Â The following is for iPhone nationals, who wish to access Voice Text Pro via VoiceOver, an Apple screen reading solution for the blind and low vision.Â
This document is intended to be used as a Quick Start Tutorial, only.Â
The Voice Text Pro application is completely accessible with VoiceOver using the standard selection VoiceOver hand gesture command.Â The only challenge is getting VoiceOver to focus on the buttons described in the Tutor Messages.Â Read on to see how itâ€™s done.
In order to successfully use Voice Text Pro, a valid email account must be setup on the iPhone before attempting to use it for the first time.
Upon launching Voice Text Pro, hereafter referred to as VTP, VoiceOver users will here the following Tutor Message:Â â€œTap and release the blue button.Â After it turns red, say the Contact name; for example, Jane Doe.Â
Unless disabled by placing a Checkmark in the Box that says, â€œDo not show this message againâ€, VoiceOver users should swipe once to the right to locate the [OK] Button; then, Click the [OK] button to dismiss this Tutor Message.Â
Vertically speaking, the Display screen is divided into two somewhat unequal parts.Â The top part of the screen which extends to just a little below the center of the Display, is the area referred to in the Tutor message.Â Simply put, it resembles a large blue button.Â The bottom row of the Display Screen consist of five buttons as follows, from left to right:Â [Send Text], [Settings], [Contacts], [Messages], and [Help] each of which is correctly spoken by VoiceOver.
Select the [Help] Button to learn the basics of how to use VTP.
Assuming the Tutor Message has been dismissed, VoiceOver lands on the first of the five buttons listed above by saying, â€œSend Text, Selected, Buttonâ€.Â This is not where you want to be in order to begin the voice activated interface.Â VoiceOver users must do the following in order to activate the voice interface each time after launching the application but only need do it once until the next time the app is launched.Â
It may be necessary to shake the iPhone multiple times to initiate the voice interface.
Shake the iPhone.Â A double tone will be heard at which time the blue button will turn red.
Speak the name of the Contact to which you wish to send a message.Â If VTP recognizes the name of the Contact, the iPhone will vibrate and VoiceOver will say the name of the Contact, in part.Â The red button has changed back into a blue button and there are two large buttons located between the bottom row of app buttons and the blue button labeled asÂ follows, from left to right:Â [Cancel] and [Send].
You may select either of these two buttons at your discretion.
Select the Blue Button and speak the message you wish to have sent.Â If VTP recognizes the message you have spoken, the iPhone will vibrate and the message will be highlighted in blue.Â If VTP does not recognize the message, no vibration will take place and you may select the blue button again, and speak the message, again.
Either select the [Send] button listed above or wait approximately 5 seconds at which time the application will proceed as if you selected the [Send] button listed above by displaying the message in a standard email dialog box with the Insertion point in the Subject line of the email and your message already entered into the body of the email.Â Of course, your contact will already have been entered in the â€œToâ€ field.Â
At this point you may either enter text in the Subject field, select the [Cancel] button located near the upper left of the display, or select the [Send] button, located near the upper right.