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Lunch & Learn Rewind: Exploring Accessibility Settings in iOS- Vision

In our Lunch & Learn on February 23, we shared…

  • Spoken Content
  • VoiceOver
  • Text Size
  • Display
  • Siri
  • Zoom
  • Dark Side
  • Hover Text
  • Magnifier
  • Dictation
  • Audio Descriptions
  • Reduce Motion

Who might use these settings?

A student who is reading below grade level, but has grade level comprehension skills, such as someone with dyslexia) and needs to read a passage to answer questions.  Teach them to highlight the text in the passage and use Spoken Content.

A person with low vision who has trouble reading average size font on a phone or tablet screen could utilize the Zoomed Display for their phone’s home screen, increase their Text Size, and use Dictation and Siri to compose texts, have them read back to them to ensure they are correct and then send, all hands and “eyes free”.

A user might only need some font styles and images enlarged, therefore they could utilize the Magnifier or Zoom tools as needed rather than having everything bigger on the screen all of the time.

A person who has no vision or very low vision could utilize VoiceOver to read everything on their phone or tablet all the time.  Gestures can be personalized to the person’s needs and they can even choose to turn on “Audio Descriptions” within the VoiceOver settings menu so that photos and images will automatically be described when they are encountered using VoiceOver.

If you missed our event and would like to download a copy of our slide deck, we’ve included it in this post. We also shared some really great links where you can get information directly from the Apple website and the Google accessibility website for vision settings. Our small group meets every other week on different topics, but it might vary some with holidays.

In our popular Lunch & Learn series, we have explored topics such as:

We are always looking for new topics, so feel free to make a request as we schedule out the events for the next couple of months. Feel free to check out our Lunch & Learn Rewinds and share them with a friend.

Mark your calendars for our next Lunch & Learn on Wednesday, March 9 –where we continue our series on Accessibility features for your mobile devices. We will talk about features that are built right into your phones and tablets that help with Hearing and Siri.

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