I finally got an iPhone 4S after waiting in line for almost two hours at my local Apple Store. Entering text with VoiceOver is a lot easier on the new iPhone because I can now use the dictation feature available with the onscreen keyboard. To use dictation with VoiceOver, I move my finger on the screen until I find the dictation button, then double-tap with one finger anywhere on the screen and start my dictation. When I’m finished, I can double-tap with two fingers or move the phone away from my face and it will stop the dictation. This is such a great feature that will be a huge productivity boost for those of us who use VoiceOver on IOS devices. This quick YouTube video shows how the feature works:
Published by Luis Pérez, Ph. D.
Luis Pérez is a technical assistance specialist at CAST, but the views shared on this website are all his own. He holds a doctorate in special education and a master’s degree in instructional technology from the University of South Florida. Luis was recognized with an International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Making It Happen! Award in 2020. Other recognitions include Apple Distinguished Educator (2009) and Google Certified Innovator (2014). Luis has published three books on accessibility, mobile learning and UDL: Mobile Learning for All (Corwin Press), Dive into UDL (ISTE) and Learning on the Go (CAST Publishing). He currently serves as an Education and Learning strand advisor for the Assistive Technology Industry Association (ATIA). View all posts by Luis Pérez, Ph. D.
2 thoughts on “VoiceOver and Dictation on iPhone 4S”
Thanks for your video demos!