Methods and devices for operating the multi-function peripherals

  • US 20030036909A1
  • Filed: 08/19/2002
  • Published: 02/20/2003
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/17/2001
  • Status: Abandoned Application
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1. A method of interfacing a visually impaired with a multi function machine, the multi function machine having an audio operation mode and a normal operation mode, comprising the steps of:

  • identifying a use of the multi function machine by the visually impaired;

    switching an operational mode of the multi function machine from the normal operation mode to the audio operation mode upon identifying the use by the visually impaired;

    generating a layered menu having multiple layers, each layer having a predetermine number of operational items;

    receiving a voice input with respect to the layered menu from the visually impaired in the audio operation mode; and

    responding to the voice input by an audio feedback to the visually impaired.

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