[macvoiceover] Re: Telephone Prompts with VoiceOver and an iPhone

  • From: "Marquette, Ed" <emarquette@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <macvoiceover@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 6 Aug 2009 20:53:11 -0500

Hello:
I started this thread when I asked about responding to voice prompts on
a phone call.
I received some great suggestions, and  I actually tried the below.  It
works!
1.  Use the headset that comes with the iPhone.
2.  Place the call.  
3.  When it connects, do a two-finger flick up.  That is the read
screen.  Well, it is more like a "read all" command, but the point is to
get VO talking so you can adjust the voice using the controls on the
headset.  Use those controls.  They work way better than do the volume
controls on the unit itself -- at least that's my experience.
4.  Now, using VO, you can type in responses to prompts.  You may have
to double tap to activate the keypad, but that's fairly easy once you've
done it a couple of times.
Hope this helps.  And thanks to all who responded with wonderfully
helpful information.



Ed Marquette
Partner
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From: macvoiceover-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:macvoiceover-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Marcy Weinberg
Sent: Thursday, August 06, 2009 8:37 PM
To: macvoiceover@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [macvoiceover] Re: Telephone Prompts with VoiceOver and an
iPhone

Hi, David,
What is a red screen command?  Marcy
On Aug 5, 2009, at 11:52 PM, David Chittenden wrote:

Hello,

I do not yet have an iPhone.

What people have reported on a few lists is that the Voice Over volume
is always turned down when you make a call. So, there are a few work-
arounds which have been offered.

1) Once you connect, perform a read screen command to get VO talking and
then press volume up to turn VO up for the current call. Note: you need
to be using the speaker phone or a headset for this to work as the
touchscreen is disabled when the iPhone is at your ear.

2) If you know beforehand the series of numbers which you will need to
enter, you can create a contact for it and place pauses so that the
number is dialed, pause, access code, pause, etc. occurs when you call
in. Hopefully, Apple will allow the user to set the default volume for
VO during a call in an upcoming update. If you send Apple Accessibility
an email about this, it will let them know that this is a concern for
you. The more emails about certain features they receive, the more they
will know how to prioritize.

David Chittenden, MS, CRC, MRCAA


Marquette, Ed wrote:
>
> Now, I've been a member of the list for half an hour, and I already 
> feel at home.  I've already seen several messages from  persons whose 
> names I recognize from other lists.
> I've been a MobileSpeak Pocket user, but am in my first 10 days of an 
> evaluation period for the iPhone.
> Everything works remarkably well, and I've been pleasantly surprised.
> I've really had only one problem, but it is a pretty serious one.
> Conference calls!
> To call in on a conference bridge, one needs first to dial the number.

> That's no problem.
> Then, however, one has to enter a series of numbers as a pass code.
> VoiceOver seems to go silent once the phone connects to the automated 
> voice in the conference bridge facility.
> VoiceOver is still out there because a two-fingered double-tap 
> terminates the call; however, with no voice during the call, it is 
> impossible to press the right numbers to enter the pass code.
> This seems like such an obvious issue that there should be a solution;

> however, I've read the on-line manual, using Safari (which I love), 
> and I've discovered nothing.
> We lawyers use conference bridges lots.  So this is quite important.
> Thanks for any suggestions or hints.
>
>
> Ed Marquette
> Partner
> Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP
> Direct: 816.460.2405
> Mobile: 816-812-0088
> Office: 816.460.2400
> Fax: 816.531.7545
> emarquette@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Assistant: Andrea Mendez-Black [816-460-2483] www.sonnenschein.com
>
>
> 4520 Main Street
> Suite 1100
> Kansas City, MO 64111-7700
>
>
>
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