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 an inclusive learning consultant based in St. Petersburg, Florida. He has more than a decade of experience working with educators to help them integrate technology in ways that empower all learners. Luis holds a doctorate in special education and a master’s degree in instructional technology from the University of South Florida, and he is the author of Mobile Learning for All: Supporting Accessibility with the iPad, from Corwin Press. Luis has been honored as an Apple Distinguished Educator (ADE) in 2009, and as Google in Education Certified Innovator in 2014. He is also a TouchCast and Book Creator Ambassador. Luis currently serves as the Professional Learning Chair of the Inclusive Learning Network of the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), which recognized him as its 2016 Outstanding Inclusive Educator. His work has appeared in publications such Teaching Exceptional Children, Closing the Gap Solutions, THE Journal, and The Loop Magazine. In addition to his work in educational technology, Luis is an avid photographer whose work has been featured in Better Photography magazine, Business Insider, the New York Times Bits Blog and the Sydney Morning Herald. Luis has presented at national and international conferences such as South by Southwest EDU, ISTE, CSUN, ATIA and Closing the Gap. View all posts by Luis Pérez, Ph. D.