[tabi] VICUG-L] NBP-Announce: Getting Started with the iPhone: An Introduction forBlind Users!

  • From: "Lynn Evans" <evans-lynn@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 25 Jan 2011 10:40:56 -0500

Getting Started with the iPhone
An Introduction for Blind Users
By Anna Dresner and Dean Martineau
In braille, eBraille, ASCII text/Word, and DAISY formats, $18

The iPhone.  You know you want one.

You can use your iPhone to check email and Twitter, listen to 
music, listen
to radio programs from faraway places, read eBooks, verify your 
walking or
driving location, pay bills and transfer funds, monitor the 
weather across
the planet, time recipes, awaken to the alarm clock, be reminded 
appointments, exchange text messages, play a wide variety of 
games, play the
auto harp and ocarina, fight with a light saber that makes 
different sounds
as you move your hand around, scan bar codes, make multi-track 
cure a headache - even to make and receive telephone calls! 
You'll be blown
away by the power and flexibility of this device.  To be able to 
do so much
with a gadget that fits into a pocket is absolutely amazing.  And 
accessible out of the  box!

In Getting Started with the iPhone, authors Anna Dresner and Dean 
show you what's possible on the iPhone and get you up and 

The book is divided into four main parts.  Part 1 tells you what 
you need to
know before you can start using your iPhone: advice on purchasing 
an iPhone
and getting it ready to use.

In Part 2 you'll turn on your iPhone and begin to use it.  You'll 
explore the
home screen, configure basic settings, make phone calls, and type 
using the
on-screen keyboard, a Bluetooth keyboard, and a braille display 

Part 3 goes through the wide variety of apps that come with the 
phone, and
shows how to purchase apps, music, and other fun content.

Finally, Part 4 includes a journal Anna wrote as she learned to 
use the
iPhone.  It will give you an idea of what it's like to use an 
iPhone and how
you might go about learning new apps.

Appendix A compiles all the gestures - specific ways of touching 
the iPhone
screen.  Appendix B includes answers to frequently asked 
questions, and
Appendix C lists resources you can use to learn more.

Read the complete table of contents at:

While this book focuses on the iPhone, most of it also applies to 
the iPod
Touch, and much of it applies to the iPad.

And don't forget - in honor of Louis Braille's birthday this 
month, order
anything before February 4th and you'll be automatically entered 
to win a
basket of Louis goodies.  Order by phone, fax, mail, or website, 
and you
could win!

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