This class will help teach you techniques that will help you get the best results from the Reading Assistant on the Cyber Eyez Gear VR. In this one hour session, students will learn all the techniques necessary to successfully read documents, mail and other text in their environment using both offline and online OCR tools.
Settings for great magnification results
To Zoom or not to Zoom
Accessing Google Offline Text Reader Mode
Accessing Microsoft Online OCR
Techniques for getting successful OCR results.
Reading a piece of paper
Reading a book
Reading a receipt
If you have any questions or concerns please contact the Cyber Timez support team at.
(202) 827-6883 ext 2
Class Length and Schedule:
5m – Intro
5m – Invert Colors and Adjust White Balance
2m – Move Display Near or Far versus Zoom In and Zoom Out
1m – How do I select the Reading Assistant I want?
2m – What are differences between each Reading Assistant modes?
5m – How do I use the Reading Assistant to capture letters?
5m – How do I use the Reading Assistant to capture a book?
5m – How do I use the Reading Assistant to capture receipts?
15m – Q and A. Also a great time go over troubleshooting and known issues.
Make sure each client has their device and that it is on, connected to WiFi and ready and that they have printed out or brought their documents that they will be using for the training.
Invert Colors and Adjust White Balance
To adjust for your eyes and your condition you can adjust the screen to have different color and effect modes to help as much as possible. For example, using “Whiteboard” in Invert Colors is very useful for reading documents since it makes whites very white and blacks very black in the image making the letters stand out more on the page. Invert Colors Negative mode is the standard white on black or “high contrast” mode. White balances are very useful to ease eye strain and get better results in color assistant. Mixing and matching these settings can produce some very custom results.
Move Display Near or Far versus Zoom In and Zoom Out
There are 2 ways to make an image bigger in Cyber Eyez Gear VR. Many people find that the image stays in focus best by using the Move Display Near or Far mode to magnify. This works extremely well for items that are at the default “focal length” for the camera…about 20 inches. However, to read things across a room or at a distance the camera needs zoom. With Cyber Eyez you have both. You can move the display as close as you need and then go into a mode that supports zoom to make the image even bigger.
How do I select the Reading Assistant I want?
Google Offline Text Reader and Microsoft Online can both be accessed by swiping up or down on your swipe pad.
What are differences between each Reading Assistant modes?
Google Offline Text Reader does not require any internet connection to read text. It is very powerful, recognizes text in columns and blocks. Microsoft Online is the same OCR engine used by long text mode in Seeing AI from Microsoft. It recognizes text at multiple angles (even upside down), but sometimes struggles if there are headlines and smaller print text in the same image.
How do I use the Reading Assistant to capture letters?
The best way to read with any wearable is to use a book easel. This are inexpensive devices that hold documents, books and magazines still and even have clips to hold the pages in place while you read. If you don’t have an easel, hold the document in your left hand and snap a picture with a long tap on the swipe pad. You will hear a camera shutter “click” sound when it takes the picture. Wait a few seconds and the text will begin to be read back. To stop the voice, swipe forward or backward on the swipe pad.
How do I use the Reading Assistant to capture a book?
Books really work best with an easel, but can be done in your hand or on a table as well. Hold the book open so both pages can be seen by the camera lense if possible. If both pages can not be seen, try to capture one page without the other. A piece of paper comes in handy to cover the other page if the book or magazine is too large to do one page at a time. Once you’ve got text in the frame, long tap on the swipe pad to take a picture. You will hear a camera shutter “click” sound when it takes the picture. Wait a few seconds and the text will begin to be read back. To stop the voice, swipe forward or backward on the swipe pad.
How do I use the Reading Assistant to capture receipts?
Hold the receipt fairly close to the device (about 18-20 inches) to block out any surrounding “white noise” since receipt text can be fairly light. Once you’ve got the receipt in the frame, long tap on the swipe pad to take a picture. You will hear a camera shutter “click” sound when it takes the picture. Wait a few seconds and the text will begin to be read back. To stop the voice, swipe forward or backward on the swipe pad.
15 minute questions and answer sessions at the end of the training to answer any of your Cyber Eyez basics questions.
YOUR EMAIL MUST BE REGISTERED AS A CYBER TIMEZ CUSTOMER IN ORDER TO ATTEND THIS CLASS.
This class will be broadcast through Google Hangouts and will also be available on YouTube live. Please make sure that before the start of the class that you have access to a device with a login that can successfully access Google Hangouts or YouTube live. You can find help on how to join Google Hangouts at the following link https://gsuite.google.com/learning-center/products/hangouts/get-started/#!/section-2 .
By joining Google Hangouts you will be able to interact with us more versus just watching the class on YouTube live.
Once you have successfully RSVP’d to the class you will be sent a Google Hangout and YouTube live link to your registered email address up to an hour before the class begins.
The class will take up to an hour and it is strongly suggested that you have your Cyber Eyez Gear VR device with you and that the device is fully charged and that you have several examples of items to read text from such as books, magazines, mail and other items with text so that you can learn the skills as we teach them.