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Purpose of this document

During a design walk through with a vision impaired user we started to use the iPhone 3G S with VoiceOver activated. To be able to use the phone properly it is important to have some instruction. This is what this page is all about. If you find an error please correct it and if you have an additional command please add it

General information

Focus is placed on first object on the screen in the actual application order
Unlike Jaws, which creates a virtualized text buffer, VoiceOver works directly with the DOM


Going through the Object model

  • One finger swipe left to go backward
  • One finger swipe right to go forward

Commands to do so:

  • two finger slight up reads whole page from top
  • two finger slight down reads from focused object
  • two finger tab will stop reading on the object

Rotter command

  • two finger dial will give options like skip by word, heading, formfield
    • swiping up and down with one finger will then navigate by e. g. heading
  • one finger swipe left and right will go forward and backward in the DOM
  • Under Snow Leopard the touch pad will support the same touch commands like the iPhone itself
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