Accessible MSN (Microsoft News) for Grid 3

Getting Started

  • Requirements – there are no special requirements to use MSN.
  • Language and Region selection – MSN selects app language and content automatically. You can change the default language and region at any time.
  • To change the selections in the first time you use MSN – after selecting Accessible MSN from Grid Explorer, click Info => Change Language, and Select Country/Language. A table with the selectable countries will appear.
  • You are now ready to use MSN. Select Continue to MSN to start using the app.
Accessible MSN - Country Selection

Home Page

  • Scroll Through Ads / Skip Ads – toggle scrolling-through or skipping ads.
  • Main Menu – go to MSN menu.
  • Select Category – open a screen that allows you to select an articles’ category.
  • Arrow Up, Down, Previous and Next – select the next article in the direction of the arrow (skipping ads if Skip Ads is on).
  • Read Title – read the title of the selected article aloud.
  • Open Article – open the selected article. Clicking this cell will open the selected article and a gird to the left, allowing you to specify the article’s type.
  • Articles Slider – open a grid allowing you to navigate between articles in a Slider object (typically – the top left article on the page).

MSN Menu

  • First Article – takes you to the top left article on the page.
  • Last Article – takes you to the last article on the page (the last article in the browser cash).
  • Change Country / Language – change MSN language and region.
  • Utilities – recover / reopen MSN, close windows you do not need, close pop-up messages…
  • Options – change the device volume, turn auto-read of titles on or off, turn auto-read of articles on or off, toggle text enlargement, go to additional advanced MSN options (text enlargement factor, max words for auto-read).
  • Grid Explorer – exit Accessible MSN and go to Grid Explorer
Accessible MSN - Menu
Accessible MSN - Category Selection

MSN Category Selection

In this page you can select the category of articles you want to browse.

  • Dwell Selection – click to enable selection using Eye Gaze. This will highlight the cells with the categories’ names, and will make them dwell enabled.
  • Pause Dwell – click to disable selection using Eye Gaze. 
  • More – click to see more categories. This cell is always highlighted (dwell enabled).
  • You can also navigate categories using the arrows and the Select cell.

MSN Reading Enabled Status

When you open an article with plain text, click Reading Mode, to switch to reading mode. 

  • When in reading mode, selecting scroll up or Scroll down will highlight the paragraph in focus. Selecting Read, will read the content of this paragraph aloud.
  • Regular Scrolling will exit the Reading Mode.
  • In both Regular and Reading modes, if a Video or Gallery inside the article is selected, click Video or Gallery cells to open a grid that controls the object.
Accessible MSN - Reading Mode
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