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iOS apps for blind iPhone users

There are few dedicated apps I know of from my work in helping visually impaired and unsighted people for AbilityNet. Working with a man with complete sight loss has introduced me to a few apps which I’m recording here to share and for reference for the future. Please let me know of any others you have found useful. 1.  LookTel VoiceOver Tutorial A great starting point for blind users to learn Voiceover due to the simplicity of the app and Voiceover can be used to read the tutorial. The first tu...
Tags: Business, Microsoft, Dave Chaffey, ioS for the blind and visually impaired


Teaching iOS voiceover gestures and using the Rotor to an unsighted person

As part of my voluntary work for Ability Net, I’ve recently been working with a registered blind man to help him switch from using an old Nokia with keys to using an Apple iPhone. I thought it would be straightforward enough to do this since I had worked with other partially sighted people switching to an iPhone. The challenge is that each app has a different navigation model and it’s hard for the blind person to visualise and understand the navigation model if they have never used or seen a sma...
Tags: Business, Nokia, Siri, Blind, Dave Chaffey, ioS for the blind and visually impaired, Rotor Characters Words and Lines


Best option for a blind person to answer the phone on iPhone?

Sighted iPhone users will take tapping the green button on the screen to answer for-granted,  but for the visually impaired and particularly for blind phone users this is a major challenge to tap or swipe the button as these threads on the Apple Support forums show. When helping the visually-impaired setup their iPhones for the first time in my work for the Ability Net charity, this is the first part of setup and it took me a while to get it right, since like many accessibility issues it’s not e...
Tags: Apple, Business, Dave Chaffey, ioS for the blind and visually impaired, iPhone gestures


Set up voice control on an iPhone for Blind and visually impaired users

Who is this post for?  The aim of this post is to explain to sighted people how to set up voice control on Apple iPhones for friends or family who are visually impaired or blind. The two main tools for using your phone with voice are VoiceOver which reads the screen and options and the newer Siri voice commands.  There are lots of great guides to doing this by visually impaired bloggers, but they are writing for their audience who may already be knowledgeable about the assistive features of iPh...
Tags: Apple, Business, UK, Siri, Siri Siri, Amazon Alexa, Dave Chaffey, Molly Burke, ioS for the blind and visually impaired, Press Home