[nobe-l] IPhone question

Heather Field missheather at comcast.net
Sat Oct 18 21:34:00 UTC 2014

Hello Kathy,
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 
them time.
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.
Heather Field

-----Original Message----- 
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.
Kathy Nimmer
"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 
Beecher Stowe
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