Education Support for Students with Low Vision
Yes its on again – August 9 is the day you can come to the SVRC and learn about support for students with low vision. Strategies, psychology, information and expertise from experienced educators – register online now!
VoiceOver Help – Gesture Practice on an iOS Device
Here’s a handy way to practice or learn VoiceOver gestures on your iOS device.
Ensure that VoiceOver is turned on then double tap with four fingers. This starts VoiceOver Help. Then practice gestures on the screen. Every time you perform a gesture, VoiceOver tells you what gesture you just did and what it does.
To exit VoiceOver Help – just double tap again with four fingers, or perform the scrub gesture (it is sort of like a Z action with two fingers. Or if you have an external keyboard connected, just press ESCAPE.
Check out our Tutorials pages for more!
Tutorial: Using the Control Centre in iOS with VoiceOver
Here’s a quick tutorial on using the Control Centre on an iPhone or iPad with VoiceOver.
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Mac OS X Keyboard Shortcuts – The Basics
Moving between open apps – COMMAND+TAB
Moving between windows within an app – COMMAND+TILDA (`)
Hide or minimise an app – COMMAND+H
Hide Others (Hides other apps) – COMMAND+OPTION+H
Close an app window – COMMAND+W
Quit an app – COMMAND+Q
Open a new browser window – COMMAND+N
Close a browser window or tab – COMMAND+W
Create a new tab in a browser window – COMMAND+T
Move between browser tabs – CTRL+TAB
Move to the top of a webpage – HOME
Move to the end of a browser window – END
Create a new document – COMMAND+N
Open a document – COMMAND+O
Close a document – COMMAND+W
Save a document – COMMAND+S
Print a document – COMMAND+P
Undo – COMMAND+Z
Cut – COMMAND+X
Copy – COMMAND+C
Paste – COMMAND+V
Move to the start of a line – COMMAND+LEFT ARROW
Move to the end of a line – COMMAND+RIGHT ARROW
Move word by word – OPTION LEFT or RIGHT ARROW
Delete an entire line – COMMAND+BACKSPACE
Delete word by word – OPTION+BACKSPACE
Show fonts – COMMAND+T
Invert Colours – COMMAND+OPTION+CTRL+8
Zoom on / off – COMMAND+OPTION+8
Increase magnification – COMMAND+PLUS
Decrease magnification – COMMAND+MINUS
Turn VoiceOver on / off – COMMAND+F5
Display Accessibility options dialogue box – COMMAND+OPTION+F5
You may need to go to the Apple menu then System Preferences then Accessibility to turn certain keyboard shortcuts on if they don’t work.
Accessibility in iOS – An Overview
This short video was made for the recent Round Table conference. It’s an overview of accessibility options in iOS