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Clevy Dyscover – Tutorial exercises

Intro

Follow these exercises to get familiar with all the features of Clevy Dyscover (NL). Before you begin, make sure you have the Clevy Dyscover software installed and activated and that you have put the Clevy Dyscover over your Clevy Keyboard.

Exercises

Different sounds

To test out the Text-to-Speech feature, simply place your cursor on the input field and press  the key with the sound: “ieuw”. The input field should now have “ieuw” as text and you should hear the sound “ieuw”.

Using function keys

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The default settings of the Clevy Dyscover leaves out the function keys, but you can still use them with the “Dog-symbol”. To test this out, place the cursor before the text “oei” in the input field and press the “Dog-symbol” and the “eeuw” key simultaneously to erase “oei”. This is an example of using the delete function key.

Using numbers

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dyscover - dyslexia key

Just like the function keys, the Clevy Dyscover the default settings of the Clevy Dyscover leave out numbers on the keyboard. However they are still accessible with the “Dog-symbol”. Place the cursor in the input field and press the “Dog-symbol” and the “eu” key simultaneously. The number 5 should appear in the input field. This can be applied to all the number keys, so feel free to test out with the other numbers.  

Using punctuations

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Punctuations and other reading markers are also left out in the Clevy Dyscover default settings, but they can be accessed with the “Shift-key”. Place your cursor in the input field and press the “Shift-key” and the “ei” key simultaneously. Now you see that the “)” key has been pressed. 

More punctuations

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dyscover - dyslexia key

Some punctuations can be accessed with the “Dog-symbol”. As an example, place your cursor on the input field and press the “Dog-symbol” and the “nk” key simultaneously. Then press on the spacebar. You will now see that you’ve typed in the apostrophe (‘). 

More sounds

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dyscover - dyslexia key

Some letters are pronounced differently in different words. For example, in Dutch the “ch” in “chocola” is pronounced differently than the “ch” in “kachel”. The Clevy Dyscover has some extra sounds that are accessible through the “Dog-symbol”. Try this out with the “ch” key. 

Here is an example of all the extra sounds you can try out with the “Dog-symbol” and the “Alt” key. Feel free to try these out! 

Using the Text-to-Speech to pronounce words

The Text-to-Speech feature also can pronounce standard Dutch words by typing a word correctly and pressing the space bar. Try typing out a Dutch word in the input field!

Using the Text-to-Speech on selected text

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You can use the Text-to-Speech feature to read a full sentence out loud. Do this by simply selecting the text in the input field and pressing the “Audio-key”

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