[nobe-l] IPhone question
missheather at comcast.net
Sat Oct 18 21:34:00 UTC 2014
National Braille Press has an up-to-date book on how to use the iPhone for
blind users. It costs around $20 and is, from all reports, really very
comprehensive and helpful. There is also a small set of raised diagrams that
depict various screen layouts which is also very helpful.
I have purchased both, but haven't got the phone yet. I've been holding off
till they released the iPhone 6 and IOS 8.
Be warned that the word on the street is that the IOS 8 is very buggy for
Voice Over users. Apple is pretty responsive in fixing them but it does take
I believe you can download the book in e-braille which might be helpful for
you if you are anxious to get started. Also, Mike Freeman had a fairly
helpful "getting started" article in the Braille Monitor earlier this year.
You may find that helpful also. In the article he did say that the learning
curve at the beginning was steep and discouraging and frustrating but to
push on through as the benefits will soon show.
I hope that's helpful.
From: Kathy Nimmer via nobe-l
Sent: Saturday, October 18, 2014 4:14 PM
To: blind teachers
Subject: [nobe-l] IPhone question
I have just just just purchased an IPhone after a lifetime of no IPhone.
Right now, I’d rather throw it through the window than anything else as it
is all so foreign to me. Does anyone have a resource that is particularly
helpful for learning how to use Voiceover and Ciri in particular? Also,
which gestures do you tend to use over and over again? I have a blind friend
coming soon to help me learn this, but I’d like to feel less of an
incompitent slug than I do right now! Thanks for any help.
"When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it
seems as though you could not hang on a minute longer, never give up then,
for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn." Harriet
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