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      danholt
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      Gday team

      recently I was part of an inservice done by the awesome team at Apple, in this day of training we learnt just how amazing there products actually are, and how much accessibility options each device has built into them. Below is some awesome tips to maximize your device;

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      Apples Commitment to Accessibility
      Every Apple device is built with powerful assistive technology, making them accessible to everyone. To learn more about accessibility features built into our products in our four pillars of Vision, Hearing, Mobility and Learning visit our Apple Accessibility website.

      Privacy
      http://www.apple.com/au/privacy
      Privacy is a fundamental human right. At Apple, it’s also one of our core values. Your devices are important to so many parts of your life. What you share from those experiences, and who you share it with, should be up to you. We design Apple products to protect your privacy and give you control over your information.

      Apple ID and iCloud
      AppleID
      Login to AppleID – https://appleid.apple.com/

      iCloud
      Login to iCloud – https://www.icloud.com
      iCloud pricing – When you sign up for iCloud, you automatically get 5GB of free storage. If you need more space in iCloud, you can upgrade to a larger storage plan.
      iCloud Storage Upgrades and Downgrades

      iforgot – https://iforgot.apple.com
      For password re set.

      Find Friends, relationships and Siri
      “Where is my daughter?”

      Add and use contact information on iPhone
      https://support.apple.com/en-au/guide/iphone/iph3e0ca2db/ios

      Locate friends and family from your iPhone
      https://support.apple.com/en-au/guide/iphone/ipha24eb4a37/ios

      Find iPhone and HomePod
      “Where’s my iPhone”
      “Ping Xxxx iPad”

      Use Find My iPhone to locate your device
      https://support.apple.com/en-au/guide/iphone/iph09b087eda/ios

      Family Sharing
      With Family Sharing, up to six family members can share iTunes Store, App Store, and Apple Books purchases; an Apple Music family membership; an iCloud storage plan; Screen Time information; a family calendar; family photos; and more, all without sharing accounts.

      Set Up Family Sharing – https://support.apple.com/en-au/guide/iphone/iph223f61318/ios

      Reminders
      Time Based Reminders
      “Remind me at 4pm to take my medication”

      Location Based Reminders
      “Remind me when I get home to put the washing on”

      Share Reminders – https://support.apple.com/en-au/guide/iphone/iph2a8f9121e/ios
      Location based Reminders – https://support.apple.com/en-au/guide/iphone/iphdd13e4266/ios
      Schedule Reminders – https://support.apple.com/en-au/guide/iphone/iph9553158c8/ios

      Siri
      Siri to Make Phone Calls
      “Dial 0421 587 085”

      Siri to Make Phone Calls for Relationships
      “Call my daughter”
      “Send a message to my sister”

      Tell Siri About Yourself – https://support.apple.com/en-au/guide/iphone/iphfaf30bdbd/ios
      Ask Siri – https://support.apple.com/en-au/guide/iphone/iph83aad8922/ios

      Keychain in iCloud
      Automatically filling out login and password details
      Setup iCloud on Keychain – https://support.apple.com/en-au/guide/iphone/iph82d6721b2/12.0/ios/12.0

      Calendars
      When you share a calendar, others can see it, and you can let them add or change events. You can also share a read-only version that anyone can view. Great for birthday reminders etc.
      Share iCloud calendars on iPhone – https://support.apple.com/en-au/guide/iphone/iph7613c4fb/ios

      Notes
      Shared Notes
      Sharing digital legacy details between family members.

      Locked Notes
      Putting passwords or specific information behind fingerprint or faceID – or very simple password.

      Share Notes – https://support.apple.com/en-au/guide/iphone/iphe4d04f674/ios
      Lock Notes – https://support.apple.com/en-au/guide/iphone/iphf177bb154/ios

      Directions / Maps
      “How do I get home from here?”
      Add your contact info on iPhone – https://support.apple.com/en-au/guide/iphone/iph18b749db1/12.0/ios/12.0
      Get turn by turn directions in Maps – https://support.apple.com/en-au/guide/iphone/iph87085d3a/12.0/ios/12.0

      Control Centre
      Use and customise Control Center on your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch – With Control Center, you can quickly take a picture, turn on lights, control your Apple TV, and more. You can even customise Control Center so you have instant access to the things you do most.
      Use the Voice Memo App – Record voice memos on your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or Mac. Then edit and share your recording.
      Dark Mode – Dark Mode gives the entire mobile device experience a dark colour scheme that’s perfect for low-light environments. And may make a big difference for individuals with print disabilities.
      Change the font size on your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch – You can change the size of your font in Mail, Contacts, Calendar, Phone, Notes, and other apps that support Dynamic Type.
      Adjust the display and text size on iPhone – If you have colour blindness or other vision challenges, you can customise the display settings to make the screen easier to see.
      Screen Recording – Make and share a video of each step and screen of something you do on your iPhone.
      Colour Filters – If you have colour blindness or other vision challenges, you can use Colour Filters to help you differentiate between colours.
      Magnifier – With Magnifier, you can turn your iPhone or iPad into a magnifying glass so you can zoom in on objects near you. When you have Magnifier open, you can do things like apply colour filters or save a magnified object as an image.

      Physical Access
      Change Keyboard Hardware preferences for accessibility on Mac – Access Slow Keys, Sticky Keys and Typing feedback on Mac.

      Siri – https://www.apple.com/au/siri/
      Set alarms, timers and reminders. Get directions. Preview your calendar. Siri can do it all without your ever having to pick up a device. Based on your routine, Siri can even anticipate what you might need to help you breeze through your day.
      How to set up and use Siri.
      Use Siri on your Mac

      Use AssistiveTouch on iPad – AssistiveTouch helps you use iPad if you have difficulty touching the screen or pressing the buttons. You can use AssistiveTouch without any accessory to perform actions or gestures that are difficult for you. You can also use a compatible adaptive accessory (such as a joystick) together with AssistiveTouch to control iPad.
      You can connect Bluetooth and USB assistive pointer devices, such as joysticks and mouse devices.

      Guided Access- Guided Access limits your device to a single app and lets you control which features are available. You can turn on Guided Access when you let a child use your device, or when accidental gestures might distract you.

      Use Switch Control to navigate your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch –
      Head Tracking – Use Head Tracking on devices with a TrueDepth camera
      Head Tracking uses the camera on your device to track the movement of your head to control a pointer on your screen, and tracks your facial movements to perform actions. You can use Head Tracking on devices with a front-facing TrueDepth camera.* Here’s how to turn it on:
      Go to Settings > Accessibility, and select Switch Control.
      Tap to turn on Head Tracking. From here, you can select certain actions, pointer speed, and your tracking mode.
      Switch Control and Accessibility Keyboard Guide (Mac)

      Christopher Hills YouTube Channel – https://www.youtube.com/user/icdhills/videos
      Hats: A Switch Control Story https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5RyfCislbVM
      iBooks – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kIOU2fkRz5s
      Menu Items and Facebook – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=knK0hmX-9cc
      HomeKit –  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qkMTU_YKM0E
      Tutorial – Typing in iOS 10 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PEmlK9-BII0
      How to Enable MacOS Dictation using Panel Editor https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cdQWRuGkm24
      Christopher Hills wrote a free book on use of Switch Control – with step by step videos and instructions called: ‘Handsfree’  – https://itunes.apple.com/au/book/handsfree/id1040716154

      Use Touch Accommodations with your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or Apple Watch – Touch Accommodations changes how the screen on your device responds to taps, swipes, and other gestures.

      Dictate your messages and documents on Mac – With keyboard dictation, you can dictate text anywhere you can type it. Turn it on in the Dictation pane of Keyboard preferences to enable keyboard dictation — where your words are sent to Apple servers to be analysed using the latest language data and converted into text in real-time. A feedback window gauges your speaking volume and provides basic dictation controls.

      Swipe Keyboard called QuickPath (new in iOS13/ iPadOS) – You can pinch closed to shrink the keyboard, then tap individual keys to type, or use QuickPath (not available for all languages) to type by sliding from one letter to the next without lifting your finger. Handy for single touch users, using a stylus or the AssistiveTouch mouse pointer.

      How  to use Memoji on your iPhone and iPad Pro – Create a Memoji to match your personality and mood, then make as many alter egos as you want in Messages and FaceTime.

      Voice Control
      Voice Control lets users who don’t use traditional input devices control Mac, iPad and iPhone devices entirely with their voice.
      Introducing Voice Control on Mac and iOS

      Accessibility White Paper: Voice Control (PDF):
      https://www.apple.com/macos/catalina/docs/Voice_Control_Tech_Brief_Sept_2019.pdf

      Voice Control on Mac Resources:
      Support articles:
      Use Voice Control on Your Mac https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT210539
      Voice Control User Guide: https://help.apple.com/accessibility/mac/control/10.15/#/mh40719
      Voice Control on iOS Resources:
      2 YouTube videos from Apple Support
      How to use dictation and edit text with Voice Control on your iPhone: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k-ykg3jZ9_k
      How to Navigate with Voice Control on your iPhone: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=80AyUCjZYZM
      2 support articles
      Use Voice Control on Your iPhone or iPod touch https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT210417
      How to Customise Voice Control Commands on Your iPhone and iPod touch https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT210418
      App Store added third-party apps w/Voice Control to the “App for Accessibility” collection (Quick Links when you scroll to the bottom of the Apps tab in App Store app).
      Great article on Voice Control – https://www.macstories.net/stories/hello-computer-inside-apples-voice-control/
      This in depth article by Steven Aquino, covers the new Voice Control feature.

      Accessibility Accessories in Retail Store.

      Home button
      Settings/ General / Accessibility/ Home Button
      Change the click speed of the Home button for the physical needs of the user.
      Changing Click Speed: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204390
      iPad Home button: http://help.apple.com/ipad/10/#/iPad9940ee8d

      Enter Text/ Dictate/ Speak Screen
      Speak Screen with Speech Controller – You can have iPad speak selected text or the entire screen. iPad can also provide feedback and speak text corrections and suggestions as you type.
      Highlight Text – Have words/ sentences highlighted in different colours when being spoken out loud.
      Swipe Keyboard called QuickPath (new in iOS13/ iPadOS) – You can pinch closed to shrink the keyboard, then tap individual keys to type, or use QuickPath (not available for all languages) to type by sliding from one letter to the next without lifting your finger. To end a word, lift your finger. Great for low literacy levels.
      Predictive Text – As you type text on the iPad keyboard, you see predictions for your next word, emoji that could take the place of your word, and other suggestions based on your recent activity and information from your apps.

      Dictation – You can use dictation instead of your keyboard to enter text with many apps and features that use the keyboard on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. On iPhone 6s or later, and iPad, you can use dictation without being connected to the Internet.
      Dictate your messages and documents on Mac – With keyboard dictation, you can dictate text anywhere you can type it. Turn it on in the Dictation pane of Keyboard preferences to enable keyboard dictation — where your words are sent to Apple servers to be analysed using the latest language data and converted into text in real-time. A feedback window gauges your speaking volume and provides basic dictation controls.

      Text Replacements – Set up a text replacement you can use to enter a word or phrase by typing just a few characters. For example, type “omw” to enter “On my way!” Great for email  addresses or signing off emails.
      Notes – Use the Notes app to jot down quick thoughts or organise detailed information with checklists, images, web links, scanned documents, handwritten notes, and sketches.
      Safari Reader – In the Safari app, use Reader view to hide ads, navigation menus, or other distracting items.

      Medical ID / Emergency Contacts
      Set up your Medical ID in the Health app on your iPhone
      Medical ID helps first responders access your critical medical information from the Lock screen, without needing your passcode. They can see information like allergies and medical conditions as well as who to contact in case of an emergency.

      Apple Watch SOS
      https://support.apple.com/en-au/HT206983
      With SOS you can quickly and easily call for help and alert your SOS contacts.
      When you make a call with SOS, your Apple Watch automatically calls the local emergency number. You can also add up to three SOS contacts. After an emergency call ends, your Apple Watch alerts your SOS contacts with a text message, unless you choose to cancel. Your Apple Watch sends them your current location, and, for a period of time after you enter SOS mode, it will send your SOS contacts updates when your location changes.

      Apple Watch Fall
      Use fall detection with Apple Watch – If Apple Watch Series 4 or later detects a hard fall, it can help connect you to emergency services if needed.
      If Apple Watch Series 4 or later detects a hard fall while you’re wearing your watch, it taps you on the wrist, sounds an alarm, and displays an alert. You can choose to contact emergency services or dismiss the alert by pressing the Digital Crown, tapping Close in the upper-left corner, or tapping “I’m OK.”

      Shortcuts
      Shortcuts can do multiple things across multiple apps. The new Shortcuts app gives you a library of useful shortcuts to choose from, like “Heading home.” Just say the words and Siri will text your ETA, start a playlist, and find the fastest route home — all at once. You can also create your own shortcuts to streamline tasks you do all the time.
      Use Siri Shortcuts
      Shortcuts Support Page – the definitive guide on creating your own Shortcuts.
      Some of the third party apps that support Siri Shortcuts.

      Apple Accessibility support and resources
      How to contact Apple for Accessibility support visit here
      For step by step guides and instructions visit the Accessibility support pages
      Remember to download the AppleSupport App, watch videos on YouTube or follow us on Twitter
      Visit your local Retail store or attend a free workshop.
      Social
      YouTube https://www.youtube.com/applesupport
      Twitter @AppleSupport

      New Updates
      iOS 13 – https://www.apple.com/ios/ios-13/
      iPadOS – https://www.apple.com/ipados/
      MacOS – https://www.apple.com/au/macos/catalina/
      Apple WatchOS6 – https://www.apple.com/au/watchos/watchos-6/

      iPadOS User Guide: https://support.apple.com/en-au/guide/ipad/welcome/ipados
      iPhone iOS13 User Guide: https://support.apple.com/en-au/guide/iphone/welcome/ios
      MacOS Catalina User Guide: https://support.apple.com/en-au/guide/mac-help/welcome/mac
      Apple watchOS 6 User Guide: https://support.apple.com/en-au/guide/watch/welcome/watchos

       

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