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ERIC Number: EJ1114771
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0145-482X
Teaching the iPhone with Voiceover Accessibility to People with Visual Impairments
Celusnak, Brian M.
Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness, v110 n5 p369-372 Sep-Oct 2016
Moving from a conventional telephone keypad to a cellular telephone with a touchscreen can seem quite challenging for some people. When one is visually impaired, there is always the option of using VoiceOver, the iPhone's built-in access technology that is designed to allow individuals with visual impairments the ability to access the visual information on the device's screen. This accessibility feature also allows items on the screen to be spoken aloud when touched. vThe learning curve can seem steep and daunting, but the right teaching strategies can make the process of adjusting to a cellular telephone with a touchscreen easier for people with visual impairments. This report provides readers with a method for teaching introductory skills for using the iPhone with VoiceOver. With all teaching methods, repetition is key for establishing a basis of whether or not the learner grasps the material. Learners can refer back to audio or large print notes if future issues arise, because no matter the teaching method or how quickly the learner seems to grasp the information, it is always beneficial to provide him or her with notes on the material covered.
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Language: English
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