Contents of the README.TXT file
WELCOME TO THE ADAGUIDE(TM) SERIES
Volume 1 of the ADAGUIDE(TM) SERIES is a complete hypertext
presentation of TITLE III of the Americans With Disabilities
Hypertext documentation, also known as "electronic books",
permits the user to access selected information, quickly and
without the necessity of reading from front to back, as in a
regular document. This approach is particularly effective in
complex, highly cross-referenced technical manuals and legal
guides such as TITLE III.
ADAGUIDE(TM), Volume I is shareware. As such, the author
grants you a limited license to "try before you buy" for a
thirty (30) day period. If you continue to use the ADAGUIDE
(TM) after this trial period, you must register the software.
Registration details and benefits are discussed at the end
of this readme file.
Please note that this shareware version of the ADAGUIDE(TM)
Series is fully functional, it is NOT crippleware; however,
registered users do receive additional benefits and inclu-
sions to this program.
Additionally, you are authorized and encouraged to share this
software with others, so long as you include ALL of the files
that were in the original .zip file that you downloaded. Please
make sure that this readme file is also included.
Please also note that ADAGUIDE(TM), VOL. 1 is both trademarked
and copyrighted. Please read the full copyright notice included
in the body of the hypertext program, as it explains the limi-
tations of this copyright.
Listed below are the files included in ADA301.ZIP. If any are
missing, you do not have a full copy of ADAGUIDE(TM), VOL.1.
You should advise your participating BBS of this fact, and you
may also contact the author to receive a complete file set.
NX.CFG } Hypertext config. files
APX3.MRK } Hypertext index files
APX3.PGE } Hypertext documents
ADA3.COM ---------- Text graphics file
A3.COM ------------ The "go" switch
README.COM -------- This file - self viewing.
README.TXT -------- This file in ascii format - printable.
IRIS.EXE ---------- The hypertext runtime engine
ADAGUIDE(TM) Volume 1, has been written to take advantage of
color, so you will need a computer that supports color.
A minimum of 512k of system RAM is required and the software
runs on IBM PC/XT/AT* or 100% compatibles. It has been suc-
cessfully run in a full window of DESQVIEW*, but it has not
been tested in WINDOWS 3.0/3.1* DOS 3.x or higher is required.
* DESQVIEW is a registered, copyrighted product of
Quarterdeck Office Systems.
* IBM, IBM PC/XT/AT are all registered trademarks of
the IBM Corporation
* WINDOWS 3.0/3.1 are copyrighted and trademarked
products of the Microsoft Corporation
This is a brief start-up guide to get you going with the soft-
ware. Registered users receive a printed, bound USER'S MANUAL.
INSTALLATION: Installation should be onto a hard drive to gain
the best performance; however, the program can be installed on
a floppy diskette.
The installation process is quite simple:
1. Use PKZIP/PKUNZIP to extract the contents of ADA301.ZIP into
a directory on your hard drive. We suggest you make a special
directory for this program.
2. Once the files are unzipped, check the files against the file
list above to make sure that you have a complete set.
a. REQUIRED FILES: ALL files, except the README.COM/README.TXT
(this file), are required to use ADAGUIDE(TM) Volume 1.
GETTING STARTED: To start the ADAGUIDE(TM) program simply change
to the directory containing the files, and then at the prompt,
type: A3, and press enter.
USING THE ADAGUIDE(TM): Access to various portions of this
program is provided through (a) POP-UP MENUS, and (b) through
HYPERTEXT HOTWORDS. We will discuss each, briefly, below.
POP-UP MENUS: The pop-up menus are for general
browsing through major sections (books) of the
ADAGUIDE(TM) document. To activate a pop-up
menu item, use the arrow (cursor) keys to select
the menu topic and then press enter. You will
be moved to the selected section of the guide.
NOTE: POP-UP Menu items are shown with a BLACK
background when they have been selected.
HYPERTEXT HOTWORDS: These are the key elements
that transport you into various cross references
throughout the TITLE III regulations. ALL
HOTWORDS are PRECEDED by the symbol. Many
of them will also be in color (either the word,
the symbol or both).
To ACTIVATE a hotword, use the TAB key to select.
As you do so, you will notice that the highlight
bar skips from hotword to hotword. Once you have
made your choice, PRESS THE ENTER key to activate
NOTE: You may reverse the selection process, that
is go up the page, by using the Shift-Tab combina-
When you have selected and activated a hotword you
will be instantly transported to detailed informa-
tion relating to the hotword you selected.
GETTING BACK: When you have finished reading a par-
ticular hotword section, you will be instructed to
bring up a POP-UP MENU, many of these will have a
menu selection entitled: RETURN. Selecting this menu
item will permit you to return to the area in the
document where you originally selected the hotword.
NOTE: Some brief, hotword sections, simply let you
RETURN to you original place. In these cases there
will be no POP-UP MENU available.
GETTING HELP: ON-LINE HELP is included in the ADAGUIDE(TM) pro-
gram. Each of the key POP-UP MENUS will give you the option to
select HELP. Additional details on the the above procedures as
well as other available hypertext features are covered in the
Registered Users, also receive a USER'S MANUAL which provides
full help documentation as well a several illustrative tutor-
ADDITIONAL HELP: Technical Support may be obtained by contact-
ing the author, Lou Dillon at the WriteTechnique Inc, at (410)
997-5452 or by leaving a message for her in the Main Conference
area of THE WRIGHT PLACE BBS (410)882-4281.
Registered users will have access to an exclusive BBS service
devoted to the ADAGUIDE(TM) Series.
When you become a registered subscriber you will receive the
1. The HYPERTEXT version of the Department of Justice TECHNICAL
ASSISTANCE MANUAL...an easy to read commentary on Title III that
is written in non-legal terms. Like the other hypertext material
included in ADAGUIDE(TM), TAM has been indexed, cross referenced
and broken down into sections and subsections for easier use.
2. A printed, bound copy of the USER'S MANUAL.
3. A printed, bound copy of the TECHNICAL DRAWINGS.
4. FREE TECHNICAL SUPPORT by calling The WriteTechnique, Inc.
office or the private technical support BBS.
NOTE: Only those subscribers who have registered a password will
be able to gain entrance onto the electronic Bulletin Board. See
order form for details.
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