Join Kevin Favro for an in-depth discussion in this video VoiceOver actions rotor, part of iOS App Development: Accessibility.
- [Narrator] VoiceOver ships with a powerful feature…called the rotor, which allows users to change…how VoiceOver works.…Users can change the VoiceOver volume or speaking rate,…move from one item to the next on the screen…and even change the way you type.…To activate the rotor you first have to make sure…VoiceOver is enabled.…With VoiceOver enabled, rotate two fingers on the screen…as if you're turning a physical dial.…VoiceOver will say the first rotor option.…Keep rotating your fingers to hear more options…and lift your fingers to choose an option.…
After choosing an option, flick your finger up or down…on the screen to use it.…It's important to note that the rotor is context-sensitive.…Your rotor options will depend on which element has focus…when you activate the rotor.…Let's take a moment to play around with the rotor.…It takes some getting used to so feel free…to pause the video and pick up again when you're ready.…For this demo, I'm going to focus on our first…table view cell, and then activate the rotor…
In this course, explore the different accessibility technologies that are built into iOS, and learn how to build apps that all users can access. Follow Kevin Favro as he explains how to audit your app for accessibility problems, and explores various iOS technologies—including VoiceOver, a screen reader that lets you use phone even if you don't see the screen—and other considerations that might prevent someone from effectively using your app.
- Reviewing the accessibility features in iOS
- Exploring accessibility settings
- Working with VoiceOver
- Exploring Switch Control
- Using the Accessibility Inspector
- Using VoiceOver to audit your app
- Reviewing Dynamic Type
- Reducing transparency
- Reducing motion
- Setting bold fonts and darker colors
- Understanding how elements are opted into the accessibility system
- Making custom objects accessible
- Working with the VoiceOver rotor
- Working with Guided Access
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Accessibility Overview
2. Accessibility Audit
3. Improving Our App: Visual Accommodations
4. Improving Our App: Semantic Accessibility
5. Improving Our App: Accessibility Customizations
6. Improving Our App: Guided Access
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