Getting Started with VoiceOver3:42 with Aisha Blake
Apple products come with built in accessibility tools, including a screen reader called VoiceOver.
Apple products come with a bunch of built-in accessibility tools, 0:00 including a screen reader called VoiceOver. 0:04 Whether on a computer or an iPhone, VoiceOver makes Apple products easier for 0:07 a blind or visually impaired person to operate independently. 0:12 On an iPhone, simply navigate to the Accessibility Settings and 0:17 toggle Enable VoiceOver. 0:20 On a Mac, you can do the same thing by hitting Cmd+F5. 0:22 >> Welcome to VoiceOver. 0:27 VoiceOver speaks descriptions of items on the screen, and 0:28 can be used to control the computer using only your keyboard. 0:31 If you already know how to use VoiceOver, press the V key now. 0:35 If you want to learn how to use VoiceOver, press the space bar now. 0:39 >> VoiceOver actually comes with a pretty comprehensive quick start guide 0:43 which I highly recommend you walk through. 0:47 If you're not used to using a screen reader, 0:50 it's probably going to feel a bit strange at first. 0:52 I know I had a lot of trouble remembering what the different keys were for 0:55 when I got started. 0:58 With practice though, it will start to feel like second nature, just like any 0:59 other set of keyboard shortcuts you might have integrated into your daily work flow. 1:03 For now, we'll touch on the basics of navigation using VoiceOver. 1:07 >> Voice over on Chrome, Girl Develop It, window. 1:11 In the bottom left corner of the screen, everything VoiceOver reads out loud 1:14 is also written in white text on a black background. 1:18 We execute VoiceOver commands by holding down the Ctrl+Option keys, 1:21 and whatever keys that are associated with the command we want to use. 1:25 Ctrl+Option are referred to as the VoiceOver keys, or VO keys for short. 1:29 So with VoiceOver on, we can navigate around by holding the VO keys and 1:35 hitting the arrow keys to move between elements. 1:40 >> Footer 8 items. 1:43 Don't be shy, end of banner. 1:44 End of navigation. 1:46 End of list, link, list 2 items, end of list, 1:47 list 2 items, link, GDI Twitter, link GDI Facebook. 1:50 6 items Interact with DON'T BE SHY Flourish med 1:55 DEVELOP IT WHO WE ARE Girl Develop It is a nonpr...Interact with heading level 1, 1:58 3 items, DON'T BE SHY. 2:02 Stop interacting with heading level 1 3 items. 2:03 heading level 2, WHO WE ARE. 2:06 You are currently on a heading level 2, inside of a group. 2:08 >> If we come across a list or some other containing element, we can 2:11 enter that element to access the children by hitting VO+Shift and the down arrow. 2:14 We can return to the parents level in the hierarchy of elements by hitting VO+Shift, 2:19 and the up arrow. 2:24 >> Stop interacting with 2:25 DON'T BE SHY Flourish med DEVELOP IT WHO WE ARE Girl Develop It is a nonprofit 2:26 organization that exists to provide a >> VoiceOver is great about guiding users. 2:29 If you sit without doing anything, VoiceOver will try to provide you with 2:34 additional information or suggest a course of action. 2:38 >> 6 items Interact with 2:41 DON'T BE SHY Flourish med DEVELOP IT WHO WE ARE Girl Develop. 2:42 It is a non-profit organization that exists to provide. 2:45 Affordable heading level 2, WHO WE ARE. 2:48 Stop interacting with DON'T BE SHY Flourish, end of banner, 2:50 end of navigation. 2:53 link, GDI Twitter, you are currently on a link, inside of a list. 2:54 To click this link, press Control-Option-Space. 2:58 >> If you need a break and want to pause speech, hit the Ctrl button by itself. 3:01 >> Link, end of navigation, end of banner. 3:05 DON'T BE SHY Flourish med DEVELOP IT WHO WE ARE Girl Develop It is a nonprofit 3:08 organization that exists to provide a four >> Pressing Ctrl again will start 3:11 VoiceOver speech back up where it left off. 3:15 >> And judgment free opportunities for women interested in learning web and 3:18 software development. 3:20 >> There's a lot to customize when it comes to VoiceOver, 3:21 from the speed at which it reads to the voice itself. 3:24 If it's helpful to you, keep a cheat sheet on your desk next to you for 3:27 quick reference. 3:31 I've left a link to one for you in the teacher's notes. 3:32 If you find you're relying on sight to help guide you as you practice, 3:35 try lowering the brightness on your screen as far as it will go. 3:39
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