Switching Braille Tables

VarioUltra ships by default with braille set to US English Contracted . The Master Switch feature lets you toggle between this and other braille tables. By default, Master Switch changes from US Contracted to US Computer Braille, or vice versa. This setting applies to all file types except braille files (.BRF or .BRL). It also controls the settings for default braille codes.

The global coommand to switch from the default US English Contracted Braille to US Computer braille is B9 plus D1. 

The global command to switch from US Computer Braille to US English Contracted Braille is B9 plus D2.

If you wish to make changes to the input (typing) and output (reading) braille settings used by Master Switch, read on. 

  1. In VarioUltra braille notetaker mode, go to Main Menu > Settings > Braille > Default Braille Codes. 
  2. In the dialog, uncheck the “Master Switch” checkbox in order to make visible the controls for selecting braille codes. To clarify, if the checkbox remains checked, all you will see below “Master Switch” is OK and Cancel.
  3. With the checkbox unchecked for “Master Switch”, move down the list to “Language” and confirm that English is selected. 
  4. Move down the list to “Reading Default” and select your preferred braille table, such as USA English contracted braille
  5. Move down the list to “Writing Default” and select your preferred braille table, such as USA English contracted braille.
  6. Confirm by pressing B9. Note that all menu items should now be presented in USA English contracted braille.
  7. Open Word processor application (hold down system key S1, or access from the main menu). Once inside the word processor, open command menu by tapping system key S3, and go to command menu item Tools > Grade 2 > Settings.
  8. In the dialog, uncheck the “Master Switch” checkbox in order to make visible the controls for selecting braille codes. To clarify, if the checkbox remains checked, all you will see below “Master Switch” is OK and Cancel.
  9. Move down the list to “Converter” and select the entry “USA English contracted braille”
  10. Move down and check the check box “Type in Contracted Braille”.
  11. Move down and check the check box “Read in Contracted Braille”.
  12. Confirm by pressing B9. 

Now the braille output for the presentation of menu items, system messages, texts in PDF Viewer, Excel Viewer and doc, docx, rtf, txt files in word processor are set to USA English contracted braille. Note that text input in RTF or TXT files must now be in USA English contracted braille.

For additional support, please email BAUM USA Technical Support at support@baumusa.com or by calling toll-free to (855) 620-7985.

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