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Using Siri with VoiceOver


We just recently met with Luis of luisperezonline.com who showed us a new tip for using Siri with VoiceOver.  Luis will have a much more detailed description posted on his website.

Being able to use VoiceOver and Siri together is an awesome feature.  If you have ever tried to type using VoiceOver you know how tedious and time consuming creating a short text message can be.  Now on the iPhone 4S, you can tap the microphone icon in the keyboard, tap your screen once with one finger to begin dictating to Siri. Double-tap the screen with two fingers to stop dictating to Siri and have your text appear in a message or search box.

Let me know any other cool features with Siri or iOS 5 that you have discovered.

Accessibility Features of Apple’s iOS 5


Apple Accessibility LogoMany people are buzzing about the new iPhone and its new OS called iOS 5. iOS 5 provides iDevices with 200+ new features. Many of the new features are related to accessibility which can benefit users with various physical impairments. Here is a great post from one of our friends by Apple Distinguished Educator, Luis Perez at http://luisperezonline.com/2011/10/19/overview-of-new-accessibility-features-in-ios-5/. Luis points out how features not listed under Accessibility in iOS 5 can be used in the classroom with students.

Let us know what you think of these new features!

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