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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

VoiceOver places the focus on the first object on the screen in the actual application order.
Unlike Jaws, which creates a virtual 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

Controlling reading out of a page

  • two finger swipe up reads whole page from top
  • two finger tab will stop reading on the object
  • two finger swipe down reads from focused object (if stopped previously it read from that position)

Roter command

Rotate two fingers on the iPhone screen to "turn" the dial to choose between options. Apple

  • two finger dial will give options like skip by word, heading, form field
    • 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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