[real-eyes] Re: The New IPhone

I have asked on the new Google Group called Viphone, and the consensus
seems to be that at present, bluetooth keyboards are not supported, but
it is hoped that they will be through a software update.

  

-----Original Message-----
From: Reginald George [mailto:sgeorge@xxxxxxxxx] 
Sent: Tuesday, June 23, 2009 10:36 AM
To: real-eyes@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [real-eyes] Re: The New IPhone

I think it already has Bluetooth doesn't it?  So hooking up a stow away
or fold up keyboard should be a snap!
----- Original Message -----
From: "Fettgather, Jim" <jfettgather@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <real-eyes@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Monday, June 22, 2009 11:18 AM
Subject: [real-eyes] Re: The New IPhone


I tried only a fraction of these options at the Apple Store with the new
I phone.
Dragging a finger across the screen, all menus were read instantly,
clearly, and with no delay.
VoiceOver says, Double Tap to Open.
Status information is given as suggested in the hints, by tapping the
upper most lefthand corner of the screen.
It works, and works well.
It seems like it would take a good bit of practice to operate the
phone's touch screen efficiently, especially typing in text.
But the predictive text kicks in, making typing easier.
Perhaps one day, the ability to connect a keyboard may come to the I
Phone which would make it a superior product for sure..



-----Original Message-----
From: Reginald George [mailto:sgeorge@xxxxxxxxx]
Sent: Monday, June 22, 2009 11:09 AM
To: real-eyes@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [real-eyes] The New IPhone

Only for the brave and fearless.  The following is reproduced from the
Apple site.


Setting Up VoiceOver
IMPORTANT: VoiceOver changes the gestures used to control iPhone. Once
VoiceOver is turned on, you have to use VoiceOver gestures to operate
iPhone-even for turning VoiceOver off again to resume standard
operation.

Turn VoiceOver on or off:
In Settings, choose General > Accessibility > VoiceOver and tap the
VoiceOver On/Off switch.

NOTE: You cannot use VoiceOver and Zoom at the same time.

Turn spoken hints on or off:
In Settings, choose General > Accessibility > VoiceOver, and tap the
Speak Hints On/Off switch. Spoken hints are turned on by default.

Set the VoiceOver speaking rate:
In Settings, choose General > Accessibility > VoiceOver, and adjust the
Speaking Rate slider.

You can choose what kind of feedback you get when you type. You can set
VoiceOver to speak characters, words, both, or nothing. If you choose to

hear both characters and words, VoiceOver speaks each character as you
type it, then speaks the whole word when you finish it by entering a
space or

punctuation.

Choose typing feedback:
In Settings, choose General > Accessibility > VoiceOver > Typing
Feedback, then choose Characters, Words, Characters and Words, or
Nothing.

Change the language spoken by VoiceOver:
In Settings, choose General > International > Language, then select a
language and tap OK. Some languages may be influenced by the Region
Local setting. In Settings, choose General > International > Region
Format and

select the format.

NOTE: VoiceOver does not work with Hebrew, Arabic, or Coatian.

Widescreen Keyboards
Several applications let you rotate iPhone when you're typing so that
you can use a larger keyboard:

Large Phone Keypad
Make phone calls simply by tapping entries in your contacts and
favorites lists. When you need to dial a number, iPhone's large numeric
keypad makes it easy. See Making Calls.

VoiceOver Gestures
When VoiceOver is turned on, the standard touchscreen gestures have
different results. These and additional gestures allow you to move
around the screen and to control the individual elements when they're
selected.

VoiceOver gestures include using two and three fingers to tap or flick.
For
best results using two- and three-finger gestures, relax and let your
fingers touch the screen naturally.

You can use many different techniques to enter VoiceOver gestures. For
example, you can enter a two-finger tap using two fingers from one hand,
or one finger from each hand. You can also use your thumbs. Try
different techniques to discover which works best for you.

Following is a summary of some of the VoiceOver gestures.

Navigate and Read
Tap:  Speak item.

Flick right or left:  Select next or previous item.

Flick up or down:  Depends on Rotor Control setting. See Rotor Control.

Two-finger tap:  Stop speaking current item.

Two-finger flick up:  Read all from top of screen.

Two-finger flick down:  Read all from current position.

Three-finger flick up or down:  Scroll one page at a time.

Three-finger flick right or left:  Go to next or previous page (such as
Home screen, Stocks, Safari).

Three-finger tap:  Speak the scroll status (which page or rows are
visible).

Select and Activate
Double-tap:  Activate selected item.

Touch an item with one finger, tap the screen with another finger
("split
tapping"):  Activate item.

Double-tap and hold (1 second) + standard gesture:  Use a standard
gesture.

The double-tap and hold gesture tells iPhone to interpret the subsequent

gesture as a standard one. For example, you can double-tap and hold,
then without lifting your finger, drag your finger to slide a switch.

Two-finger double tap:  Answer or end a call. Play or pause (iPod,
YouTube, Voice Memos, Photos). Take a picture (Camera). Start or pause
recording (Camera, Voice Memos).

Three-finger double tap:  Mute or unmute VoiceOver.

Three-finger triple tap:  Turn the screen curtain on or off.

NOTE: Single-finger flicking gestures must be done quickly to
distinguish them from dragging gestures.

Rotor Control
The rotor control is an invisible dial that you can use to change the
results of up and down flick gestures when VoiceOver is turned on.

Operate a rotor:
Rotate two fingers on the iPhone screen to "turn" the dial to choose
between options.

The effect of the rotor depends on what you're doing. For example, if
you're reading text in an email you received, you can use the rotor to
switch between hearing text spoken word-by-word or
character-by-character when you flick up or down. If you're browsing a
webpage, use the rotor to choose whether you hear text word-by-word or
character-by-character, hear just the headers, hear just the links (all
of them, visited links, or links not yet visited), hear form elements,
or hear descriptions of images. In other words, you can use the rotor
setting to hear all the text, or to jump from one element to another of
a certain type, such as headers or links.

Rotor options depend on the context of what you're doing.

Reading text
Select and hear:

text character-by-character

text word-by-word

Browsing a webpage
Select and hear:

text character-by-character

text word-by-word

headers

all links

form elements

links visited

links not visited

images

Entering text
Move insertion point and hear:

text character-by-character

text word-by-word

auto-text

Using a control (such as the spinner used to set the time in Clock)
Select and hear:

value character-by-character

value word-by-word

Or, adjust the value of the control object.

Using VoiceOver
Select items on the screen:
Drag your finger over the screen. VoiceOver identifies each element as
you touch it. You can also move systematically from one element to the
next by flicking left or right with a single finger. Elements are
selected from left-to-right, top-to-bottom. Flick right to go to the
next element, or flick left to go to the previous element.

"Tap" a selected item when VoiceOver is turned on:
Double-tap anywhere on the screen.

Speak the text of an element, character by character or word by word:
With the element selected, flick up or down with one finger. Flick down
to read the next character, or flick up to read the previous character.
Twist
the rotor control to read word by word.

Enter text:
Select a key on the keyboard by flicking left or right, then double-tap
to enter the character. Or drag you finger around the keyboard to select
a key and, while holding the key with one finger, tap the screen with
another finger to enter the character. VoiceOver speaks the key when
it's selected and again when it's entered.

Flick up or down to move the insertion point forward or backward in the
text. VoiceOver makes a sound when the insertion point moves and speaks
the character to the right of the insertion point. Use the Rotor to
select moving the insertion point by character or by word.

To enter an accented character, double-tap and hold until you hear a
sound that indicates the alternate characters have appeared, then drag
left or

right to select and hear the choices. Release your finger to enter the
current selection.

Adjust a slider:
With a single finger, flick up to increase the setting or down to
decrease the setting. VoiceOver announces the setting as you adjust it.

Scroll a list or area of the screen:
Flick up or down with three fingers. Flick down to scroll down, or flick
up to scroll up. If you're scrolling through a list, VoiceOver speaks
the range of items displayed (for example, "showing rows 5 through 10").
Areas are

scrolled in sections, and VoiceOver tells you which section is visible
as you scroll.

For best results using three-finger gestures, relax and let your fingers

touch the screen naturally.

Unlock iPhone:
Select the Unlock switch, then double-tap the screen.

Mute VoiceOver:
Double-tap with three fingers. Double-tap again with three fingers to
turn speaking back on. To turn off only VoiceOver sounds, set the
Ring/Silent

switch to Silent.

Stop speaking an item:
Tap once with two fingers. Speaking automatically resumes when you
select another item.

Turn off the display while you use VoiceOver ("Screen Curtain"):
Triple-tap with three fingers. Triple-tap again with three fingers to
turn on the display again.

Speak entire screen from the top ("Read All"):
Flick up with two fingers.

Speak from current item to bottom of screen:
Flick down with two fingers.

Status information about iPhone can be heard by touching the top of the
screen. This can include the time, battery life, Wi-Fi signal strength,
and more.
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