Instructional Videos

iPhone and iPad

Using the vision accessibility features on an iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch (Updated for iOS11)

iPhone X VoiceOver Gestures

Exploring the Device

Turning On & Off VoiceOver

Setting Accessibility Shortcuts

Beginning VoiceOver Gestures

Advanced VoiceOver Gestures

Using the Rotor

Adding Elements to the Rotor

Accessing the Control Center

Adding Control Center Items (NEW in iOS11)

Navigating the Notification Center

Navigating the Today Screen (NEW in iOS11)

Searching in Settings

Arranging Apps

Low Vision Features

Exploring the Low Vision Settings

Beginning Zoom Gestures

Using the Magnifier

Adjusting the Text Size

Using the Magnifier Filters

Setting Up Smart Invert

Using the Speak Screen Feature

Accessing the Zoom Quick Menus

Accessing the Zoom Controller


Placing and Receiving Phone Calls

Checking Voicemail

Sending a Text Message

Sending an Audio Text Message

Composing and Sending an Email

Exploring the Email Action Features

Adding a New Contact

Using Siri to Perform Tasks

Phone Calls with Siri

Texting with Siri

Reminders with Siri

Walking Directions with Siri

Web Browsing

Searching in Safari

Setting Bookmarks in Safari

Using the Safari Reader

Every Day Tasks

Setting an Alarm

Creating a Calendar Event

Checking the Weather

Setting Do Not Disturb

Using the Timer

Using the Stopwatch

Using the World Clock

Creating a Dropbox Account

Exploring the Dropbox Interface

Importing a File to Dropbox

Sharing a Dropbox File


Using the Voice Dream Reader App

Exploring the BARD Mobile App

Exploring the BARD Bookshelf

Downloading BARD Books and Magazines

Exploring the BARD Settings

Exploring the BARD Book Player

Downloading a Hadley Course to the BARD Mobile App

Pairing a Refreshable Braille Device


Typing on your iDevice

Exploring the Notes App

Selecting, Copying and Pasting Text

Using the Dictation Feature


Exploring the Music Library

Creating a Music Playlist

Exploring the TV App

Turning On Audio Descriptions AutoPlay

Finding Audio Descriptions in iTunes

Exploring the News App

Navigating the News "For You" Tab (NEW in iOS11)

Adding Publications to News (NEW in iOS11)

Searching and Downloading from the App Store

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Apple Watch

Using the vision accessibility features on the Apple Watch.

Apple Watch Watch Face

Apple Watch Digital Crown

Apple Watch Side Button

Apple Watch Control Center

Apple Watch Notification Center

Apple Watch Zoom Magnification

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Apple TV

Apple TV Low Vision Accessibility

Apple TV Zoom Magnification Basics

Apple TV Siri Remote

Apple TV Turning On & Off VoiceOver

Apple TV VoiceOver Basics

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Mac desktop and laptop

Using the vision accessibility features on a Mac desktop or laptop.

Exploring the Mac

Navigating the Desktop

Accessing the Menu Bar

Accessing the Menu Extras

Navigating the Dock

Exploring the Finder Window

Managing Finder Files and Folders

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Swift Playgrounds

Downloading and Managing Playgrounds

Exploring the Playground

World Grid Orientation

Custom Rotor and Actions

Entering Code

Solving a Simple Puzzle

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Microsoft Word

Using a screen reader to navigate, edit and customize Microsoft Word documents.


Keyboard Shortcuts and Opening a Document

Navigation and Screen Reading Commands

Navigating between Open Applications

Selecting Items

Select All and Undo/Redo Commands

Selecting Text

Editing Text

Using the Clipboard

Changing Text Attributes

Text Alignment

Changing Fonts, Colors and Sizes

Spell Checking

Using Find and Replace

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Technology in the Kitchen

Getting Started with Peapod

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NLS DTB Player

This video offer detailed instructions for the use of your NLS Digital Talking Book Player.

Using the NLS Advanced Digital Talking Book Player

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These videos offer detailed explanations of problems to assist with your abacus studies. If you are not yet an abacus student, these videos demonstrate how efficiently math calculations can be performed on the abacus.

Lesson 2: 1-Digit Direct & Indirect Addition 6+8+3+2+5

Lesson 3: 2-Step Indirect Addition 47+8

Lesson 3: 2-Step Indirect Addition 93+7

Lesson 4: Addition with Decimals 25.1763+0.48

Lesson 4: Addition Involving Money $489.05+76.65

Lesson 5: 1-Digit Multiplier & 2 + Digits Multiplicand 8x7089

Lesson 6: 2+ Digit Multiplier Single Digit Multiplicand 745X6

Lesson 6: 2+ Digit Multiplier Single Digit Multiplicand 9,084X5

Lesson 7: 1+ Digit Multiplier & Multiplicand 67X89

Lesson 7: 1+ Digit Multiplier and Zero in Multiplier & Multiplicand 690X578

Lesson 8: Multiplication of a Series of Numbers 1X3X6X24

Lesson 9: Whole Number Subtraction 9,536-4,289

Lesson 9: Subtracting with Zeroes 5,002-3,067

Lesson 10: Subtraction with Decimals 34.71045-8.965

Lesson 10: Subtraction Involving Money $275-$18.65

Lesson 11: Short Division with a Remainder 43,388/9

Lesson 11: Division with Decimals 5,727/6

Lesson 12: Long Division 6,068/82

Lesson 13: Trial Divisor & Upward Correction 37,060/436

Lesson 14: Downward Correction 5,658/82

Lesson 15: More Division with Decimals 241.2/5.36

Lesson 15: Division of a Series of Numbers 59,904/78/64

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