Sunday, 4 April 2010
iPad, iBooks, VoiceOver.
A snippet about the iPad and VoiceOver that might interest some visually impaired iPad fence-sitters -
This thread here http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?p=9568185&posted=1#post9568185 discusses how large the fonts in iBooks go (without any additional accessibility features added in), and here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qy80KmAGuTM links to a short demo of iBooks with VoiceOver. Interestingly, the page turns with VoiceOver on seem to work just like the non VoiceOver gesture for page turns, but its difficult for me to tell. And in the case of Winnie The Pooh (included with iBooks), VoiceOver describes in line images too. Neat !
Also, the iPad user manual is up, and has a section on accessibility features, including VoiceOver. Though sadly it's currently in pdf. http://manuals.info.apple.com/en_US/iPad_User_Guide.pdf