Disabled People

Keyboard shortcuts guide

KEYBOARD SHORTCUTS

Short user guide on keyboard shortcuts for Windows and MS Word
1. Keys for Windows
Action: Minimization of every Window - Shortcut: WINDOWS +M
Action: Open Start Menu - Shortcut: WINDOWSήCTRL+ESCAPE
Action: Open Windows Explorer - Shortcut: WINDOWS +E
Action: Open search   Dialogue Window: - Shortcut: WINDOWS +F
Action: Open Dialogue Window - Shortcut: WINDOWS +R
Action: Open System Properties- Shortcut: WINDOWS +BREAK
Action: Open computer search Window Dialogue - Shortcut: WINDOWS +CTRL+F
Action: Open Subject Menu - Shortcut: ΕΦΑΡΜΟΓΗήSHIFT+F10
Action: Circular movement through current applications- Shortcut: ALT+TAB
Action: Open Application Control Menu - Shortcut: ALT+SPACEBAR
Action: Open Document Control Menu - Shortcut: ALT+MEION
Action: Copy to clipboard - Shortcut: CTRL+C
Action: Cut to clipboard - Shortcut: CTRL+X
Action: Paste from clipboard - Shortcut: CTRL+V

MSWord)
In order to: Createanewdocument - Pressthe KeysCTRL+N
In order to: Openadocument - Pressthe KeysCTRL+O
In order to: Closeadocument - Pressthe KeysCTRL+W
In order to: Divide adocument - Pressthe KeysALT+CTRL+S
In order to: Saveadocument - Pressthe KeysCTRL+S
In order to: ;Exit Word - Pressthe KeysALT+F4
In order to: Search text, format and special components - Pressthe KeysCTRL+F
In order to: Repeat search - Pressthe KeysALT+CTRL+Y
In order to: Replace text, specific format and special components - Pressthe KeysCTRL+H
In order to: Go to a page, bookmark, sub note, table, comment, graphics or any other position - Pressthe KeysCTRL+G
In order to: Return to a page, bookmark, sub note, table, comment, graphics or any other position - Pressthe KeysALT+CTRL+Z
In order to: Search in a document - Pressthe KeysALT+CTRL+HOME
In order to: Cancel an Action - Pressthe KeysESC
In order to: Undo an Action - Pressthe KeysCTRL+Z
In order to: Cancel undo or to repeat an action- Pressthe KeysCTRL+Y
In order to: Go to page layout display - Pressthe KeysALT+CTRL+P
In order to: Go to configuration display - Pressthe KeysALT+CTRL+O
In order to: Go to normal display - Pressthe KeysALT+CTRL+N
In order to: Move through a primary document and its secondary documents- Pressthe KeysCTRL+\

Keys to format characters and paragraphs
Characters’ format
In order to: Change the font - Press the Keys CTRL+\
In order to: Change the font size - Press the Keys CTRL+SHIFT+P
In order to: Increase the font size - Press the Keys CTRL+SHIFT+>
In order to: Reduce the font size - Press the Keys CTRL+SHIFT+<
In order to: Increase the font size by 1 point - Press the Keys CTRL+]
In order to: Reduce the font size by 1 point - Press the Keys CTRL+[
In order to: Change the characters formation (font command, form menu) - Press the Keys CTRL+D
In order to: Change minuscule - capital letters - Press the Keys SHIFT+F3
In order to: Change all the letters to capitals - Press the Keys CTRL+SHIFT+A
In order to: Apply bold writing - Press the Keys CTRL+B
In order to: Apply underlining - Press the Keys CTRL+U
In order to: Underline the words but not the spaces between them - Press the Keys CTRL+SHIFT+W
In order to: Double underline a text = - Press the Keys CTRL+SHIFT+D
In order to: Apply secret document formation - Press the Keys CTRL+SHIFT+H
In order to: Apply italic writing Εφαρμόσετεμορφήπλάγιαςγραφής - Press the Keys CTRL+I
In order to: Change all the letters to small capitals - Press the Keys CTRL+SHIFT+K
In order to: Apply an indicator form (automatic space control) - Press the Keys CTRL+ =
In order to: Apply an exponent form (automatic space control) - Press the Keys CTRL+SHIFT+=
In order to: Cancel the non automatic characters’ formation - Press the Keys CTRL+SPACE
In order to: Change the selected area to symbol font- Press the Keys CTRL+SHIFT+Q
In order to: Make appear non printable characters - Press the Keys CTRL+SHIFT+* (asterisk)

Keys to review the text format SHIFT+F1 (then click on the text whose format you want to review)
Format copy - CTRL+SHIFT+C
Format paste - CTRL+SHIFT+V
Paragraph formation
To set the spacing to a just space - Press the Keys CTRL+1
To set the spacing to a double space - Press the Keys CTRL+2
To set the spacing to a one and a half spaces - Press the Keys CTRL+5
Add or removal of a line space before from a paragraph - CTRL+0 (zero)
Set alignment and paragraph indents,
In order to: Align a paragraph at the centre - Press the Keys CTRL+E
In order to: Full align a paragraph - Press the Keys CTRL+J
In order to: Align a paragraph to the left - Press the Keys CTRL+L
In order to: Align a paragraph to the right - Press the Keys CTRL+R
In order to: Set the paragraph’s indent at the leftΟρίσετεεσοχήπαραγράφουαπόαριστερά - Press the Keys CTRL+M
In order to: Cancel the paragraph’s indent at the left- Press the Keys CTRL+SHIFT+M
In order to: Create a first line projection- Press the Keys CTRL+T
In order to: Decrease first line projection - Press the Keys CTRL+SHIFT+T

Working Station

The Distant Library and Information Center of the Hellenic Open University provides computer access equipment for people with sight problems. More specifically, the Library provides:

  1. A screen reading program, able to depict to Braille screen and also able to enlarge data of the screen up to 32 times (Supernova Standard Upgrade version7)  
  2. Improvement softwareattributionphoneticnoticescreen data
  3. A special Win Braille printer, in a noise reducing cabin, able to print any Word file, which may include even mathematic equations from Equation Editor, as well as any Pdf file (Win Braille updated version )
  4. Enlargement device thatdepicts picturesincorporated to the screenwith the possibilitycreatingcontrast,color inversionandenlargementup to50times.

The Library of the Hellenic Open University has purchased a user license for the software (Supernova Standard Upgrade version 7) in order for students that have vision problems, to be able to borrow it, along with the manual.

Document enlargement system guide

User manual of Closed Circuit TV System (CCTV) Twinkle / ClearviewBright keys

Button control function
Brightness and contrast – Those buttons are at the left side of the control panel. By pressing the upper button you can increase contrast during the image projection function and the brightness during the reading function. By pressing the lower button you can decrease contrast and brightness.


Functions
by pressing the square – shaped button you will choose from:
Image projection function (best for looking at photographs and images)

Reading function (best for reading in high contrast, for reading black text in white background and white text in black background (inverse reading function).

Focus
Focus button is at the lower part of the control center. Pressing this button will make the lens to automatically focus. Press this button to refocus. Focus will last for about three seconds.

Indicator
By pressing the arrow-shaped button, you will activate a red spot on the reading panel. This indicator will help you to locate the part that is being magnified on the screen. By repressing that button you will deactivate the indicator. The red spot is only visible on the reading panel and not on the screen!


Zoom
Zoom buttons are at the right side of the control center. By pressing the upper button you will magnify and by pressing the lower button you will downsize.

How to use the reading panel: The reading table has been designed to simplify reading.

Put your reading material at the middle of the table. Put your hands at the right and left pillows at the lower corners of the table. Now you can move the table with your hands. The lever that is under the front part of the table allows you to control the table’s movement. There are three positions of the table:

Middle: (free movement) – That is the default position which allows the table to move freely to any direction.

Left: (blocks hither and thither movement – When you gently push the lever to the left, you feel a discreet “sound”. The table can now be moved only to the left or to the right

Right: (blocks movement) Movement is blocked at the right in order to maintain a steady surface).


How to use the feature panel:
For your convenience you can easily take the feature package from its base and put it left or right of the system.


Line
Press the"line» button to switch from horizontal to vertical underlining markers in order to support reading. Repressing that button will make the underlining markers to disappear.
Window
ΠιέστετοκουμπίPress the "window» button to switch from horizontal to vertical window display. If you repress that button, the window will disappear.
Options
When you insert a virtual external device such as an external camera or a computer linked to the system, you can switch between those by pressing the button of «options". If you press the “Options” button we can choose between: - Εσωτερικήςφωτογραφικήμηχανή
- An external camera
- A computer
- An internal camera / external camera (if there is any) in a quarter screen
- An Internal camera / computer (if there is any) in a quarter screen

- An external camera / computer (if both exist) in a quarter screen.
Position
"Position" check is a rotative switch. This switch allows you to put lines and windows anywhere on the screen. The horizontal lines and windows can be moved upwards – downwards. The vertical lines and windows can be moved from the left to the right.
Width
"Width" check is a rotative switch. This switch widens or narrows the distance between lines or windows.
Colorselect
By pressing the right side of this button you can choose between 8 different foreground and background color combinations during the normal and inverse reading ways. By pressing the left side you will return to the former combination. By pressing both sides simultaneously, you will make appear black and white.

Robobraille Service


Freepan-Europeanelectronicmail service RoboBraille

It isapan-European electronic mail service (E-Mail)fortheconversion of texts in Braille format or voice format.

TherobotRoboBraillecanconvertelectronicdocumentsinto Braille abbreviations or into digital voice,via an effective,highqualityserviceofelectronicmail.
Thisservicebelongs , is operated and supported by theDanishCentreforOpticalDisability,ChildrenandYoung persons(SynscenterRefsnæs).

RoboBrailleis offered free of chargetoallusers interested, notfor commercialuse.

Userscansend with thisservicedocumentsbyelectronicmail(egfilesinHTML,WordandText). Within a few minutes, the documents return as Braille abbreviations or indigital voice format,depending onthepreferenceandthelanguageof the user.

Usersdo not needto installanyadditionalsoftware to their computer. RoboBrailleisavailablefromall thesystemsthathavethepossibilityofsending and receivingelectronicmails.

Send anelectronic mail with anattacheddocumentto the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. the address  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. will be returnedtoyouasanmp3 file or inBraille format.


Theprocessofconverting texts goes as follows:

  1. Select the text
  2. Attach the textto your electronicmail(E-a singleattachment in eachmessage,thenamewhich must be written in Latin characters.
  3. Send themessagetothis address:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.in order toconvert yourtextindigital voice or in This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. order to convert yourtext to Braille format
  4.  Receive the attached text as an MP3 file or in Braille format


Those whowishto tryRoboBraille are invitedto frequently usetheserviceselecting each timedifferenttexts. Thesecanbeletters,books,educationalmaterial,dailyprovisions,articles,officialdocuments, tables ofelementsand so on

Theadvantages of the RoboBraille serviceare:

  1. Independence people with vision problems learning difficulties: RoboBrailleallowsaccessto datain Braille format (Braille/audio).
  2. Non costlymanagement electronicdocuments: RoboBrailledoes not involveanyeconomic, apart fromanexistingserviceforelectronicmail and thetechnologyconverting in Braille format.
  3. Quick document producing in Braille and voice format: RoboBrailleconvertsdocumentsto Braille voice format within few minutes,thus decreasing production time.
    Withtheeconomicsupport the EuropeanCommission through theProgrameTEN,theserviceRoboBrailleis evaluatedinthepresentstageat the followingcountries: Cyprus,Ireland,Italy,PortugalandEngland.


RoboBraille is running inDenmarkfromAugust of 2004. Thepresentservicehasthepossibilityof converting texts to Braille format in Danish,English,Italian,GreekandPortuguese. TheeTENprogramwas already completedinDecember of 2007, however thisservice is still running.

Formoreinformationwith regard totheRoboBraille serviceyou can contact Pan-Cyprian Organization for Blind People or visittheweb pagewww.RoboBraille.org,whereyou canfind a completelistof the services.


Contact: ChristakisNikolaidis
Pan-Cyprian Organization for Blind People

Telephone: +357 22 81 33 82
Mobile: +357 99 65 74 67
Electronicmail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Parking Space:

     The Library in order to ensure the accessibility of handicapped people to its premise and in collaboration with the Municipality of Patras, provides in front of the Library's building, on Mezonos Str., a single parking spot especially for disabled people.