Accessibility and the iPad
Date Created: September 21, 2011  Date Modified: September 21, 2011

In one of the forums Im a member I read the following regarding accessibility and the iPad:

have been working with an EIP student to work out the best way for her to use her iPad, ideally she would like enlarged text and voice-over (see quote below) , she does not need text highlighted. It seems that it is not possible to do both using the iPad accessibility options – any ideas? Apps? For this student the easiest way for her to retrieve her resources from her personal uni web page is to open them in iBooks, this saves a whole lot of moving files around. I am providing AccessiblePDF files at the moment as these can be opened with one mouse click to open and then another to open in iBooks..
‘Tonight I have found quite a deliberate flaw! I thought having zoom with voice over (both in accessibility) would be the way to go with the iPad. However, the iPad can only have one or the other. The reason given for this perplexing situation is that they have conflicting commands! Glory be! It seems that we can’t have larger print and voice over at the same time on an iPad!’

Im not an iPad developer (TEAM ANDROID!!!) but Im sure there is someone out there who can knows of a solution to this that I could forward on??.

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