The far-famed VoiceOver screen reader used on the Mac has now been made available as a default feature on iPhone 4S, 4 and 3GS. It’s proudly known as the world’s premier gesture-grounded screen reader that will allow you to enjoy the amusive yet user-friendly iPhone even if you see the screen. It is truly commendable that VoiceOver allows you to access using easy gestures to physically interact with the icons on the screen. With VoiceOver you can easily touch the screen and hear the verbal description of the icons pressed followed by a drag or a double tap on the screen.
VoiceOver interacts with you as it can naturally discern the location and context of the objects on the screen. This allows you to truly sense how everything appears on the screen rather than just the narration of the descriptions. It lets you know every single detail such as battery status, Wi-Fi, Time of day, Display changes, and even if the screen is locked or unlocked.
It allows you to adjust the speaking rate to the best the suits your listening ability and special alert effects for each application that you open or when a message appears and more.
How it works:
All you need to enable the VoiceOver is just the latest version of iTunes and a PC. Its going to be a little different yet simple gestures like instead of tapping to open an icon, you’ll just need to tap the button to hear the description and then double tap the same to open the icon.
When you select an item on the screen, a black rectangle cursor appears around the item. This is mainly used when your sharing you phone with someone, else it includes a screen curtain that hides the display of the cursor so no one gets to read without your knowledge.
When texting or emailing, you will be able to hear the echoes of each character as you touch the keyboard which also confirms when it’s entered. Also to type more accurately and quickly, if offers word prediction that suggests the accurate spelling of each word.
With the option called Speak Auto-text, you can let your iPhone speaking the suggested word automatically using sound effects as you type. This feature can be ignored by continuing with you typing or simply pressing the space key will have the iPhone type the words on your behalf.
This VoiceOver works exceedingly well with all the built-in applications that come default with iPhone 4S, 4 and 3GS. The rotor navigation can also be used on web pages that contain common items like images, links and so on.
If you are looking for a revolutionary iPhone that enables you to make the applications VoiceOver compatible, then your search ends here. No matter what, this iPhone 4S, 4 or 3GS will certainly be a treat to you. This new feature of VoiceOver will make history!
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