TechEase-GTT Regina Summary Notes, iPhone and iPad Gestures, January 27, 2018

Tech-Ease/ Get Together with Technology

Regina Drop-In Meeting

Summary Notes

January 27, 2018

 

Sponsored by Vision Impaired Resource Network (VIRN),

Canadian Council of the Blind (CCB)

And the

Regina Public Library

 

Assistive Technology Peer Support by and for people who are blind/low vision

 

In Attendance Jan 27, 2018: Camille, Amber, Ashley, Donna, Wes, Joanne, Jerome, Lori, Michelle, Barry

 

iPad/iPhone Gestures: (unless otherwise noted the gesture uses 1 finger)

  • To open apps manager, double Tap Home button  Swipe up with 3 fingers to clear all apps, to hear the apps swipe right or left, to open and app double tap after hearing its name
  • To open rotor  pinch and spin 2 fingers to the right
  • To configure the rotor, go to settings  General  Accessibility  rotor  then add the settings you want to it
  • Double tap and hold down and it can define words if that is set in rotor
  • To turn on screen curtain, 3 fingers triple tap, do the same to turn it off (this only works with voiceover on)
  • To turn speech off (like when listening to music or an audio book), 3 fingers tap
  • To pause speech, 2 fingers tap and to whatever the next gesture is un pauses it
  • To swipe to the next page (in any app or on apps screens), 3 fingers swipe to left or right
  • To go to homepage, click the home button
  • To delete, move or group apps, double tap and long hold and then you can do whichever
  • To answer or hang up a phone call, 2 fingers double tap
  • To copy/paste text, double tap and long hold
  • Turn off iPad, Hold down button opposite volume and double tap screen
  • To go home in iPhone X, use bottom of screen where home button was
  • To take a picture in voiceover, swipe right and then up to take the picture
  • With Braille input on  turn screen horizontal and then hold fingers as if on a Brailler and type

 

Other Notes about iPhone/iPad:

  • Grammarly is a great app to help with grammar in written documents on iDevices

The app: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/grammarly-keyboard/id1158877342?mt=8

  • Grammarly Keyboard on the App Store

itunes.apple.com

Read reviews, compare customer ratings, see screenshots, and learn more about Grammarly Keyboard. Download Grammarly Keyboard and enjoy it on your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

 

  • You can ask Siri to spell a word for you if you are not sure

Voiceover  Settings  You can change the dictionary to pronounce words phonetically instead of mechanically, you can also add words phonetically

  • If you have a hand shake a stylus can really help with single swipes and single finger gestures
  • Seeing AI is a great free app  short text, long text, people, scenery, handwriting, currency, colour detector, light detector and products (on iPhone 6 and later)

Swipe up or down to move through channels (above choices)

Each channel has notes to let you know what the channel does that come on automatically the first time you use it

An overview of the app: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DwpAheJxTY0&t=582s

Seeing AI – Great App For VIP – The Blind Life – YouTube

http://www.youtube.com

Seeing AI – Great App For VIP – The Blind Life Seeing AI is a new app, currently for the iPhone, that offers a wide variety of accessibility features. App …

 

The app: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/seeing-ai/id999062298?mt=8

Seeing AI on the App Store

itunes.apple.com

Read reviews, compare customer ratings, see screenshots, and learn more about Seeing AI. Download Seeing AI and enjoy it on your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

 

  • Advantage to using speech over sight for using iDevices  it affords the VI user privacy as most sighted people can’t understand the speed we can listen at, if you are not yet at a high speed/low volume with voiceover gradually adjust your settings over time (weeks) until you can

 

  • Learning to touch type is a real advantage as well, as Siri and voice to text can often get words wrong
  • Make sure to proof read anything you are sending, letter by letter, to ensure grammar and spelling are what you want them to be, especially for important texts or e-mails
  • If you connect a Bluetooth keyboard to an iDevice you can use Mac keyboard shortcuts on it and they will work on the iDevice

There are a variety of options out there for cord lengths and sizes (thickness) as well as external battery packs to enhance your device, check around and find the ones that work best for you

 

  • At the end of our meeting we connected with Saskatoon, the group there included: Doug, Melanie, Tina, Ray and Gary.

 

Next Meeting:

February 24, 2018 – Getting Around. (Listed below are some apps if you want to put them on your device to follow along)

 

  • Trekker, BlindSquare & beacons, Apple maps – Ashley

BlindSquare: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/blindsquare/id500557255?mt=8

BlindSquare on the App Store – itunes.apple.com

itunes.apple.com

Read reviews, compare customer ratings, see screenshots and learn more about BlindSquare. Download BlindSquare and enjoy it on your Apple TV.

 

  • Apples maps comes with iDevices
  • Google Maps – Amber

Google Maps: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/google-maps-gps-navigation/id585027354?mt=8

Google Maps – GPS Navigation on the App Store

itunes.apple.com

Read reviews, compare customer ratings, see screenshots, and learn more about Google Maps – GPS Navigation. Download Google Maps – GPS Navigation and enjoy it on your …

 

  • Moovit app – Michelle

Moovit: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/public-transit-app-moovit/id498477945?mt=8

Moovit: Public Transit App on the App Store

itunes.apple.com

Read reviews, compare customer ratings, see screenshots, and learn more about Moovit: Public Transit App. Download Moovit: Public Transit App and enjoy it on your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

 

  • Regina Transit Live – Amber & Michelle

Website, not an app: https://transitlive.com/?display=d

  • TransitLive

transitlive.com

  • Always know where your bus is. … Leaflet | OpenStreetMap contributors | Regina Transit

 

  • Older Trekker – Jerome

 

  • ParaTransit & rules around it – Amber

 

  • Cab Companies – all, who do you use and why? – all

 

  • City of Regina & Audibles, how do you deal with issues? – all

 

  • Uber & Lyft coming to Regina soon – Ashley & Amber

 

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Twitter: https://twitter.com/techeasesk

Tech-Ease YQR YXE (@techeasesk) | Twitter

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