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