Guide

Accessibility Overview Workbook Series 2: Rotor

This VoiceOver lesson covers the Rotor.

In this workbook series we will learn how to access basic accessibility features on a mobile device running iOS (iPad/iPhone). Today’s lesson will cover section 3 (Rotor).

Section 3: Rotor

Settings→Accessibility→VoiceOver→Rotor

Select the functions that you would like to appear in the Rotor. For example: Select Containers, Headings, Links, Tables, Text Fields, Punctuation, Handwriting, etc.

While VO is on, the Rotor allows quick access to additional accessibility features. As we learned during our VO practice, the Rotor can be turned clockwise and counter clockwise to navigate options. Rotor options vary depending on which app you are in. The Rotor is beneficial for quickly navigating apps and the web by moving backward or forward by links, buttons, headings, etc.

For more about Rotor options, check the Apple Accessibility page.

Per the Apple website:  

“With all of these options, you can move from one item to the next by flicking on the screen from top to bottom with one finger. You can move VoiceOver to the previous item by flicking from bottom to top.

Review text as you type with Characters, Words, and Lines

Move through the organization of a page or screen

Move from link to link

More ways to move through a page:

Practice

Rotor Worksheet

Use the Rotor to explore features within the Safari app, Calendar app, Notes, etc.

Download the Rotor worksheet here.

Write what each rotor setting does:  

Characters

 

Words

 

Lines

 

Containers

 

Headings

 

Landmarks

 

Same Item

 

Vertical Navigation

 

Static Text

 

Links

 

Visited Links

 

Non-visited Links: 

 

In-Page Links

 

Tables

 

Lists

 

Buttons

 

Form Controls

 

Text Fields

 

Search Fields

 

Images

 

 

Additional Rotor Resources

 

Which Rotor settings do you think would be most beneficial for your student’s needs?  Leave a comment below!

 

Attached File(s)

https://www.perkins.org/sites/elearning.perkinsdev1.org/files/Rotor%20Worksheet%20%28Google%29.docx
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