Accessing Mobile Technologies:

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[email protected]
presents
Everything “i”
June 21, 2011
10:00am-11:00amCDT
Amy Salmon, Hadley School for the Blind
Korey Singleton, George Mason University
Moderator: Bill Brookshire, Hadley Outreach Coordinator
Today’s Agenda
• Introductions
• What you’ll learn?
• The Hype about ‘i’ Devices
• Understanding similarities and differences between the all of the ‘i’
devices; specifically the iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad
• Apple’s mobile operating system, ‘iOS’
• ‘i’ Accessories
• Summary
• Q&A
Introductions
Amy Salmon, Hadley School for the Blind
Korey Singleton, Assistive Technology Initiative
Manager at George Mason University
Learning Objectives
• Learn about the built-in apps, including the
accessibility tools/features, that are available in
“i” devices.
• Discuss the differences and similarities between
the iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad.
• Learn about some the accessories that provide
greater levels of access to iOS devices.
THE HYPE ABOUT ‘i’ DEVICES
What are ‘i’ Devices?
• Today, we’ll review the:
• iPod touch
• iPhone
• iPad
• Other portable devices available from Apple
(No support for apps):
• iPod classic
• iPod nano
• iPod shuffle
‘i’ Devices cont.…
• iPod Shuffle (Cost: $49)
• Small, portable audio playback device – more for accessing music, audiobooks,
and podcasts
• No LCD screen – has a big clickable control wheel
• Storage: 2GB; Battery life: Up to 15 hrs.
• Accessible – Voiceover button (battery status, song, playlists)
• iPod Nano (Cost: $149-$179)
• New design – same size as an iPod shuffle, however, it includes more storage and
a Multi-touch LCD screen – Support music, audiobooks, podcasts, FM radio, and
photos
• Storage capacity: 8GB, 16GB; Battery life: up to 15 hours
• Accessibility – Voiceover, adds high contrast settings, mono audio
• iPod Classic
• No accessibility features
‘iOS’ DEVICES
‘i’ Devices cont.…
iPod touch
• HD retina display, Multi-touch LCD
screen, front/rear cameras, gyro +
accelerometer, latest iOS (v4.3)
• Support music, audiobooks, eBooks,
applications, podcasts, video, photos,
web browsing, email, maps, HD video
recording/editing, and Facetime
• Storage capacity: 8GB, 32GB, 64GB
• Battery life: 40 hrs.(audio), 7
hrs.(video)
• Host of accessibility features
• Cost: $229-$399
‘i’ Devices cont.…
• Latest updates with iPod Touch
• iPod Touch is now in its 4th generation
• Improvements over 3rd generation
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Faster processor and increased RAM
Longer battery life
Retina display for improved resolution
Lighter weight
Front and rear-facing cameras
• How does it compare with the iPhone?
• iPod touch is basically the iPhone without the cellular 3G or 4G service
• Its much cheaper to own, you can access all of the same apps, but you are limited
by your ability to make cellular phone calls (calls can be made over Wi-Fi using a
voice-over-IP app like Skype or Fring)
‘i’ Devices cont.…
iPhone 4
• HD retina display, Multi-touch LCD screen,
front/rear cameras, gyro + accelerometer,
latest iOS (v4.3), dual microphones
• Support music, audiobooks, eBooks,
applications, podcasts, video, photos, web
browsing, email, maps, HD video
recording/editing, and Facetime
• Comes in White or Black
• Storage capacity: 16GB, 32GB
• Host of accessibility features
• Battery life: 40 hrs. (audio), 10 hrs.
(video), Up to 7 hrs. (talk time), up to 6
hrs. (internet)
• Cost: Varies
‘i’ Devices cont.…
• Things to know about the iPhone
• Improvements over iPhone 3GS
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Video chat capabilities with front and back camera.
Larger main camera with higher megapixel.
Flash feature for the camera.
Larger battery for 40%longer battery life.
Microslim rather than regular slim.
Higher resolution.
Cons: smaller screen, a little heavier, hardware issue (antenna)
• iPhone 3GS still available for $49!!
• iPod touch is basically the iPhone without the cellular 3G or 4G service
• What is the difference between 3G and 4G service?
• 4G is essentially the next generation of mobile phone network connectivity. 3G
can theoretically reach download speeds of up to 3MB/s (average is closer to
1MB/s), while 4G can reach theoretical speeds 10 to 100 times faster than 3G.
• Few 4G phones on the market, 4G areas are limited to major cities
‘i’ Devices cont.…
iPad 2
• 9.7-inch LED-backlit LCD screen with
1024 x 768 pixel resolution, Multi-touch,
front/rear cameras, gyro + accelerometer
+ compass, latest iOS (v4.3), dual
microphones, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth
connectivity, support for 3G service in
certain models (with either AT&T or
Verizon)
• Support music, audiobooks, eBooks,
applications, podcasts, video, photos, web
browsing, email, maps, HD video
recording/editing, and Facetime
• Comes in White or Black
• Storage capacity: 16GB, 32GB, 64GB
• Host of accessibility features
‘i’ Devices cont.…
• iPad 2 cont.…
• Battery life: Up to 10 hrs.
• Cost: Varies – start at $499 for 16GB Wi-Fi model
• Support for AirPlay – wirelessly stream photos, videos, or music
to your HDTV or wireless speakers
• Support for AirPrint devices – wireless printing from iPad
‘i’ Devices cont.…
• Things to know about the iPad 2
• Improvements over original iPad
• Video chat capabilities with new front and back
cameras.
• Improved, faster processor – went from single-core to
dual-core
• Slightly less in weight than original iPad – 33%
reduction in device thickness.
• Updated cellular radio for better 3G coverage
LET’S TALK ABOUT ‘iOS’
Important Facts about the iOS
• ‘iOS’ is Apple’s mobile operating system software
• Arguably, the most exciting mobile operating system in the world today!!
• For the most part, iOS versions are the same across all platforms (i.e., iPod Touch,
iPhone, iPad). The latest version out there is iOS version 4.3.
• v4.3 is a free upgrade for certain iOS capable devices:
• iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4 GSM model (AT&T)
• iPod Touch 3rd and 4th generation models
• iPad and iPad 2
• What does this mean to have the same version of all devices?
• More uniformity in terms of accessibility
• No learning curve - If you know how to use one device, it is easy to use another
• User experiences are the same!
• iOS 5 coming some time this fall…No details yet, but Hadley will update you when
the time comes!
Important Facts cont.…
• Features available on ‘iOS’ devices
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Wi-Fi connectivity
3 or 4G services on iPhone and iPad specific devices.
iTunes and App Store
Voice memos
Calendar – compatible for syncing with Outlook
E-Mail – compatible for syncing with Outlook
Notes
Weather
Maps
Compass
Alarm/timer/stop watch
100,000s of apps to download for free or minimal charge, including
games, business apps and more (sign-up for [email protected] for
the July 21, 2011 seminar of “Going Ape for I Apps”.)
iOS Accessibility (i.e., iPod touch,
iPhone, iPad)
Accessibility features
• VoiceOver – Same gesturebased screen reader that is
available on Mac OS
• Available on the iPad,
iPhone 3GS/4G, and
iPod Touch
• Support for up to 21
different languages
• Very important
feature: Can be
enabled without
sighted assistance using
a compatible screen
reader and latest
version of iTunes
Accessibility cont.…
• VoiceOver reading
features:
• Voice rate
adjustment
• Rotor adjustment –
Text navigation by
character/word
• Speak auto-text
• Full support for all
built-in applications
(i.e., Phone, Mail,
iTunes, Safari, Maps)
Accessibility cont.…
• Zoom/Contrast Settings:
• Very important feature:
Can be enabled without
sighted assistance using a
compatible screen reader
and latest version of iTunes
• Allows full-screen
magnification
• Double tap with 3 fingers
instantly zooms in and out
200%. Double tap and drag
3 fingers to adjust
magnification between
100% and 500%
• Reverse video can be used
with both Zoom and
VoiceOver
Accessibility cont.…
• Other notable features:
• Tactile buttons
• Audible, visible, and
vibrating alerts
• Downloadable,
assignable ringtones
• Support for
Bluetooth compatible
refreshable braille
displays. Braille
displays with input
keys can be used to
control iOS
Accessibility cont.…
• Support for playback of
captions (open, closed,
subtitles)
• Instant messaging/chat
• Apps available in App
Store (e.g., AIM, Yahoo.
MSN, Google Talk)
• Multimedia Message
Service (MMS) –
supports text messages
with multimedia
attachments
• TTY Support – requires
iPhone TTY adapter
Accessibility cont.…
• Audible, Visible, and
vibrating alerts
• Visual Voicemail
• Allows you to view all of
your voicemails at once,
read in order of
preference
• Control playback
• Mono Audio – route both
audio channels into each
earbud so that you can hear
both channels in each ear
(very useful for individuals
with hearing loss in one ear)
Accessibility cont.…
• Notable Features:
• Video Chat using
Facetime
• Users have the
ability to chat in
real-time using
front-facing
cameras on the
Mac, iPhone, iPad,
or iPod Touch
• Free for iPhone
and iPod touch
users, $0.99 in Mac
App Store for Mac
users
Accessibility cont.…
• Stereo headset –
control music
playback, answer/end
calls
• On-screen keyboard
with predictive text
entry – learns as you
type, allow user to
increase text input
speed over time
Accessibility cont.…
• Voice Control
• Supports 21
different languages
• Allows user to play
music and make
phone calls
Available accessories for iOS devices
• Check for the “Made For iPhone/iPad/iPod” logo to
ensure device will work.
• Bluetooth qwerty keyboard support.
• Bluetooth refreshable Braille display.
• Speakers – portable, home and waterproof.
• Headphones – earbuds, sound-isolating, with built-in
microphone, Bluetooth earpiece.
• Remote controllers
• Adaptors/connectors for the car, boat or home stereos.
• Cases, cases and more cases for every occasion.
SUMMARY & QUESTIONS
Summary
• Mark your calendars for the July 21, 2011
[email protected] on “Going Ape for ‘i’ Apps”
where we will showcase some of the hottest
apps for ‘i’ devices.
• Additional resources
• Q&A
Questions?
Contact Information – Amy Salmon
The Hadley School for the Blind
700 Elm Street
Winnetka, IL 60093-2554 USA
Voice: 847-446-8111
Toll Free: 800-323-4238
Fax: 847-446-0855
Hadley E-mail: [email protected]
Amy’s E-mail: [email protected]
Contact Information – Korey Singleton
Assistive Technology Initiative (ATI)
George Mason University
Aquia Building, Room 238
Hours: M-F, 8:30am-5:00pm
Office Phone: 703-993-4329
Fax: (703) 993-4743
E-mail: [email protected]
Web: http://ati.gmu.edu

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