Hello, my name is Douglas Walker. Today we will learn how to navigate our Apple TV by using our voice over gestures. Now, if we're not yet familiar with VoiceOver, VoiceOver is Apple's screen reading software. And a screen reader gives a person with a visual impairment the ability to totally use their Apple TV, and it does this by speaking the items, or information that is on our screen. And I tell you, that is pretty fantastic. Now, by learning just a few basic VoiceOver gestures, we'll soon be moving through our Apple TV with ease.
Okay, let's begin by first talking a little about the orientation of our screen. Now, our Apple TV is oriented a lot like our iPhone or our iPad. Our apps are setup in a series of rows and columns. Now our first gesture is our flick gesture.
Ed Haines: Now that you’ve had a chance to learn a bit with us, we’d like to learn more about you; your name, email address, how you heard about Hadley and your relationship to vision loss.
Learning more will give us a better understanding of how to personalize Hadley just for you. And don’t worry, everything you share with us online will be kept safe and secure. Of course, if you’d prefer to talk through these questions, we’re just a phone call away at 800-323-4238.
Taking these few steps saves your preferences so you can continue right where you left off and track your progress every time you log on. Plus it connects you to the Hadley community, and helps sustain our funding to keep Hadley free of charge.
And last but not least, it gives you direct access to experts, like me. Now, where were we?