Announcing the Speed Dots Tactile screen protectors for iPhone 5, iPad mini, and iPod touch 5th Generation.

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At long last, we now have tactile screen protectors for the current generation of apple iOS devices. These include: iPhone 5, the iPad mini, and the iPod touch 5th generation. We would also like to apologize for the delay. We intended to have all of this available in October, but we tried to change designers for our templates, and the product we received, was not up to our standards. So, even though it put us behind schedule, we are using our normal person and we have the quality we feel comfortable selling; and that our customers have come to expect. The tactile screen protectors for the iPhone 5 and iPod touch 5 are almost identical to the previous versions; however, we added 2 additional marks that people requested and would still keep things uncrouded. In the top right, we added previous email and clear text. We always had next email which lined up with the done button in the top right, and we figured that adding previous email would give people that work with email a lot on their phones a better experience. This also had the added benefit of making the clear text buttons easier to find. The 2nd change we made is we added the attach media button above the keyboard in messaging. This mark is above the keyboard letter Q on the left side (opposite the send button.) We added this on the iPad, and realized that it should have always been on the iPhone. Lastly for iPhone 5, we have a new layout. We have gotten many requests for a simple phone keypad layout, from people who still want to use their phone as a real phone. We wanted to keep things simple, and uncluttered but find a way to speed up dialing numbers. We placed a single dot on each number and function of the keypad, and to help locate things quicker, we placed 2 dots on the number 5, as well as the call button. We will continue to cut them to size for the OtterBox Defender case, as well as sell the case with your choice of screen protector already attached. The tactile screen protectors for the iPad mini, have similar markings to the full size iPad. More info on the marks for the iPad and iPad mini can be found at You can place your order by going to and selecting the purchase online link. You will find links to the new products in the store.



Submitted by Oliver Kennett on Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Hi, I'm new here... I was wondering if there will be a landscape version of speed dots offered as, after having a play with my ipad mini, it does seem very feasible to touch type on it, though, in portrate it is going to be a little cramped. Thanks, O

Submitted by Ekaj on Saturday, February 17, 2018

Hi everyone. I'm currently looking into getting my first iPhone, and I have a question about Speed Dots. I have a slight hand coordination issue, and am wondering if these would work well for me. I took a look at the Speed Dots website, and was able to find out a lot. But I'm just curious whether or not a product such as this would be feasible for me.

Submitted by alex wallis on Saturday, February 17, 2018

I don't use these myself, I got them once for my first iPhone but didn't find the dots that helpful with locating things and I never got them again for future iPhones that I bought. now as to your question I don't think anyone here can really answer this question for you, your the person best placed to know if they would help you as you understand your condition, I think the only way you will find out if they will help you or not is to get them to try.

Submitted by Shawn T on Sunday, February 18, 2018

I have good dextarity, and have used these on all my iphones since 2012 and they make typing and other tasks easier for me. They aren't that expensive, so you may have to just try one. Depending on your particular issue, you may benefit more from adjusting how quickly it takes to double-tap items and play with the typing modes once you get a phone.

Submitted by Ekaj on Sunday, April 1, 2018

Hi all and thank you for your responses. I actually went with my mother to a place here in Chicago to meet with someone regarding me getting an iPhone. The place to which we went was Second Sense, formerly The Guild for the Blind. We met with the Manager of Adaptive Technology Services, and one of my questions to him was about tactile markings on the iPhone. He said that these aren't actually such a great idea, because of conflicting shortcuts in different apps. But he also said that a lot of the gestures can be accomplished with Siri. He gave me his iPhone and I tried out a few of the gestures by hand and he demonstrated the Siri capabilities. I actually found the hand gestures pretty easy. Fast-forward to yesterday, when my father and I went to look at iPhones and talk about some other things related to our family plan. I settled in the end on an iPhone 7, and thus far I like it. I haven't done much with it yet, but the guy who assisted us showed us how to activate Siri. My father was able to turn on VoiceOver, and configure it to turn on when the phone is powered up. I had previously been told how to activate VO on the iPhone, so I just verbally directed them where to go. I'm going to set up at least one appointment with one of the tutors at Second Sense.