SMART Brailler FAQ
How do I erase and edit documents?
To erase an error, backspace two cells to place the erase button over the mistake. The screen will indicate the cell that has the error with a black line at the top of the screen. Then depress the Erase Button. You will hear a prompt which will name the letter and say ‘erased’ and also the braille on the paper will be erased.
How do I save files?
There are two ways to save files. To save a file on the internal drive of the SMART Brailler, press the Main Menu button (the small green button on the upper left side of the navigation buttons), then scroll down by using the 'down' navigation button to 'File'. Select 'File', and then select 'Internal Files'. Once the 'Internal File' menu is opened, select 'Save File'. The name will be stored as the first few letters of the document.
To save a file to a USB drive, first insert the USB into the USB port on the right side of the display. Go to the Main Menu button, then scroll down by using the ‘down’ navigation button to 'File'. Select 'File', and then select 'USB Files'. This will bring you to the USB Files Menu. Select 'Save File'. The name will be stored as the first few letters of the document.
How do I transfer files from a SMART Brailler to a PC?
First save the document on a USB drive as described above, then remove the USB and insert it into a laptop or PC. Then you would open it as you would open any file, and the file will open as a text file.
How do I transfer files from a PC to a SMART Brailler?
Transferring from a PC to a SMART Brailler is not yet possible.
How do I use the apps?
Press the Main Menu button and scroll down to ‘Apps’. Press ‘Select’ and you will see and hear a list of the apps available on the SMART Brailler. Then press ‘Select’ to open the application.
How do I extend the battery life?
There are a number of ways to extend the battery life. The biggest power drain is the screen on the front of the SMART Brailler. You can turn off the screen by pressing the top Quick Start Button on the left side of the screen. Or, turn the brailler off entirely by pushing the On/Off button on the bottom right of the brailler. Other options are:
Adjust the brightness by going to the Main Menu button, press ‘Settings’, select ‘Brightness’, and then adjust the brightness downward. Or you may also try the following:
Set the screen on ‘Screen Timer’ or ‘Sleep Timer’. Go to the Main Menu button, press ‘Settings’, select ‘Power Adapter’, then press either ‘Screen Timer’ or ‘Sleep Timer’ (includes the Screen Timer) to your preferred ‘time off’ setting.