Using iPhone and iPad without Vision -- Resources and Tutorials

Living with Vision Loss (Iowa Department for the Blind)

  The Iowa Department for the Blind has helped thousands of
  blind and visually impaired Iowans to manage their vision
  loss so they can continue to live independently.

  The Iowa Department for the Blind helps empower blind and
  visually impaired Iowans to lead active and fulfilling
  lives. The Department educates and trains them in
  alternative techniques while instilling them with confidence
  for independent living and competitive job placement. These
  skills enable those with vision loss to fully participate in
  life, through work, family and community and helps them
  achieve their dreams.

Iowa Department for the Blind -- iOS training program article
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Resources for Living (National Federation of the Blind)

  If you're wondering what resources are available for living
  with vision loss, you've come to the right place--the
  National Federation of the Blind! With over 50,000 members,
  we are the voice of the nation's blind, and we are here to
  provide you with answers and resources related to blindness
  and vision loss.

Apple iPad accessibility features part 1 low vision iPhone apps for the blind and visually impaired (1h 6m) This training was sponsored by the Utah Assistive Technology Program of Utah State University, and presented by Everette Bacon and Jerry Nealey of Utah Division of Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired. TapTapSee - Blind & Visually Impaired Camera (free) TapTapSee is designed to help the blind and visually impaired identify objects they encounter in their daily lives. Simply double tap the screen to take a photo of anything, at any angle, and hear the app speak the identification back to you (Note: Spoken identification requires VoiceOver to be turned on). TapTapSee helps the blind and visually impaired become more independent in their day-to-day activities. TapTapSee has been a huge hit with users taking thousands of pictures per-day. It has garnered multiple podcasts, reviews, as well as positive feedback within the community. knfbReader App ($99.99) The highly anticipated KNFB Reader converts printed text into high quality speech to provide accurate, fast, and efficient access to both single and multiple page documents with the tap of a button on the iPhone. Picture accuracy is facilitated by a Field of View Report, Automatic Page Detection, and Tilt Control. Our app allows users to capture pictures of virtually any type of printed text, including mail, receipts, class handouts, memos and many other documents that you may encounter. Proprietary document analysis technology determines the words and reads them aloud to the user with high quality text-to-speech and Braille access. Individuals with print disabilities will benefit from the synchronized speech and text highlighting capabilities. KNFB Reader will revolutionize access to print materials for the mobile professional and busy student by providing advanced state of the art mobile reading technology in a single hand-held device.
The Hadley School for the Blind The mission of The Hadley School for the Blind is to promote independent living through lifelong, distance education programs for individuals who are blind or visually impaired, their families and blindness service providers. Founded in 1920 by William Hadley and Dr. E.V.L. Brown, Hadley offers courses free of charge to its blind and visually impaired students and their families and affordable tuition to blindness professionals. Today, Hadley is the largest provider of distance education for people who are blind or visually impaired around the world, serving more than 10,000 students annually in all 50 states and 100 countries. Hadley is also the largest educator of braille worldwide. A 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation, the school relies on contributions from individuals, foundations and corporations to fund its programs. iFocus, tips on using the vision accessibility features in iOS. iFocus Placing and Receiving Phone Calls iFocus Sending a Text Message. iFocus Composing and Sending an Email.