USER MANUAL

1. Introduction

 

Welcome to DomoPad'com Verbo of DOMODEP, the alternative and augmentative communication (AAC) software for Windows® and Android®. With DomoPad'com Verbo you will be able to create interactive and dynamic communication boards that can be accessed to with swtiches, touch screen, mouse, keyboard, joystick, head mouse, or even eye-tracking systems.

 

This manual will show you how to create, edit and use boards with a a fully customized style and behaviour.

2. Boards, pages and cells

 

Before you start using the program it is important to become familiar with the nomenclature of the application.

 

Pages

 

In DomoPad'com Verbo, the boards can be divided into pages. The best way to see it is to imagine an album where you can add or remove sheets and move from one to another.
There are several reasons why it is a good idea to split a board into pages :

 

     In a communication board, each page can be a semantic category or different situation (places I usually go to, people I know, emotions, clothing, colours, animals, etc). This helps organize the content in a more coherent way, and allows for many different messages or concepts to be included without clustering them all in the same view.


      If you create an educational activity or game (for example, find mates among a group of images), each page can be one of the levels or stages. When the user successfully completes the activity of a page, she goes to the next.


     If you design a story, instructions, or any other content meant to be read or listened to step by step, each page can be one of its chapters or sections.

 

Cells

 

A cell is each of the boxes that make up a page, and they are arranged in a grid. A cell can represent message, a concept, an action, or simply display a picture or text without any associated action.
You can add as many (or as few) cells at your board as you want.

3. Program interface

 

The interface of DomoPad'com has been designed to make creating and using boards as intuitive and simple as possible. Each window shows only the most relevant information, and the most common tasks are simplified to require no more than one or two steps.

 

Main window

Toolbar

The toolbar includes icons for the most common actions :

 

     Create, open or save a board.

 

     Undo and redo.

 

     Insert, copy, cut and paste cells.

 

     Insert and delete rows and columns.

 

     Edit board style.

 

     Play the board

Page List

Under the toolbar, the pages that make up the board are displayed as tabs. Initially there will only be one page, Home.

The Board

Most of the window is occupied by the board currently being edited. This allows you to concentrate on the content and appearance of your board, without many elements around you that make it difficult to imagine what the final result will look like.

 

On each page of a board there are two distinct parts. The top box is the message bar, and when you play the board it will display the messages that you activate. The lower part is occupied by the cells.

Menu

The dropdown menu shows the current user, and the rest of program options.

 

          Create, open and save boards, or save them under another name.

 

          Download boards from the Internet.

 

          Export pages to PDF.

 

          Edit the user preferences.

 

          Manage the users of the program.

 

          Change the program settings.

 

          Access online help.