavoxtech.com), select the Products link, and then select Add-On Software.

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Section 4: Plan for Success


The DynaVox Plan for Success is simple series of questions that will help you create a better communication system for the individual who will be using the Series 5 device. The plan was created by Speech Language Pathologists on staff at DynaVox Technologies and is based on years of clinical experience. It is also based on input from the many clinicians, teachers and parents who program communication systems. Note: The Plan for Success is formatted as a worksheet that you can use to answer questions about some of the preferences of the individual using the Series 5 device. It is recommended that you make a new copy of this entire section and use that copy for your answers, leaving the original section in the Users Guide blank for future use. To be effective, an alternative and augmentative communication (AAC) system must be wellorganized, personalized, meaningful and fun. The Series 5 device user must be able to access a variety of useful vocabulary as quickly as possible. This involves some planning and some attention to organization. When you completed the User Setup Wizard and created the current .user file, the DynaVox Series 5 software chose a page set that is appropriate for the device users age, language level and physical abilities. You can make these pages even more useful for the individual by making simple adjustments to features like background color, button color, text color and text size.

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General Information
Name of the Person Using the Device _________________________________

Name of the Persons User (as shown in the User Manager menu)

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Todays Date

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Visual Customization
These questions help you to determine whether you should change the appearance of your page set. Some questions are similar to those in the User Setup Wizard. This re-evaluation allows you to explore the actual pages, so you can know what features will be most effective. An option that seemed like a good idea in the User Setup Wizard (animation, for example), may not be as functional in reality. Are there certain colors or color combinations that will help the device user see the title bar more clearly? [ ] Yes [ ] No Note: Some individuals with visual impairments respond better to high-contrast combinations that feature light text over dark background colors.

If so, list the optimal colors or color combinations: __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________

Are there certain colors or color combinations that will help the device user see the menus more clearly? [ ] Yes [ ] No

If so, list the optimal colors or color combinations: __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________

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Does the device user require a certain font size to clearly see and understand text in the Message Window? [ ] Yes [ ] No

If so, what size font (approximately) would be best? [ ] Small [ ] [ ]

(12 point)

Medium (16 point)

Large (20 point)

If some of the symbols were animated, would it help the device user to better understand the vocabulary? [ ] Yes [ ] No

Does the user have a favorite color that might make menus and other parts of the device more appealing? [ ] Yes [ ] No

If so, what color does the user like? __________________________________________________________________________

You can now make any appropriate changes to the appearance of your page set or the DynaVox Series 5 software. Refer to the Modifying Pages section in this Users Guide (or the Searchable Help) for step-by-step instructions.

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Vocabulary Selection
Before you begin to customize Series 5 device, it is important to identify things that the device user will want to talk about. Then you can explore the users page set to determine how much of the necessary vocabulary is already there. Then, you can modify the pages to add new vocabulary to the existing framework.

Phase 1: Recognize
Think about day-to-day activities where communication could occur. Be sure to consider a wide variety of possible communication situations, including home, school, work, stores, restaurants, places in the community, social situations and medical offices. Make a list of the device users daily activities: 1. _______________________________________________________________________ 2. _______________________________________________________________________ 3. _______________________________________________________________________ 4. _______________________________________________________________________ 5. _______________________________________________________________________ 6. _______________________________________________________________________ 7. _______________________________________________________________________ 8. _______________________________________________________________________ 9. _______________________________________________________________________ 10. _______________________________________________________________________

Phase 2: Prioritize
Which activities are the most important for the device user? Use this simple formula: High Motivational Factor + Frequent Occurrence = High Priority If the activity occurs frequently and the device user is interested in it, then it is a priority activity. It is especially important to program the Series 5 device with vocabulary for this type of activity since it provides frequent and interesting opportunities for the device user to practice communication. Consider the activities on the list above, and then choose the top three activities: 1. ________________________________________________________________________ 2. ________________________________________________________________________ 3. ________________________________________________________________________

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Phase 3: Organize
Take the time to explore your entire page set. Make sure that you look at every page and think about how the existing vocabulary could help the device user to communicate during the priority activity. Note: You can use the Modify button to find a page name. Select the modify button in the title bar, and the name of the page will be displayed in the bottom left corner of the touch screen. Select the Modify button again to deactivate it and hide the page name.

Would any of the existing pages be useful for the activity? [ ] Yes [ ] No

If so, list them here: ____________________ ____________________ __________________ __________________ __________________ __________________

What single words should be added to the existing vocabulary? ____________________ ____________________ ____________________ ____________________ ____________________ ____________________ __________________ __________________ __________________ __________________ __________________ __________________ __________________ __________________ __________________ __________________ __________________ __________________

What phrases should be added to the existing vocabulary? ____________________ ____________________ ____________________ ____________________ ____________________ ____________________ __________________ __________________ __________________ __________________ __________________ __________________ __________________ __________________ __________________ __________________ __________________ __________________

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What full messages should be added to the existing vocabulary? _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________

After you have identified some additional vocabulary, determine how this vocabulary will be added to the page set. Some words, phrases or messages may be added to an existing page. Others may require the creation of a new page that will then be linked to the existing page set.

Which pages have empty buttons for new vocabulary? ____________________ ____________________ __________________ __________________ __________________ __________________

What pages will you need to create? ____________________ ____________________ __________________ __________________ __________________ __________________

Which pages will have links (Go To buttons) to the new pages? ____________________ ____________________ ____________________ ____________________ ____________________ ____________________ will link to ____________________ will link to ____________________ will link to ____________________ will link to ____________________ will link to ____________________ will link to ____________________

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Phase 4: Criticize
Are you on the right track? Step back and take a critical look at the vocabulary lists that you compiled. Look again at the page sets. Ask yourself the following questions: Will the device user have all the essential vocabulary that he or she will need in high priority situations? [ ] Yes [ ] No

Will the device user have vocabulary for fun or friendly conversation during these activities? [ ] Yes [ ] No

Have you identified many opportunities to practice? [ ] Yes [ ] No Note: If you are completing this worksheet as part of a group, take a few minutes to share your lists of activities and vocabulary with each other. You may discover a few additional ideas. You can now begin to add the new vocabulary to your page set. Please refer to Creating a New Page or Popup in this Users Guide to see step-by-step instructions for adding a new page to your page set. Step-by-step instructions for using the Modify button to add vocabulary to an existing page are available in the Modifying a Button section of this Users Guide. When you are done, experiment with the new vocabulary by using the Series 5 device to talk about the priority activity. Can you say things that the device user will want or need to say? What messages are you unable to create? What messages would be easier to find if the vocabulary was in a different place? Be sure to enter any additional vocabulary before giving the device to the person who will be using it. And be sure to get as much input from the device user as possible regarding the available vocabulary. Since the Series 5 device will be the individuals voice, he or she should be able to accept or reject messages, and to help choose wordings and symbols. You should revisit this Plan for Success from time to time. As the device users skill level, daily activities and interests change, his or her vocabulary should change as well.

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Section 5: Modifying Pages


To be an effective communication tool, your Series 5 device should always include custom vocabulary. In addition to the thousands of vocabulary items that are provided in the DynaVox InterAACt page sets, you must be able to quickly access names, phone numbers and other personal information. Including the names of family and friends, as well as adding vocabulary that relates to a favorite hobby, a job or school makes it easier to talk about the things that matter most. This section provides instructions on searching pages, modifying buttons, pages and popups, creating (and linking to) new pages, using digital pictures as symbols or background images, and creating visual scenes.

Searching for Pages


The Page Navigator menu enables you to search all of the pages on your Series 5 device whether you are looking for a page name or content within a page. This search will include pages that are outside of the page set that was recommended by the User Setup Wizard. To search for a particular page or popup: 1. Select Main Menu > Setup > Page Navigator. The Page Navigator menu will open. 2. Select the Search text box. The system keyboard will open. 3. Enter the name of a page (or some content that you want to find on the page), and select the OK button. An hourglass icon may appear while the software is searching. Note: You can perform wildcard searches using the asterisk (*) as the wildcard character. For example, if you enter cat*, the software will present symbols that begin with cat (like catalog or catch). If you enter 08*pop, the search results will include items that begin with 08 and end with pop (like 08 as family pop). If you enter *days, the software will present any symbols with names that end with days (like weekdays and holidays).

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After a few moments, the Select Page menu will open. The top viewport will list the pages whose names match the search text. The bottom viewport will list the pages that contain vocabulary that matches the search text. Note: The viewport of the Select Page menu may partially obscured by the preview picture of the page that is currently highlighted. You may select the preview picture to remove it). 4. Select the desired page in one of the viewports (you may need to use the scroll bars to view all of the options in the viewports). A preview picture of the page will appear next to the Select Page menu.

Search results in Select Page menu

Note: If the desired page is not listed in either viewport, select the Cancel button and return to step 3 to enter different search text.

5. Select the OK button to close the Select Page menu. The page that you selected will be highlighted in the right viewport of the Page Navigator menu. 6. Select the Go To Page button. The Page Navigator menu will close, and the p age that you selected in the right viewport will open.

The Modify Button


The Modify button is the seventh button from the left corner in the title bar at the top of the Series 5 device touch screen. The Modify button provides a simple way to customize any element on the active page or popup (including the active page or popup itself). Title bar (open Series 5 device)

Modify Simply select the Modify button (the button will turn red when it is active) and then select the page element you want to modify. A menu will open to present customization tools that are specific to the element that you selected. Default state Selected state

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Modifying a Button
The Modify Button menu enables you to customize the shape, color, symbol and label of a button. It also enables you to add behaviors to the button, so that it will perform the tasks that you want it to (speak a message, open a new page, play a sound file, etc.). To see the Modify Button menu, select the Modify button in the title bar (it will turn red when selected), and then select any button on the current page. The Modify Button menu will appear, displaying the current settings for the button: Button Type - This drop-down menu shows the shape and/or function of the button. Label - This text box contains the text that appears on the button. Audio Cue - This text box contains the phrase that is spoken to identify the button (used by the Scanning selection method with audio feedback). Symbol - The symbol that appears on the button. Behaviors - The behavior(s) that are programmed onto the button. Button Color/Border Color/Text Color - These boxes display the color scheme of the button. Label Font - This button shows the font settings for the label text in the button. Scannable - This check box shows if the button will be available for selection by the Scanning selection method. If it is checked, the button is scannable. Hidden - This check box shows if the button is hidden or visible. If it is checked, the button is visible. Note: Selecting the Clear button will remove any label, audio cue, symbol and behaviors that have been added to the button.

Adding a Label to a Button


These steps will show you how to use the Modify button to add a label to an empty button (or replace a label that already exists in a button). These steps will also show you how to add the Speak Label behavior or Insert Label behavior to the button (if necessary). The Speak Label and Insert Label behaviors are used when a buttons label represents its entire vocabulary message. These behaviors enable Series 5 device users to quickly speak
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simple words and phrases, or to use single words to compose unique messages in the Message Window. If the button has a Speak Label behavior, then the device will speak the label as soon as the button is selected. If the button has an Insert Label behavior, then the label will be sent to the Message Window. It will be spoken when the Message Window is selected. Note: The InterAACt page sets typically use one behavior (Speak Label, for example) for similar buttons on a page that will be used for communication. This helps to make these buttons behave consistently. Before you add a communication behavior to one button on a page, check the behaviors in a few similar buttons to make sure that the new behavior fits in. Select the Modify button and then select a button. The buttons behavior (if it has one) will be displayed beside the Behaviors button in the Modify Button menu. When you are done, select the Cancel button to close the menu.

Note: The InterAACt page sets use some color-coding that can help you quickly tell what kind of behavior a button will have. Buttons with a S peak Label (or Speak Text) behavior usually have square, gray borders. Buttons with an Insert Label (or Insert Text) behavior usually have a rounded, teal border. To add a new label and a Speak Label/Insert Label behavior to a button: 1. Select the Modify button in the title bar. It will turn red. 2. Select the button you want to change. The Modify Button menu will open. 3. Look at the Behaviors button. If the behavior that you want to add (Speak Label or Insert Label) is displayed beside this button, proceed to step 7. If the behavior isnt there, select the Behaviors button (the Behavior Editor menu will open) and continue with step 4. 4. Select the appropriate behavior in the Behaviors viewport (on the left): Select Speak Label if you want the device to speak the label when the button is selected. Select Insert Label if you want the label to be sent to the Message Window when

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the button is selected. (The page must have a Message Window for this behavior to work). 5. Select the Add button. The behavior you selected will be added to the Steps viewport on the right side of the Behavior Editor menu. Note: If there are any other behaviors listed in the Steps viewport, you may want to delete them. To delete a behavior, select it in the Steps viewport and then select the Delete button. 6. Select the OK button to close the Behavior Editor menu. The name of the behavior you chose will be displayed beside the Behaviors button in the Modify Button menu. 7. Select the Label text box. The system keyboard will open. Note: If you are modifying a blank button, then the Label text box will be an empty white box. If the button already has a label, then the current label will be displayed in the Label text box. 8. Enter (or edit) the label and select the OK button. 9. Since many people prefer to use both text labels and symbols in their buttons, the DynaVox Series 5 software will automatically search for a symbol that corresponds to the label you just entered. If there is no symbol to match the label, then only the label will be added to the button. (There will also be no symbol change if you are modifying a button that already has a symbol.) If the label you just added matches one symbol, then the symbol will be automatically added to the button with the new label. If the label you just added matches more than one symbol, the Select a Symbol menu will open, showing all of the corresponding symbols. Select the symbol you want to use. 10. Select the OK button to save your new changes and close the Modify Button menu. The button will now display the new text label that you created and a symbol (if one was chosen). If you added a new behavior, it is now effective.

Select a Symbol menu

Note: To undo the changes that you made to the button, select Main Menu > Page Editing > Undo Modify. The button will return to its previous state.

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Adding a Text Message to a Button


A text message is different than a button label. It is a longer piece of text (often a full sentence or even a paragraph) that is not visible on a button. Text messages enable a Series 5 device user to communicate longer statements with only one selection. When text messages are used, the buttons label is simply used to identify the buttons contents (usually with a word that represents the topic of the message, or even the first few words of the message). For example, the button label could read carrots and the text message could be I would like some carrots, please. The DynaVox Series 5 software offers two behaviors that enable you to communicate using button text messages: Speak Text and Insert Text. If the button has a Speak Text behavior, then the device will speak the buttons text message as soon as the button is selected. If the button has an Insert Text behavior, then the text message will be sent to the Message Window. It will be spoken when the Message Window is selected. Note: Before you add a communication behavior to one button on a page, you should check the behaviors in a few similar buttons to make sure that the new behavior fits in. To do this, select the Modify button and then select a button. The buttons behavior (if it has one) will be displayed beside the Behaviors button in the Modify Button menu. When you are done, select the Cancel button to close the menu.

Note: The InterAACt page sets use some color-coding that can help you quickly tell what kind of behavior a button will have. Buttons with a S peak Label (or Speak Text) behavior usually have square, gray borders. Buttons with an Insert Label (or Insert Text) behavior usually have a rounded, teal border. To add a new label and a Speak Text/Insert Text behavior to a button: 1. Select the Modify button in the title bar. It will turn red. 2. Select the button you want to change. The Modify Button menu will open. 3. Select the Behaviors button. The Behavior Editor menu will open. If the behavior that you want to add (Speak Text or Insert Text) is displayed in the Steps viewport of this menu, then you can simply change the existing text message; continue with step 4. If the proper behavior is not in the Steps viewport, then you will need to add it; proceed to step 5. 4. If you are changing the existing text message, select the Speak Text or Insert Text behavior in the Steps viewport and then complete the rest of this step: a. b. Select the Edit button, enter the new text message and then select the OK button. The new text will be displayed beside the behavior name in the Steps viewport. Proceed to step 6.

5. If you are adding a new behavior, select the appropriate behavior by completing this step:

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In the Behaviors viewport, select Speak Text if you want the device to speak the text message when the button is selected. Select Insert Text if you want the text message to be sent to the Message Window when the button is selected.

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Select the Add button, enter your text message and then select the OK button. The behavior you selected and the text message will be added to the Steps viewport on the right side of the Behavior Editor menu. Note: If there are any other behaviors listed in the Steps viewport, you may want to delete them. To delete a behavior, select it in the Steps viewport and then select the Delete button.

6. Select the OK button to close the Behavior Editor menu. The name of the behavior you choose will be displayed beside the Behaviors button in the Modify Button menu. 7. To add a label that will help you remember the text message that you added to the button, select the Label text box. The system keyboard will open. Note: If you are modifying a blank button, then the Label text box will be an empty white box. If the button already has a label, then the Label text box will display it. 8. Enter a label for the button and select the OK button. 9. Since many people prefer to use both text labels and symbols in their buttons, the DynaVox Series 5 software will automatically search for a symbol that matches the label you just entered. If there is no symbol to match the label, then only the label will be added to the button. (There will also be no symbol change if you are modifying a button that already has a symbol.) If the label you just added matches one symbol, then the symbol will be automatically added to the button with the new label. If the label you just added matches more than one symbol, the Select a Symbol menu will open. All of the corresponding symbols will be displayed here. Select the symbol you want to use. The selected symbol will be added to the button with the label. 10. Select the OK button to save your new changes and close the Modify Button menu. The button will now feature all of the changes that you made. Note: To undo the changes that you made to the button, select Main Menu > Page Editing > Undo Modify. The button will return to its previous state.

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Changing the Symbol on a Button


Most of the time, you will select a symbol when entering a label. But if no symbols came up when you typed a label, or if you didn't like the choices, you can use the Modify Button menu to add or change a symbol. To do so: 1. Select the Modify button in the title bar. It will turn red. 2. Select the button you want to change. The Modify Button menu will open. 3. Select the Symbol button. The Select a Symbol menu will open. Select a Symbol menu Left viewport Closed expanso box Open expason box Sub-category Right viewport

4. You can find a symbol by searching for a word or phrase. To do this, complete the rest of this step: a. Select the Search text box, enter a name for the symbol you want to find and select the OK button. If the software finds any symbols for the word you entered, they will be presented in the right viewport of the Select a Symbol menu. Note: You can perform wildcard searches using the asterisk (*) as the wildcard character. For example, if you enter cat*, the software will present symbols that begin with cat (like catalog or catch). If you enter 08*pop, the search results will include items that begin with 08 and end with pop (like 08 as family pop). If you enter *days, the software will present any symbols with names that end with days (like weekdays and holidays).

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Select the symbol that you want to use. The Select a Symbol menu will close automatically and the new symbol will be displayed beside the Symbol button in the Modify Button menu. Note: If the button that you are modifying does not already have a label, the name of the symbol you chose will be added to the Label text box in the Modify Button menu. You use it as the buttons label or you can select the Label text box to open the system keyboard and delete it (select the Clear button) or enter new text. Select the OK button when you are done.

5. If you cannot find a symbol by searching for words or phrases, you can look for a symbol by scrolling through the viewports in the Select a Symbol menu: a. In the left viewport, select the category or sub-category that seems likely to include the symbol you are looking for. Select any closed expansion box [+] to display its available sub-categories. Select any open expansion box [-] to hide the subcategories. You may need to use the scroll bar to see all the categories. The right viewport displays all of the symbols in the category that is currently selected in the left viewport. Select the symbol in the right viewport that you want to use. The Select a Symbol menu will close automatically and the new symbol will be displayed beside the Symbol button in the Modify Button menu. Note: If the button that you are modifying does not already have a label, the name of the symbol you chose will be added to the Label text box in the Modify Button menu. You can use it as the buttons label or you can select the Label text box to open the system keyboard and delete (select the Clear button) or change the label. Select the OK button when you are done.

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6. Select the OK button to save your new changes and close the Modify Button menu. The button will now display the symbol that you selected (and the new label if one was given). Note: To undo the changes that you made to the button, select Main Menu > Page Editing > Undo Modify. The button will return to its previous state.

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Importing a Digital Picture as a Symbol


You can customize a button by using a digital picture as the button symbol. You can import a picture taken with a digital camera and create personalized buttons with symbols of family members, friends, clinicians, pets, and more. Note: Any digital picture that you import onto your Series 5 device must be smaller than 5000 x 5000 pixels, and must be in one of these formats: bitmap (.bmp), JPEG (.jpg) or TIFF (.tiff). For more information on resizing or converting digital pictures into different formats, please consult thirdparty photo editing software.

Note: If you are using an open Series 5 device, you can use the drag-and-drop technique to drag a digital picture from another Windows application and drop it into your page as the pages background. The picture will automatically be copied to your Images folder. For step-by-step instructions, open the Searchable Help on your device (or on CD) and perform a keyword search on dragging and dropping.

Note: The steps below require the use of a file sharing device like the USB flash drive that shipped with your Series 5 device. The picture that you want to import must be copied onto the file sharing device before you can complete these steps. To use a digital picture as the symbol for a button: 1. Connect the file sharing device to your Series 5 device (the USB ports are on the right side). Note: If a Microsoft window appears, asking if you want to display the contents of the file sharing device, close the window by selecting the Close button [X] in the top right corner, or by selecting the Cancel button. 2. Select the Modify button in the title bar. It will turn red. 3. Select the button that you would like to change. The Modify Button menu will open. 4. Select the Symbol button. The Select a Symbol menu will open. 5. Select the Quick Import button. The Select an Image File menu will open.

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6. In the left viewport, select the icon for file sharing device. Typically, this is drive D:, E:, or F:. 7. Select the name of the desired picture in the right viewport. A preview of the picture will open (you may select the preview to close it). File sharing device

8. Select the OK button to close the Select an Image File menu. 9. The system keyboard will open, prompting you to enter a symbol name for the picture (the picture file name will be in place as the default symbol name). Enter a new name (if desired), and select the OK button. 10. Select the OK button to close the Modify Button menu. The new symbol will be immediately added to the selected button, and added to the My Symbols symbol set. If there is no label on the button, the label that corresponds to the symbol will also be added. To change this label, refer to the Adding a Label to a Button section in this Users Guide.

Note: To undo the changes that you made to the button, select Main Menu > Page Editing > Undo Modify. The button will return to its previous state.

Reference: The Searchable Help provides additional instructions for importing digital pictures into the Images folder on your Series 5 device hard drive, for later use as background images or button symbols. To view these instructions, open the Searchable Help and perform a keyword search on import a digital picture.

Changing a Buttons Color Scheme


You can use the Modify Button menu to change the color scheme of the button. You can select colors that are easier for the Series 5 device user to recognize. To change the color scheme of a button: 1. Select the Modify button in the title bar. It will turn red. 2. Select the button you want to change. The Modify Button menu will open. 3. Select the button that corresponds to the color that you want to change: Button Color, Border Color or Text Color. The Color Selector menu will open.

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4. Select the color that you want to use from the options in the Swatches tab pane. If you have saved custom colors, select the My Swatches tab and then select one of the available colors. The display square on the right side of the Color Selector menu will display the currently selected color. 5. Select the OK button to close the Color Selector menu. In the Modify Button menu, the button that you selected (Button Color, Border Color or Label Color) will display the new color.

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6. To change another color for the button, repeat steps 3 - 5, selecting a different button in the Modify Button menu in step 3. 7. When you are finished, select the OK button to close the Modify Button menu. The button that you originally selected will display the new color settings. Reference: For more information on using the Color Selector menu, including instructions on creating your own custom colors, open the Searchable Help on your Series 5 device (or on CD) and perform a keyword search on using the Color Selector menu.

Note: To undo the changes that you made to the button, select Main Menu > Page Editing > Undo Modify. The button will return to its previous state.

Reference: The Modify Button menu can also be used to change other button characteristics, like shape and font style. Step-by-step instructions for using each option in the Modify Button menu are available in the Searchable Help on your device (or on CD). To find more information, perform a keyword search on Modify Button menu.

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The Modify Page menu (and the Modify Popup menu) enable you to customize the appearance of a page (or popup). You can also assign behaviors to the page (or popup), so that the software will perform certain tasks when you open or close the page (or popup). To see either of these menus, select the Modify button in the title bar (it will turn red when selected), and then select any blank area on the current page (or popup). The appropriate menu will appear, displaying the current settings. Modify Page menu (left), Modify Popup menu (right)

This section of the Users Guide will describe how to use these controls (that are common to both pages and popups): Color - This display box shows the background color. Background Mode - This drop-down menu shows the visual mode of the page - either a solid color or a picture. Background Picture - If a background picture is used on this page, this button displays the pictures file name. Reference: For more information on customizing other aspects of your pages and popups, open the Searchable Help on your Series 5 device (or on CD) and perform keyword searches on using the Modify Page menu or using the Modify Popup menu.

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Setting the Background Color


You can use the Modify Page menu (or Modify Popup menu) to change the background color of the current page (or popup). You can select colors that are easier for the Series 5 device user to recognize. To change the background color of a page (or popup): 1. Select the Modify button in the title bar. It will turn red. 2. Select an empty area in the page (or popup). The Modify Page menu (or Modify Popup menu) will open. 3. Make sure that the Background Mode drop-down menu is set to Color. If it is not, select the drop-down menu and choose Color from the options. 4. Select the Edit button in the Color group box. The Color Selector menu will open. 5. Select the color that you want to use from the options in the Swatches tab pane. If you have saved custom colors, select the My Swatches tab control and then select one of the available colors. The display square on the right side of the Color Selector menu will fill with the selected color. 6. Select the OK button to close the Color Selector menu. In the Modify Page menu (or Modify Popup menu), the display square in the Color group box will display the new color.

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7. When you are finished, select the OK button to close the Modify Page menu (or the Modify Popup menu). The page (or popup) will display the new background color. Reference: For more information on using the Color Selector menu, including instructions on creating your own custom colors, open the Searchable Help on your Series 5 device (or on CD) and perform a keyword search on using the Color Selector menu.

Note: To undo the changes that you made to the page (or popup), select Main Menu > Page Editing > Undo Modify. The button will return to its previous state.

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Importing a Digital Picture as a Background Image


You can customize a page (or popup) by using a digital picture as the background image. The visual scenes in the InterAACt page sets use pictures as background images to set the communication context. Note: Any digital picture that you import onto your Series 5 device must be smaller than 5000 x 5000 pixels, and must be in one of these formats: bitmap (.bmp), JPEG (.jpg) or TIFF (.tiff). For more information on resizing or formatting digital pictures, consult third-party photo editing software.

Note: If you are using an open Series 5 device, you can use the drag-and-drop technique to drag a digital picture from another Windows application and drop it into your page as the pages background. The picture will automatically be copied to your Images folder. For step-by-step instructions, open the Searchable Help on your device (or on CD) and perform a keyword search on dragging and dropping.

Note: The steps below may require the use of a file sharing device - like the USB flash drive that was shipped with your Series 5 device.

To use a digital picture as the background for a page (or popup): 1. Select the Modify button in the title bar. It will turn red. 2. Select an empty area in the page (or popup). The Modify Page menu (or Modify Popup menu) will open. 3. Select the Background Image button. The Select an Image File menu will open, displaying the contents of the Images folder on your Series 5 device hard drive in the right viewport. 4. Choose one of the following methods for finding an image: Select an Image File menu

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To use the Search feature to search through the Images folder, proceed to step 5. To use the left and right viewports to manually look through the Images folder, proceed to step 6. To import a digital picture from a file sharing device, proceed to step 7.

5. To use the Search feature on the Images folder on your Series 5 device hard drive, complete this step: a. Select the Search text box, enter the name of the image that you want to find and select the OK button. The first matching image will be highlighted in the right viewport, and a preview of that image will appear (select the preview to close it). Note: You do not have to enter complete file names (or extensions) for a digital picture search. The DynaVox Series 5 software will check all file names against the text you entered, and highlight the first match. For example, if you search for shoe and the actual file name is shoebox.jpg, the image will still be highlighted.

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Repeat step a until the desired image is highlighted in the right viewport (you may have to use the scroll bar to view all of your search results). When the desired image is highlighted, proceed to step 8.

6. To manually search for a picture in the Images folder on your Series 5 device hard drive, complete this step: a. Select a folder (or sub-folder) in the left viewport to display its contents in the right viewport. You may need to use the scroll bars to view all of the available sub-folders (or their contents). Select the name of an image in the right viewport. A preview of the image will be displayed (you may select the preview to close it). When the desired image is selected in the right viewport, proceed to step 8.

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7. To import a digital picture from a file sharing device, complete this step: a. Connect the file sharing device to your Series 5 device (the USB ports are on the right side). Note: If a Microsoft window appears, asking if you want to display the contents of the file sharing device, close the window by selecting the Close button [X] in the top right corner, or by selecting the Cancel button.

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In the left viewport, select the icon for the file sharing device. Typically, this is drive D:, E:, or F:. Select the name of the desired picture in the right viewport. A preview of the image will open (you may select the preview to close it). Proceed to step 8. File sharing device

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8. Select the OK button to close the Select an Image File menu. The name of the picture file that you selected will be displayed on the Background Image button. 9. Select the Background Mode drop-down menu and choose how the picture should be displayed: Unscaled Image - The picture will be displayed at its original size. Scaled Image - The size and proportions of the picture will be altered to make it fit the entire background. Tiled Image - Fill the entire background with copies of the picture at its original size. Best Fit Image - The size of the picture (but not the proportions) will be altered to make it fit either the entire height or entire width of the background. Note: Do not choose the Color option, as this will remove the image from the background.

10. Select the OK button to close the Modify Page menu (or Modify Popup menu) and accept the changes. Your picture will appear on the background of your page or popup (If you imported the picture from an external file sharing device, the picture will be copied into the Images folder on your Series 5 device hard drive). Note: To undo the changes that you made to the page (or popup), select Main Menu > Page Editing > Undo Modify. The button will return to its previous state.

Reference: The Searchable Help provides additional instructions for importing digital pictures, for use as background images or button symbols. To view these instructions, open the Searchable Help and perform a keyword search on import a digital picture

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The Page Browser menu includes a Modify Pages button opens a menu containing tools for customizing groups of pages. This menu can be used to modify one page, or to apply the same modifications to several pages at one time. Note: The Modify Pages menu cannot be used to change vocabulary or symbol content on a page. It can be used to customize the overall appearance and general function of a whole page (or group of pages). To access the Modify Pages menu from the Page Browser menu: 1. Select Main Menu > Setup > Tools Menu. The Tools menu will open. 2. Select the Page Browser button. The Page Browser menu will open. 3. In the left viewport, select the folder for the page set that includes the page(s) you want to modify. 4. In the right viewport, select the check box beside the name of every page you want to modify. 5. Select the Modify Pages button. The Modify Pages menu will open. Modify Pages menu

6. To specify whether the selected pages will have a Message Window, select the Message Window drop-down menu and then select one of the two available options: Add - add a Message Window to all the selected pages Delete - remove the Message Window from all the selected pages

When you make a change to this drop-down menu, the Message Window check box will be automatically selected. 7. To change the font that is used for button labels, select the Select Font button and then complete the rest of this step:

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To change the label font, select the Font drop-down menu and then select one of the font options. To change the font size, select the Size drop-down menu and then select one of the size options. To make the font bold, select the Bold check box. To make the font italic, select the Italic check box. Look at the Example box to see a sample of the font styles you have chosen. If necessary, repeat steps a - d to make additional changes to the font settings.

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Select the OK button to close the Select Font menu. The Button Font check box will automatically be selected.

8. To change the color of all the buttons on the selected pages, select the Button Color button and complete the rest of this step: a. Select the co that you want lor to use from the options in the Color Selector menu. The large, square swatch on the right side of the menu will fill with the selected color. Select the OK button to close the Color Selector menu. In the Modify Pages menu, the Button Color button will fill with the color you chose, and the Button Color check box will be automatically selected.

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9. To change the background of the selected pages, select the Background drop-down menu and then complete the rest of this step: a. Select one of the five available options: Solid Color - The page background will be a solid color. Centered Image - The picture will be displayed at its original size in the center of the background. Scaled Image - The size and proportions of the picture will be altered to make it fit the entire background. Tiled Image - Fill the entire background with copies of the picture at its original size.

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Best Fit Image - The size of the picture (but not the proportions) will be altered to make it fit either the entire height or entire width of the background.

If you chose to use a solid color as the page background, select the Color button to the right of the Background drop-down menu. The Color Selector menu will open. Select the color you want to use, and then select the OK button. In the Modify Pages menu, the Color button will fill with the color you chose. If you chose to use an image as the page background, select the Image button. The Select an Image File menu will open. In the right viewport, select the name of the picture file you want to use, and then select the OK button. In the Modify Pages menu, the name of the file you selected will now be displayed in the Images button. Note: To be used as the background of a communication page, a picture must be stored in the Images folder inside the User Files folder on the device's hard drive. Otherwise, the software will be unable to find the picture when the page is opened.

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10. To use the Autofit feature to enlarge the symbols so they use as much space as is available on the buttons, select the Autofit Buttons check box. 11. To replace the existing symbols with symbols from a different symbol set, select the Symbol Type drop-down menu and then choose one of the available options. The Symbol Type check box will automatically be selected. 12. To modify the location of the button labels on the selected pages, select the Label Location drop-down menu and then select one of the two available locations: Top or Bottom. The Label Location check box will automatically be selected. 13. Most buttons have a behavior that either speaks vocabulary or inserts it into the Message Window. To modify this behavior in all of the buttons on your selected pages, select the Change Behaviors From drop-down menu and then select one of the available options: Insert to Speak - change all Insert Text and Insert Label behaviors to Speak Text and Speak Label behaviors Speak to Insert - change all Speak Text and Speak Label behaviors to Insert Text and Insert Label behaviors

14. Select the OK button to close the Modify Pages menu. 15. Select the Yes button to confirm that you want to permanently modify the selected pages. 16. You will be asked if you want to use these new settings as your page defaults. Select Yes if you want all new pages to use the settings you just modified in the Modify Pages menu, or select No to leave the page defaults as they are. 17. Select the OK button to close the Page Browser menu. Keep selecting the OK button to close all open menus.

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Creating a New Page or Popup


In addition to altering and refining the provided pages, you can also create entirely new pages and popups and customize them with your own content - vocabulary, symbols, sound files, movie files, etc. The Quick Page feature helps you to make sure that your new pages match the layout and navigation strategies of your preferred page set. The templates used in Quick Page are based on the layouts of the DynaVox InterAACt page sets that are available on your device. Note: Using Quick Page to create a new page does not permanently change the template that is in use. Quick Page uses a copy of the template to create a new page. Additionally, removing a template from the Quick Page Templates menu does not remove the template from your Series 5 device. To use the Quick Page feature to create a new page or popup: 1. Select Main Menu > Page Editing > Quick Page. The Quick Page Templates menu will open. 2. If the template that you want to use is listed in the viewport, select the template name and proceed to step 6. Otherwise, continue with step 3. 3. If the viewport in the Quick Page Templates menu is empty, or if you want to use a template that is not listed, select the Add Template to List button to open the Select Template menu. The left viewport of the Select Template menu shows the page sets that are available for the active user. Each page set is displayed as an individual folder. When a page set folder is selected, the right viewport will show all of the templates that have been created for use with the page Quick Page Templates menu set. When the Select Template menu opens, the page set that you are currently using will be selected and the corresponding templates will be displayed in the right viewport. 4. In the right viewport, select the name of the template that you want to use with the Quick Page feature. Note: Use the left and right viewports to search through the available page set folders.

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5. Select the OK button to close the Select Template menu. The viewport in the Quick Page Templates menu will display the name of the template you selected. Note: A preview picture of the template that is currently highlighted may be displayed to the right of the viewport. You may select directly on the preview picture to close it. 6. Once the desired template name is selected in the viewport, select the Select button. The system keyboard will open. 7. Enter a name for your new page (or popup). and select the OK button. A new page will open, and you will be prompted to choose how to fill the buttons on the page. Reference: These steps describe how to fill the buttons using text. If you want to use the Fill from Search feature, open the Searchable Help on your Series 5 device (or on CD) and perform a keyword search on quick page, then filling buttons from a search. 8. Select the Fill from Text button. The Enter Label window will open. 9. Select the Enter Label text box. The system keyboard will open. 10. Enter a label for the first button. and select the OK button. If the label has only one associated symbol, the symbol will be automatically added to the button with the label, and the Enter Label window will be presented for the next button. Proceed to step 12.

Entering button labels in Quick Page

If the label you entered has no associated symbol, only the label will be added to the button and an Enter Label window will open for the next button. Proceed to step 12. If the label is associated with more than one symbol, the Select a Symbol window will open to display all the available symbols. If the Select a Symbol window is presented, continue with step 11. Note: Although the labels will be visible, the symbols will not be visible until you are finished creating the page.

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11. Select the appropriate symbol from the options in the Select a Symbol window. The symbol will be added to the button. The Enter Label window will be presented for the next button. 12. Repeat steps 10 - 11 for each Enter Label window that is presented, or select one of the buttons at the bottom of the window: Next - Leave the current button blank but continue adding labels to the remaining buttons. Prev - Revise the text (and symbol) that you chose for the previous button. Stop Asking - Stop adding labels before all the buttons are filled.

The buttons on your new page (or popup) will contain the text that you entered and the symbols that you chose.

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Creating a New Visual Scene


The visual scenes provided in the DynaVox InterAACt page sets (refer to the InterAACt Visual Scenes section in this Users Guide) make use of background images and active areas (invisible buttons) to set the context for communication. In addition to using these visual scenes, you may also want to create your own visual scenes with custom pictures as the page backgrounds and create your own communication context based on the scene. To create a visual scene and link it to your existing set of communication pages, follow the steps outlined in the following sections.

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In order to create a new visual scene page, you must open the Page Editor. Reference: For more information on the Page Editor, open the Searchable Help on your Series 5 device (or on CD) and refer to Chapter 10: Using the Page Editor. 1. Select Main Menu > Page Editing > Page Editor. The Page Editor will open. 2. Select Main Menu > File > New Page. The system keyboard will open. 3. Enter a name for the new page and select the OK button. A blank page will open in the Page Editor. Note: If a Message Window appears on your new page, you may want to remove it. If so, select the Message Window, and then select the Cut button (scissors) in the title bar.

Page Editor: Corner Tools Cut

4. Select Main Menu > Exit Page Editor. 5. Select Yes to save your changes. Now that you have created the page, you must find (or import) a suitable background image to set the communication context. Refer to Importing a Digital Picture as a Background Image in this Users Guide for step-by-step instructions. Then come back and continue with the Creating an Active Area section.

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Creating an Active Area


Active areas are like invisible buttons. They can have assigned behaviors, but they have no visible borders or other defining visual characteristics. Active areas are placed over specific parts of the background picture on a visual scene. When you select the part of the picture that has an active area over it, the selection can play a sound file, open a different page or trigger any other behavior available in the DynaVox Series 5 software. Active areas are only visible when they are being modified in the Page Editor. When they are selected, they are outlined in blue, with white boxes (handles) at the corners and midpoints of each boundary line. In the example, an active area has been created around the bed. In order to make a visual scene effective, you will need to create active areas over key portions of the background image. Once an active area is created, you can program it to open a page, play a recording or enact any other behavior that you would assign to a button on a Series 5 device page. Selected active area (example)

To create a new active area on a visual scene: 1. Select Main Menu > Page Editing > Page Editor. The Page Editor will open. 2. Select the Message Window tool (the fourth tool in the Tools palette) to display the tool options. Then, select either the Active Area tool (to create a rectangular active area) or the Freeform Active Area tool (to create an custom-shaped active area). If the Tools palette is docked in the title bar, double-select the active Message Window tool to expand the options, and select the active area tool that you want to use. If the Tools palette is not docked in the title bar, expand the Message Window tool by selecting the blue arrow, and then select the active area tool that you want to use.

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Page Editor: Tools palette Tools palette (docked)

Active Area tool Freeform Active Area tool

3. Select the location on the page or popup where you want to place one corner of the active area. Do not release the selection. 4. Continue to maintain the selection while you drag the cursor to draw out an active area. An outline of the box you are drawing will appear on the touch screen. Move the cursor to adjust the size or shape of the active area you are drawing, but do not release the selection until the box is the desired size and shape. 5. When you release the selection, the active area will be placed on the page and the Behavior Editor menu will open. 6. Select the Behaviors drop-down menu. Note: For more information on behavior categories, individual behaviors and their uses, please refer to Appendix A: Behavior Reference in the Searchable Help.

7. Select a behavior category from the drop-down menu. The Behaviors viewport will display the names of the individual behaviors within the selected category. 8. Select a single behavior from the viewport. 9. Select the Add button. 10. If the software requires no other additional

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information, the selected behavior will be added to the Steps viewport and you may continue with step 11. If the selected behavior requires additional information, such as text, the name of a sound file or the name of a page, a window will open to request this information. Use the window that is presented to supply the required information and then select the OK button to return to the Behavior Editor menu. Note: For more detailed steps on adding frequently-used behaviors, refer to Chapter 8: Assigning Behaviors in the Searchable Help.

11. If you want to add another behavior to the Steps viewport, repeat steps 6 through 10. 12. If you want to edit, remove or rearrange any of the behaviors that have been added to the active area, select the behavior in the Steps viewport and then select one of the following buttons: Move Up - The selected behavior will exchange positions with the behavior above it. Edit - Open the menu required to edit any additional information (text, a sound file or a page name, etc.) for the behavior. Delete - Remove the selected behavior. Move Down - The selected behavior will exchange positions with the behavior below it.

13. When you have finished adding behaviors to the Steps viewport, select the OK button. The selected behaviors are now applied to the new active area. When you are finished adding active areas to the visual scene page, follow these steps to save your changes and close the Page Editor: 1. Select Main Menu > Exit Page Editor. 2. Select Yes to save your changes. The active areas that you created will be incorporated into your visual scene page.

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Modifying an Active Area


Once you have created an active area, you can use the Modify button to change its behaviors. You do not need to open the Page Editor unless you want to change its size or location. To modify the behaviors assigned to an active area: 1. Select the Modify button. It will turn red, and the corners of every active area on the page will be shown with small black corner markings. 2. Select the active area that you want to modify. The Modify Active Area menu will open. Modify Active Area Menu

3. Select the Behavior Editor button to open the Behavior Editor menu. To modify the behaviors of the current active area, follow steps 6 - 13 in the Creating an Active Area section in the Users Guide. When you are finished, return to these steps. 4. Select the OK button to close the Modify Active Area menu. To modify the size or position of an active area: 1. Select Main Menu > Page Editing > Page Editor. The Page Editor will open. 2. Select the active area. It will be outlined in blue, and the white handles will be visible. 3. To resize the active area, select one of the handles on its outline area and maintain your selection as you drag the active area to a new size. When it is the desired size, release your selection. 4. To move the active area to a new position, select inside the active area and maintain your selection while you drag the active area to its new location. When it is in the desired position, release your selection. 5. When you are finished editing the active area, select Main Menu > Exit Page Editor. 6. Select Yes to save your changes. Note: To undo the changes to the active area, select Main Menu > Page Editing > Undo Modify. The active area will return to its previous state.

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Deleting an Active Area


To delete an active area on a visual scene: 1. Select Main Menu > Page Editing > Page Editor. The Page Editor will open. The active areas will be shown only by small black corner markings. 2. Select the active area that you want to delete. It will be outlined in blue, and the white handles will be visible. 3. Select the Cut button (scissors) in the title bar. The active area will be deleted. Page Editor: Corner Tools Cut

4. Select Main Menu > Exit Page Editor. 5. Select Exit Page Editor from the main drop-down menu. 6. Select Yes to save your changes. Note: To restore the active area that you deleted, select Main Menu > Page Editing > Undo Modify.

Linking to a New Page


After you create a new page, you must create links between the new page and your other pages. You can create Go To buttons on the new page that link to other pages in your page set, and then create a Go To button on that page (and others in your page set) that links to the page that you just created. To create a button that links to another page: 1. Select the Modify button in the title bar. It will turn red. 2. Select the button you want to change. The Modify Button menu will open. 3. Select the Behaviors button. The Behavior Editor menu will open. 4. Select the Go to Page behavior (listed in the Favorites category) in the left viewport, 5. Select the Add button. The Select Pages menu will open. There are three methods you can use to find the appropriate page:

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To search for a page by name, continue with step 6. To use the scroll bar to find the appropriate page in the viewports, proceed to step 7. To name a page that you will create as the target for the Go To Page behavior, proceed to step 8.

6. To use the Search feature, select the Search text box (the system keyboard will open) and complete the rest of this step: a. Enter the name of the page or popup you are looking for and select the OK button. If only one page or popup matched your search text, it will be highlighted in the right viewport of the Select Page menu. Note: If several pages or popups matched your search text, they will be listed in the viewport of the Select Page window. Select the desired page from this list and then select the OK button to close the Select Page window. The page or popup you selected will then be highlighted in the right viewport of the Select Pages menu.

Note: If no pages or popups matched your search text, the software will alert you that no matching pages were found. Select the OK button to close the alert, and return to step 6a to search again using different text.

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Select the OK button. The Select Pages menu will close, and the name of the page you selected will be shown in the Steps viewport of the Behavior Editor window. Proceed to step 9.

7. To find the page in the viewports, select the name of the appropriate page set folder in the left viewport. If the page set you want to see is part of a larger page set, select the expansion box beside the top-level folder (or double-select the folder). You may need to use the scroll bar to look through all of the available options. Then, complete the rest of this step: a. In the right viewport, select the name of the page or popup you want to open. Use the scroll bar to see all of the available pages and popups. Note: A preview picture of the page or popup that is currently highlighted may be displayed to the right of the viewport. You may select the preview picture to close it.

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Select the OK button. The Select Pages menu will close, and the name of the page you selected will be shown in the Steps viewport of the Behavior Editor window. Proceed to step 9.

8. To set the behavior to open a page that you have not yet created, first use the left viewport to select the page set where you want the new page to reside. Then, continue with this step:
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Select the New Page button. The system keyboard will open. Enter the name of the new page and select the OK button. The name of the page you entered will be shown in the Steps viewport of the Behavior Editor window. Proceed to step 9. Note: Once you finish assigning the Go To Page behavior, you must create the page that you named in this step (in the appropriate page set) or the behavior will have no destination. Refer to the Creating a New Page or Popup section in this Users Guide for more information.

9. Select the OK button to close the Behavior Editor menu. 10. If you want this button to be folder-shaped, select the Button Type drop-down menu and then select Folder. In the InterAACt page sets, Go To buttons are often (but not always) shaped like file folders. 11. Make any other desired changes (button shape, label text, label font, symbol, colors, etc.) to make the button consistent with the other Go To buttons in your page set. Refer to the Modifying a Button section of this Users Guide for specific instructions. 12. Select the OK button to close the Modify Button menu.

The Go to Page behavior is now assigned to the button that you modified. When it is selected, the software will open the chosen page or popup. Repeat these steps on other buttons throughout your page set in order to link those pages to the new page that you created, and vice versa.

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Section 6: Rate Enhancement


This section of the Users Guide describes the rate enhancement features in the DynaVox Series 5 software, and includes tips on why each feature is useful. This section also includes step-by-step instructions on setting up the rate enhancement features for an individual user.

Rate Enhancement Basics


DynaVox Series 5 software offers rate enhancement features that can help you communicate more quickly and efficiently. They can reduce the number of selections that are required to perform a task or create a message, resulting in a faster, more efficient communication rate. Each one of these features has unique benefits that may be particularly useful to an individual user. This Users Guide will cover three of the more commonly-used rate enhancement features:

Word Prediction
What Does It Do? Predictor buttons on keyboard pages will anticipate word choices and display vocabulary from the device dictionary for quick selection. If the software predicts the word you want to use, you can select the predictor button to immediately send the word to the Message Window. Who Would Use It? Users with good literacy skills. Users who need help with spelling out words, but can recognize them on sight. Users who use alternate access methods that make it inefficient to completely spell out words. Users who can spell the first few letters of words and then must rely on symbols to help identify words.

Why Is It Useful? Increases spelling speed. Can help improve literacy skill by enabling users to spell a few letters and then rely on word recognition or symbols to get the right option. Decreases fatigue by reducing the number of necessary keystrokes.

Additional Information Basic word prediction can be enhanced by the use of the following rate enhancement features: character prediction, context prediction, flexible abbreviation and phrase prediction.

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My Phrases
What Does It Do? The My Phrases menu allows you to define and organize phrases for use in a variety of situations. You can easily use phrases in long messages, or as stand-alone messages. Who Would Use It? Can be used by those who rely on symbols and those who use text exclusively. Phrases are effective for all selection methods, and can be applied to different page configurations.

Why Is It Useful? Can be quickly and easily be accessed from anywhere within a users page set. When well-defined, phrases can be integral to back-and-forth in-time communication.

Concept Slots
What Does It Do? A concept slot (also called slot) is a variable placeholder that can be included in button text, button labels and phrases. Slots provide you with easy access to all of the words in a concept. When you select a slot, you can choose to replace the word that is currently in the message with another word from the same concept. Slots are displayed as blue underlined words. Who Would Use It? Users who can combine simple symbols or text (even as few as two elements). Users who are context-dependent or independent communicators.

Why Is It Useful? Slots allow a good deal of variety to common communication settings. Provide greater variety with a smaller number of selections. Eliminate the need to always build common sentences and phrases word by word. Can be combined with a variety of phrases and topics.

The Series 5 software contains a number of other rate enhancement features, including: Character Prediction Context Prediction Flexible Abbreviation Phrase Prediction Abbreviation Expansion Reference: See Chapter 16: Using Rate Enhancement Tools in the Searchable Help for information on other rate enhancement features.

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Word Prediction
Word prediction can be used with keyboard pages that include predictor buttons (like the default system keyboard). As you use compose a message, the prediction feature anticipates your word choices and displays vocabulary for quick selection. These options are displayed in predictor buttons. If the software predicts the word you are trying to compose, you can conserve your efforts and save time by selecting the predictor button that features the correct word. This will immediately send the word to the Message Window and add a space (to prepare for another word), allowing you to simply move on to the next word in your message. System Keyboard (partial) Message Window Row of predictor buttons

The word prediction feature draws selections from the DynaVox Series 5 software dictionary. You can make your own personal vocabulary (including names, single words, multiple word phrases and full sentences) available for word prediction by adding these items to the dictionary. To make the most of the word prediction features, be sure to create dictionary entries for the names of family, friends, businesses, towns, hobbies, foods, movies or other things that you talk about often. Reference: To learn more about adding words to the DynaVox Series 5 dictionary, refer to the Creating a New Dictionary Entry section in this Users Guide.

Creating Prediction Settings


You can activate and deactivate the Series 5 software prediction features in the Prediction Settings menu. When you first turn on your Series 5 device, several of these prediction settings are selected as defaults. As you become more familiar with your device, you may decide that you want to make changes to the prediction feature selections. To review and change your current prediction settings: 1. Select Main Menu > Setup > Setup Menu. The Setup menu will open. 2. Select the Prediction Settings button. The Prediction Settings menu will open.

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3. Use the check boxes in the Prediction Settings group box to activate or deactivate various prediction features: Select the Prediction check box to activate basic prediction features (including word prediction, phrase prediction and character prediction). To deactivate these prediction features, make sure the check box is not selected.

Note: The Prediction check box must be selected if you want to use any of the other prediction features in this menu.

Select the drop-down menu to determine the kind of word prediction you want to use: Grammatical Prediction examines the parts of speech of the previous 2 words, then predicts the next word based on characters entered and part of speech. Natural Language Prediction examines the previous 2 words and predicts the next word based on words that frequently follow them. Combined Prediction uses both prediction options (natural language options are listed first).

Select the Flexible Abbreviation check box to activate the flexible abbreviation feature. To deactivate this feature, make sure the check box is not selected. Note: Flexible abbreviation is only available for Grammatical Prediction and Combined Prediction.

When the Dont Predict Words Already on Buttons check box is selected, the software will not predict a word that is already on a button on the page. When this check box is not selected, a word may appear in a predictor button even if it already appears on the page. When the Add New Words to Dictionary check box is selected, the software will examine words as they are added to the Message Window. When the software discovers a word that is not in the dictionary, it will automatically add it to the dictionary. To deactivate this feature, make sure that this check box is not selected. Select the Context Prediction check box to activate the context prediction feature. To deactivate this feature, make sure the check box is not selected. When the Show Recent Words in Word Prediction Boxes check box is selected, words that you have recently entered will be candidates for prediction, appearing in

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word prediction boxes. The more frequently a word is entered, the higher its placement in the prediction order. Note: This feature is only available for Natural Language Prediction and Combined Prediction.

When the Only Words or Phrases with Symbols check box is selected, only words or phrases that have assigned symbols will be predicted. Any words or phrases that do not have symbols will not be predicted. When this check box is not selected, all words or phrases are eligible for prediction. When the Predict Items Only Once check box is selected, you have only one chance to select a word in a predictor button. If you are entering letters into a keyboard page and you do not select a word from a predictor button, that word will not be predicted again until after you complete the word you are typing (by entering end punctuation or a space). When the Predict All Capitals check box is selected, words will appear in the predictor buttons in all capital letters. When the Only Predict Phrases From Start of Sentence check box is selected, phrases will be predicted based on the beginning of the phrase, rather than any matching characters (For example, can you would match Can you help me? but not How can you tell?). If this check box is not selected, phrases will be predicted based on any part of the phrase, not just the beginning.

4. If you want the selected prediction features to predict vocabulary only after you have typed a specific number of letters, select the Predict After _ Letters drop-down menu and select one of the available options. The drop- own menu will close and display the chosen d option. Note: When 0 is the selected option, the prediction features will begin to predict common vocabulary before you even begin to type your message.

5. To specify the order in which vocabulary should be presented in the prediction boxes, select the Prediction Order drop-down menu (in the Presentation Settings group box) and select one of the options: Alphabetical - The vocabulary items are presented in alphabetical order. Frequency - The vocabulary items that are used most often are presented first. Length - The longest vocabulary items are presented first.

The drop-down menu will close and display the chosen option. 6. If you want symbols to be presented with vocabulary in the predictor buttons, select the Symbol Prediction check box (in the Presentation Settings group box). If you want only text to be presented in the predictor buttons, make sure the check box is not selected.

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7. If you want to maximize the size of a symbol within the predictor button, select the Symbols on the Left check box in the Presentation Settings group box. (This may cause the text in the predictor button to be partially hidden.) 8. Select the OK button to close the Prediction Settings menu. Keep selecting the OK button to close all open menus. Your new prediction settings are now in effect. Reference: More information about word prediction features is available in the Searchable Help on your Series 5 device (or on CD). To learn more, perform a keyword search on prediction.

Reference: If you want to add predictor buttons, character predictor buttons or phrase predictor buttons to a page, you can find step-by-step information in the Searchable Help on your Series 5 device (or on CD). To learn more, perform a keyword search on predictor buttons, and then select creating or creating phrase predictor.

Creating a New Dictionary Entry


Rate enhancement on the Series 5 device is based on the Series 5 software dictionary - an alphabetized vocabulary database of words and phrases. It is essential that you add the names, questions and statements that you use often as custom dictionary entries. This will ensure that your commonly-used words and phrases are available for rate enhancement features like word prediction. This will greatly help you to create messages more quickly on keyboard pages with predictor buttons. To add a word, name or phrase to the Series 5 dictionary: 1. Select Main Menu > Setup > Tools Menu. The Tools menu will open. 2. Select the Dictionary Browser button. The Dictionary Browser menu will open. 3. Select the New button. The Edit Word menu will open. Dictionary Browser menu (left), Edit Word menu (right)

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4. Select the Word text box. The system keyboard will open. 5. Enter the word, name or phrase you want to add to the dictionary and select the OK button. Your new dictionary entry will be displayed in the Word text box. 6. Select the Part of Speech drop-down menu and then select the option that best applies to the new dictionary entry. 7. If the Kind of drop-down menu is available, complete this step. Otherwise, continue with step 8. The setting of the Kind of drop-down menu adds a more specific definition to the part of speech that you have assigned to your new dictionary entry. For example, a noun may be further defined as a proper noun. To adjust this setting, select the Kind of drop-down menu and then select one of the available options. 8. If the items in the Word Forms group box are available, complete this step. Otherwise, proceed to step 9. The items in the Word Forms group box enable you to review any word form variations that apply to the new dictionary entry (for example, colder and coldest for the adjective cold). The Variant drop-down menu offers a list of variation types that are associated with the part of speech that is assigned to the new vocabulary item. The Word Form text box displays an example of the dictionary entry that is changed to reflect the variant form that is selected in the Variant drop-down menu. If one of the examples in the Word Forms text box must be corrected: a. b. Select the Word Form text box. The system keyboard will open. Enter the corrected form of the dictionary entry and select the OK button. The change will be displayed in the Word Form text box.

9. The frequency value (1 - 100) affects how quickly the dictionary entry is predicted by rate enhancement. If you want to use the default frequency (10), proceed to step 10. To assign a different frequency to the new dictionary entry, complete this step: a. b. Select the Frequency button. The Enter Frequency keypad will open. Enter a new frequency number and select the OK button. The new value will be displayed in the Frequency button.

10. Adding a concept tag to your new dictionary entry will associate the item with a group of similar vocabulary items. Concept tags make dictionary entries available for concept searches. To add a concept to the dictionary entry, select the Add button in the Concepts group box (the Select Concepts menu will open) and continue with the rest of this step. Otherwise, proceed to step 11. a. Select the Search text box. The system keyboard will open.

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Enter the name of the con cept you want to find and select the OK button. Note: You can also scroll through the Select Concepts menu viewport to find a concept. Each main concept is represented by a folder icon. Concepts that contain smaller sub-concepts are indicated by an expansion box (with a [+]). Select the expansion box to view the available subconcepts. Use the scroll bar to see all of the available options.

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When you find an appropriate concept, select the check box next to its name. Note: You can assign more than one concept tag for your entry by selecting the check box beside each concept you want to use.

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Select the OK button to close the Select Concepts menu. The concept(s) you selected will be added to the Concepts group box in the Edit Word menu.

11. Select the OK button to save the new dictionary entry and close the Edit Word menu. The new dictionary entry will be added to the viewport in the Dictionary Browser menu. 12. Select the OK button to close the Dictionary Browser menu. Keep selecting the OK button to close all open menus. The dictionary entry will be available for the prediction features. Note: Be sure to spend some time thinking about vocabulary that you should add to the dictionary. Remember to include people, businesses and places that you talk about. You may also want to consider the names of television shows, vocabulary words for school or things you talk about at work. .

Reference: More information about the DynaVox Series 5 dictionary and managing individual dictionary entries is available in the Searchable Help on your Series 5 device (or on CD). To find more, perform a keyword search on dictionary.

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Blocking Words from Prediction


The Edit Blocked Words menu allows you to prevent certain words from being predicted by the word prediction feature. To manage your blocked words: 1. Select Main Menu > Setup > Tools Menu. The Tools menu will open. 2. Select the Dictionary Browser button. The Dictionary Browser menu will open. 3. Select the Blocked Words button. The Edit Blocked Words menu will open. The words that have recently been predicted are shown in the Recently Predicted Words viewport. Select the drop-down menu to choose the order in which the words are displayed Show Most Recent Words First or Show in Alphabetical Order. Edit Blocked Words menu

4. To block a word, select the check box to the left of the word(s) in the Recently Predicted Words viewport, and then select the Block Selected Words button. The word(s) you selected will move to the Blocked Words viewport. 5. To block a word that does not appear in the Recently Predicted Words viewport, select the text box to the right of the Block Word button and enter the word that you want to block. Then select the Block Word button. The word you entered will appear in the Blocked Words viewport. 6. To unblock a word, select the check box to the left of the word(s) in the Blocked Words viewport and then select the Unblock Selected Words button. The words you selected will be removed from the Blocked Words viewport. 7. Select the OK button to close the Edit Blocked Words menu. Keep selecting the OK button to close all open menus.

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Using Concepts
Before you can successfully use phrases and slots to increase your communication speed with your Series 5 device, you must have a clear understanding of how concepts are used within the DynaVox Series 5 software. This section of the Users Guide explains concepts and offers step-by-step instructions for editing a concept.

The Concept Browser Menu


The DynaVox Series 5 software uses concepts to provide structure and organization for various elements of the software, including symbols, dictionary entries, slots and phrases. Concepts are designed to group similar items or ideas together, making it more efficient to search a particular item or idea. The Concept Browser menu enables you to view and edit the list of concepts. Any changes you make in the Concept Browser menu will be seen anywhere concepts are used. This includes the Symbol Browser menu, the Dictionary Browser menu and the My Phrases menu, as well as in the Select Slot Filler menu for slots. Review the concepts that are available for the current user by following these steps: 1. Select Main Menu > Setup > Tools Menu. The Tools menu will open. 2. Select the Concept Browser button. The Concept Browser menu will open. All available concepts are displayed in the viewport. Each main concept is represented by a folder-shaped icon. If a concept contains smaller sub-concepts, the concept folder will have an expansion box beside it. If you select a closed expansion box [+], the concept will expand to display all of the smaller sub-concepts. To hide the sub-concepts, select the open expansion box [-]. You may need to use the scroll bar to see all of the available concepts and subconcepts. Concept Browser menu The Concept Browser menu also includes a Search button and text box, enabling you to search for a concept by name. Other buttons in the Concept Browser menu enable you to create a new concept, change the organization of concepts within the viewport, rename a concept or edit the words that are available within a concept. If you want to see the individual words that are associated with a concept or sub-concept: 1. Select the concept (or sub-concept) that you want to see. 2. Select the Edit Slot Fillers button. The Concept Slot Fillers menu will open.

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Every word that is assigned to the selected concept will be visible in the viewport at the top of this menu. You may need to select the Next and Prev buttons at the bottom of the viewport to see all of the available words. The Concept Slot Fillers menu also provides options for editing and rearranging the words that are available in the selected concept. When you select a slot, words will be presented in the same order in which they are shown here.

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Editing a Concept
To edit the list of words that is available for a concept: 1. Select Main Menu > Setup > Tools Menu. The Tools menu will open. 2. Select the Concept Browser button. The Concept Browser menu will open. 3. Select the Search text box. The system keyboard will open. 4. Enter the name of the concept you want to find and then select the OK button. The system keyboard will close and the concept will be highlighted in the viewport. Note: If you cannot find the concept by searching, use the viewport and the expansion boxes to find the concept that you want to edit. Once you find it, select the concept in the viewport. 5. Select the Edit Slot Fillers button. The Concept Slot Fillers menu will appear. 6. To add a new word to the concept, select the Add button (the system keyboard will open) and complete the rest of this step. Otherwise, proceed to step 7. a. Enter the word that you want to add to the concept and select the OK button. The word you added will be highlighted and first in the list in the Edit Slot Fillers menu. Note: If the word you added was not already in the device dictionary, it will be added. If it was already included in the dictionary, the dictionary entry will be updated to include the new concept information.

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Repeat this step as desired to add more words to the concept.

7. To delete a word from the concept, select the word in the viewport and then select the Remove button. Note: Removing a word from a concept will not delete the word from the dictionary.

8. To change the order in which the words will appear when a slot is selected (refer to the Slots section in this Users Guide), select a word in the menu and then select the Move Up button or the Move Down button. Repeat this step until the words are displayed in the desired order. 9. Select the OK button to close the Concept Slot Fillers menu. Keep selecting the OK button to close all open menus. Reference: More information about concepts (including creating a new concept) is available in the Searchable Help on your Series 5 device (or on CD). To learn more, open the Searchable Help and perform a keyword search on concepts.

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Using Phrases
Using phrases is one of the best ways to speed up your communication. The DynaVox Series 5 software enables you to store frequently-used phrases for future use. When you are communicating, you can quickly access and use a phrase in just a few simple steps. This can drastically reduce the number of selections that are required to compose a message, since you no longer have to create the phrase word by word when you want to use it. Phrases also save time since they can be accessed from any point within the page set; you do not need to navigate to a particular page or popup to use a phrase. This section of the Users Guide offers instructions on creating and using phrases.

The My Phrases Menu


The My Phrases menu is designed to give you immediate access to the phrases that you use frequently in everyday conversation. You can greatly enhance your communication efficiency by using this menu to save comments, statements and questions that you use frequently. Start by reviewing the phrases that are already available for the active user on your Series 5 device. Open the My Phrases menu by following these steps: 1. Select the Modify button in the title bar. It will turn red. Title bar (open Series 5 device)

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To make phrases easy to find, they are organized by concept. Sorting your phrases into concepts is the best way to make them faster and easier to use, since it allows you to search through small groups of phrases instead of the entire collection. The Concepts box displays the categories of phrases. You may need to select the Next and Prev buttons at the bottom of the column to see all the available categories. Phrase concepts (or categories) may include general topics like the following: Greetings - Hows it going? Hi there! Hey. Closings - Ill see you around. See ya! Have a nice day. Agree - Yeah, I know. Absolutely. Of course. Disagree - Im not so sure. No way! I dont think so. Email Phrases - How are you? Whats up? LOL Note: To learn more about concepts, refer to the Using Concepts section in the Users Guide.

When a category is selected in the Concepts box, then the buttons in the My Phrases box will display all the individual phrases in the chosen category. You may need to select the Next and Prev buttons at the bottom of the My Phrases box to see all the available phrases. You can also search for a specific phrase by following these steps: 1. Select the Search text box. The system keyboard will open. 2. Enter a phrase and then select the OK button. If the software finds the phrase, it will be highlighted in the My Phrases box. Explore the My Phrases menu by selecting each concept and reviewing the phrases it includes. Think about the phrases that you would like to add. When you are done exploring this menu, select the OK button to close it.

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Adding a New Phrase


To add a phrase to the My Phrases menu: 1. Select the Modify button in the title bar. It will turn red. 2. Select the My Phrases button in the title bar. The My Phrases menu will open. 3. Select the New button. The New Phrase menu will open. 4. Select the Phrase text box. The system keyboard will open. New Phrase menu

5. Enter the phrase that you want to add and select the OK button. Your new phrase will be displayed in the Phrase text box in the New Phrase menu. 6. If you want to choose an existing concept for the new phrase, select the Select Concept button in the Concepts group box and complete this step. If you would prefer to create a new concept for the phrase, proceed to step 7. a. In the Select Concepts menu, find a concept by using one of the following methods: Select the Search text box and enter the name of the concept you want to use. Then, select the OK button to close the system keyboard. The appropriate concept will be highlighted in the viewport. You can also scroll through the Select Concepts menu viewport to find a concept. Each main concept is represented by a folder icon. Concepts that contain sub-concepts are indicated by an expansion box (with a [+]). Select the expansion box to view the available sub-concepts. Once you find the concept you want, select the concept icon.

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Select the OK button to close the Select Concepts menu. The concept you selected will be added to the Concepts viewport in the New Phrase menu. To add another concept to this phrase, select the Select Concept button again and repeat steps a - b.

7. To create a new concept for this phrase, select the Add New Concept button in the Concepts group box (the system keyboard will open) and complete this step. Otherwise, proceed to step 8.

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Enter the name of the concept you want to create and select the OK button. The concept will be added to the Concepts viewport in the New Phrase menu. Note: The concept you just created will automatically be added (as a subconcept) to the My Phrases concept.

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To create another new concept for this phrase, select the Add New Concept button again and repeat this step.

8. If you want to remove a concept from this phrase, select the concept in the Concepts group box and then select the Delete button. The concept will still exist, but will no longer be associated with this phrase. 9. The frequency value affects how quickly the phrase is predicted by rate enhancement. If you want to use the default frequency (10), proceed to step 11. To assign a different frequency to the new dictionary entry, complete the rest of this step: Note: Frequency numbers range between one and 100, with 100 generally used for items that will be used the most often. a. b. Select the Frequency button. The Enter Frequency keypad will open. Enter a new frequency number and select the OK button. The new number will be d isplayed in the Frequency button in the New Phrase menu. Enter Frequency menu

10. You may choose to assign a symbol to this phrase to help you recognize it more quickly (or for use in predictor buttons). To assign a symbol to the new phrase, select the Symbol button and then complete this step. Otherwise, proceed to step 11. a. b. Select the Search text box in the Select a Symbol menu. Enter the name of the symbol you want to find and select the OK button. Note: You can perform wildcard searches using the asterisk (*) as the wildcard character. For example, if you enter cat*, the software will present symbols that begin with cat (like catalog or catch). If you enter 08*pop, the search results will include items that begin with 08 and end with pop (like 08 as family pop). If you enter *days, the software will present any symbols with names that end with days (like weekdays and holidays).

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Select the symbol that you want to use. The Select a Symbol menu will close automatically and the new symbol will be displayed inside the Symbol button in the New Phrase menu.

11. Select the OK button to save the new phrase and close the New Phrase menu. The new phrase is now available in the My Phrases menu. You can find it under the All Phrases concept, as well as under any other concepts you may have assigned or created. If you added a symbol, it will be displayed beside the phrase. 12. Select the OK button to close the My Phrases menu. Your new phrase can now be used for communication in the current user, no matter where you are in the page set. It may also be presented by phrase predictor buttons on keyboard pages in the current user.

Using Phrases in Conversation


To quickly access the phrases you have created: 1. Select the My Phrases button in the title bar. The Select a Phrase menu will open. Select a Phrase menu

2. Specify how you want to use the phrase by selecting one (or both) of the appropriate check boxes in the bottom left corner: If you want to speak the phrase as soon as you select it, select the Speak Phrase check box. If you want to send the phrase to the Message Window as soon as you select it, select the Insert Phrase check box. (If the Speak Phrase check box is not also selected, the phrase will not be spoken until you select the Message Window.)

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3. If you want the Select a Phrase menu to close as soon as you select one phrase, select the Close on Selection check box. If this check box is not selected, the Select a Phrase menu will remain open until you select the OK button or the Cancel button. 4. In the Concepts box, select the concept that contains the phrase you want to use. Use the Prev and Next buttons to scroll through the list of concepts that contain phrases. 5. In the My Phrases box, select the phrase you want to use. If the phrase is not visible, use the Prev and Next buttons to scroll through the phrases in the selected category. 6. After you select a phrase, the DynaVox Series 5 software will act according to the check boxes you have selected. The possibilities are: If the Speak Phrase check box is selected, the device will immediately speak the phrase. If the Insert Phrase check box is selected, the phrase will be sent to the Message Window. If the Close on Selection check box is selected, the Select a Phrase menu will close as soon as you choose a phrase.

7. If the Select a Phrase menu does not close automatically, select the OK button to close it. Note: As you explore the options in the My Phrases menu, think about ways that you could make it easier to use. You may decide to rearrange the order in which the phrase concepts are presented so that frequently-used concepts are at the top of the list. Or, you may want to rename the concepts to make them easier to recognize.

Reference: More information about using, editing, and sharing phrases is available in the Searchable Help on your Series 5 device (or on CD). To learn more, perform a keyword search on phrases.

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One of the rate enhancement features supported by the DynaVox Series 5 software is the concept slot (also called slot). A slot is a variable placeholder that can be included in button text, button labels and phrases. This section of the Users Guide introduces slots and offers step-by-step instructions for creating a phrase with slots, adding slots to buttons and working with slots in the Message Window. Slots are designed to provide a variety of vocabulary options while reducing the number of selections that you must make to create a whole message. Slots also help to conserve space on the touch screen. Slots provide you with easy access to all of the words associated with a particular vocabulary concept (or category). When you select a slot, you can choose to replace the word that is currently filling the slot with another word from the same concept. Rather than build a dynamic message one word at a time, you can create sentences that contain slots in key locations. When the phrase is added to the Message Window, you can then select the slots (displayed as blue underlined words) and replace the current words with different options. Refer to the following example:

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In the picture on the left, the message in the Message Window is the label text for a button. The first slot is associated with the breakfast concept and the second slot is associated with the fruit concept. The slots allow you to create dynamic messages with a reduced number of selections. By selecting the slots and changing the filler text, the example phrase can quickly and easily be changed to the picture on the right. Most Series 5 device users will work with slots as either part of a phrase in the My Phrases menu, or as part of a buttons label or text message. When the text with the slot is selected and sent to the Message Window, the user will be able to select the slot and replace it with an array of similar vocabulary.

Adding Slots to Phrases


Adding slots to phrases is one way to maximize the potential of both rate enhancement features. This technique provides you with rapid access to complete statements, while still enabling you to vary what you are going to say. For example, if you tell an assistant what you want to wear every morning, then you may want to create a phrase to say I want to wear my jeans today. Then, simply turn the word jeans into a slot that accesses the clothing concept. Every morning you can quickly access the same phrase, no matter what page or popup is active, and say I want to wear my sweater today. or I want to wear my boots today. You could even add more slots, such as one that accesses the colors concept or the textures concept to add more description to your statements.

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To create a new phrase that contains a slot: 1. Select the Modify button in the title bar. It will turn red. 2. Select the My Phrases button in the title bar. The My Phrases menu will open. 3. Select the New button. The New Phrase menu will open. 4. Select the Phrase text box. The system keyboard will open. 5. Enter the phrase that you want to add, and highlight the word that you want to use as a slot. You can make a selection on the touch screen at the beginning of the word and drag your selection until the whole word is highlighted. If an external mouse is connected to your device, you can hold the mouse button down and move the pointer until all of the desired text is highlighted. System Keyboard example (showing highlighted text)

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Note: Your Series 5 device was shipped with a USB mouse. To use it, simply plug it into a USB port on the side of your device.

6. Select the Make Slot button in the bottom row of the system keyboard. The Select Concept for Slot menu will open and display any concepts that are associated with the selected word. 7. The Select Concept for Slot menu enables you to choose a vocabulary concept for the slot you are creating. This concept will determine the type of vocabulary that is presented whenever you select the slot. If the word you chose as the slot is associated with any existing concepts, the concepts will be displayed in the buttons at the top of the menu. You may need to use the Next and Prev buttons to see all the available concepts.

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There are three ways to choose a concept for your new slot: If you want to choose one of the concepts in the Select Concept for Slot menu, simply select the concept you want. The Select Concept for Slot menu will close. In the Message Window of the system keyboard, the new slot will be shown as a blue, underlined word. Proceed to step 11. If you want to search through the existing concepts, select the Select Concept button (the Select Concepts menu will open) and then proceed to step 9. If you want to add a new concept, select the Add New Concept button (the system keyboard will open) and then proceed to step 10.

8. To find a concept in the Select Concepts menu, you must scroll through the viewport at the top of the menu. Complete this step: Note: The Search option is not available for this step.

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In the Select Concepts menu, each main concept is represented by a folder icon. Concepts that contain sub-concepts are indicated by an expansion box (with a [+]). Select the expansion box to view the available sub-concepts. Use the scroll bar to see all of the available options. Select the concept you want to use. Select the OK button to close the Select Concepts menu. In the Message Window of the system keyboard, the new slot will be shown as a blue, underlined word. Proceed to step 11.

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9. To create a new concept for the slot, use the system keyboard to enter a name for the new concept and then select the OK button. In the Message Window of the system keyboard, the new slot will be shown as a blue, underlined word. Proceed to step 11. Note: Since you do not assign any vocabulary to the concept that you are creating in this step, no other vocabulary options will be presented when you select the slot. You should follow the steps in the Editing a Concept section of this Users Guide after you have finished these remaining steps, to add more vocabulary options to this new concept. 10. If you want to add another slot to your phrase, repeat steps 6 through 10. Otherwise, proceed to step 12. 11. Select the OK button to close the system keyboard. Your new phrase will be displayed in the Phrase text box of the New Phrase menu.
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12. You should now choose a concept for your new phrase (this concept is different than the one you chose for the slot within the phrase). Phrases in the My Phrases menu are grouped according to concept. This divides the whole collection of phrases into small groups, making it easier to find individual phrases. If you want to choose an existing concept for the new phrase, select the Select Concept button in the Concepts group box of the New Phrase menu and complete this step. If you would prefer to create a new concept, proceed to step 14. a. In the Select Concepts menu, find a concept by using one of the following methods: Select the Search text box and enter the name of the concept you want to use. Then, select the OK button to close the system keyboard. The appropriate concept will be highlighted in the right viewport. You can also scroll through the Select Concepts menu viewport to find a concept. Use the expansion boxes and the scroll bar to search through the concepts and sub-concepts. Once you find the concept you want, select the concept icon.

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Select the OK button to close the Select Concepts menu. The concept you selected will be added to the Concepts viewport in the New Phrase menu. To add another concept to this phrase, select the Select Concept button again and repeat steps a - b.

13. To create a new concept for this phrase, select the Add New Concept button in the Concepts group box (the system keyboard will open) and complete this step. Otherwise, proceed to step 15. a. Enter the name of the concept you want to create and select the OK button. The concept you just created will be added to the Concepts viewport in the New Phrase menu. Note: The concept you just created will automatically be added (as a subconcept) to the My Phrases concept.

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To create another new concept for this phrase, select the Add New Concept button again and repeat step a.

14. If you want to remove a concept from this phrase, select the concept in the Concepts group box and then select the Delete button. The concept will still exist, but will no longer be associated with this phrase.

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15. The frequency value affects how quickly the phrase is predicted by rate enhancement. If you want to use the default frequency (10), proceed to step 17. To assign a different frequency to the new dictionary entry, complete this step: a. b. Select the Frequency button. The Enter Frequency keypad will open. Enter the new frequency and select the OK button. The new number will be displayed in the Frequency button in the New Phrase menu.

16. To assign a symbol to the new phrase, select the Symbol button (the Select a Symbol menu will open) and then complete this step. Otherwise, proceed to step 18. Select a Symbol menu

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Select the Search text box. The system keyboard will open. Enter the name of the symbol you want to find and select the OK button. Note: You can perform wildcard searches using the asterisk (*) as the wildcard character. For example, if you enter cat*, the software will present symbols that begin with cat (like catalog or catch). If you enter 08*pop, the search results will include items that begin with 08 and end with pop (like 08 as family pop). If you enter *days, the software will present any symbols with names that end with days (like weekdays and holidays).

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Select the symbol that you want to use. The Select a Symbol menu will close automatically and the new symbol will be displayed inside the Symbol button in the New Phrase menu.

17. Select the OK button to save the new phrase and close the New Phrase menu. The new phrase is now available in the My Phrases menu. You can find it under the All Phrases concept, as well as under any other concepts you may have assigned or created. If you added a symbol, it will be displayed beside the phrase. 18. Select the OK button to close the My Phrases menu. Your new phrase can now be used no matter where you are in the page set. It can also be presented by phrase predictor buttons on keyboard pages. To learn about changing the slot vocabulary when you send the phrase to the Message Window, proceed to the Working with Slots in the Message Window steps.

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When text that contains a slot is sent to the Message Window, you can easily replace the word that currently appears in the slot. To do this, simply select the slot (the blue, underlined word). The Select Slot Filler menu will appear, displaying all of the other words that are associated with the slots concept. Note: The Select Slot Filler menu will open automatically if the text in the Message Window came from a button with either the Insert Text, Fill Slots behavior or the Insert Label, Fill Slots behavior. When you select a button with one of these behaviors, you will be automatically prompted to select a new word for each slot that is included in the text. You can change the word in the slot by choosing any of the words in the Select Slot Filler menu. Use the Prev and Next buttons to scroll through the available options. As soon as you select a word, the Select Slot Filler menu will close. In the Message Window, the word in the slot will be replaced with the word you just chose. If the word you want to use is not presented in the Select Slot Filler menu, follow these steps to choose a new word: Select Slot Filler menu

1. Select the New Filler button in the Select Slot Filler menu. The system keyboard will open. 2. Enter the word you want to use and select the OK button. The Select Slot Filler menu will close immediately. In the Message Window, the word in the slot will be replaced with the new word. The new word will also be added to the concept that has been assigned to the slot. The new word is now part of the concept and will be

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permanently available when this slot is selected (or for any other feature that uses this concept). Reference: You can change the list of vocabulary that is available for this slot by editing the concept that is assigned to it. To do this, refer to the Editing a Concept section in this Users Guide.

Adding Slots to Button Labels


You can use one of these two behaviors to add a slot to the label of a button: Insert Label - This behavior will send the button label to the Message Window. You can then select the slot to open the Select Slot Filler menu and choose a new word for the slot. Insert Label, Fill Slots - This behavior will send the button label to the Message Window, and then automatically open the Select Slot Filler menu. Note: Since you must be able to see the text in the Message Window to replace the word in the slot with different vocabulary, you cannot use slots with the Speak Label behavior. To add a slot to a buttons label: 1. Select the Modify button in the title bar. It will turn red. 2. Select the button that you want to modify. The Modify Button menu will open. 3. Select the Behaviors button. The Behavior Editor menu will open. 4. Select the Behaviors drop-down menu, and then select Message Window Operations option (use the scroll bar to find this option). 5. Select Insert Label, Fill Slots or Insert Label in the Behaviors viewport (use the scroll bar to find these behaviors). 6. Select the Add button. The behavior will appear in the Steps viewport. Note: You may want to delete any other behaviors that are assigned to the button. To do this, select a behavior in the Steps viewport and then select the Delete button. 7. Select the OK button to close the Behavior Editor menu. The new behavior will be displayed by the Behaviors button in the Modify Button menu.

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8. Select the Label text box. The system keyboard will open. 9. Enter the text that you want to use in the button label. 10. At this point, follow steps 6 - 11 in the Adding Slots to My Phrases section of this Users Guide. These steps take you through selecting the word to be used as the slot, as well as selecting the concept for the slot. When you finish with those steps, select the OK button and continue with step 11 below. 11. The Series 5 software will automatically search for a symbol that corresponds to the text in your button label. If there is no symbol to match the label, then only the label will be added to the button. If the label matches one symbol, then the symbol will be automatically added to the button. If the label matches more than one symbol, the Select a Symbol menu will open to display all of the corresponding symbols. Select the symbol you want to use, and the selected symbol will be addedto the button. If you do not want to use one of these symbols, select the Cancel button to close the Select a Symbol button without choosing a symbol. 12. Continue to edit the button to suit your preferences.

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Reference: Step-by-step instructions for using every option in the Modify Button menu are available in the Searchable Help on your Series 5 device (or on CD). To find more information, open the Searchable Help and perform a keyword search on Modify Button menu. 13. Select the OK button to close the Modify Button menu. When you select the button that you just modified, the label will be sent to the Message Window. The slot will be presented as a blue, underlined word. Return to the Working with Slots in the Message Window section in this Users Guide guide to learn more about selecting new vocabulary to fill the slot.

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Adding Slots to Button Text


You can use one of these two behaviors to add a slot to the text message of a button: Insert Text - This behavior will send the buttons text message to the Message Window. The text message will be added to the button with this behavior. You can then select the slot to open the Select Slot Filler menu and choose a new word for the slot. Insert Text, Fill Slots - This behavior will send the buttons text message to the Message Window, and then automatically open the Select Slot Filler menu. The text message will be added to the button with this behavior. Note: Since you must be able to see the text in the Message Window to replace the word in the slot with different vocabulary, you cannot use slots with the Speak Text behavior. To add a slot to a buttons text message: 1. Select the Modify button in the title bar. The button will turn red when it is selected. 2. Select the button that you want to modify. The Modify Button menu will open. 3. Select the Behaviors button. The Behavior Editor menu will open. 4. Select the Behaviors drop-down menu, and then select Message Window Operations option (use the scroll bar to find this option). 5. Select Insert Text, Fill Slots or Insert Text in the Behaviors viewport (use the scroll bar to find these behaviors). 6. Select the Add button. The system keyboard will open. 7. Enter the text message for the button. 8. At this point, follow steps 6-11 in the Adding Slots to My Phrases section of this Users Guide. These steps take you through selecting the word to be used as the slot, as well as selecting the concept for the slot. When you finish with those steps, continue with step 10 below. 9. Select the OK button to close the system keyboard. The new behavior and the text you added will be displayed in the Steps viewport of the Behavior Editor menu. Note: You may want to delete any other behaviors that are assigned to the button. To do this, select a behavior in the Steps viewport and then select the Delete button. 10. Select the OK button to close the Behavior Editor menu. The new behavior will be displayed by the Behaviors button in the Modify Button menu.

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11. Continue to edit the button to your preferences. Reference: Step-by-step instructions for using every option in the Modify Button menu are available in the Searchable Help on your Series 5 device (or on CD). To find more information, open the Searchable Help and perform a keyword search on Modify Button menu. 12. Select the OK button to close the Modify Button menu. When you select the button that you just modified, the button text will be sent to the Message Window. The slot will be presented as a blue, underlined word. Return to the Working with Slots in the Message Window section in the Users Guide to learn more about selecting new vocabulary to fill the slot. Reference: More information about editing and working with slots is available in the Searchable Help on your Series 5 device (or on CD). To learn more, open the Searchable Help and perform a keyword search on slots.

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Section 7: Wireless Capabilities


Your DynaVox Series 5 device can use wireless technology to access and control other devices such as personal computers and electronic equipment. Your Series 5 device contains an infrared (IR) device that sends and receives IR signals. It can learn infrared (IR) codes and transmit IR signals, enabling you to use your Series 5 device as a remote control for electronic equipment such as televisions, DVD players, and stereo systems. You can also use your Series 5 device to access and control your personal computer using either a DynaVox AccessIT device or a Bluetooth Serial Key connection. Reference: Refer to the Quick Start Guide for more information about the location of the IR device(s) on your Series 5 device.

This section offers a brief overview of the wireless capabilities of your Series 5 device.

Remote Control Commands and Remote Control Pages


Before you can use these IR devices to send remote control signals, you must first program your Series 5 device with the specific remote control commands that will work with the electronic appliance (e.g., TV, VCR, etc.) you want to control. The advanced IR hardware in your Series 5 device allows you to quickly find (using a remote control wizard) the proper set of remote control commands that will control your appliance. The Series 5 software provides default remote controls that you can use to program your device through a remote control wizard. (Refer to Programming a Default Remote). After you program a default remote control with the proper remote control commands, you can use a remote control page in your page set to control your appliance. The buttons on the remote control pages in your page set are already programmed with the environmental control behaviors that will work automatically with the default remote controls in the Series 5 software.

Example page: Electronics (Young Adult 60)

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If you create a custom remote control through the remote control wizard, you must perform an extra step before you can use a remote control page to control your appliance. You must assign your custom remote control to a remote control page in your page set. When you assign a custom remote control to a page, the appropriate behavior is usually already set as the default behavior for the page or you may have to select the behavior for the page or for the button (refer to Assigning a Custom Remote Control to a Page).

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The Series 5 software provides a number of default remote controls that you can program to use as the remote control for your electronic appliance. You just need to select the default remote in the software that matches your appliance (e.g., TV, VCR, DVD player, etc.) and then use the remote control wizard in the software to program the default remote for your appliance. Note: You can also create a custom remote control through the remote control wizard. For the step-by-step procedures for creating a custom remote control, open the Searchable Help on your Series 5 device and perform a keyword search on create a custom remote control. To program a default remote: 1. Select Main Menu > Setup > Tools Menu. The Tools menu will open. 2. Select the IR Browser button. The IR Browser menu will open. 3. Select the My Remote Controls button. The My Remote Controls menu will open.

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My Remote Controls menu

4. In the viewport, select the default remote that you want to program. 5. Select the Program the selected remote control button. The remote control wizard will open. The left viewport shows the steps involved in programming the selected default remote. Each step is highlighted as you perform it. Note: The remote control wizard contains several videos that you can view throughout the process. Select the Watch a video: button to open the Media Browser menu and play these videos. When a video is completed, select the OK button to close the Media Browser menu. 6. Select the manufacturer of your appliance in the main viewport on the right. If the manufacturer of your electronic appliance is not listed, just continue with step 7. 7. Select the Next button. If your Series 5 device has the upgraded IR hardware, the wizard will display the number of possible standard codes that may be valid for your appliance. Proceed to step 8. If your Series 5 device does not have the upgraded IR hardware, the wizard will display the steps you must perform to learn each IR command individually. Proceed to step 15.

8. Turn on the appliance that you want to control. 9. Aim the dark plastic panel on the top edge of the Series 5 device at your appliance. While aiming your device, select the Find the right code button. The Test Standard IR Codes menu will open.

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10. Press the POWER button while aiming the top edge of your Series 5 device at the appliance. The wizard will show the current code being tested. If the appliance shuts off, it successfully received the proper IR signal from the Series 5 device. Select the Yes button works as expected button. The wizard will inform you that you have successfully programmed your equipment with the appropriate IR commands. Select the Done button. Proceed to step 18. If the appliance does not shut off, it did not receive the proper IR signal. Select the No - button does not work as expected button. Repeat step 10 to test each of the remaining possible standard codes. Test Standard IR Codes menu

11. If none of the standard codes works as expected (i.e., by shutting off the electronic appliance), select the No - button does not work as expected button after the last standard code is tested. The wizard will give you the option to discover a non-standard code that may work with your appliance. Proceed to step 12. 12. Select the Discover the right code button to attempt to discover a non-standard code that will control your appliance. 13. Aim the top edge of your Series 5 device at the appliance, and select the OK button to continue. 14. The Discover Non-Standard IR Codes menu will open and display the total number of nonstandard codes that can be tested, and the software automatically begins testing the first 10 non-standard codes. If one of the codes successfully shuts off your appliance, select the Yes - one of the commands did what was expected button. The Test Non-Standard IR Codes menu opens, allowing you to find the specific code that powered off your electronic appliance. Proceed to step 16. If none of the codes in the first group of 10 shut your appliance off, select the No none of the commands did what was expected button. The wizard will continue testing with the next group of 10 non-standard codes. If the correct code is not found, the remaining non-standard codes will be tested in the same way.

15. If none of the non-standard codes works as expected, the wizard will inform you that each of the IR commands for your appliance will have to be manually learned. Select the Next button and proceed to step 17. 16. To find the specific non-standard code that shuts off your appliance, press the POWER button in the Test Non-Standard IR Codes menu while aiming the top edge of the Series 5 device at the electronic appliance. If one of the codes turns your appliance back on, select the Yes - one of the commands did what was expected button. The wizard will inform you that you have

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successfully programmed your equipment with the appropriate IR commands. Select the Done button. Proceed to step 18. If a non-standard code did not turn your appliance back on, select the No - none of the commands did what was expected button and continue testing the remaining codes until one of the codes turns your appliance back on.

17. If you have to learn each IR command from the electronic appliances remote control, the software displays the steps you must perform in the remote control wizard. To learn each IR command: a. b. c. d. Obtain the remote control that belongs to your appliance. Turn on your electronic appliance. Aim the remote control at the dark plastic panel on the front edge of your Series 5 device. Select the Start learning each command button. The IR Learning popup will open. Select the Start IR Learning button on the device and then press the appropriate button on the remote control. Note: The first command that your Series 5 device must learn will be displayed. You will be automatically prompted for each command that your Series 5 device must learn from the remote control.

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Select the Stop IR Learning button when finished. If the Series 5 device did not receive a signal from the remote control, a window will inform you that no signal was detected. Select the Try again button to send the signal again. The IR command has a maximum time interval of 20 seconds. If you do not select the Stop IR Learning button before that time runs out, you will receive an error. Select the Try again button to send the signal again, or select the Cancel button to cancel the IR learning process. Note: If you are prompted for a button that is not on your remote control, select the Skip this command button in the Learn IR Command menu.

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Select the Stop IR Learning button when finished. To learn the remaining commands, repeat steps 17c - 17e. Select the OK button once the command learning is complete.

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When the remote control buttons have been learned, the wizard will inform you that you have successfully programmed the commands for your appliance. Select the Done button. Note: To test the commands you programmed, open the Searchable Help and perform a search on the keywords relearn a command on your remote control.

18. Select the OK button to close the My Remote Controls menu. Keep selecting the OK button to close all open menus. Note: When you complete the above steps to program a default remote, you can begin using your Series 5 device as a remote control for your electronic appliance from the universal remote control page or other remote control page in your page set. Every InterAACt page set in the Series 5 software contains remote control pages that have been designed to work with the default remotes once they are programmed. For more information on InterAACt page sets, open the Searchable Help on your Series 5 device (or on CD) and perform a keyword search on DynaVox InterAACt.

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Assigning a Custom Remote Control to a Page


When you create a custom remote control for an electronic appliance, you must assign it to a remote control page in your page set in order to use the custom remote control. To assign a custom remote control to a remote control page, it is recommended that you save an existing remote control page in your page set and then rename it as a new remote control page as described in the procedures that follow. Note: Since the default remotes are set up to work with the remote control pages in your page set, they are already assigned to all of the remote control pages.

Note: You may also assign a custom remote control to blank button on the universal remote control page. For the step-by-step procedures, open the Searchable Help on your Series 5 device and perform a keyword search on assign a custom remote control to the universal remote control page. To assign a custom remote to a remote control page: 1. Select Main Menu > Setup > Page Navigator. The Page Navigator menu will open. 2. In the left viewport, select the folder that contains the remote control page you want to use. 3. In the right viewport, select the remote control page that you want to use to control your appliance. 4. Select the Go to Page button. The selected remote control page will open. 5. Select Main Menu > Page Editing > Page Editor. The remote control page in your page set is highlighted for editing. 6. Select the page. The page is selected when the page border displays blue highlight. Sample remote control page

7. Select Main Menu > File > Save as. The system keyboard will open. 8. Enter the name of the new remote control page that you want to create and select the OK button. 9. View the current behavior associated with the new remote control page by following these steps: a. Select a vacant spot on the page. The page is selected when the page border displays a blue highlight.

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Select the Modify button in the title bar. The Modify Page menu will open. Select the Behavior Editor button in the Open Page Behaviors box. The Behavior Editor menu will open. View the behaviors displayed in the Steps viewport. If the Set Active Remote behavior is displayed, proceed to step 10. If the Set Active Remote behavior is not displayed, proceed to step 11.

10. If the Set Active Remote behavior is displayed in the Steps viewport, complete this step: a. b. c. Select the Set Active Remote behavior in the Steps viewport. Select the Edit button. The Select Remote Control menu will open. Select the remote control you want as the active remote control for the page. Select the Assign select remote control button. The name of the remote control you selected is displayed in parentheses beside Set Active Remote behavior in the Steps viewport of the Behavior Editor menu. Proceed to step 11.

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11. If the Set Active Remote behavior is not displayed in the Steps viewport, you must assign the behavior to each button on the remote control page. To do so, complete this step: a. b. c. d. e. f. g. h. Select the Cancel button to close the Behavior Editor menu. Select the Cancel button to close the Modify Page menu. Select the first remote control command button. Select the Modify button in the title bar. The Modify Button menu will open. Select the Behavior Editor button in the Behaviors box. The Behavior Editor menu will open. Select Environmental Control in the Behaviors drop-down menu, and then select Play Command from Specific Remote behavior form the list of options. Select the Add button. The Select Remote Control menu will open. Select the remote control you want as the active remote control for the button.

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Select the Assign selected remote control button. The Select Command menu will open. Select the command you want to assign to the button and then select the OK button. The name of the remote control and the command you assigned will be displayed in parentheses beside the Play Command from Specific Remote behavior in the Steps viewport of the Behavior Editor menu. If the remote control is not correct, select the behavior, then select the Edit button to display the Select Remote Control menu. Select the correct remote control, then select the Assign selected remote control button. If there are any other behaviors displayed in the viewport besides the Play Command from Specific Remote behavior, delete them by selecting them and then selecting the Delete button.

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Repeat steps a - j to assign the Play Command from Specific Remote behavior for every button on your remote control page. Proceed to step 12.

12. Select the OK button to close the Behavior Editor menu. 13. Select the OK button to close the Modify Page menu or Modify Button menu. 14. Select Main Menu > Exit Page Editor. 15. Select Yes to save the changes you made to the new remote control page. The remote control page is ready to be used to control your electronic appliance. Select the Close button to close the remote control page.

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Creating a New IR Command


If you want to use your Series 5 device to remotely control a device other than a standard electronic appliance (i.e., remote-controlled ceiling fan, X-10 light, toy, etc.), you must first add a name for the command to the IR Browser menu. To do this: 1. Select Main Menu > Setup > Tools Menu. The Tools menu will open. 2. Select the IR Browser button. The IR Browser menu will open. Note: Most of the InterAACt page sets include preprogrammed names for common IR remote control commands. These command names will be displayed in the IR Browser menu, but they will not be functional until you use an IR remote control unit to add actual IR signals to the names. 3. Select the New button. The system keyboard will open.

IR Browser menu

4. Enter a name for the new IR remote control command and select the OK button. The new command will be displayed and highlighted in the viewport at the top of the IR Browser menu. You can now continue by following the steps in Learning an IR Command.

Learning an IR Command
Once a name for an IR remote control command is stored in the IR Browser menu, you can use the actual remote control unit to teach the appropriate IR signal to your Series 5 device. Note: To complete these steps, you will need the remote control unit for the appliance that you want to operate.

1. If you have just completed the Creating a New IR Command steps and your new command name is highlighted in the open IR Browser menu, you can begin with step 2. If you want to open the IR Browser menu to add an IR signal to command name that has

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already been saved (this may be the case if your InterAACt page set includes preprogrammed command names), begin by completing the rest of this step: a. b. c. Select Main Menu > Setup > Tools Menu. The Tools menu will open. Select the IR Browser button. The IR Browser menu will open. Select the name of the command you want to edit. You may need to use the scroll bar to see all the stored command names.

2. Select the Learn button. The IR Learning window will open and display the name of the command that is being learned. 3. Aim the remote control at the IR device on the front edge (or the bottom) of the Series 5 device. Then, select the Start IR Learning button on the device and press the appropriate button on the remote control. (Note that the Start IR Learning button is now a Stop IR Learning button.) 4. Select the Stop IR Learning button. 5. The IR Learning window will let you know that the command learning is complete. Select the OK button. Note: If the Series 5 device did not receive a signal from the remote control, the IR Learning window will inform you that no signal was detected. Select the Try Again button and then go back to step 3.

IR Learning window

Note: IR commands have a maximum time interval of 20 seconds. If you do not select the Stop IR Learning button before that time runs out, you will receive an error. Select the Try Again button and then go back to step 3. To test the new command, aim the IR device on the front edge (or the bottom) of the Series 5 device at the appropriate appliance and select the Test button in the IR Browser menu. The new IR remote control command should be sent successfully. Note: If the new command does not work, return to step 2 and repeat the IR learning process. (You will need to select the OK button to confirm that you want to replace the learning that was previously done for this command.) 6. Select the OK button to close the IR Browser menu. Keep selecting the OK button to close all open menus. If an environmental control behavior and the name for this new command have already been placed in a button, then the button can now be successfully used for remote control of an electronic appliance. If you have not yet added an environmental control behavior to the button you want to use, then you should continue with the Adding an Environmental Control Behavior section.

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Adding an Environmental Control Behavior


Once your Series 5 device has successfully learned a new IR remote control command, you can use the environmental control behaviors to add the command to a button. To do this: 1. Select the Modify button in the title bar. It will turn red. 2. Select the button that you want to change. The Modify Button menu will open. 3. Select the Behaviors button. The Behavior Editor menu will open. Note: If any behaviors are currently displayed in the Steps viewport, you may want to delete them. To do this, select each behavior in the Steps viewport and then select the Delete button. 4. Select the Behaviors drop-down menu, and then select the Environmental Control behavior category. The Behaviors viewport will display the available environmental control behaviors. 5. Select the Perform IR Command behavior. 6. Select the Add button. The Select IR Command menu will open. 7. Select the name of the remote control command you want to add to the button (you may need to use the scroll bar to see all the options). 8. Select the OK button to close the Select the IR Command menu. The Perform IR Command behavior and the name of the command you selected will be added to the Steps viewport in the Behavior Editor menu. 9. Select the OK button to close the Behavior Editor menu. Note: You may want to use the tools in the Modify Button menu to add an appropriate label and/or symbol to the button you are editing. Refer to the Adding a Label to a Button section of this Users Guide for step-by-step instructions. 10. Select the OK button to close the Modify Button menu. The button you selected now has an environmental control behavior and a remote control command. To use the command, simply aim the IR device on the front edge (or the bottom) of the Series 5 device at the appropriate appliance and select the button.

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Computer Access
With DynaVox Series 5 computer access features, you can use your Series 5 device to access and control your personal computer using either a DynaVox AccessIT device or Bluetooth wireless technology. When the AccessIT is connected to the computer, or when the Bluetooth connection has been enabled, your Series 5 device can send information from buttons and from the Message Window. This requires the use of Computer Access behaviors. The behaviors in the Computer Access behavior category of the Behavior Editor menu enable your Series 5 device to convert button selections into keyboard and mouse inputs for the computer. You can use the Modify button to add these behaviors on any communication page. Refer to the Searchable Help on your Series 5 device (or on CD) for information on adding Computer Access behaviors.

Computer Access with AccessIT (Infrared)


To use infrared computer access, plug the AccessIT cable into a USB port on the Windows or Macintosh computer that you want to control with your Series 5 device. Windows computers may display a series of Found New Hardware windows as the AccessIT is recognized and drivers are installed. Note: The AccessIT is compatible with Windows computers using the Windows 2000 operating system or later. The AccessIT is compatible with Macintosh computers running Mac OS 8.1 or later (with versions 10 and 10.2, the computer must be booted in classic mode). After a few seconds, the computer will be ready to receive infrared commands from your Series 5 device through the AccessIT. When you are transmitting commands from your Series 5 device, be sure to point the infrared devices in the top (and front) of your Series 5 device toward the AccessIT. Your Series 5 device can now access and control your computer using Computer Access behaviors and Alternate Output. Refer to the Searchable Help on your Series 5 device (or on CD) for information on setting up Computer Access behaviors and for step-by-step instructions on using Alternate Output with AccessIT. Infrared Sensor

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Computer Access with AccessIT (Bluetooth)


Bluetooth wireless technology is a short-range communication system that allows Bluetooth-enabled devices to communicate with each other without the use of cables. Your Series 5 device has built-in Bluetooth support. To access and control your computer using a Bluetooth connection, you must plug a wireless Bluetooth adapter (such as the DynaVox Bluetooth AccessIT, shown here) into a USB port on the computer that you want to control. Once your Series 5 device and the AccessIT are paired, you will be able to control your computer using your Series 5 device.

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Activity LED

DynaVox Bluetooth AccessIT

Note: If you are using older Series 5 hardware that does not have built-in Bluetooth support, you will need to acquire the DynaVox V/Vmax Bluetooth Adapter (#501244) to connect to your Series 5 device.

On your Windows computer: 1. Plug the AccessIT into a USB port on your computer. (You may see some automatic New Hardware Found or Installing Device Drive Software updates on your computer screen. You do not need to take any action.) 2. Press and hold the Connect button on the AccessIT until the Activity LED starts to blink (approximately 2 seconds).

On your Series 5 device: 3. Select Main Menu > Setup > Setup Menu. The Setup menu will open. 4. Select the Input/Output Settings button. The Input/Output Settings menu will open.

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5. Select the Bluetooth Devices button. The Bluetooth Devices menu will open, and will automatically search for all Bluetooth-enabled devices in the immediate area. (You can also select the Find All button to initiate another search.) When the search is completed, each discovered device will appear as a button in the Bluetooth Devices menu. 6. Select the button that corresponds to the AccessIT. The pairing window will open. 7. Select the Make Default AccessIT button. 8. You should see an alert window after the Bluetooth device is successfully authenticated, and another alert window after it is successfully configured. Select the OK button to close each of these windows. Bluetooth Devices menu

Bluetooth pairing window

Note: You may also see a window that prompts you to return to the Input/Output menu and select Bluetooth AccessIT from the Computer Access dropdown menu. Select the OK button to close this window. 9. If the pairing window is still open, select the OK button to close it. The words [Paired] and [Connected] should appear in the AccessIT button in the Bluetooth Devices menu. (If you selected the Make Default AccessIT button, it should read [Default] as well.) 10. Select the OK button to close the Bluetooth Devices menu. 11. In the Input/Output menu, select the Computer Access drop-down menu and choose Bluetooth AccessIT. 12. Select the Alternate Output button. The Alternate Output menu will open. 13. Select the Enable Alternate Output check box. 14. Select the Alternate Output Destination drop-down menu, and choose Bluetooth AccessIT. 15. Select the OK button to close all open menus.

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Your Series 5 device is now enabled to access and control your Windows computer over a Bluetooth connection. Note: If the Bluetooth connection has been idle for a period of time, you may need to press and hold the Connect button on the AccessIT until the Activity LED blinks again. This will reestablish the connection.

Reference: Refer to the Searchable Help (on your device or on CD) for detailed information on using Computer Access behaviors to control the computer.

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Section 8: Email & Internet Access


The DynaVox Series 5 device enables you to establish a connection with the Internet. Once you are connected, your Internet capabilities depend on the type of device you have.

If you have an open Series 5 device, you can use your Internet connection for:
Full Internet Access (available on open Series 5 devices only) Email Remote Technical Support

If you have a dedicated Series 5 device, you can use your Internet connection for:
Email Remote Technical Support Note: Before you can use your Series 5 device for any online activities, you must acquire Internet service through a third-party vendor. DynaVox Technologies does not provide Internet access.

Connecting to the Internet


This section offers step-by-step instructions for setting up an Internet connection for your Series 5 device. Reference: The Searchable Help on your device (or on CD) also includes stepby-step instructions for establishing a dialup Internet connection. If you will be using this type of Internet access, open the Searchable Help and perform a keyword search on establishing a dialup Internet connection.

Reference: Your Series 5 device shipped with Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE) software pre-loaded, set to protect your system from viruses. For more information on MSE, launch Mozilla Firefox from the Windows desktop, then select Favorites > Get Anti-Virus. This will open a DynaVox Knowledge Base article on MSE.

Reference: No virus protection method is foolproof. You should routinely back up your important data to an external location. Step-by-step instructions for backing up are available in the Backing Up and Restoring section of this Users Guide.

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Establishing a Wireless Internet Connection


Your Series 5 device has built in wireless (WiFi) support. You can easily use your Series 5 device to scan your immediate area for available wireless networks, and then establish a connection with one of them. Note: If you are using an older Series 5 device that does not have built-in WiFi support, you must connect a wireless networking adapter to one of the USB ports. Refer to the Knowledge Base on the DynaVox website (www.dynavoxtech.com) and perform a keyword search on wireless network adapters. A variety of wireless adapters are available at most computer electronics retail stores.

Note: If you are using a USB wireless network adapter, the Microsoft Add Hardware Wizard may open and require you to manually step through the installation process. Simply follow the wizard directions to successfully install the adapter drivers. Also, be sure to always connect it to the same USB port on the right side of your Series 5 device. If you plug it into the other USB port, your Series 5 device may have to install the adapter drivers a second time.

To connect your Series 5 device to a wireless network: Note: If you want to connect to a public wireless network (at an educational facility, restaurant, coffee shop, etc.), you should get permission from the network administrator before attempting to connect. 1. Select Main Menu > Setup > Setup Menu. The Setup menu will open. 2. Select the Input/Output Settings button. The Input/Output Settings menu will open. 3. Select the Wireless Networks button. The Wireless Networks menu will open. Each available wireless network will appear as a button at the top of the menu. The button displays the networks name at the top, a locked icon if the network has security in place (and requires a password), and the signal strength as a percentage in the bottom right. 4. Select button that corresponds to the wireless network that you want to use. 5. Select Yes at the prompt to confirm that you want to connect to the network.

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If the wireless network is password-protected, the system keyboard will open. Enter the password and then select the OK button. Note: You may be asked if you want to your Series 5 device to remember these network settings. If this is a wireless network that you will be connecting to frequently, select the Yes button to close the prompt.

6. If the wireless network you want to use is not shown in the menu, select the Refresh button. Your Series 5 device will scan again for the available networks and update the list shown in the Wireless Networks menu. 7. If the network you want to use still is not shown, you can select the Connect to a network manually button. Complete the rest of this step: Use the system keyboard to enter the name of the wireless network you want to use. Then select the OK button. The Network Settings menu will open. Use the Security Type and Encryption Type drop-down menus to enter the appropriate settings for the network you want to use. Select the OK button. Your Series 5 device will attempt to connect to the network you named, using the settings you entered.

Once you are connected to a wireless network, the word Connected should appear in the networks button in the Wireless Networks menu. 8. Select the OK button to close the Wireless Networks button. Keep selecting the OK button to close all open menus. (This will not close your wireless network connection.)

To close your wireless network connection: 1. If the Wireless Networks menu is not open, open it (select Main Menu > Setup > Setup Menu, then select Input/Output Settings, then select Wireless Networks). 2. Select the button that corresponds to the wireless network you are currently using (the word Connected should appear in the button). 3. Select Yes at the prompt to confirm that you want to disconnect from the network. Note: You may be asked if you want to remove this network from the list of saved networks. If this is a wireless network that you will be connecting to frequently, select the No button to close the prompt. 4. Select the OK button to close the Wireless Networks button. Keep selecting the OK button to close all open menus.

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Accessing the Internet on an Open Device


If you have an open Series 5 device and you would like to access the Internet, please continue with these simple steps: Note: Before proceeding, your Series 5 device must have an active connection to the Internet. Refer to the Connecting to the Internet section of this Users Guide for more information. 1. Select the Minimize button in the top right corner of the title bar. 2. Double-select the Internet Explorer icon on the Windows desktop. The Microsoft Internet Explorer window will open and you can use it just as you would on any Windows computer. The open Series 5 device enables you access the Internet with the same selection method you use for the DynaVox Series 5 software. You may also choose to connect your USB mouse and keyboard (these accessories were shipped with your device) to your Series 5 device for Internet use.

Onscreen Keyboards
The DynaVox Series 5 software includes a set of interface tools called "onscreen keyboards." Onscreen keyboards are special pages that enable you to control other Windows applications using the same selection method that you use to control the DynaVox Series 5 software. When you are using an onscreen keyboard, the Series 5 communication page will disappear. In its place, the onscreen keyboard will "float" (like a popup) on the Windows desktop. Selecting buttons on the onscreen keyboard will send words, phrases, symbols and commands into the active Windows application.

Series 5 Onscreen Keyboard

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Onscreen keyboards are ideal for individuals who are unable to access a standard mouse and keyboard, since any DynaVox Series 5 selection method can be used to enter text and send mouse commands. Reference: For more information, open the Searchable Help on your Series 5 device (or on CD) and perform a keyword search on using an onscreen keyboard.

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Setting Up Your DynaVox Email Account


Before you can use your Series 5 device to send and receive email, you must set up an email account. DynaVox Technologies offers a free email account to every Series 5 device user, and the Series 5 software enables you to set it up quickly and easily. This section provides step-by-step instructions for setting up the free email account that is provided by DynaVox Technologies. It also includes a brief overview of the default email settings in the DynaVox Series 5 software and the available email behaviors. Reference: You can also choose to use an email account from an independent email provider. For step-by-step instructions, open the Searchable Help on your Series 5 device (or on CD) and perform a keyword search on set up a third-party email account.

To set up your DynaVox email account: Note: Before proceeding, your Series 5 device must have an active connection to the Internet. Refer to the Connecting to the Internet section of this Users Guide for more information. 1. Select Main Menu > Setup > Tools Menu. The Tools menu will open. 2. Select the Email & Text Message button. The Email and Text Messaging menu will open. 3. Select the Options button. The Email Options menu will open. 4. Select the Use DynaVox Email Account check box. The Create User Name window will open. 5. Select the text box. The system keyboard will open. 6. Enter the first half of the email address that you want to create. A mydvox.com extension will automatically be added. For example, if you enter john.doe, then your complete email address will be john.doe@mydvox.com.

Email Options menu: General tab

Note: Once the user name for this DynaVox email account is set, it cannot be easily changed.

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7. Select the OK button to close the system keyboard. The text that you entered will be shown in the text box of the Create User Name window. 8. Select the OK button to continue. An hourglass will appear while your Series 5 device is checking to make sure that the name you requested is available. Once your email address has been accepted, the Set DynaVox Email Password window will open. Note: If the email address you entered already exists, you will be returned to the Create User Name window. Return to step 7 to try and create a different email address. 9. Select the Password text box. The system keyboard will open. 10. Enter the password you want to use (it must be between 6 and 16 characters long). Note: The password for your DynaVox email account is case-sensitive.

11. Select the OK button to close the system keyboard. 12. Select the Confirm Password text box. The system keyboard will open. 13. Re-enter your password, exactly as you did in step 10. 14. Select the OK button to close the system keyboard. 15. Select the OK button in the Set DynaVox Email Password window. The DynaVox Email Confirmation window will open to state that your DynaVox email account is ready to use. 16. Select the OK button to close the confirmation window. You will be returned to the Email Options menu. Most of the text boxes will be filled in with information automatically generated by the DynaVox Series 5 software and the DynaVox email servers. 17. Select the Your Name text box. The system keyboard will open. 18. Enter your name as you would like it to appear in outgoing email messages and select the OK button. Your name will be displayed in the text box. 19. Test your devices connection with the email services by selecting the Test Server Connections. Then, select the OK button to close the window that is presented. 20. Select the OK button to close the Email Options menu. Note: You should select the Check for Messages button in the Email and Text Messaging menu after your DynaVox account is set up. You will receive a Welcome to MyDvox.com email message, to confirm that the free email account for your Series 5 device has been successfully activated. 21. Select the OK button to close the Email and Text Messaging menu. Keep selecting the OK button to close all open menus.
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Default Settings for Email


When you first set up your email account, there are four default settings in the Email Options menu that will affect the way you use email on your Series 5 device. The first one can be found on the Composing Messages tab: Use my Email Page to compose messages - This is the page that you will use to compose, reply to or forward email messages. The name of your email page is displayed on the button to the right of the check box. This page was selected when you completed the User Setup Wizard. Email Options menu: Composing Messages tab

The other default email settings can be found on the Managing Messages tab: Check for new messages every _ minutes - Your Series 5 device will check for incoming email messages at the interval shown in the button. By default, this interval is set to 15 minutes. When a message is received - This setting determines how the DynaVox Series 5 software will react when a new email is received. By default, an envelope-shaped icon will appear in the title bar. Save Sent Messages - A copy of each email that you send will be saved in the Sent folder in the Email and Text Messaging menu. This feature is active by default.

Email Options menu: Managing Messages tab

Reference: You can easily change the default settings, or any of the other settings in the Email Options menu. To learn more about the settings, open the Searchable Help and perform a keyword search on the name of the option you are interested in.

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Your Email Page


The DynaVox software includes a group of behaviors that allow you to efficiently send or read email from your communication pages. You can use your standard pages to create a message, and then use the email behaviors to send that message as an outgoing email. The email pages that are included in the InterAACt page sets use behaviors from the Email category of the Behavior Editor menu. These behaviors are provided to streamline the process of sending an email message. The sample email page below displays buttons that are pre-programmed with some of the email behaviors. For more information on all of the Email behaviors, refer to Appendix A: Behavior Reference in the Searchable Help. Example page: My Text/Email (30 Buttons)

You should customize your selected email page to suit your own needs and preferences. You could add tools that you use to generate novel messages (predictor buttons, links to a keyboard page, access to popups, links to other pages in your page set, etc.). This allows you to use your familiar rate enhancement tools to compose messages more quickly. The InterAACt email pages generally include a Link to Core Word or Keyboard Page button that you can modify with a Go To behavior (refer to the Linking to a New Page section in this Users Guide).

Note: For more suggestions on how to customize your email page, open the Searchable Help on your Series 5 device (or on CD) and perform a keyword search on modify a sample email page.

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Sending and Receiving Email


This section will show you how to use your InterAACt email page to create and send a new email message, and how to read and reply to an email message that you have received. Reference: You can choose to use the tools in the Email and Text Messaging menu (instead of an email page) to create and answer email messages. To learn more, open the Searchable Help and perform a keyword search on using the menus for outgoing email messages.

Reference: To learn how to use any of the other email options, such as forwarding an email you have received or attaching files to your emails, please refer to Chapter 15: Email and Text Messaging in the Searchable Help on your Series 5 device (or on CD).

Sending an Email
To use your email page to create and send an original message: 1. Navigate to your email page. 2. Compose your message in the Message Window, using the buttons on your email page (or on the page that opens when you select the Link to Core Word or Keyboard Page button). Note: As long as you are sending your text to the Message Window, you can use any communication page to compose an email message. Your text will remain in the Message Window when you return to your email page. 3. When your message is complete, select the button with the Complete Email behavior (the button may be labeled Finish Email). The Compose Email menu will open. The text from the Message Window will be displayed in the large viewport. 4. If you want to choose an email address from your Address Book menu, proceed to step 5. If you want to enter a new address, complete this step:

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Reference: To learn more about using the Address Book menu, open the Searchable Help on your Series 5 device (or on CD) and perform a keyword search on using the Address Book. a. b. Select the text box beside the To button. The system keyboard will open. Enter the recipients email address and select the OK button. The email address will be displayed in the text box. Note: To send an email to more than one person, simply place a semi-colon (followed by a space) between each address. For example: person1@mydvox.com; person2@mydvox.com.

5. To choose an email address from the Address Book menu, select the To button (the Send To... menu will open) and then complete this step: a. b. Select the check box beside each address you want to use. (You can send an email to more than one person.) Select the OK button. The Send To... menu will close and the selected address will be added to the text box beside the To button. Continue with step 6. Note: To send a copy of this email to another address, repeat step 4 (using the Cc text box). To send a copy to an address in the Address Book menu, repeat step 5 (selecting the Cc button).

6. Select the Subject text box. The system keyboard will open. 7. Enter a subject line (or title) for your email and select the OK button. Your text will appear in the Subject text box. Note: The subject line can be filled in automatically if the Use the first line in the Message Window as the Subject line check box is selected on the Composing Messages tab of the Email Options menu. For instructions on activating this feature, open the Searchable Help and perform a keyword search on define settings for composing messages. 8. Select the Send button. The Compose Email menu will close and your message will be sent. A Sent Email Message notice will appear in the title bar.

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Reading an Incoming Email


When you receive an incoming email, an envelope-shaped icon will appear in the title bar at the top of the touch screen (if the DynaVox Series 5 default settings have not been changed). To read your new email message: 1. Open the Email and Text Messaging menu. Email icon in title bar

Note: You can access this menu by selecting Main Menu > Setup > Tools Menu, and then selecting Email & Text Message in the Tools menu. Or, you can open your email page and select the button with the Show Email Browser behavior. Or, you may add a button with a Show Email Browser behavior to your main communication page. The email you just received will be displayed in the top viewport. You will be able to see the senders email address, the subject line of the email (if there is one), the date and time at which it was sent, and whether the email includes any attached files. A check box will be displayed to the left of the email information. Email and Text Messaging menu, with sample emails

When you select the email in the top viewport, the content of the email message will be displayed in the bottom viewport. 2. Select the View button to read the email message in the View Email menu. 3. If the email message contains any attached files, the Attachments button in the View Email menu will be enabled. To view or save any attached files, select the Attachments button and continue with step 4. Otherwise, proceed to step 7.

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4. The Attachments menu contains two viewports. The left viewport lists all of the files that are attached to the email message. Select the check box for the attachment in the left viewport that you want to save. A preview of the attachment will appear in the right viewport. Attachments menu

5. Choose how you want to handle the selected attachment: Import - Select the Import button to automatically save the file in the appropriate folder for the Series 5 software (i.e., sound files will be automatically saved in the User Files\Sounds folder, images will be automatically saved in the My Symbols symbol set, etc.). Note: If you are saving an attached package or page file, you will be prompted to choose the folder in the Page Browser menu where the file contents will be saved and expanded. Save As - Select the Save As button to save the file in the folder or your own choosing.

6. Select the OK button to close the Attachments menu. Keep selecting the OK button to close all open menus.

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Replying to a Received Email


To reply to an email message that you have received: 1. Open the Email and Text Messaging menu. Note: You can access this menu by selecting Main Menu > Setup > Tools Menu, and then selecting Email & Text Message in the Tools menu. Or, you can open your email page and select the button with the Show Email Browser behavior. Or, you may add a button with a Show Email Browser behavior to your main communication page. 2. In the top viewport, select the check box for the email message that you want to reply to. 3. Select the Reply button at the bottom of the menu. Your email page will open and display the reply message content in the Message Window. Note: If your email page includes the Pending Email Subject active label, then the label will display the subject of the email with RE: added to the beginning of the line. If your email page includes the Pending Email To active label, then the label will display the email address of the person to whom you are replying. 4. Add your own comments to the text in the Message Window, using the buttons on your email page (or on the page that opens when you select the Link to Core Word or Keyboard Page button). Note: If you use a system keyboard to add your comments, the original text of the email will be highlighted when the system keyboard opens. If you do not want to overwrite this text, select the right arrow key in the lower right corner of the system keyboard to remove the highlight. Then, use the arrow keys to position the cursor in front of the original text, so that your new text appears before the original text. 5. When your message is complete, select the button with the Complete Email behavior (the button may be labeled Finish Email). The Compose Email menu will open. The text from the Message Window will be displayed in the large viewport. The address of the person to whom you are replying will be displayed in the text box beside the To button. 6. Select the Send button. The Compose Email menu will close and your message will be sent. A Sent Email Message notice will appear in the title bar. Reference: For more information and step-by-step instructions about creating, sending, receiving, and working with email messages, refer to Chapter 15: Email & Text Messaging in the Searchable Help on your Series 5 device (or on CD).

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Section 9: Backing Up & Restoring


This section of the Users Guide describes what a .user file is, and how it enables you to customize the Series 5 software to your own needs and specifications. This section also provides instructions on backing up your custom information (pages, sounds, symbols, etc.), as well as sharing that information with other Series 5 device users. Finally, this section includes step-by-step instructions for upgrading your DynaVox Series 5 software over an active Internet connection.

What is a User?
When you completed the User Setup Wizard in the Creating a User section of this Users Guide, you named and created a user for your Series 5 device (which is saved as a .user file). This user is a set of files that includes your page set, vocabulary, symbols and settings, and more. Note: You can create multiple users on one Series 5 device. This is especially useful in situations where more than one person is using the same device to communicate. There are certain user-specific elements, files and software settings in the DynaVox Series 5 software that enable you to customize the device. These files and settings are saved in the .user file when the current user is backed up or saved. When you change the active user, the current users files and settings are replaced by those of the user that you are opening. The user-specific elements and settings in the DynaVox Series 5 software are listed below: Selection method Voice settings Pages in the Page Browser menu Custom symbols Email and text messaging settings Rate enhancement information IR commands Files in the User Files folder Custom sounds Imported media files (digital pictures, video files, sounds, MP3 files)

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The User Manager Menu


The User Manager menu enables you to select the current user for the Series 5 device. You can also use the User Manager menu to add, copy, rename and delete users, as well as to export and import users between Series 5 devices. To open the User Manager menu: 1. Select Main Menu > Setup > Setup Menu. The Setup menu will open. 2. Select the User Manager button. The User Manager menu will open. The left viewport lists all of the users that are available on this Series 5 device. The current user is highlighted and shown in a bold font (and also shown below the two viewports).

User Manager menu

Note: For step-by-step instructions on using all of the features of the User Manager menu, refer to Chapter 20: Managing User Data Files in the Searchable Help on your Series 5 device (or on CD).

Save the Current User


As you are working to customize your user by creating pages, importing pictures and adjusting settings, you should periodically save your work. To save new files or settings to the currently active user: 1. Select Main Menu > Setup > Setup Menu. The Setup menu will open. 2. Select the User Manager button. The User Manager menu will open. The name of the current user will be displayed below the viewport sat the top of the menu. 3. Select the Save Current User Settings button. 4. Select the OK button to close the User Manager menu. Keep selecting the OK button to close all open menus.

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Open a Different User


If there are multiple .user files in your DynaVox Series 5 software, you can easily switch from one to another. Changing users will close any custom pages, pictures, sounds and video files that are assigned to the current user. All of the customized pages, pictures, sounds and video files that are assigned to the user that you open will be accessible. To open a different user on your Series 5 device: 1. Select Main Menu > Setup > Setup Menu. The Setup menu will open. 2. Select the User Manager button. The User Manager menu will open. The name of the current user will be displayed below the viewports at the top of the menu. 3. In the left viewport, select the name of the user that you want to open. 4. Select the Change to Selected User button. 5. Select the Yes button to confirm that you want to change users. 6. Select the Exit DynaVox button to confirm that you want to restart your device software. The touch screen will go dark and the device will begin the reset process. A series of splash screens may be presented for a few moments. Do not make any selections on these screens. Do not select the power button. After a brief period, your device software will automatically restart. The new user is now active.

Backing Up Your Information


Creating a backup copy of your .user file and storing it in a safe place will help you to avoid losing your information if a device problem should occur. When you back up a user, you save all the information and files (including pages, pictures, sounds and user settings) that are associated with the selected user. You can then use the .user backup file to restore your device to a previous condition if necessary. Your Series 5 device was shipped with a USB storage device (also called a USB flash drive or a jump drive) that can be used to back up a .user file Reference: If you are using an open Series 5 device, you can use an external CD drive or DVD drive to burn a backup copy of a user to a CD. Either of these devices can be purchased at most computer electronics stores. You cannot use a dedicated Series 5 device to burn files to CD. To find step-by-step information, open the Searchable Help and perform a keyword search on back up to CD.

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To complete a backup: 1. Connect the file sharing device to a USB port on the right side of your Series 5 device. Note: If a Microsoft window appears, asking if you want to display the contents of the file sharing device, close the window by selecting the Close button [X] in the top right corner, or by selecting the Cancel button. 2. Select Main Menu > Setup > Setup Menu. The Setup menu will open. 3. Select the User Manager button. The User Manager menu will open. 4. In the left viewport, select the name of the user you want to back up. (If you want to back up the user that is currently active, skip this step and proceed to step 5.) 5. Select the Back Up Selected User button. 6. You will be asked if you want to include saved emails and email settings in the backup. If you have emails and email settings that you want to preserve, select the Yes button. Otherwise, select the No button. Note: If you plan to share this user file with another Series 5 device, you should not include emails and email settings in the backup.

The DynaVox Series 5 software will save the selected user and then open the Enter File Name menu. 7. Select the Show All Directories check box. 8. In the left viewport, select the icon for the file sharing device. Typically, this is drive D:, E: or F:. 9. Select the Name text box. The system keyboard will open. 10. Enter a name for the backup file. It is a good idea to incorporate the date into the file name (for example, backup_john_doe_01-01-08). The file will automatically be given a .user file extension. 11. Select the OK button to close the system keyboard. Please be patient - an hourglass icon may appear while the backup is processing. Do not select the power button or the touch screen, or connect/disconnect any peripheral devices until the backup is successfully completed. 12. When you are prompted that the user backup was successful, select the OK button. 13. Select the OK button to close the User Manager menu. Keep selecting the OK button to close all open menus. File sharing device

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The backed-up user file (.user) is now available on the external file sharing device. You can now disconnect the file sharing device from the Series 5 device. You may want to transfer the .user file to a computer for safekeeping. Note: Since .user backup files provide a way to keep your pages and other information safe, it is very important to keep track of these files. When you back up your device, be sure to use the Appendix D: Backup Data Worksheet at the end of the Users Guide. This simple worksheet provides a place to keep a record of the backup files that you have created.

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Restoring Your Information from a Backup


The User Manager menu enables you to overwrite the information in the currently open user with the information in a backup .user file. This file can exist on a file sharing device (i.e., USB flash drive, CD or DVD), or in the Backup folder on your Series 5 device hard drive. Note: Restoring from a backup .user file will overwrite the information in the user that is currently open.

To restore the current user from a backup file: 1. If the backup file is stored on a file sharing device, connect it to your Series 5 device (the USB ports are on the right side). If you are using an external CD or DVD drive, you may also have to plug the drive into a wall outlet for power, and make sure that the disc with the .user file is loaded in the drive. Note: If a Microsoft window appears, asking if you want to display the contents of the file sharing device, close the window by selecting the Close button [X] in the top right corner, or by selecting the Cancel button. 2. Select Main Menu > Setup > Setup Menu. The Setup menu will open. 3. Select the User Manager button. The User Manager menu will open. The name of the current user will be displayed below the viewports at the top of the menu. Note: You can only restore the currently active user. If you want to restore a user that is not currently active, you must change users to make that user active. For step-by-step instructions on opening a different user, refer to the Open a Different User section in this Users Guide. 4. Select the Restore Current User from Backup button. 5. Select the Yes button to confirm that you want to continue. The Select File menu will open. 6. Select the location that contains the backup file that you want to use to restore your device. Use one of the following methods: If the file is on a file sharing device, proceed to step 7. If the file is in the Backup folder on your device hard drive, proceed to step 8.

7. To restore from a backup file on a file sharing device, complete this step: a. Select the Show All Directories check box.

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In the left viewport, select the icon for the file sharing device. Typically, this is drive D:, E:, or F:. Proceed to step 8. File sharing device

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8. In the right viewport, select the backup file (.user) that you want to use. 9. Select the OK button to close the Select File menu and start the restore process. Please be patient - the restore process may take a few minutes. An hourglass icon may appear. Do not make any screen selections during this process. Do not select the power button. Do not disconnect any file sharing devices. 10. When the restore process is complete, select the Exit DynaVox button to confirm that you want to restart your device software. The touch screen will go dark and the device will begin the reset process. A series of splash screens may be presented for a few moments. Do not make any selections on these screens. Do not select the power button. After a brief period, your device software will automatically restart. After the device has completely finished the restart process, you may disconnect the file sharing device if you wish. The information that was stored in the backup .user file has overwritten that of the current .user file, and is now active on your Series 5 device.

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Upgrading Your Device Software


From time to time, DynaVox Technologies may provide a new version of DynaVox Series 5 software that should be loaded onto your Series 5 device. The new software will provide added features or fix system errors. Upgrades for the DynaVox Series 5 software will be made available in the following ways: Posted on the DynaVox website (www.dynavoxtech.com) - Your Series 5 device can download the file over a live Internet connection and upgrade your system software. Shipped on CD - You can manually upgrade your device software by copying the upgrade file that was shipped on CD to an external file sharing device (with enough storage space). Reference: This section of the Users Guide describes the Internet upgrade process. For instructions on upgrading using a CD and external file sharing device, open the Searchable Help on your Series 5 device (or on CD) and perform a keyword search on upgrading using an external file sharing device.

Note: Upgrading will not affect your pages or custom files in any way. Even so, it is recommended that you back up the current user on your device before upgrading the software. Refer to the Backing Up Your Information section of this Users Guide for more information. To upgrade your DynaVox Series 5 software over an active Internet connection: 1. Connect the power cable to the DC adapter/charger that was shipped with your Series 5 device. 2. Plug the charger jack into the charger port on the side of your device. 3. Plug the adapter into an electrical outlet. The amber charging indicator LED above the devices touch screen will light up. 4. Connect to the Internet (see the Establishing a Wireless Internet Connection in this Users Guide). 5. Select Main Menu > Setup > System Settings. The System Settings menu will open. If an upgrade file is available, a green checkmark will appear to the right of the DynaVox Upgrade button.

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System Settings menu (with upgrade checkmark)

Note: If there is no green checkmark next to the DynaVox Upgrade button, then there is no upgrade file available. Select the Cancel button to close the System Settings menu.

Note: If you choose not to download the upgrade file and select the Cancel button, the green check mark next to the DynaVox Upgrade button will not appear again until a different upgrade file is available. You may still choose to download an upgrade file that you previously declined by selecting the DynaVox Upgrade button. 6. Select the DynaVox Upgrade button. 7. An alert will remind you that upgrading does not affect your custom information, and ask if you want to continue. Select the Yes button to continue. 8. An alert will ask if you want to download the upgrade file from the Internet. Select the Yes button to continue. Please be patient - it may take several minutes to download the upgrade file, depending on the speed of your Internet connection. Note: If you experience difficulty downloading the upgrade file, you may want to consider using a wired Internet connection. This would require connecting a USB-to-Ethernet adapter to one of your devices USB ports, and then connecting an Ethernet cable (with an active Internet connection) to the adapter. These adapters and cables can be purchased at most computer electronics retail stores.

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Once the upgrade file has been completely downloaded, the touch screen will go dark and your device will begin the software upgrade process. This will involve restarting your device at least once. Note: Do not touch the power button during the software upgrade process. Do not disconnect the power cord or any file sharing devices during the upgrade or restart process.

After a few minutes, your device software will restart. Note: When your software upgrade is complete, the Release Notes package will automatically be opened on your Series 5 device. This package contains a series of pages that highlight and explain the new features available in this software release. You may browse through the Release Notes package, or you may choose to return to the page that was open before you began the software upgrade. You may disconnect the DC adapter/charger cord from the device once the software upgrade is complete.

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Appendix A: Searchable Help


Your DynaVox device includes an on-board Searchable Help system. It provides immediate, topical technical support at your fingertips. It contains explanations and instructions for all of the features, functions and capabilities of the Series 5 hardware and software. To launch the Searchable Help, select Main Menu > Help > Help. The Searchable Help will open in a new window. Use the tabs in the right viewport to search for topics in the Searchable Help. The contents of the selected topic will be displayed in the left viewport. Series 5 Device Searchable Help

Contents Tab - Displays the topics in a tree view. Closed book icons represent topics that contain sub-topics. You can select a closed book icon to open it and see the subtopics it contains. You can select an open book icon again to close it. The page icons within a book represent the individual Help topics. You can click on any topic in the left viewport and its content will be displayed in the right viewport. Index Tab - Use the vertical scroll bar to find the index entry you want, or you can type the first few letters of the term in the text box. You can double-click on an entry in the left viewport to display the contents in the right viewport, or you can single-click on the entry and then select the Display button. Search Tab - Enables you to search the entire Help system for keywords or phrases. Simply enter the word or phrase in the text box and select the Search Topics button. The viewport below will display all entries that contain the word or phrase you entered. The topics found in the search are ranked in order of relevance. Select one of the entries in the left viewport to display the topic in the right viewport. You can click on the arrow to the right of the text box to see your search history. You can then select one of those words to perform the same search again.

To close the Searchable Help, select the Close [X] button in the upper right corner.

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Searchable Help Organization


Chapters 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. Introduction to the DynaVox Series 5 device Hardware & Software Overview System Setup Speech Setup Introduction to Series 5 Pages Creating Pages, Popups & Templates Using the Modify Button Assigning Behaviors Working with Symbol Sets Using the Page Editor Defining Page Elements in the Page Editor Page Layout Techniques in the Page Editor Adding Digital Pictures and Video Files Managing Custom Sound and Music Files Email & Text Messaging Using Rate Enhancement Tools Using Environmental Controls Miscellaneous Features Managing Files and Pages Managing User Data Files

Appendices A. B. C. D. E. F. G. H. I. Behavior Reference Interacting with Windows (Open Series 5 device Only) Importing Content from Other Devices External Hardware Remote Technical Support through your Device Expansion Rules Glossary Advanced Programming Language End-User License Agreement (EULA)

Many of the chapters in the Searchable Help coincide with sections of this Users Guide. The difference is that the Searchable Help offers comprehensive explanations and step-by-step instructions for all features and functions of your Series 5 device. Note: The Training Materials & Upgrade Files CD that accompanied your device also contains a copy of the Searchable Help.

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Appendix B: Other Resources


This Users Guide provides an introduction to the basic features of your Series 5 device. After reviewing the steps that are offered in this manual, you should be able to begin programming and communicating with your device at the most basic level. DynaVox Technologies also provides a number of additional resources that provide more in-depth instructions for all of the features and functionality of your Series 5 device.

On-Device Resources
In addition to the Searchable Help (see Appendix A), there are a number of instructional resources that are already loaded onto your Series 5 device. This section of the Users Guide shows how to access them.

How To Help
Your Series 5 device provides help through the main drop-down menu. The How To Help contains step-by-step instructions on performing common procedures on your Series 5 device. You can also send the text in the on-device help to the Message Window or to a connected printer for a hard copy. To access the How To Help, select Main Menu > Help > How To. The How To window will open. How To menu

The How To window contains the following controls:

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Search - When the Search tab is active, all the help topics are visible in the upper viewport. You can enter a string of text in the text box and select the Search button. The upper viewport will then only display all of the topics that matched your search. Selecting a topic will display the corresponding step-by-step instructions in the lower viewport. Select the Show All button to once again show all help topics. Contents - When the Contents tab is active, the upper viewport displays all of the available help topics in a folder (or tree) structure. Select an expansion box with a [+] to display the help topics in the selected folder. Select the help topic itself to display the step-by-step instructions in the lower viewport. Video - If the Video button is enabled, selecting it will display a tutorial video that corresponds to the current topic. Print - Select the Print button to send the text in the lower viewport to a printer connected to the Series 5 device. Send to MW - Select the Send to MW button to send the text in the lower viewport to the Message Window. You can then select the Message Window to have your device speak the text. Hide Questions/ Show Questions - Select the Hide Questions button to hide the upper viewport, increasing the size of the lower viewport. To see the upper viewport again, select the Show Questions button.

When finished, select the OK button to close the How To menu.

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Video Tutorials
Your Series 5 device includes a collection of video tutorials that narrate the step-by-step instructions on performing common procedures, while providing screen images that display how your device will react. To access the video tutorials: 1. Select Main Menu > Help > Tutorials. The Video Tutorials for the Series 5 popup will open. Video tutorials popup

2. The tabs divide the videos into categories. Select the video category that you want to view. 3. The buttons down the left side represent the different videos. Select a button to play the video on the right side of the popup. 4. Select the Pause/Play button to pause the video, or to resume a video that is currently paused. 5. Select the Stop button to stop playing a video. 6. When finished, select the X button in the upper right corner to close the popup.

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External Resources
DynaVox also supplies the following methods for instruction and/or assistance with the Series 5 device:

Documentation on CD
The Product Documentation & Upgrade Files CD that shipped with your Series 5 device contains all of the instructional documentation that has been written for the DynaVox Series 5 software and the Series 5 devices. This documentation has been organized into many different formats, including: Training Modules - The CD contains a series of training modules for the DynaVox Series 5 software. Each module is broken down into several short lessons, allowing you to work on each individual lesson as your schedule permits. New training modules will be released periodically. Comprehensive Guide - The Comprehensive Guide contains the same structure and content of the Searchable Help, but presents it in an electronic book format. Note: In order to view any of the documentation on CD, you must have Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your computer. If you do not, you may download it free from this Adobe website: http://get.adobe.com/reader.

Online Knowledge Base


The DynaVox Knowledge Base contains frequently-requested product information, including troubleshooting tips and programming advice. To access this information, simply log on to www.dynavoxtech.com, select the Support link in the main menu bar, and then select Search Knowledge Base.

Remote Technical Support through Your Device


You can use your Series 5 device to contact a technical support representative live (through an active internet connection), and receive one-on-one technical support in real time. You will be able to chat with the technician, who can perform diagnostics on your hardware and software remotely (if you grant the proper permission). To access Remote Technical Support, select Main Menu > Help > Tech Support.

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Telephone Technical Support


If you are unable to find the answers you need using any of the resources listed above, you can contact DynaVox Technical Support by calling 1-800-344-1778. Training and programming assistance, as well as technical troubleshooting support, are available Monday through Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. If you purchased your device outside the United States and Canada, please call the helpline number for your local DynaVox distributor. Note: If you call Technical Support, please have your Series 5 device and its serial number at hand.

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Appendix C: Finding the Introductory Pages


When you open the DynaVox Series 5 software for the first time, you should see the first of a series of introductory pages. Introduction Page 1 popup

If you do not see the introductory pages, you can quickly find them by following these steps: 1. Select the Main Menu button in the title bar. Title bar (open Series 5 device)

Main Menu 2. Select Setup > Setup Menu. The Setup menu will open. 3. Select the User Manager button. The User Manager menu will open. 4. The current user is listed in the space between the viewports and the blue buttons. If Startup User is listed as the current user, you may proceed to step 6. If any other user is listed as the current user, you must complete step 5. 5. To open the proper user, select Startup User in the left viewport (in the top, left corner of the menu) and then complete the rest of this step:

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User Manager menu

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Select the Change to Selected User button. Select the Yes button to confirm that you want to change users. The user that is currently open will be saved and the Startup User will be loaded. Please be patient - this may take a few moments. Select the Exit DynaVox button. Your DynaVox Series 5 software will close and restart. The startup process may take a moment. When the software restarts, you will see the first introductory page. You can now return to the The Introductory Pages section of this Users Guide.

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6. If the Startup User is already active, find the first introductory page by completing this step: a. b. c. d. e. Select the OK button to close the User Manager menu. Select the Tools button in the Setup menu. The Tools menu will open. Select the Page Browser button. The Page Browser menu will open. Select the empty text box beside the Search button. The system keyboard will open. Enter introduction page 1 and select the OK button. The first introductory page will be highlighted in the Select Page window. A small preview picture of the page will be visible. Select the OK button to close the Select Page window. The page will be highlighted in the right viewport of the Page Browser menu. Select the Go To Page button. The first introductory page will open and you can return to the The Introductory Pages section of this Users Guide.

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Appendix D: Backup File Worksheet


Note: For best results, make a copy of this appendix and leave this copy blank for future use.

Since .user backup files provide a way to keep your pages and other information safe, it is very important to know where your .user backup files are. This worksheet provides a good place to keep a record of your backups. Simply fill in the name you gave to the .user file (for example, backup_john_doe_01-15-10), the name of the user that was saved, the date you created the backup file and an indication of where the file is stored (for example, the name of the CD you used in the backup process). Note: To learn how to back up your DynaVox Series 5 software, please refer to the Backing Up Your Information section of this Users Guide.

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Appendix E: End-User Licence Agreement (EULA)


END USER LICENSE AGREEMENT ("EULA") for SOFTWARE ACCOMPANYING DYNAVOX DEVICES NOTICE TO USER: PLEASE READ THIS CONTRACT CAREFULLY. BY USING THE DYNAVOX DEVICE OR ANY ACCOMPANYING SOFTWARE YOU ACCEPT ALL THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THIS AGREEMENT, AS WELL AS THE WARRANTY DISCLAIMER AND LIMITATIONS AND INDEMNIFICATION IN SECTION 7. YOU AGREE THAT THIS AGREEMENT IS ENFORCEABLE LIKE ANY WRITTEN NEGOTIATED AGREEMENT SIGNED BY YOU. THIS AGREEMENT IS ENFORCEABLE AGAINST YOU AND ANY LEGAL ENTITY THAT OBTAINED THE SOFTWARE AND ON WHOSE BEHALF IT IS USED. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE, DO NOT USE THIS DEVICE OR SOFTWARE. IF YOU HAVE NOT HAD AN OPPORTUNITY TO REVIEW THIS LICENSE AND YOU DO NOT ACCEPT THIS AGREEMENT, YOU MAY OBTAIN A REFUND OF ANY AMOUNT YOU ORIGINALLY PAID IF YOU: (A) DO NOT USE THE DEVICE OR SOFTWARE AND (B) RETURN THE DEVICE AND SOFTWARE, WITH PROOF OF PAYMENT, TO THE LOCATION FROM WHICH IT WAS OBTAINED WITHIN THIRTY (30) DAYS OF THE PURCHASE DATE. DynaVox Systems, LLC (hereinafter referred to as DynaVox) and its suppliers own all intellectual property in the Software that accompanies DynaVox devices. DynaVox permits You to Use the Software only in accordance with the terms of this Agreement. SECTION 1 - DEFINITIONS a. "Agreement" means this END USER LICENSE AGREEMENT ("EULA") and all terms and conditions contained therein. b. "Device" means the communication aid device obtained from DynaVox herewith and accompanying the Software. c. "You" or "Your" means the person, company, or organization that has purchased this Device or is using this Device. d. "Software" means: (a) any object code installed on the Device; (b) all of the contents of the files, disk(s), CDROM(s) or other media delivered with the Device for use on a Computer, regardless of whether the Software was already installed on the device or is accessed separately from the device. Software also includes, but is not limited to: (i) related explanatory written materials or files ("Documentation"); and (ii) upgrades, modified versions, updates, additions, and copies of the Software, if any, licensed to You by DynaVox (collectively, "Updates"). e. "Use" or "Using" means to access, open, install, download, copy or otherwise benefit from using the functionality of the Software in accordance with the Documentation. f."License Key" means software based key(s) to be delivered to the Licensee as a consequence of this Agreement, if applicable, and that provide technical means for installing the Software. g.Computer" means an electronic device that accepts information in digital or similar form and manipulates it for a specific result based on a sequence of instructions. h."DynaVox" means DynaVox Systems, LLC, a Delaware corporation, 2100 Wharton Street, Suite 400, Pittsburgh, PA 15203. SECTION 2 - SOFTWARE LICENSE As long as You comply with the terms of this Agreement, DynaVox grants to You a limited, non-exclusive license to Use the Software for the purposes described in the Documentation. This Agreement applies to updates, supplements, add-on components, or Internet-based service components of the Software that DynaVox may provide to You or make available to You after the date You obtain Your initial copy of the Software, unless we provide other terms along with the update, supplement, add-on component, or Internet-based services component. DynaVox reserves the right to discontinue any Internet-based services provided to You or made available to You through the Use of the Software. SECTION 3 - GRANT OF LICENSE A.Device Software. This Agreement permits you to use the Software installed on the Device. Such Software may only

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be used on a single Device. B.Computer Software. This Agreement permits You, and those individuals who provide instruction, therapy, supervision, assessment, care, or other services directly to You, to Use the accompanying Software, strictly for the purpose of supporting your use of the Device. You may use the accompanying Software on multiple computers, subject to the limitations of the License Key, if applicable. SECTION 4 - UPDATES and UPGRADES If the Software is an Update or Upgrade to a previous version of the Software, You must possess a valid license to such previous version in order to Use such Update or Upgrade. All Updates or Upgrades are provided to You on a license exchange basis. You agree that by Using an Update or Upgrade, You voluntarily terminate Your right to Use any previous version of the Software. As an exception, You may continue to Use previous versions of the Software on Your Computer after You Use the Update or upgrade, but only to assist You in the transition to the new version, provided that: (a) the Update or Upgrade and the previous versions are installed on the same Computer; (b) the previous versions or copies thereof are not transferred to another party or Computer unless all copies of the Update or Upgrade are also transferred to such party or Computer; and (c) You acknowledge that any obligation DynaVox may have to support the previous versions of the Software may be ended upon availability of the Update or Upgrade; and (d) You comply with the terms and conditons of the most recent EULA with respect to the installation and/or Use of the i Software SECTION 5 - NEW VERSIONS OR UPDATES DynaVox, in its sole discretion, reserves the exclusive right to add additional features or functions, or to provide programming fixes, programming modifications, updates or upgrades, to the Software. DynaVox has no obligation to make available to You any subsequent versions of the Software. SECTION 6 - INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY OWNERSHIP, COPYRIGHT, COPYRIGHT PROTECTION The Software is owned by DynaVox ---- and is protected by United States copyright laws and international treaty provisions. Therefore, You must treat the Software like any other copyrighted material (e.g., a book or musical recording). You may not (i) modify, translate, download, reverse engineer, de-compile, or disassemble the Software, or use the Software on any other device or network; (ii) disclose the Software to any third party; or (iii) except as otherwise provided herein, assign, sell, lease, rent, sublicense, distribute, or otherwise transfer or attempt to transfer the Software. You may not copy the written materials accompanying the Software. The Software, and any authorized copies that You make, are the intellectual property of and are owned by DynaVox and its suppliers. The structure, organization and code of the Software are the valuable trade secrets and confidential information of DynaVox and its suppliers. The Software is protected by law, including without limitation the copyright laws of the United States and other countries, and by international treaty provisions. Except as expressly stated herein, this Agreement does not grant You any intellectual property rights in the Software, and all rights not expressly granted are reserved by DynaVox and its suppliers. Nothing in this Agreement intends to transfer any such intellectual property rights to, or to vest any such intellectual property rights in You. You may not take any action to jeopardize, limit or interfere with DynaVox intellectual property rights. Any unauthorized use of DynaVox intellectual property rights is a violation of this Agreement as well as a violation of intellectual property laws and treaties, including without limitation copyright laws and trademark laws. SECTION 7 - NO REMOVAL OF NOTICES You agree that You will not remove, obscure, make illegible or alter any notices or indications of the intellectual property rights and/or DynaVox's rights and ownership thereof, whether such notice or indications are affixed on, contained in or otherwise connected to any materials. SECTION 8 - OTHER RESTRICTIONS You, and those individuals who provide instruction, therapy, supervision, assessment, care, or other services directly to You, may use the Software to create materials in print or electronic form for the personal communication needs of the user of the Device. Materials created with the Software may not be sold, re-printed or distributed to third parties without the prior written consent of DynaVox. Except for the uses permitted above, distribution of any content or materials using PCS symbols in formats such as .pdf or PDF, .ppt or PowerPoint, .doc or WORD, html, or similar software formats used to display and/or transmit text and/or images is not permitted without the prior written consent of DynaVox. SECTION 9 - TRANSFER You may not rent, lease, lend, or provide commercial hosting services with the Software. You may not sublicense, assign or transfer Your rights in the Software, or authorize all or any portion of the Software to be copied onto another user's Computer except as may be expressly permitted herein. You may, however, in connection with the sale or transfer of the Device, transfer all Your rights to Use the Software to another person or legal entity provided that: (a)

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You also transfer (i) this Agreement, and (ii) the Software and all other software or hardware bundled or pre-installed with the Software, including all copies, Updates and prior versions, to such person or entity; (b) You retain no copies, including backups and copies stored on a Computer; and (c) the receiving party accepts the terms and conditions of this Agreement and any other terms and conditions upon which You legally purchased a license to the Software. Notwithstanding the foregoing, You may not transfer education, pre-release, or not-for-resale copies of the Software. SECTION 10 - LIMITATIONS, LIMITED WARRANTY, LIMITATION OF REMEDIES, INDEMNIFICATION A.LIMITED WARRANTY To the original buyer only: DynaVox warrants to You for the period of one (1) year from the date of delivery of the Software to You as evidenced by a copy of Your receipt, that: (1) The Software, unless modified by You, will perform substantially the functions described in the documentation provided by DynaVox; and (2) The media on which the Software is furnished will be free from defects in materials and workmanship under normal use. DynaVox does not warrant that the Software will meet Your requirements, that the operation of the Software will be uninterrupted or errorfree, or that all Software errors will be corrected. DynaVox is not responsible for problems caused by changes in the operating characteristics of Computer hardware or Computer operating systems which are made after the release of the Software nor for problems in the interaction of the Software or the Device with non-DynaVox software. DynaVox will have no responsibility to replace or refund the purchase price of the media damaged by accident, abuse or misapplication. B.NO OTHER WARRANTIES Except as expressly set forth above, the Software is being delivered to You "AS IS" and DynaVox makes no warranty as to its use or performance and disclaims any warranty relating to any impact to Your Computer's performance or any influences on Your Computer. DYNAVOX AND ITS SUPPLIERS DO NOT AND CANNOT WARRANT THE PERFORMANCE OR RESULTS YOU MAY OBTAIN BY USING THE SOFTWARE. THE ABOVE WARRANTIES ARE EXCLUSIVE AND IN LIEU OF ALL OTHER WARRANTIES, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, NO ORAL OR WRITTEN INFORMATION OR ADVICE GIVEN BY DYNAVOX, ITS EMPLOYEES, DISTRIBUTORS, DEALERS OR AGENTS SHALL INCREASE THE SCOPE OF THE ABOVE WARRANTIES OR CREATE ANY NEW WARRANTIES. SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES, SO THE ABOVE EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IN THAT EVENT, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES ARE LIMITED IN DURATION TO ONE (1) YEAR FROM THE DATE OF DELIVERY OF THE SOFTWARE. THIS WARRANTY GIVES YOU SPECIFIC LEGAL RIGHTS. YOU MAY HAVE OTHER RIGHTS, WHICH VARY FROM STATE TO STATE. EXCEPT FOR ANY WARRANTY, CONDITION, REPRESENTATION OR TERM TO THE EXTENT TO WHICH THE SAME CANNOT OR MAY NOT BE EXCLUDED OR LIMITED BY LAW APPLICABLE TO YOU IN YOUR JURISDICTION, DYNAVOX AND ITS SUPPLIERS MAKE NO WARRANTIES CONDITIONS, REPRESENTATIONS, OR TERMS (EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WHETHER BY STATUTE, COMMON LAW, CUSTOM, USAGE OR OTHERWISE) AS TO ANY MATTER INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION NONINFRINGEMENT OF THIRD PARTY RIGHTS, MERCHANTABILITY, INTEGRATION, SATISFACTORY QUALITY, OR FITNESS FOR ANY PARTICULAR PURPOSE. C.LIMITATION OF REMEDIES In order to make a claim under this warranty You must return the defective item with proof of purchase to DynaVox or an authorized dealer, postage prepaid, during the warranty period. If, in DynaVox's sole discretion, it is unable to replace defective media or DynaVox is unable to provide corrected Software or corrected documentation, DynaVox will, at its sole and exclusive option, either replace the Software with a functionally equivalent program at no charge to You or refund the purchase price of the Software. These are Your sole and exclusive remedies for any claim, including but not limited to, any claim of breach of warranty. D.LIMITATION OF LIABILITY, NO LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES REGARDLESS OF WHETHER ANY REMEDY SET FORTH HEREIN FAILS OF ITS ESSENTIAL PURPOSE, IN NO EVENT WILL DYNAVOX BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY OTHER PERSON OR ENTITY, FOR ANY SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, DIRECT, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, STATUTORY, EXEMPLARY OR SIMILAR DAMAGES, INCLUDING ANY LOSS OF USE, LOST PROFITS OR LOST, DAMAGED OR CORRUPTED DATA ARISING OUT OF THE USE, RELIANCE UPON, OR INABILITY TO USE THE SOFTWARE OR ANY DATA SUPPLIED THEREWITH EVEN IF DYNAVOX OR AN AUTHORIZED DYNAVOX DEALER HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES, OR IF SUCH DAMAGES ARE FORESEEABLE, OR FOR ANY CLAIM BY ANY OTHER PARTY. SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IN NO CASE SHALL DYNAVOX 'S LIABILITY EXCEED THE PURCHASE PRICE OF THE DEVICE AND SOFTWARE. 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BREACH OR A BREACH OF THE FUNDAMENTAL OR MATERIAL TERMS OF THIS AGREEMENT. E.INDEMNIFICATION YOU AGREE TO INDEMNIFY, DEFEND AND HOLD DYNAVOX, ITS PARENT, SUBSIDIARY, AND AFFILIATED ENTITIES, AND THE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, LICENSORS, SUPPLIERS OF EACH OF THEM HARMLESS FROM AND AGAINST ANY AND ALL LIABILITY AND EXPENSES, COSTS, INCLUDING REASONABLE ATTORNEY FEES INCURRED BY SUCH PARTIES, IN CONNECTION WITH OR ARISING OUT OF YOUR (1) VIOLATION OR BREACH OF ANY TERM OF THIS AGREEMENT OR ANY APPLICABLE LAW OR REGULATION, WHETHER OR NOT REFERENCED IN THIS AGREEMENT, OR (2) VIOLATION OF ANY RIGHT OF ANY THIRD PARTY, OR (3) USE OR MISUSE OF THE SOFTWARE. The provisions of this section shall survive the termination of the Agreement, howsoever caused, but this shall not imply nor create any continued right to Use the Software after termination of the Agreement. SECTION 11 - ADDITIONAL PROVISIONS You may not undertake, cause, permit or authorize the modification, creation of derivative works, translation, reverse engineering, decompiling, or disassembly or hacking of the Software or any part thereof. If you have a license to the Software you may transfer the Software in connection with your sale of the Device purchased herewith, solely on a permanent basis, as long as you retain no copies of the Software and the recipient agrees to the terms of this Agreement. Any transfer of the Software must include all updates and prior versions. You agree that DynaVox and its affiliates may collect and use technical information gathered as part of the product support services provided to You, if any, related to the Software or the Device. DynaVox may use this information solely to improve our products or to provide customized services or technologies to You and will not disclose this information in a form that personally identifies You. SECTION 12. - BINDING ARBITRATION By Using the Software, You agree with DynaVox that, except as set forth below under "Exceptions to Arbitration," any claim, dispute or controversy ("Claim") by either You or DynaVox against the other, whether related to the Software or otherwise, including the enforceability of this arbitration agreement, will be resolved by binding arbitration. This arbitration agreement is subject to the Federal Arbitration Act (9 U.S.C. 1-16). IN ABSENCE OF THIS ARBITRATION AGREEMENT, YOU AND WE MAY OTHERWISE HAVE HAD A RIGHT OR OPPORTUNITY TO LITIGATE CLAIMS THROUGH A COURT, AND/OR TO PARTICIPATE OR BE REPRESENTED IN COURT BY OTHERS, BUT ALL CLAIMS EXCEPT AS SET FORTH BELOW UNDER "EXCEPTIONS TO ARBITRATION," MUST NOW BE RESOLVED THROUGH ARBITRATION. The arbitration shall be commenced and conducted under the Commercial Arbitration Rules of the American Arbitration Association ("AAA") and, where appropriate, the AAA's Supplementary Procedures for Consumer Related Disputes ("AAA Consumer Rules"), both of which are available at the AAA website www.adr.org. The determination of whether a Dispute is subject to arbitration shall be governed by the Federal Arbitration Act and determined by a court rather than an arbitrator. Your arbitration fees and your share of arbitrator compensation shall be governed by the AAA Rules and, where appropriate, limited by the AAA Consumer Rules. The arbitration may be conducted in person, through the submission of documents, by telephone or online. The arbitrator will make a decision in writing, but need not provide a statement of reasons unless requested by a party. The arbitrator must follow applicable law, and any award may be challenged if the arbitrator fails to do so. Except as otherwise provided in this Agreement, You and DynaVox may litigate in court to compel arbitration, stay proceeding pending arbitration, or to confirm, modify, vacate or enter judgment on the award entered by the arbitrator. Restrictions. You and DynaVox agree that any arbitration shall be limited to the Dispute between DynaVox and You individually. To the full extent permitted by law, (1) no arbitration shall be joined with any other; (2) there is no right or authority for any Dispute to be arbitrated on a class-action basis or to utilize class action procedures; and (3) there is no right or authority for any Dispute to be brought in a purported representative capacity on behalf of the general public or any other persons. Exceptions to Arbitration. You and DynaVox agree that the following Disputes are not subject to the above provisions concerning binding arbitration: (1) any Disputes seeking to enforce or protect, or concerning the validity of, any of Y our or DynaVoxs intellectual property rights; (2) any Dispute related to, or arising from, allegations of theft, piracy, invasion of privacy or unauthorized use; and (3) any claim for injunctive relief. SECTION 13. - ENFORCEABILITY If any part of this Agreement is found void and/or unenforceable, it will not affect the validity of the balance of this Agreement, which shall remain valid and enforceable according to its terms. This Agreement shall not prejudice the statutory rights of any party dealing as a consumer. This Agreement may only be modified by a written document signed by an authorized officer of DynaVox. Updates may be licensed to You by DynaVox with additional or different

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terms. This is the entire agreement between DynaVox and You relating to the Software and it supersedes any prior representations, discussions, undertakings, communications or advertising relating to the Software. SECTION 14 - CAPTIONS AND SECTION NUMBERS The captions and section numbers appearing anywhere in this Agreement are inserted only as a matter of convenience for reference and in no way define, limit, construe or describe the scope or intent of this Agreement or of any such provision or clause of this Agreement nor in any other way affect this Agreement or any part thereof. SECTION 15 - TERMINATION Without prejudice to any other rights, DynaVox may terminate the license granted under this Agreement if You fail to comply with the terms and conditions of this Agreement. In such event, You must destroy all copies of the Software and all of its component parts. SECTION 16 - NEW VERSIONS DynaVox reserves the right to change this Agreement at any time by publishing a revised Agreement on the DynaVox Website. The revised Agreement shall become effective within thirty (30) days of such publication, unless You expressly accept the revised Agreement earlier by clicking on the accept button. Your express acceptance or Your continued use of the Software after expiration of the notice period of thirty (30) days, shall constitute Your acceptance to be bound by the terms and conditions o the revised Agreement. You can find the latest version o this Agreement at f f .www.DynaVoxtech.com. DynaVox reserves the right to change any of the Additional Terms from time to time and such changes shall become effective either within thirty (30) days of publication of the revised version on the Website (unless You expressly accept the revised terms earlier by clicking on the accept button if this option is made available), or within the timeframe set out in the applicable terms if different. SECTION 17 - COMPLIANCE WITH LICENSES If You are a business or organization, You agree that upon request from DynaVox or authorized DynaVox representative, You will within thirty (30) days fully document and certify that use of any and all Software at the time of the request is in conformity with Your valid license(s) from DynaVox. SECTION 18 - ACKNOWLEDGEMENT By using the Device or the Software, You expressly acknowledge that You have read this Agreement and understand the rights, obligations, terms and conditions set forth herein and consent to be bound by its terms and conditions and agree that upon installing the Software, You will use it in accordance with the above terms and conditions.

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