Hi, I'm not sure if this is the right way to head this, so here's my dilemma: I'm totally blind, have used VoiceOver on my iPhone for 5 years, and now my sighted wife is getting into the game. She's not very technical, and goes a lot by pictures and icons. I was trying to show her the Messages app the other day, and VoiceOver does things like announce Compose button, Back button, More Info, etc. Problem is that if I tell my wife to look for a Compose button, she's not seeing that. And this goes on for other icons and buttons, too. I'm also looking for tips on how to describe what the screens for different apps look like, so I can tell her things like where to look for the area where you type messages. The biggest challenge for me is that I can't have VoiceOver on while she's working with her phone because the behavior is so different.
I'm betting others of you out there have run into the same situation where you're wanting to train a friend or significant other, so I'm reaching out for suggestions on where I can go to look. Are there any write-ups out there, even on Applevis? I'm embarrassed to admit this, but it may very well be that I should more closely explore around screens. I hope I'm making sense here, and really do appreciate any thoughts or suggestions.