This app provides a basic introduction to VoiceOver and the gestures used throughout iOS. Persons new to VoiceOver and IOS are guided through the tutorial with a pleasant mix of facts and entertainment. Once the app is started with VoiceOver running, the text and elementary games provide a practice of the basic gestures used with VoiceOver and IOS. As each new gesture is introduced, it is accompanied by an interactive practice screen. The core basics are covered:
- tap, double-tap, and split-tap gestures
- flick right and flick left
- the rotor gesture
- the up and down flick.
- two-finger single tap
- two-finger flick up and down
- double-tap and hold
- three finger flick up, down, left and right
A VoiceOver Basketball, and a VoiceOver Safe game provide opportunities to practice these core gestures. An explanation of the use each gesture has in IOS is provided, along with a summary of all the gestures introduced in this tutorial.
This app may be used independently by anyone new to VoiceOver and IOS, or within a class, seminar, or introductory instructional setting.
New Chapters 3&4 added - tutorials about the use of the phone.
Ratings and Reviews
This app provides a fun and easy way to learn VO gestures. Lesson 1 games are entertaining and encourage further exploration. The adventure in Lesson 2 however, stops responding to gestures after the first couple of actions. This leaves users feeling frustrated and questioning whether they are performing the gestures correctly. Please fix!!! This could be a 5 star app!
Good start but needs an update
Useful tool, however at the time of this review it appears the "games" don't work with at least iOS 9.3.1
A Fun Way To Learn VoiceOver!
I learned about this terrific app at an assistive tech conference and am so happy the developers at LookTel created this wonderful tutorial! I plan to use this app to help teachers of students with visual impairments become comfortable with the VoiceOver screen reader gestures on iOS. The gestures are first explained in text form and then practice is presented in a fun game. Very motivating and non-anxiety producing. I look forward to more gestures and games added to the app in the future!
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.