|What are Audio Labels? Digit-Eyes audio labels contain a
particular kind of bar code that you create on the
Digit-Eyes website and print on inexpensive address labels using the printer attached to your
computer system. Each audio label is unique. The audio
label is the key that the Digit-Eyes application ('app') on your phone uses to record and retrieve a
recorded message on your phone.
There are three steps to making and using an audio label.
- You start by requesting a sheet of audio codes from the
Digit-Eyes website and print these on sheets of address labels using the printer attached
to your computer system. When you initially print an audio
label, it is just an empty serial number.
- When you want to label something, you'll remove a label
from the sheet of labels you printed, stick it on the item you want labeled and
scan it with the Digit-Eyes application on your phone. The
first time you use the Digit-Eyes application on your
phone to scan an audio label, the Digit-Eyes app will ask you to make
a voice message to be associated with the label and will save the message on your phone.
- When you use the Digit-Eyes application on your phone to
scan the same label later, the message you recorded on
your phone is played back to you.
Recordings stay on your phone until you erase them.
You can re-record the message for any label as many times as
you wish. You could, for instance use an audio label to
record a 'post-it' note to yourself and re-record it and
change it every day.
about audio labels...
When are audio
labels useful? Audio labels are useful when you don't know
exactly what you will be labeling or in cases when you want a
lot of content on your label. The content associated
with an audio label is naturally private because it is stored
on your phone and only accessible from your phone.
is involved in this training section? The purpose of this
exercise is to acquaint you with the process of requesting and
printing an audio code from the Digit-Eyes website, scanning
the audio label with the Digit-Eyes application on your phone,
making a recording on your phone and then using the Digit-Eyes
application on your phone to play the recording back. You do
not need to have a phone connection or an Internet connection
for this process to work because Digit-Eyes stores the voice
recordings on your phone and plays them back from your phone.
There are three steps to this process:
- You'll start by requesting a worksheet that contains a
new audio code. You will use the printer attached to
your computer to print this worksheet just as you will
later print a full sheet of audio labels.
- You will then be able to practice using the Digit-Eyes
application on your phone to scan the worksheet and
'capture' the bar code image. The first time the code is
captured, Digit-Eyes will ask you to record a message for
- When you scan the label again with the Digit-Eyes
application on your phone, you'll hear that message and
can then re-record or delete it.
You should repeat this exercise until you are able to scan
and record the sample audio label dependably.
get and scan an audio code. Click here to open a new window with a worksheet
in it that contains your code.
Print the worksheet and place it on a flat surface in
reasonably good light. Ordinary indoor light is fine and
Digit-Eyes will advise you if the light is not bright enough
to get a good scan.
The Digit-Eyes code that appears on the worksheet is about
1 inch / 2.5 cm square. The top left corner of the code is
located .25 inch / 5 cm from the top corner of the paper and
is aligned to the left side of the paper.
The scan distance for Digit-Eyes codes increases with the
size of the code. Using an iPhone 3GS, the smallest codes
should be scanned at a distance of 2-4 inches (5-10 cm).
A code of 4 inches / 10 cm can be scanned of a distance of 2
feet / .66 meter. If you have an iPhone 4, you'll be able to
scan at about twice the distance (4-8 inches for a small code)
and with the iPhone 5, the distance increases to 8-12 inches for a small code.
Start the Digit-Eyes application on your phone and click the 'Scan' button on
the screen. Hold your
phone between 4 and 6 inches / 10 - 15 cm. away from the
worksheet. Start at 4 inches / 10 cm. You will hear a tone when
Digit-Eyes starts to scan, clicking while it is scanning and a
tone again when it finds the code. If you do not get a scan
immediately, slowly move your phone a little farther away or
move it to the right or the left.
After the tone sounds, double-tap the screen to start recording,
record your message and double-tap the screen again to end recording.
After you have your recording, use the Digit-Eyes application on your
phone to scan the code again. When the code is captured, the message you
recorded will be played back to you.
The screen that appears after you've played back a
recording has three buttons. You can identify these by
running your finger over the screen on the phone or using the "flick" gesture to tab through the fields.
- The top one allows you to scan another label;
- the one in the middle allows you to delete the current
- the one in the bottom allows you to re-record your
Activate any function by locating it on the screen and
then double tapping to execute the function like you'd do with
any other link when using VoiceOver.
recording: To delete any recording, touch the delete
message: You can record new content for a label as
many times as you like. Simply click the 'Re-record'
button twice to start recording. Tap twice to end
recording and your message will be saved. The next
time you scan the label with the Digit-Eyes application on
your phone, your new message will be played.
Congratulations! You have now practiced scanning all
three types of labels. All you need to do now is to check and
make sure your printer is set up correctly.
Have you already bought some labels? If not click here to read about buying
If you already have your labels, click here to check the setup
on your printer.
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