Voice Over for iPhone and iPad on Such A Site

This page is filled with videos, webpage's, and written instructions on using Voice Over for the iPhone and Many apps used not only by people who are visually impaired but by the general fully sighted population.    


This page is posted by Glenda Such, please feel free to write me at suchasite1@gmail.com. 


In the Links listed below, often you will find several from different sources which cover the same topic. I am doing this in order to give you as many ways to learn how to fully use the iPhone or iPad.



First, I want to make sure people know what is meant vie Voice Over on the iPhone or iPad, let me give a brief overview. Voice Over is an accessibility program called a screen reader which is made by Apple and installed on all iPhones and iPads. When engaged, the screen reader is programmed to read the information on the screen of a device in a way that is useable. By that I mean not just read each word from start to end of the screen, but read things in a way that someone who can see would read the words. For example, when an email program is up on the screen, the screen reader program would read only the information that was on the screen about the one email which has been highlighted or selected by the user. It would also be able to allow the user to hear a word or name spelled out letter by letter if requested. It allows the user to control the amount of information they would get from the screen, at a speed of their choice, and a volume of choice.


That is the extent of what I will explain in this part of this page. If you would like additional information about screen readers, see the link in the list below which will be titled “An Overview of Screen Readers.”


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Here are the links for users of Voice Over.


Introduction to Apple’s Voice Over on iPhone and iPad


Flicking Action Described: A paper written by Glenda V. Such, M. Ed. On alternative ways to help people understand how to do the flick action which is so important in using Voice Over on the iPhone and iPad.

Flicking Action to Use Voice Over on iPad and iPhone

Practice Page For Those Learning The Gesture of Flicking When Using Voice Over on An Apple Device. Click on This Link For a basic workbook page for Students of Glenda Such as well as any other person learning the flicking gesture.

Gestures To Use When Using  Voice Over: An Introduction 101, Part one

Gestures For Using Voice Over by Hadley Institute

Gestures For Using Apple Devices: A full list by Apple Vis Website

Advanced Voice Over Gestures by Hadley Institute

Roader on the iPhone and iPad by Hadley Institute

Roader: VoiceOver 101: How To Use the  Rotor | Life After Sight Loss

Roader: Using iOS Voiceover Rotor

Roader: Using it to Control features of Voice Over

 Roader and Adding Elements: Voice Over and  Advanced Roader Options by Hadley Institute

Volume of iPhone: How to Make the Sound on an iPhone a Little Louder Than the Maximum That the iPhones are Set to Reach.

 Typing on iPhone and iPad by Hadley Institute

 Notes App on iPhone: Exploring the Notes app on iPhone by Hadley Institute

 Contacts: Adding a New Contact on the iPhone by Hadley Institute

 Calendar: Creating Calendar Event on iPhone by Hadley Institute

Settings on iPhone and iPad: Searching in Settings on iPhone by Hadley Institute

 Recording a Voice Memo on the iPhone by Hadley Institute

Timer on the iPhone by Hadley Institute

Stop Watch on the iPhone by Hadley Institute 

Searching the Internet with Safari on iPhone or iPad by Hadley Institute

Setting Bookmarks in Safari by Hadley Institute

Safari Reader on iPhone and iPad by Hadley Institute

Sending Audio Message on iPhone by Hadley Institute

Setting Accessibility Shortcuts on iPhone by Hadley Institute

You Tube Search: Lesson on Searching for a Video on You Tube when Using Voice Over and Starting with Siri. Written by Glenda V. Such. Click on this link to learn the step by step process to search for items of interest on You Tube.

You Tube Sharing What You Found:  A Lesson on How To Share a You Tube Video or Website while Using Voice Over via Email. Written by Glenda V. Such. Click on this Link to Find a Step by Step lesson on how to Share what you Have found with Someone Else.


3D Touch on the Desktop by Hadley Institute

App Store: Using the App Store: Searching and downloading while using Voice Over

Seeing AI App Tutorial for reading Short Text, Documents, Bar Codes, Face Recognition, Scene Identification, Money Identification, Color Identification, and Light Detection.


BARD User Guide, the full version, on NLS Website by clicking or entering on this link you will be right at the beginning of the guide.


BARD Mobile on the iPhone, a Complete overview of the App and the Process to Use it to Browse, Select, Download, and Read with Personalized Controls, Written by Gaye Vile Elborn, M. Ed. Times 3.


Using BARD with voice over by Hadley Institute

Music Library: Exploring the Music Library on iPhone by Hadley Institute

Music Playlist: Creating a Music Playlist by Hadley Institute

Garage Band for People who are blind by use of voice over.

Voice stream Reader app with Voice Over by Hadley Institute

Facebook: Using Face book with Voice Over

iBook’s: Reading and Using their features by Hadley Institute

Downloading a Hadley Institute for the Blind Course onto the BARD app

Handwriting on the iPhone by Hadley Institute

Video Games for the Blind or Visually Impaired


For the IPAD Alone


iPad Beginner’s Guide, not for Voice Over Users without sight

iPad Accessibility Features Course - Lesson 3 - VoiceOver

iPad Accessibility Features Course - Lesson 1 - Introduction

iPad Accessibility Features Course - Lesson 6 - Black on White

iPad and Using Email with Voice Over

iPad and Using Safari on The Internet while Using Voice Over for Access

iPad and Using Siri for Various Tasks

Multi-tasking on the iPad with iOS 11 and Voice Over | Life After Sight Loss

iPad Accessibility Options: Using the Roader

Emailing: Using email with voice over on iPad