Presentation on theme: "Getting Hands on with iOS: Learning About Universal Accessibility for the iPad, iPod Touch, & iPhone Presentation By: Donna Brostek Lee & Helen Lee Western."— Presentation transcript:
Getting Hands on with iOS: Learning About Universal Accessibility for the iPad, iPod Touch, & iPhone Presentation By: Donna Brostek Lee & Helen Lee Western Michigan University Department of Blindness and Low Vision Studies Hands-On Assistance Also Provided By: Paul Smith
Accessible iDevices: iPod Touch 32 GB - $299 64 GB - $399 iPhone 4S (service from AT&T, Sprint, or Verizon) 16 GB - $199 32 GB - $299 64 GB - $399 iPad 2 (3G service from AT&T or Verizon) 16 GB - Wi-Fi $499 or 3G $629 32 GB - Wi-Fi $599 or 3G $729 64 GB - Wi-Fi $699 or 3G $829
Universal Accessibility: Turn on the following features by tapping the Settings icon, then selecting General, and Accessibility (also can be accessed through iTunes) VoiceOver* Zoom* Large Text White on Black Mono Audio Speak Auto-text Support for braille displays Siri (iPhone 4S only) *You can’t use VoiceOver and Zoom at the same time
Apps of Interest: LookTel Money Reader - $9.99 Learning Ally (RFB&D) Audio - $19.99 Read2Go (from Bookshare) - $19.99 ZoomReader - $19.99 Sendero GPS LookAround - $4.99 Dragon Dictation - Free Kindle – Free (Does not work with VoiceOver) Audible – Free iTalk Recorder – Free/$1.99 Color Identifiers Bar Code Scanners
Choices & Implications: Cost Purpose of the device School, work, and/or pleasure Users accessibility needs Low vision vs. blind Portable access to information vs. commitment Social acceptance Teaching tool for TVIs, VRTs, and COMS
Apple Accessibility: http://www.apple.com/accessibility/
Teaching Strategies for VoiceOver: Have ready your: Blindfold Earbuds/Headphones Personal or Loaned iOS device Lets think about... What is the best way to hold each device? How do you teach the layout of the screen? What are the best strategies for mastering hand gestures?