Completely updated for iOS 12.
Learn to use all of the accessibility features of Apple's mobile devices. Users who are blind, low-vision, hearing-impaired, or have cognitive, or motor disabilities will all find that it’s possible to use the iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch in ways that are fully accessible. From the VoiceOver screen reader, to support for hearing aids and closed captioning, Apple's mobile operating system, iOS, includes features that support use of the company's popular iDevices by people with a wide range of physical and cognitive disabilities. iOS Access for All is the most thorough, hands-on guide to iOS accessibility available. Readers will learn how to set up and use an iOS device in an accessible way, and how to get the most from the suite of apps provided by Apple, and the thousands more that are available from the App Store. The book also introduces mainstream iOS tools, including the Siri voice assistant, that weren't designed for accessibility, but that nonetheless enhance the productivity and pleasure of disabled users.
Important accessibility topics covered in iOS Access to All include:
•The VoiceOver screen reader, and how to use an iDevice productively without vision.
•Options for low-vision users, including screen magnification, enhanced color contrast, and larger text, that make iDevices easier to see.
•Audio enhancement, hearing aid support, closed captioning, and alternative alert options for deaf and hearing-impaired users.
•Switch Control and AssistiveTouch, which aid users with motor disabilities
•Guided Access, a feature that allows educators and parents to control iOS screen access, in order to focus the attention of users with cognitive disabilities.
•Using Siri to get information, and control an iDevice accessibly.
•Becoming more productive with app’s included with your iDevice. Learn to use Safari, Mail, Calendar, and even the Phone app, in the most accessible way possible.
•Choose the best, and most accessible apps from the App Store. Some of these 100 hand-picked apps just happen to be accessible, while others actually make your iOS experience better, by providing features that disabled users need.
Shelly Brisbin, the author of iOS Access for All (iOS 11 wdition), has spent 25 years teaching others about technology. She has written 15 books, many of them featuring Apple devices and software. Shelly is a former networking editor at MacUser Magazine, and is also a low-vision iOS user.