This feature instantly reads any text that is detected by the camera. It is the quickest way to read a short piece of text. This is ideal for reading short pieces of text that you want to scan through.
This article contains:
- How to active Instant Text?
- Do you want to pause Instant Text?
- Do you want to switch between online and offline Instant Text?
- Setting a Recognition Language on Instant Text
How to active Instant Text?
Here is how:
Step 1: Go to Read and do a one-finger double-tap.
Step 2: Go to Instant Text and do a one-finger double-tap.
Step 3: The camera is activated and every piece of text will be read.
Do you want to pause Instant Text?
Do a one-finger single tap to pause the text being spoken out. It will be paused until you do a one-finger single tap again to activate Instant Text.
Do you want to reset Instant Text?
Is the text still reading out what you were pointing your glasses at previously? Then do a one-finger double tap to reset instant text and it will start reading out the new piece of text.
Do you want to switch between online and offline Instant Text?
It is possible to use instant text offline for reading some languages, for the full list please check the article Languages Envision Recognises. We recommend using online instant text if you are connected to a reliable Wi-Fi network. If that is not the case and you would like to read one of the languages that are supported by the glasses, then enabling the offline mode is a great solution.
There are two possible ways to switch between online and offline Instant Text. The first option is by doing a two-finger single tap on the Instant Text screen. The second option is to change the settings in the Feature Preferences category.
To enable Offline Mode in Instant Text, select one of the two options below and follow these steps:
Option 1: Two-finger single tap
Step 1: Go to Read.
Step 2: Two-finger single tap on Instant Text.
Step 3: You will enter the Context Menu screen and the screen reader will read out whether the offline mode is enabled or disabled.
Step 4: Do a one-finger double tap to toggle between the offline mode being enabled or disabled.
Step 5: Swipe down with one finger to confirm your selection and navigate back to the Instant Text screen.
Step 6: Do a one-finger double tap on Instant Text and it will start speaking out text in the mode that you chose.
Option 2: Feature Preferences Menu
Step 1: Go to Settings and navigate to Feature Preferences.
Step 2: Go to Instant Text.
Step 3: Do a one-finger double-tap to toggle between the offline mode being enabled or disabled.
Step 4: Swipe down with one finger to confirm your selection.
Setting a Recognition Language on Instant Text
You can choose a language to read the text with Instant text. This helps to better understand the text you are reading, as it will be spoken out in the correct language. By default, Instant Text will use your system’s language to determine the language to recognize when scanning text. This means that if your Envision Glasses are set in English, all the text will be spoken out with English pronunciation even if the text you are reading is in Spanish, for example. In Instant Text, you can manually set the language to recognize by opening the Context Menu. In this case, your Envision Glasses system could still be in English, but your Instant Text would read out any scanned text in Spanish.