The Victor Reader Stream

What Does the Victor Reader Do?

The Victor Reader is a multi-purpose electronic device designed for blind or low vision users. The device can play DAISY Books, read text documents, and record, playback, and organize audio notes.

Unpacking the Victor Reader

You’ll find the following hardware in your Victor Reader Stream box:
The Victor Reader Stream Device
Silicone Case
Power Adapter
Long USB Cable for connecting to computer or power adapter
Short USB Cable for connecting to USB flashdrive
If you have problems or questions and need to contact Humanware, their number for US and Canada is: 1-888-723-7273.

Device Layout

The Victor Reader Stream is a rectangular device about the size of a mobile phone. The device has no screen and features 23 different buttons. It resembles a television remote control.
Front Side The front side has a total of 19 different button on it, organized into three columns.
Back Side There are no buttons on the back side of the device. However, users will find a latch that will dislodge the battery.
Top Edge The top edge has no buttons. There is a headphone jack on the right side and the center of this edge is where users will find the slot for the SD card.
Bottom Edge The bottom edge has no bottons. In the center of this edge, users will find the Mini USB port for the long and short USB cables.
Left Edge There are three buttons on the left edge: power, increase volume, and decrease volume.
Right Edge There is one button on the right edge – the record button. Users will also find an input jack to plug in a microphone on this side.

Button Descriptions

Front-side Buttons

It is easier to think of the front side having three separate groupings of buttons: upper, middle, and lower.
Upper Front Buttons The first row of buttons are all different shapes – square, circular, and diamond. From left to right they are “Go To”, “Online Features”, and “Bookmark”.
Middle Front Buttons The middle buttons are organized into three columns of four buttons each. All of these buttons are the same shape and size. These 12 buttons make up a keypad in the same layout as typically found on a telephone. Here are the rows from left to right: row 1 – 1, 2, 3; row 2 – 4, 5, 6; row 3 – 7, 8, 9; and row 4 – *, 0, #
Lower Front Buttons The four lower buttons are organized into 2 rows with a single button in the center of the upper row and three buttons in the lower row. The button in upper row button is circular and is the sleep button. In the lower row, you’ll find a square button between two triangular buttons. These buttons from left to right are: “Rewind”, “Play/ Stop”, and “Fast-forward”.

Left Edge Buttons

Power Button The power button is the topmost button on the left edge. It is a circular button.
Volume Buttons The two lower buttons on the left edge are both triangular. The lower button is “Volume Down” and the upper button is “Volume Up”

Right Edge Buttons

Record Button The right edge only has one button. The square button on the right edge is the “Record” button.

Starting the Victor Reader

Power Button Holding the Victor Reader upright in your right hand with the buttons facing you, you’ll find the on and off button on the left edge of the device. It is the topmost button of the three buttons on the left edge and is circular.
Turn on Victor Reader Press and hold power button. You’ll hear a beep and a welcome message.
Turn off Victor Reader Press and hold the power button. You’ll hear two beeps.
Turn on/ off Key Describer Press and hold the 0 key
1 Bookshelf
2 Scroll up
3 Delete note
4 Move back
5 Where am I?
6 Move forward
7 Menu
8 Scroll down
9 Playback mode
* Cancel
0 Info
# Confirm
Starting/stopping the built-in Victor Reader User Guide Press and hold the 1 key. Move through the parts of the user guide by using the 4 and 6 keys. Play and pause audio using the play and pause button.

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