The iPhone has a huge range of games available for it but it’s not easy for a casual user to find out which games will be compatible with VoiceOver. How could you go about finding appropriate games for a VoiceOver using relative? Continue readingReader Question: Games for iPhone VoiceOver Users?
Five years ago today, Apple’s VoiceOver screen reader came to iOS. The AppleVis blog has a great article looking back on those five years for blind iPhone users and how they have changed things. Continue readingHappy Birthday to VoiceOver on iOS!
Cristina Hartmann has written very clearly about what it’s like to use a refreshable braille display (RFBD) with her iPhone. This interesting description is recommended for all sighted users who wonder how braille displays work and what they are like to use, and especially for people who will be supporting braille users. Continue readingUsing Braille with iOS – What’s It Like?
I have noticed in several places now that some people are confused about what’s “VoiceOver” and what’s “Text to Speech” in terms of Mac OS X. This post is to attempt to clarify what each one is and why it’s important to know which one you’re talking about if you’re asking for help. Continue readingText-to-Speech isn’t VoiceOver
Great article from the American National Federation of the Blind about changes in iOS 7’s accessibility for users who are blind, deaf blind, or have low vision.
Their article includes changes relating to:
- Ways to turn accessibility functions on and off
- Changes to VoiceOver practicing
- Changes to device unlocking
- Changes to VoiceOver’s rotor
- High quality speech synthesis available for more than one language
- Changes for braille users
- Changes to contrast, dynamic text sizing and bold text and labels