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Audio Installation Instructions

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Audio Installation Instructions

    2012 Audio Installation Instructions

    Audio Accommodations

    The audio accommodation for CAL is designed to work only with the Cepstral David voice. To set up a computer to be used for testing with audio accommodation, the following steps need to be taken before testing begins:

    Verify there is a working sound card or integrated audio chip present on the computer.

    Install the Cepstral David voice only on the computers to be used with the audio

    accommodation. If you have already downloaded the Cepstral David voice for past

    ISAT administrations, you do not need to download it again.

    Enable the Speech Feature as a part of the CAL Preferences.

    Note: To use this feature, an audio accommodation must be available for the test the student is enrolled to take and the student must be marked as “Audio Online” in Student Editor via the Management Tools. Audio is available for Language Usage, Mathematics, and Science for this administration.

    Below are the installation instructions for Windows and Mac OS X:

    Windows Installation: Audio Accommodation

    1.Identify each computer that will be used by students with an audio accommodation.

    2.On the ISAT Website, click on “Downloads,” “CAL Version 6.5,” “CAL Windows,” “Audio

    Accommodation” under Installation Instructions, then “Cepstral David” to download the

    installer.

    3.Run the installer only on the computers identified and follow the instructions to complete the

    installation.

    4.Enable the Speech Feature by following these steps:

    a.Open the "Preferences" program from: Start/Programs/ISAT/Preferences

    b.Select the "Speech Feature" tab

    c.Check the “Enable Speech Feature” check box

    d.Click “Apply”

    e.Click “OK”

    Note: If you are using a Windows 98 or 2000 system, you also need to download and install

    the Microsoft SAPI 5.1 Redistributable found on the Audio Accommodation download page, in

    case you don't have it already installed.

    Mac OS X Installation: Audio Accommodation

    1.Identify each computer that will be used by students with an audio accommodation.

    2.On the ISAT Website, click on “Downloads,” “CAL Version 6.5,” “CAL Mac OS X,” “Audio

    Accommodation” under Installation Instructions, then “Cepstral David” to download the

    installer.

    3.Run the installer only on the computers identified and follow the instructions to complete the

    installation.

    4.Enable the Speech Feature by following these steps:

    a.Open the "Preferences" program using Finder from: /Applications/ISAT/Preferences

    b.Select the "Speech Feature" tab

    c.Check the “Enable Speech Feature” check box

    d.Click “Apply”

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    Click “OK”e.

    Once you have configured your computers for audio accommodations, complete these additional

    checks:

    1)Check that the Cepstral David voice and the CAL testing engine are both downloaded locally to the computer(s) that will be used for audio. You should not set up a computer

    for an audio accommodation with the use of a terminal server, shared drive, or Xtenda box.

    2)Check that the computer has the correct privileges for using the Cepstral David voice by doing the following:

    a.Log into the computer using a student account (as a student would).

    b.Double-click the ISAT icon on the desktop and log into a Language Usage,

    Mathematics, or Science Practice Test.

    c.While in the Practice Test, click the “Speak” button to listen to the audio. If

    you do not see the “Speak” button, the Speech Feature may not be enabled.

    d.If you notice the voice saying, “This voice is not licensed. Please visit

    www.cepstral.com to purchase a license”, it is likely the account you have

    used to log into that computer is a Limited User Account and does not have

    enough privileges to use the voice. In this case, you have one of two options:

    d.i.Configure the CAL.exe file, present inside the C:\Program File\ISAT

    folder, so that it can be run with the privileges of a Power User or

    Administrator from any account.

    d.ii.Create a new account for the computer which has more privileges than

    a “Limited User Account” and try using the audio with the CAL testing

    engine from this account.

    If these options are not suitable or are not possible in your setup,

    contact the ISAT Project Team (ISAT@datarecognitioncorp.com) and the

    Cepstral David license file can be provided.

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