Accessibility 24 Universal Access features iPad incorporates numerous accessibility features, including: Â VoiceOver screen reader Â Zoom magnification Â Large Text Â White on Black Â Speak Selection Â Speak Auto-text Â Mono Audio and balance Â AssistiveTouch Â Support for braille displays Â Playback of closed-captioned content Zoom, White on Black, and Mono Audio work with all apps. Large Text works with Mail and Notes. VoiceOver works with the built-in iPad apps, and with some third-party apps you can download from the App Store. Closed-captioning works with videos and podcasts that support it. For more information about the iPad accessibility features, go to www.apple.com/accessibility. You can turn individual accessibility features on or off in Accessibility settings on iPad. You can also turn some features on or off in iTunes when you connect iPad to your computer. Turn on accessibility features using iPad: Go to Settings > General > Accessibility. Turn on accessibility features using iTunes: Connect iPad to your computer and select iPad in the iTunes device list. Click Summary, then click Configure Universal Access at the bottom of the Summary screen. About VoiceOver VoiceOver describes aloud what appears onscreen, so you can use iPad without seeing it. VoiceOver tells you about each element on the screen as you select it. When you select an element, a black rectangle (the VoiceOver cursor) encloses it and VoiceOver speaks the name or describes the item. Touch the screen or drag your fingers to hear different items on the screen. When you select text, VoiceOver reads the text. If you turn on Speak Hints, VoiceOver may tell you the name of the item and provide instructions for you—for example, “double-tap to open.” To interact with items on the screen, such as buttons and links, use the gestures described in “Learning VoiceOver gestures” on page 110. 107
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