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Posted on Tuesday, August 28, 2012 by Ken Downey

Many of you have been wondering: what is the easiest way to get ringtones on my iPhone. Follow these steps, and all your favorites will be on your iPhone in no time.
Requirements: PC running Windows
App: Goldwave.

  1. Download Goldwave from www.goldwave.com and run it. Click file, then batch processing.
  2. In the folders tab, click add file or add folder, then add everything you want to convert. In the convert tab, click media foundations m4a, and set the attributes to…
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Posted on Sunday, August 5, 2012 by Scott Davert
For some time now, users of braille displays have wantted to be able to read brf files from various sources such as the NLS Web Braille collection, Bookshare, and other sources around the world. I'm here to tell you that it's possible to do so using the following steps, but you'll still be very limited in the way in which you can navigate through content. For example, there is no way to bookmark a place in your file, and since iOS does not have a find function, you can't get there quickly…
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Posted on Wednesday, July 18, 2012 by David Woodbridge

Finder Navigation

General

  • New Finder window: Command-N
  • Up one folder level: Command-Up-Arrow
  • Open selected folder: Command-Down-Arrow
  • Back: Command-left bracket
  • Forward: Command-right bracket

Direct Folder Access

  • Open the Applications folder: Command-Shift-A
  • Open the Computer folder: Command-Shift-C
  • Open desktop folder: Command-Shift-D
  • Go to Folder: Command-Shift-G
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Posted on Wednesday, July 18, 2012 by David Woodbridge

If you're using a Multi-Touch trackpad, you can use VoiceOver gestures. VoiceOver provides a set of standard gestures for navigating and interacting with items on the screen. You can't modify this set of gestures. NOTE: Gestures that don't mention a specific number of fingers are single-finger gestures.

General

Enable the Trackpad Commander and VoiceOver gestures: VO-Two-finger rotate clockwise

Disable the Trackpad Commander and VoiceOver gestures: VO-Two-finger…

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Posted on Wednesday, July 18, 2012 by David Woodbridge

VO+keystroke = Control+Option+keystroke

Getting Started

Basics

  • Turn VoiceOver on or off: Command+F5
  • Stop speech: Ctrl
  • Repeat the last spoken phrase: VO+Z

Help

  • VoiceOver Quick Start tutorial: VO+Command+F8
  • Open the VoiceOver Help menu: VO+H
  • VoiceOver Commands Help menu: VO+HH
  • Start keyboard help: VO+K (Esc to exit keyboard help)

Configuration

  • Typing Echo…
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Posted on Tuesday, May 22, 2012 by otrlibrary
I read about this somewhere and thought it was useful. I am not a big fan of the (number of bars) method of reporting signal strength. They are so generalized as to be not vary useful. So I went hunting and found a note about getting signal strength in DBM instead. There is a field test app hidden on the phone and it will change your signal report to DBM. I went looking for this info mainly because I was testing a cell repeater kit for improving coverage inside a building. Making the change to…
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Posted on Wednesday, February 1, 2012 by anouk85

I would like to credit Zack Kline for all the help he gave me in learning the game and the games author David Dunham of a-sharp for making the game in the first place and taking the time to make it as accessible as is.

Exploring

Exploring is a vital, if dangerous, part of the game. You will unlock events, find treasures and even clans or other people. You can explore the land around your own clan as well as your own land (tula in game terms). Note that, even though you might…

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Posted on Wednesday, November 9, 2011 by Scott Davert

Last edited by Scott Davert on April 30, 2021.

Can I use a braille display with my iOS Device? If so, which models are compatible?

Yes, any iOS Device that runs VoiceOver can support a large variety of Bluetooth braille displays. Common ones include Humanware's Brailliant line, the Focus displays from Vispero, and many other braille devices from Alva, VissioBraille , HIMS, and other companies. Please see…

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Posted on Wednesday, November 9, 2011 by mehgcap

Can My iOS Device Be a GPS?

Probably. If you have an iPhone or a cellular-capable iPad, then you can start using GPS apps right away. Owners of wifi-only iPads or all iPod Touch models do not have this luxury.

However, external GPS receivers do exist. Some connect via bluetooth, while others can plug into the Lightning port on your device. We have no direct experience with any of these systems, so the best we can do is tell you that our research shows they are out there.…

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Posted on Wednesday, November 9, 2011 by mehgcap

What is iTunes? Do I need it?

iTunes is a program made by Apple for Mac and Windows. It is a program for managing your iDevice's content, backups, and upgrades. As of iOS 5, iTunes is no longer required, except for putting music on your device and performing full, encrypted backups. You can activate, upgrade, and back up your iDevice using iCloud as of iOS5. If you are on Windows and still want iTunes, you can download it from Apple.com.

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Posted on Wednesday, November 9, 2011 by mehgcap

Answering or Ending Calls

For the most part, you can both answer and end a phone or FaceTime call with one gesture: the two-finger double tap, also known as the "magic tap". Tap two fingers on the screen, then tap them again quickly. When you are receiving a call, this gesture will answer; when you are in a call, this gesture will end it. When ending a call, though, please note that you must remove the phone from your ear if you're talking on it that way. When an iPhone is held to…

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Posted on Wednesday, November 9, 2011 by mehgcap

What Is This Rotor Thing?

The VoiceOver rotor is perhaps the most difficult aspect of VoiceOver to get used to because it is not a concept used in other screen readers. It is basically a way to use the same two gestures--an up and down swipe with one finger--to perform multiple tasks. That is, an up or down swipe will do the action set in the rotor, and the rotor can be set at any point. The rotor is used for reviewing text by word or character, changing the typing mode, adjusting…

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Posted on Wednesday, November 9, 2011 by mehgcap

What is an iDevice?

Throughout this document, the term 'iDevice' is used to refer to a portable Apple device with a touch screen. This includes the iPod Touch, iPhone, and iPad product lines. When a specific device is mentioned, it is intentional. For instance, all iDevices have wifi, but only the iPhone and cellular-enabled iPad can access cellular networks. This is not an official term, but rather one adopted by the author for the sake of clarity.

What is iOS?

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Posted on Tuesday, June 21, 2011 by mehgcap

Thanks to Kevin Chao, I now have an easy way to convert Bookshare books to the EPub format that iBooks will accept. This assumes that you are on Windows (though I am sure the process is quite similar on a Mac), that you have a current Bookshare membership, and that the book you want to convert is in DAISY format, downloaded from Bookshare.

You will need:

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Posted on Sunday, June 5, 2011 by Deborah Armstrong
You listen to an Internet radio station on your Windows PC and would like to listen on your iDevice. Here's how: * The stream must be Mp3. It cannot be a flash, RealMedia or Windows media stream. Mp3 Streams usually are presented to your browser as either a .pls or an .M3U file. Real media stream files have an extension of .RAM and Windows Media streams have an extension of .ASX. To figure out which type of stream your station has, right-click on the link for Play and do Save target As. The…
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Posted on Monday, April 4, 2011 by Esther
A variety of Bluetooth keyboards are now available for paired use with the iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad. Many of these are mini-keyboards with only a subset of the keys of the Apple Wireless Keyboard, or requiring the press of modifier keys like an "Fn" key to activate alternate functions. You can have VoiceOver announce these key functions by entering keyboard help mode or by visiting the practice gestures area of the Setting menu as an alternative to pressing the Control-Option-K keys on…
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Posted on Friday, December 31, 2010 by mehgcap

The Mail App

There are plenty of alternative email apps for iOS and iPadOS these days, but most people will use the default app at some point. It's a solid choice, too, with plenty of useful features. While it's accessible and (mostly) easy to use, it's worth going over how it works and what to expect.

Basic Layout

Once you've added your email account(s) in Settings, and you open the Mail app, you'll find yourself in a list of your email folders. By default, you'…

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Posted on Thursday, October 28, 2010 by justin T

In this guide, I will explain how to take a snapshot of any screen on your iPhone.

Follow these steps:

  1. Navigate to the screen on which you wish to take a picture. Examples may include: a Web page with a CAPTCHA for solona or an application that is inaccessible with VoiceOver.
  2. Press and hold the Home button, then, while holding, press and release the sleep/wake button. This will take a .jpeg immage of the current screen and place it in your camera role. From…
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Posted on Sunday, October 10, 2010 by Darrell Hilliker

Follow these steps to connect your iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch to a wireless network.

  1. Press the Home button to make sure you are on the Home screen.
  2. Double tap Settings.
  3. Double tap Wi-Fi.
  4. Flick right until you find the name of your wireless network. This is also known as the Secure Set Identifier (SSID). If your wireless network is unsecured, you'll be connected immediately. Although this might seem convenient, it is not recommended. Wireless networks…
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Posted on Saturday, August 14, 2010 by Darrell Hilliker

Do you need a way to easily turn off VoiceOver so a sighted friend can use your iPad, iPod Touch or iPhone? Are you playing a gesture-based audio game that requires you to disable VoiceOver? If you need a way to easily turn VoiceOver off and on without sighted assistance or Siri, keep reading for instructions. This quick guide is for you.

Configuring the Accessibility Shortcut

The Accessibility Shortcut allows you to enable or disable accessibility features by pressing the…

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