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