Talking Dictionary SetUp Wizard
The Talking Dictionary setup wizard starts the first time that the dictionary is run. It can also be started by clicking the Wizard button in the Main screen as shown below, or by using the key combination Control, Alt and Z.
Starting the Wizard
When you start the wizard you’ll be asked to confirm that you want to use it. Press enter / select “Yes” to continue. If you wish to quit the wizard use the arrow or tab controls to navigate to the Exit button and press enter to quit the wizard.
Do You Use a Screenreader With Your Computer?
You may already use a screenreader with your computer. If you do, select “Yes” now.
Would You Like to Use Your Screen Reader With Talking Dictionary?
If you intend to use your screen reader’s voice with Talking Dictionary select “Yes” now. This will deactivate the Talking Dictionary built in voice. If you do not switch off Talking Dictionary’s voice you may find that your screen reader and Talking Dictionary both talk at the same time! You can temporarily disable your screenreader’s speech if you prefer to hear Talking Dictionary’s voice.
Would You Like to Switch on Tab Navigation? Yes Recommended.
This control allows you to use the tab control to navigate the dictionary’s controls. We recommend switching this control on - especially if you are using your own screenreader with Talking Dictionary.
Would You Like to Switch on Real Time Help? No Recommended.
This control allows you to switch on real time help. Real time help is also known as verbose mode. When activated, Talking Dictionary will provide live unprompted assistance when used. You may find this constant advice irritating after a while, but it can easily be switched off by using the Options screen or by running the Wizard again.
Would You Like to Switch on Keyboard Echo? No Recommended.
This control makes the dictionary repeat each key pressed. So, for example, if you press the letter “A” you’ll hear Talking Dictionary say “A” and so on. This is useful if you are a blind person getting used to the layout of your keys, or if you have mobility issues and want to be sure of each letter pressed.
Would You Like to Switch on Control Echo? No Recommended.
This control makes the dictionary issue the name of every control used. So, for example, if you activate the search you’ll hear Talking Dictionary say “Search Control” and so on. This is useful if you are a blind person getting used to the layout of your controls, or if you want to be sure of each control activated.
Would You Like to Switch on Keyword Autofocus? Yes Recommended.
This control makes the dictionary automatically jump to the keyword input field when you start typing a word. This is very useful - especially when using tab navigation - because this control will allow you to type a word into the dictionary regardless of where the cursor (input focus) is.
Would You Like to Switch on Basic Help? Yes Recommended.
This control allows you to switch on basic help. When activated, Talking Dictionary will provide a little extra assistance when used, such as giving advice on what controls can next be used after performing any action..