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How to use inclusite®

First steps

Activation

When you access a website that is a client of the inclusite® network you will see a tab like this one in the upper left corner. Click on it and you will be able to access the website contents through the inclusite® service.

incluiste service tab

Activation steps

Clicking on the activation tab will get to the welcome screen.

The browser will save our selection for further visits. On this dialog window, we will tell Inclusite how we are going to communicate with the website. Select one of the three browsing modes available: keyboard, voice or sound commands.

configuration dialog

On this window we can set inclusite® to read aloud the contents of the website.

configuration dialog to reading

It is required to allow Inclusite’s services to access to the microphone device. In order to do so, click on ‘Allow’. Check ‘Save options’ to make this preference permanent.

microphone

Tip: on the last activation page, it is advisable to check the microphone’s volume is adequate. To do so, we will select the microphone’s tab you see below and adjust the volume to a similar position to as shown. It is important to deactivate the ‘Reduce Echo’ option.

adjust the volume

Once we have finished the activation process you will find a special window with the information for looking for the help.

looking for help

What happpens if activation process goes wrong?

If we click on the ESC key on our keyboard, we will access again to the Activation Process of Inclusite.

Concepts

In order to browse the website with inclusite®, we need to understand some of the common concepts used in all Inclusite’s communication modes.

Communication modes

By communication modes we are referring to the way we want to interact with the website. Inclusite has four communication modes: keystroke on a standard keyboard, voice commands, sound and screen readers compatibility.

Area and Area indicator

Inclusite divides the page in different areas. This divison facilitates the browsing and helps to organise the contents.

All web areas are clearly identified with numbers, the use of these indicators allows an easier navigation through the web.

areas

Accessible areas

These boxes indicate the active links in a specific web area. Numbers are provided as shortcuts to follow active links.

active links

Scroll Up, Scroll Down and Centre

To scroll up and down over a long page that can not be displayed on one screen (i.e. scrolling sidebar is required) the functions ‘Up’ and ‘Down’ are shown. In addition to these, the user has the option of focusing. This function focus the screen on the currently selected or reading content.

Page Up and Back

‘Page Up’ function will allow us to go back to the previous page. With the function ‘Back’ we will be able to go back to previous areas within the same page.

Natural language

Conversational browsing mode allows the user to navigate through the web using natural language. With this method the user can access to web contents using simple sentences as “I need help” or “Go to option number 2”.

Repeat

If we have chosen inclusite® to read us all the web contents, we will have the option to repeat them again with this function.

Help

A help page with its proper functionality will be open at any time, regardless of the communication mode we have selected.

Forms

With Inclusite any form will be easier to fill in. Depending on the selected communication mode, we will use the standard keyboard, voice commands or sound / blowing emission. Inclusite will show each field individually and with a virtual keyboard simulating keystrokes. In addition to using the virtual keyboard it is also possible to click on its elements using the mouse. If we have chosen the ‘read contents’ option, it will also report the number of form fields and the specific field we are in so we can locate it in the text.

Voice Browsing

Using the voice browsing mode we can access web contents by making simple voice commands such us ‘up’, ‘down’ or ‘back’. On the screen’s upper left corner a small horizontal bar and a bubble will be seen.

1. This will be the initial step of the voice communication mode. As we can see, the bubble explains what we have to do to activate the recording. With this step we will avoid the microphone to be constantly recording.

HTML5:
make sound

Flash:
make sound

2. Once activated, the bubble will indicate we can record the voice command, e.g. ‘Down’.

HTML5:
speak now

Flash:
speak now

3. To be sure the command is properly understood, Inclusite will write it down in the bubble.

HTML5:
I understood

Flash:
I understood

4. The clock icon in the bubble means Inclusite is working out on the last command.

Flash:
 working out on the last command

5. If Inclusite does not understand the voice command, it will ask us to repeat it.

HTML5:
not understood

Flash:
not understood

Voice Commands

voice help

Forms

To fill in a form with the voice communication mode, we will have to spell the characters we want to use. When this step is finished, we will say ‘Next item’. If we want to go back to the previous field, we will say ‘Previous item’.

 search form

In case of entering in a list, we will be able to move from one option to another by saying: ‘Up’ and ‘Down’.

You can find more information about how to navigate forms in the help panel. This panel will be available by pressing F1 key while the form is selected.

The form help panel looks as follows:

voice help for  list

Keyboard Browsing

Thanks to this communication mode, we will be able to use a reduced number of keys to browse through a website. For example, we will access the contents by selecting an option number -which will be either read by Inclusite or shown on a screen with area identifiers. Other options and features described in the Concepts section are equally accessible with their own keys, as shown in the figure below.

Keyboard Commands

help for keyboard

Expert Mode

This browsing mode allows a more flexible control over the content by using a reduced number of keys. With this option, website browsing becomes more agile and descriptive for users (numeric identifiers are not shown). Left and right scrolling arrows allow us to move through the different areas, and the ENTER key lets us access to them. The rest of the keys seen in the Help section maintain their function unaltered.

Forms

In this case we will use the standard keyboard to enter the data.

form to enter data

If, for instance, there is a field where we need to choose among several options, we will use the arrow keys.

You can find more information about how to navigate forms in the help panel. This panel will be available by pressing F1 key while the form is selected.

The form help panel looks as follows:

help selecting form

Sound Browsing

If we choose the Sound Browsing mode, an horizontal bar like the following one will appear, in the bottom of your screen.

horizontal bar

This bar is divided into as many numbered segments as area identifiers will have the page menu. Throughout this bar a visual indicator will be constantly moving as we see in the image below.

We will make a sound of a certain intensity when the indicator is on the selected option. In this same bar all the concepts explained above will be also displayed.

Sound Commands

help panel in mode sound

Forms

In case of using the Sound Communication mode, we will see each row of the virtual keyboard shadowing constantly. If we choose for example the letter ‘d’, we will have to make a sound when the shading part is on the third row as shown in the picture.

virtual keyboard in sound mode

After this, the shading part will scroll horizontally and when it reaches the ‘d’ key will make a beep sound.

virtual keyboard in sound mode

If we find a field where we need to choose an option from a list, the shading part will move towards each one of the options and we will make a sound when it stays on the option we want to select.

You can find more information about how to navigate forms in the help panel. This panel will be available by pressing “i” key while the form is selected.

The form help panel looks as follows:

how to navigate forms in the help panel

Screen reader’s compatibility

Inclusite has a navigation mode that allows you to browse the Internet using your screen reader, due to both devices compatibility

Activation

In order to activate screen reader’s navigation mode, you need to select option number 4 in Inclusite’s configuration window.

Compatibility enabled

Once you access to the web page with this navigation mode, you will find this image indicating that compatibility is enabled.

Screen reader's compatibility

When using this navigation mode you will find a better web arrangement. Screen readers will detect web areas in an easiest way, and users will enjoy a better browsing because Inclusite turns web contents and services into more accessible.