Hable Start Guide Android

Last Updated: 27 July 2020            

Welcome to the Hable One start guide! The Hable One is a keyboard that allows you to navigate and type on your mobile phone. Via TalkBack you get feedback while using the Hable One. With the help of this guide you will be able to use the keyboard quickly. The guide explains how to hold, set up and use the Hable One.

Step 1. Unboxing

Inside the box you will find the Hable One and an USB-C charging cable. The Hable One keyboard is the same size of iPhone 5 or 6, but a little thicker in size for better grip. The Hable One keyboard weighs 90 grams and comes in a dark blue colour. The keyboard has 2 sides, the button side and the flat side. The actual product will come with paper manual and warranty card. There will also be a strap to prevent the Hable One from falling.

Step 2: How to hold the Hable One?
  1. The first step is to hold the keyboard properly.

  2. It is the intention that you hold the keyboard with both hands during use and not put it on the table.

  3. Make sure the slider is at the top right and points towards the ceiling. The flat back should face you.

  4. Keep the keyboard fixed with both hands. Put your fingers around the sides and on the buttons.

  5. From now on, each button will be referenced with numbers. The six small buttons are numbered like a braille cell.

  6. The three buttons on your left hand are numbered 1, 2 and 3 from top to bottom.

  7. The three buttons on your right hand are numbered 4, 5 and 6 from top to bottom.

  8. The extra buttons on the outside are also numbered: the left one is 7 and the right one is 8.

  9. Place your left index, middle and ring fingers on buttons 1, 2 and 3.

  10. Place your right index, middle and ring fingers on buttons 4, 5 and 6.

  11. You can also move your left index finger to button 7 and your right index finger to button 8.

Step 3: First time Setup for Hable One.
  1. Make sure that VoiceOver is enabled on your phone.

  2. The Hable One works through Bluetooth. Therefore, first switch on Bluetooth connection on your smartphone. Do this by going to the Bluetooth settings and activating Bluetooth.

  3. By moving the slider inwards to the tip, you switch on the Hable One. When the slider is in the middle position, the keyboard is in standby. In standby, the Hable One will remain connected via Bluetooth, but will not respond to button presses.

  4. Now turn on the Hable One. The Hable One is charged when it vibrates on being switched on.

  5. Pair the Hable One with the smartphone. The keyboard's name is Hable One. If it is not visible, try switching Hable on and off.

  6. Choose the correct operating system by pressing buttons 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 simultaneously until you feel a vibration. If the keyboard vibrates three times, it is set correctly. If it vibrates twice, press the buttons again.

Step 4: TalkBack gestures with Hable One
  1. First it is necessary to go back to the home screen. Do this by long pressing the braille letter H from Home. These are buttons 1, 2 and 5 at the same time.

  2. To activate an item, briefly press buttons 7 and 8 simultaneously . Do this  to open an app.

  3. To go back, long press the braille letter B from Back. These are buttons 1 and 2 at the same time.

  4. For navigating use buttons 7 and 8. To select the next item, press and hold 7 and shortly press 8 once while still holding 7. If you want to scroll you can press and hold 7 and press 8 several times.

  5. To select the previous item, press and hold 8 and then press 7 once.

  6. Let's practice navigating by navigating to and opening your contacts app. Opening can be done by briefly pressing buttons 7 and 8 simultaneously.

  7. Navigate through the contacts app and open a contact of your choice.

  8. Now go back to the contacts app by using the back function. This can be done by pressing buttons 1 and 2 simultaneously

  9. Finally, use the home function to return to the home screen. This can be done by pressing buttons 1, 2 and 5 simultaneously. 

Step 5: Typing with the Hable One
  1. Now you can navigate the Hable One, you can start practicing the typing . First navigate to your note-taking app and open it.

  2. For space typing , press 8

  3. For enter, long press 8

  4. For backspace, press 7

  5. If you are already familiar with the braille letters, you can skip steps 5, 6 and 7.

  6. Step 5: The alphabet, letters A to J

  7. The first part of the alphabet are the letters A to J.

  8. For A, press 1

  9. For B, press 1 and 2 simultaneously

  10. For C, press 1 and 4 simultaneously

  11. For D, press 1, 4 and 5 simultaneously

  12. For E, press 1 and 5 simultaneously

  13. For F, press 1, 2 and 4 simultaneously

  14. For G, press 1, 2, 4 and 5 simultaneously

  15. For H, press 1, 2 and 5 simultaneously

  16. For I, press 2 and 4 simultaneously

  17. For J, press 2, 4 and 5 simultaneously

Step 6: The alphabet, letters K to T
  1. The following 10 letters: K, L, M, N, O, P, Q, R, S, T, are almost the same as the first 10 letters: A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J. The only difference is that button 3 is added to each letter.

  2. For K, press 1 and 3 simultaneously

  3. For L, press 1, 2 and 3 simultaneously

  4. For M, press 1, 3 and 4 simultaneously

  5. For N, press 1, 3, 4 and 5 simultaneously

  6. For O, press 1, 3 and 5 simultaneously

  7. For P, press 1, 2, 3 and 4 simultaneously

  8. For Q, press 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 simultaneously

  9. For R, press 1, 2, 3 and 5 simultaneously

  10. For S, press 2, 3 and 4 simultaneously

  11. For T, press 2, 3, 4 and 5 simultaneously

Step 7 : The alphabet, letters U to Z and capital letters
  1. The last 6 letters of the alphabet are not similar to previous letters.

  2. For U, press 1, 3 and 6 at the same time

  3. For V, press 1, 2, 3 and 6 simultaneously

  4. For W, press 2, 4, 5 and 6 simultaneously

  5. For X, press 1, 3, 4 and 6 simultaneously

  6. For Y, press 1, 3, 4, 5 and 6 simultaneously

  7. For  Z, press 1, 3, 5 and 6 simultaneously

  8. For an uppercase letter, press the uppercase character for the letter you want to capitalize. For the uppercase character, press 4 and 6 at the same time.

Step 8: Numbers
  1. The numbers 1-9 and 0 are typed the same as the letters A to J. The only difference is that you must type the number character before it. Type this character by pressing 3, 4, 5 and 6 at the same time. So first press the number character, then the number.  Here you find a list of the specific combinations of these figures.

  2. For number 1, press 1

  3. For number 2, press 1 and 2 simultaneously

  4. For number 3, press 1 and 4 simultaneously

  5. For number 4, press 1, 4 and 5 simultaneously

  6. For number 5, press 1 and 5 simultaneously

  7. For number 6, press 1, 2 and 4 simultaneously

  8. For number 7, press 1, 2, 4 and 5 simultaneously

  9. For number 8, press 1, 2 and 5 simultaneously

  10. For number 9, press 2 and 4 simultaneously

  11. For number 0, press 2, 4 and 5 simultaneously

Step 9: Punctuation marks
  1. The last step with typing is the punctuation marks.

  2. For a comma, press 2

  3. For one point, press 2, 5 and 6 at the same time

  4. For a question mark, press 2 and 6 at the same time

  5. For an exclamation mark, press 2, 3 and 5 at the same time

  6. For at sign, first press and release 5 once, then press buttons 3, 4 and 5 simultaneously.

 

You have now reached the end of the start guide. We hope that everything is clear so far and that you can get started with the Hable One quickly. Read on for advanced functions! 

Advanced functions

Navigation
  1. Next item on the screen, press and hold 7 and press 8 once.  

  2. Previous item and hold 8 and press 7 once.  

  3. Next screen press and hold 2 and press 5 once.

  4. Previous screen press and hold 5 and press 2 once.  

  5. Last item selection holds 3 pressed and press once on 6.

  6. First item selection hold 6 pressed and press once on 3.

Shortcuts
  1. Select an item by long pressing 7 + 8.  

  2. Home screen item 1 + 2 + 5 long pressing. Also called the letter H from Home.

  3. Status bar by 2 + 3 + 4 long pressing. Also called the letter S from Status bar.

  4. Back button by 1 + 2 long pressing. Also called the letter B from Back.  

  5. Recent apps by 1 + 2 + 3 + 5 long pressing. Also called the letter R from Recent.

  6. Search on screen 1 + 2 + 4 long pressing. Also called the F from Find.

  7. Reading from selected item by 1 + 2 + 3 by long pressing L. Also called the L from Lees.  

  8. Pause or resume reading by 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 by long pressing P. Also called the P from Pause.  

  9. Check the battery status by long pressing 3+6. Three vibrations mean fully charged. One vibration means less battery percentage.

Something not clear?

Not all functions are mentioned in this start guide. For all functions make sure to visit the manual.

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