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“Swipe IT”—Using the VoiceOver Gestures

| Proposal No: 1936

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  • Robert Beach, Assistive Technology Specialist, Kansas City KS Comm. Col.
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Length of Session (in hours): 1-hrFormat: Lecture Expertise Level: All Levels Type of session: Not provided

Summary of Session

One finger? Two fingers? Tap? Rotor? How do you use the VoiceOver gestures with the iOS, when can you use them, and even more importantly, how do you remember them?


The iPhone and iPad have been touted for their great accessibility features, but you still have to learn how to use them! We will discuss and demonstrate the gestures (swiping, tapping, pinching, etc.) and commands that work with VoiceOver on the iOS devices and provide tips and tricks on how to remember which ones to use when. We will also discuss accessibility issues with apps and share a great Web site for checking on accessibility. Finally, we will share some tips for sighted folks on accessibility features that help all of us!


  1. There are many possibilities for reader assistance on mobile devices.A variety of gestures that can be used wh
  2. Some tools are fairly basic while others are loaded with features.Tips to help remember what gestures to use w
  3. There are tools available to assist in converting to a variety of desired formats.Some resources on VoiceOver

Speaker Bio(s)

Robert Beach

Robert has been the Assistive Technology Specialist at Kansas City Kansas Community College since January of 1994. He is a member of AHEAD and ATHEN. He currently serves on the ATHEN Executive Board as a Member at Large Representative, is the current president of KAN-AHEAD and is on the Advisory Council for the Assistive Technology for Kansans Project. He has presented several sessions at previous Accessing Higher Ground conferences as well as other regional and national conferences.