AM069 – Voice Over on iOS

first_imgPodcast: Play in new window | DownloadHi folks. Welcome to “Accessibility Minute”, your weekly look at Assisitive Technology—those clever tools and devices designed to help people who have difficulties with vision, mobility, hearing or other special needs.Many people would agree that the iPhone has changed the way the world thinks of smart phones.  Did you know that the iPhone and other devices like the iPad and some iPods have built in speech output to allow people who are blind or visually impaired to use them?  Voice Over is a program that is built into the iPhone Operating System – or IOS – and allows people who are blind or visually impaired to dial the phone, surf the web, check email or even take photographs more independently.  The phone simply reads what is on the screen.For more information, to read our blog or to drop us a line, visit That was your accessibility minute for this week. I’m Wade Wingler with the INDATA Project at Easter Seals Crossroads, in Indiana.Apple – Accessibility – iPhone – Vision this…TwitterFacebookPinterestLinkedInEmailPrint RelatedAM098 – Siri as Assistive TechnologyApril 12, 2013In “Accessibility Minute”5 Great Camera Centric Apps for Visually Impaired and Blind iPhone UsersJanuary 17, 2013Similar postTop 7 features for the visually impaired in iOS 8October 7, 2014In “Products and Devices”last_img read more