Apple iOS is the operating system in the Apple devices including Apple’s iPod, iPad, and iPhone. Apple provides accessibility out-of-the-box with features such as Zoom and VoiceOver, located in the Settings App or Menu, under Accessibility. To get started using these features, check out the following resources:
- iOS Access For All by Shelly Brisbin, This is an e-book, so you will have to have some command of technology to read it. It is the most comprehensive book you will find on the accessibility features of Apple iOS.
- Getting Started With the iPhone and iOS 9 by Anna Dressner from National Braille Press and available in tactile braille as well as a variety of electronic formats.
- iOS 9 Without the Eye by Jonathan Mosen from Mosen Consulting is a quicker read than some of the others and will get you up and running with your device quickly.
- VoiceOver-Easy.net is a website that lets you choose which Apple device you are using, with which operating system, and then select specific lessons. Lessons are well-done and free, so this is a great resource!
- Hadley iFocus Instructional Video Series produced by the Hadley Institute for the Blind and Visually Impaired is an outstanding series for learning specific skills, primarily with voiceover. These lessons may also be downloaded as mp3 audio files from the Past Seminars@Hadley page.
- iHabilitation Canada has created a book of training iOS templates called Feel’n See Screenshots. They also have a great series of instructional videos on iOS accessibility that are very thorough.
- AppleVis.com is a website devoted to Apple users with a vision impairment. It is a great site to look for app reviews, tutorials, podcasts and guides.
- No cost tech support is available for Apple users who use any accessibility features on their products by calling Apple Accessibility toll free at 877-204-3930. My calls to Apple Accessibility have been great experiences, with knowledgeable, patient tech support personnel.