KNFB Reader Online School – Taking a Manual Picture with KNFB Reader

KNFB Reader Online School – Taking a Manual Picture with KNFB Reader


Welcome to the KNFB Reader online
school. I’m James Gashel. Grab a seat; grab your reader; let’s get started. In
this lesson, we’re going to learn how to take a picture with KNFB Reader.
That’s one of the things that you’re going to do most. So I’m going to start the
reader. And you notice that it says “take picture” right away. It sometimes
says “file explorer” right away, so you just need to be alert, but basically the
purpose of opening the reader is to take a picture. I have a document in front of
me. I really don’t know what is on this document, so I call these documents an
unidentified print object. And I have it right down here on the table in front of
me. I put my elbows roughly to either side, and I have KNFB Reader held over
the document. And I’m holding the reader primarily with my right hand so I can
use my left hand to control the device. I have it roughly centered over what I
consider to be the document below, and I’m not going to do anything but
point and shoot. So I put one finger down and you’ll hear it say “take
picture”. I put a second finger down and lift that finger. And the picture snaps. (KFNB Reader) For more information about any of the following items, please visit our website at www.nfb.org email us at [email protected], call us at (410) 659-9314. (James) And then I’ve just paused it. Okay, so we’re now in the text reading screen. On another lesson we’ll talk more about what you
can do on the text reading screen, but for this purpose — learning how to take a picture — we’re
going to go back. I’m going to just… (KNFB Reader reading through options) Now, if you want to know how to go back, you
can use the scrub gesture, I think many of our viewers and listeners know what
the scrub gesture is, to go back a screen, or I found the back button from
the reading screen in the upper left hand corner of the screen. So I’m back
now at the take pictures screen. The document is in front of me as it was
before, and just to review, and I use the
point-and-shoot method — I don’t spend a lot of time trying to line up the
perfect picture — but I simply plant a finger, my index finger, on the screen on
the left-hand side of the screen — anywhere on the left-hand side of the
screen, as long as the reader says “take picture” — I then plant a second finger by my
first one and lift the second one. This is called the split tap method. So I’m
holding the reader very steady, lift a finger. Picture snaps. (KNFB Reader) For more information about any of the following items, please visit our website at www.nfb.org, email us at [email protected], call us at… (James) Okay. So, keep it simple, keep the reader quiet,
use the split tap method — two fingers on the screen, lift one, take the picture, and
read. It’s just that simple. That’s how you take a picture with KNFB Reader. That’s it for now, but please come back and see, and hear, some
of our other lessons about the KNFB Reader here at our online school.
KNFB Reader is brought to you through the joint efforts of the National
Federation of the Blind in the United States, and Sensotec in Belgium. Visit our website, knfbreader.com;
write to us at [email protected]; follow us on Twitter at @knfbreader; or like us on Facebook. See you online. For KNFB Reader, I’m James Gashel.

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