VB Suite offers many different accessibility and preference options. This article describes these options and where to find them in the software.
VB Suite includes a Listen button that uses TTS (text to speech) technology to read aloud paragraphs of text, including definitions, common conditions, and preset view information. This read-aloud feature is our first step towards comprehensive screen reader support.
The Listen button can be found next to any paragraph-length text. For example:
The Listen button supports the seven languages in VB Suite. It relies on the language set for the entire computer or mobile device to select the language and voice of the synthetic reader.*
For example, if the device’s language is set to English and you prefer the text in VB Suite to be read in Spanish, you would need to:
(1) Change the VB Suite language in settings to Spanish
(2) Check that your device's language is set to Spanish
Additional Settings and Preferences
You can change additional accessibility and preference options in the Settings menu:
VB Suite offers many different accessibility and preference options. These are in the settings menu at the bottom right of any screen.
Color Theme | Adjust for light
Choose from black, white, and gray backgrounds to adjust for different lighting conditions, such as low-light environments. Turn on Auto-detect to match light or dark mode to your setting preferences.
Model | Female/Male
VB Suite features complete female and male anatomy models. This setting toggles between them.
Reference Body | Anatomy in Context
Turn on a glass-like outline of the human body to help identify where anatomy exists in relation to the rest of the body.
Closed Captioning | Add subtitles
This feature turns on subtitles that match the audio in animations.
High Quality | Adjust for slower internet speeds
Turn on this feature for the best version of the 3D models. These high-quality models use more computer and internet resources. If you experience slow loading or lagging, turn off this setting.
Font Size | Select text size
Change the font size to make the text appear larger or smaller.
Language | Select preferred language
VB Suite supports seven different languages: English, Simplified Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, and Spanish.
Blank Tags | Quiz yourself
The tags feature adds labels to multiple 3D models. This setting removes the structure names from inside the tags, so you can create worksheets and self-study cards by adding blank labels to multiple 3D models.
Suggest Flashcard Labels | Study with accuracy
Turn on Suggest Flashcard Labels to enable the Auto-Label option when creating your Flashcard. This feature automatically fills in the name of your selected structure when you add a label to a Flashcard.
Controls | Select how you move models
This feature gives you the option of using a virtual joystick on your desktop. The joystick is a great option if your trackpad is very sensitive to rotation. You can also select the direction that models rotate and pan using the joystick, a mouse, or a trackpad. The Invert Pan and Invert Rotation controls let you change the rotation from right to left and from up to down when you gesture on the trackpad or use the mouse or joystick.
VB offers keyboard accessibility through keyboard commands or "hot keys" which have pre-programmed actions you can access while watching a video/Movie player by using keyboard controls.
- Pause/Play - Spacebar
- Skip Forward/Back - “,” and “.” Skips 5 seconds, and if held down waits half a second before jumping 1 second every frame.
- Restart - “R”
- Volume - Use “M” to mute/unmute
- CC - “C”
- Close Movie - escape key
Keyboard commands are also accessible with flashcards! See below the list of controls for our flashcards and flashcard decks:
- Thumbs up - "X"
- Thumbs down - "Z"
- Skip - "C"
- Flip card - Spacebar
- Back to Menu- escape key
*Note: The English structure Pronunciation button was recorded with a neutral accent and reflects the pronunciation in common medical literature. The English structure name read aloud using the Listen button uses TTS technology, which converts normal language text to speech. In some cases, the pronunciation of the structure available through the Listen and Pronunciation buttons will differ.