VoiceOver can turn your iPad or iPhone into a gesture-based screen reader—you can use iPad even if you can’t see the screen. VoiceOver gives audible descriptions of what’s on your screen—from battery level, to who’s calling, to which app your finger is on. You can also adjust the speaking rate and pitch to suit your needs. Learn about VoiceOver in this video for Accessibility.
Latest Lessons & Tips
Below are the latest lessons and tips for the Mac, iPad, iPhone, Apple Watch, and Apple TV I’ve added to the site. Check back often to see what is new!
Did you know you could enable and disable Accessibility options through the Home button or sleep/wake button on your iPad and iPhone? This makes it easy to access your favorite Accessibility options without having to go through the Settings app. See how to setup Accessibility Shortcuts in this video for Accessibility on the iPad and iPhone.
With Quick Notes, you can create a new note while within any app by using a keyboard shortcut or moving your cursor to the lower right corner of your display. You can then find all your Quick Notes in the Notes app. Learn about Quick Notes in this video for Notes on the Mac.
If you are having a hard time reading text on your iPad or iPhone, in addition to resizing the text, you can also zoom into the display! When you zoom into the display, the iPad or iPhone will make everything larger. Learn about the Zoom options available on the iPad and iPhone in this video for Accessibility.
Did you know you could have your iPad or iPhone listen for sounds? This could be a door bell, a baby crying, or even a dog barking. When it hears that sound, it will then alert you! You can even customize the alert sounds for each sound your iPad or iPhone is listening for. Learn how to use sound recognition for the iPad and iPhone in this video for accessibility.
Did you know that you can move your selected files into a new folder through the Mac’s Contextual Menu or through the Menu Bar? By using this feature, you can basic move selected files into a new folder with one step. See how to move your selected files into a new folder in this video for the Mac.
Did you know you could control your iPad or iPhone with just your voice? You can open apps, open the Control Center, open the App Switcher and more! learn how to control your iPad and iPhone, and see what commends you use, in this video for Accessibility options on the iPad and iPhone.
Apple is having there Worldwide Development Conference from June 6-12. This is where Apple Join developers worldwide for an inspiring week of technology and community. I showed a first look at Apple’s latest macOS and IOS (based on the previous history of WWDC). In this webinar, I discussed what is new and exciting from Apple, as well as the not so exciting news. Watch the webinar below.
Most of us know how to change the text size and also make the text bold on our iPad and iPhone, but did you know you could also add button shapes and add On/Off Labels? You can also reduce the transparency, increase contrast, and add color filters. You can even make these changes for individual apps! This is done through the Display & Text Accessibility option. Learn how in this video for Display & Text Options through Accessibility on the iPad and iPhone.
Try out my Shortcut for browsing my site! When you run it, you can select what you want to view, and the shortcut will open the articles or events you want to read. This works on the Mac, iPad, and iPhone. In addition, I cover how you can modify it yourself with your own sites! Take a look at you can browse my site with a shortcut, as well as modify it, in this video for Shortcuts on the Mac, iPad, and iPhone.
Learn how to set if your iPad or iPhone need you to pay attention to it when unlocking and if you want them to dim while paying attention to them.
Did you know you could ignore the built-in trackpad on your Mac if you have a mouse or another wireless trackpad connected? This can prevent accidental taps or gestures from occurring when accidentally swipe the built in trackpad. This is done through the Accessibility preference Pane on the Mac. See how to disable your built-in trackpad when you have a mouse or another trackpad connected your mac in this video for accessibility.