LookTel VoiceOver Tutorial

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Description of App: 

This app provides a basic introduction to VoiceOver and the gestures used throughout iOS. Persons new to VoiceOver and IOS are guided through the tutorial with a pleasant mix of facts and entertainment. Once the app is started with VoiceOver running, the text and elementary games provide a practice of the basic gestures used with VoiceOver and IOS. As each new gesture is introduced, it is accompanied by an interactive practice screen. The core basics are covered:- tap, double-tap, and split-tap gestures- flick right and flick left- two-finger-double-tap- the rotor gesture- the up and down flick.- two-finger single tap- two-finger flick up and down- double-tap and hold- three finger flick up, down, left and rightA VoiceOver Basketball, and a VoiceOver Safe game provide opportunities to practice these core gestures. An explanation of the use each gesture has in IOS is provided, along with a summary of all the gestures introduced in this tutorial.This app may be used independently by anyone new to VoiceOver and IOS, or within a class, seminar, or introductory instructional setting. 

Apple Watch Support: 

Not Known



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Accessibility Comments: 

Very accessible.

VoiceOver Performance: 

VoiceOver reads all page elements.

Button Labeling: 

All buttons are clearly labeled.


The app is fully accessible with VoiceOver and is easy to navigate and use.

Other Comments: 

The developers of the Looktel have done an outstanding job on this to Voice Over Tutorial. The first tutorial that have introduced goes over some very elementary and basic Voice Over gestures that we take for granted. This is an absolutely must have for those that are starting out new with their brand new iDevice. This tutorial goes over with some basic moves like the split-tap, double tap, flicking left and right, flicking up and down, rotor, and the double tap. It even includes two game to make this educational app a bit more fun to enjoy while learning. Hopefully, there will be more to come from the developer of Looktel as there are so many more gestures to teach. I can't wait to see what they have up their sleeves! This is perfect for students, family, co-workers, and/or friends that have never used any kind of smart devices before. This tutorial certainly takes you from the ground zero and get you started on your way in learning Voice Over in a simple but effective training that you will need. So hope to see the other Tutorials very soon so that any beginner will have a complete training over Voice Over and the things they will experience on their journey on their new device.

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