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VoiceOver on the iPhone: Where Do I Start?

1 credit


Full course description

Share your knowledge of VoiceOver by increasing your effectiveness as an instructor with this course. Learn how to assess when the client is appropriate for VoiceOver and develop a plan to know what to teach first. Develop strategies for successful lessons with older adults, who may be learning to perform iPhone gestures for the first time. Motivate your clients towards further mastery of the iPhone by first giving them independence with the top tasks for daily use. 

This course is available for 1 ACVREP and NBPCB credit.

Course Objectives:

  1. Describe an effective teaching sequence for clients first learning to use VoiceOver.
  2. Assess when the client requires magnification, VoiceOver, or both. 
  3. Demonstrate effective approaches for building confidence when learning VoiceOver. 

Course Instructor: Tim Richard is a Certified Assistive Technology Instructional Specialist (CATIS). His career as a teacher started in the field as a Certified Orientation and Mobility Specialist (COMS) 25 years ago. He also obtained a master's degree from Hunter College with a training specialty in Vision Rehabilitation Therapy. Tim has been teaching assistive technology for over 15 years. He has his own business contracting services for individuals with vision impairments called iSight Rehab.  He has also started a nonprofit called iSight Connections to serve senior citizens with vision loss.

The following are recommended screen reader and browser combinations:

  • Mac: Voiceover with the latest version of Safari,
  • PC: JAWS or NVDA with Firefox

Note that currently, course quizzes are not functioning properly for Microsoft screen reader users with Chrome or Edge.

The course shows a start date, but this is simply the date the course was made available to the public. They are self-paced. So, there is not an end date. You can enroll at any time.

This course was developed by the National Research & Training Center on Blindness and Low Vision (NRTC) at Mississippi State University. We are the only national center funded to conduct research related to employment for people with blindness or low vision, and training and technical assistance for the federal Older Individuals who are Blind program. As a national center of excellence, we offer resources on a variety of topics for service providers, businesses, and persons with vision loss on our websites:

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