Samsung's Universal Switch & tecla-e

tecla-e is also compatible with Samsung devices that have the Universal Switch accessibility feature. Check if your devices is compatible by going to Settings> Accessibility> Dexterity and Interaction and see if the Universal Switch feature is available.

With the tecla-e ready for connection and the switches connected to it, follow the steps below to set up your Android device with Universal Switch.

. Pair your tecla-e: Go to Settings > Bluetooth.

2. Turn on your tecla-e by sliding the 3-way Power switch to the middle position. To put your tecla-e in pairing mode, slide & hold the blue power switch to the gear position for 3 seconds, at which point the tecla-e will make a pairing sound.

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3. With Bluetooth enabled, you should see the tecla-e listed under Available devices as tecla-e XXXX (where XXXX is a random sequence). Click on it. After a few seconds, tecla-e XXXX should be under Paired Devices and appear as Connected.

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. Set up a Smart Lock: Once the tecla-e is connected, you can set it as a trusted device. This will keep your device unlocked as long as the tecla-e is connected to it. If you have a screen lock type (i.e PIN, Pattern, Password), go to Settingslock screen and security > Secure lock settings > smart lock. Enter the screen lock type that your phone has set up. Then select Trusted devices > Add Trusted Device > Bluetooth. Select tecla-e XXXX as your trusted device.

5. Set-up Universal Switch: Go to Settings > Accessibility, then select Dexterity and Interaction > Universal Switch. Click on Settings.

                      

                      

6. Assign your switches to actions:  If you are using single-switch access, make sure Auto Scan is on. To set-up your switch Go to Switches > Add a Switch. 

  

7. Select Accessories. You will be prompted to press your switch at this point. Press a switch connected to the tecla-e. In the New Switch pop-up window write the name of the switch and press Save.

  

8. If you are using a single switch (or you are using more than one switch, but this is your main selection switch), choose the “Select Item” action. Check the Note  section below for a brief description of other possible switch actions that you can assign to switches. The Recommended Configurations (table 1 & 2) may also be helpful for assigning switch actions.

                          

9Repeat steps 4-6 for all your switches. For possible combinations check the Recommended Configuration section below. 

10. Select item mode scanning: on the Universal Switch settings page, go to Scan Method and Select Row

                                   

11. Ensure On-Screen Keyboard is shown: Go to System > Language and input > Default Keyboard. Make sure you have Samsung Keyboard as your selected keyboard.  

  

12. Enable Switch Access: Go back to Universal Switch, and activate Switch Access by clicking on the on/off control. At this point, you should be able to control the Android using the Switch Control through the tecla-e. When you pressed any of your assigned switches you should see a frame around the user interface.

Recommended Configurations:                                                                         

Table 1: Single & Dual Switches

Number of Switches

Auto Scan

SP-1

SP-2

1

On

Auto Scan

-

2

On

Auto Scan

Home / Back

2

Off

Select

Next

 

Table 2: Multiple Switches (Auto Scan Off)

Number of Switches

ECU1

Forward

ECU2

Back

ECU 3

Left

ECU 4

Right

3

Select

-

Previous

Next

4

Select

Home / Back

Previous

Next

 

Notes:

  • For a cleaner and more accessible interface, download the Google Now Launcher (home screen replacement) from the Google play store. 

Switch Actions -

  • Select item – pop-up action menu related to selected item or location
  • Tap - activate the selected item
  • More options – extended pop-up menu giving more options related to the current screen
  • Move to next / previous item - move the scan focus to the next or the previous item (this only works in row scan mode with auto scan disabled)
  • Home screen, Back, Recently used apps - equivalent to pressing the corresponding hardware keys
  • Back - Goes to previous step or screen. 
  • Increase / decrease volume - increase or decrease ringtone volume
  • Open Notifications - opens the notification bar. 
  • View recently used apps - Shows the recently opened applications. 
  • Turn on / off auto scan - enable or disable auto scan in row scan mode

 Settings -

  • Auto scan - enable or disable automatic scanning (row scan mode)
  • Auto scan interval - set the scan interval when auto scan is enabled (row scan mode)
  • Number of scans - set the number of times the scan loops
  • Scan method - choose between row scan mode and point scan mode. It should be noted that row scan may not work in some situations
  • Scan direction - set the scan direction, from top to bottom or from bottom to top
  • Point scan speed - set the scan speed (point scan mode)

Timing -

  • Pause on first item - select the duration of the pause on the first item in row scan mode
  • Tap duration - select how long a switch needs to be performed for it to be recognised as a switch action (this must be less than the auto tap length)
  • Single interaction interval - set the length of time in which multiple switch actions are treated as a single gesture
  • Auto tap - Enabling auto tap will perform a regular tap instead of bringing up the action menu when you use a switch action to select an item. You can then bring up the action menu by performing your switch action twice within the set auto tap length of time
  • Auto move interval – when ‘holding down’ the switch action (i.e. keeping your mouth open) that controls moving to the next / previous item, the ‘auto move interval’ setting determines the length of time before the action (i.e. moving to the next item) is automatically repeated

Action Menu -

  • Tap - perform a tap action on the selected item or location
  • Gestures - including the swipe / touch and hold / drag / touch / hold then drag gestures
  • Actions - you can zoom in on screen contents, rotate screen, set sound mode, open recent apps, lock your phone, open notifications, and take a screenshot
  • Settings - you can change the scan speed, mode, direction, and adjust feedback
  • Editing text - when you select a text input box, this menu will appear to let you select characters, move the cursor, and perform copy, paste, and cut actions
  • Home - go to home screen
  • Back - go to previous screen
  • Keys - you can adjust ringtone and media volume, and perform Home key double press and triple press actions. In addition, you can open the device options menu, which usually requires a long press of the power key to open
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