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Increase Your APPtitude on iOS Ryan Honey Director, Digital Programs Braille Institute of America RKHoney@brailleinstitute.org (323) 906-3143
Digital Immigrants vs. Digital Natives
Accessible iDevices: iPod Touch – 4 th Generation 8 GB - $199 32 GB - $299 64 GB - $399 iPhone 5 (service from AT&T, Sprint, or Verizon) 16 GB - $199 32 GB - $299 64 GB - $399 iPad with Retina Display (4G service from AT&T or Verizon) 16 GB - Wi-Fi $499 or 4G $629 32 GB - Wi-Fi $599 or 4G $729 64 GB - Wi-Fi $699 or 4G $829 iPad Mini (4G service from AT&T or Verizon) 16 GB - Wi-Fi $329 or 4G $459 32 GB - Wi-Fi $429 or 4G $559 64 GB - Wi-Fi $529 or 4G $659
But Ryan, we’re O & Ms not millionaires!
Choices & Implications: Cost (including accessories) Purpose of the device School, work, and/or pleasure Users accessibility needs Low vision vs. blind Portable access to information vs. commitment Social acceptance
Universal Accessibility: Turn on the following features by tapping the Settings icon, then selecting General, and Accessibility (also can be accessed through iTunes) VoiceOver Screen Reader* Zoom Magnification* Large Text White on Black Speak Selection Speak Auto-Text Support for Braille Displays Siri Dictation
VoiceOver Demo Save yourself a headache: Turn on Triple-click home in Accessibility! Be aware of accidently turning on: Mute/Unmute (three finger double tap) Screen Curtain On/Off (three finger triple tap) Visit www.brailleinstitute.org/mobileapps to downloadwww.brailleinstitute.org/mobileapps the cheat sheets for operating VoiceOver.
How Braille Displays Work: VoiceOver and Braille work together: VoiceOver must be on for the braille display to work! If an app won’t work with VoiceOver, the braille display won’t work either Braille chord commands are equivalent to hand gestures used with VoiceOver Can mute VoiceOver and use only braille for navigation/reading To pair a braille display, go to the Settings icon, then select General, Accessibility, VoiceOver, and Braille. When you see your braille display under Choose a Braille Device, select your device. Enter the code 1234 on your iOS Device* (not the refreshable braille display) to complete the pairing process. This only needs to be done the first time you use the braille display. To view all refreshable braille displays that work with iOS devices go to: http://www.apple.com/accessibility/iphone/braille-display.html http://www.apple.com/accessibility/iphone/braille-display.html *Most displays use the code 1234
How Bluetooth Keyboards Work: Use ctrl and alt together to activate VoiceOver commands: VoiceOver key commands are equivalent to hand gestures used with VoiceOver Special functions keys act as “hot keys” to volume, music controls, home, search, etc. To pair a Bluetooth keyboard, go to the Settings icon, then select General, and Bluetooth. Enter the PIN number on your iOS Device (see keyboard instructions for PIN number) to complete the pairing process. This only needs to be done the first time you use the keyboard.
It’s All About the Apps: Apple Apps Messages Calendar Notes Reminders Maps Contacts Mail Safari Camera/Videos FaceTime iTunes iBooks (must download) App Store
3 rd Party Apps There are over 700,000 apps in the AppStore More than 10 billion total downloads from the AppStore Average price of a paid app is $3.64 37% of apps are free Most popular paid app ever is:
Apps/Tools for the Educator Eye Exams VisionSim AFB Access World Progress Notes Mileage Trackers Lesson Planning O&M Web Based Mapping ECC (recipes, organization skills, recreation/leisure, etc.) Educational Games Literacy Fun Photos/Videos VGA/HDMI Cables & Apple TV