VoiceOver

Definition

Voiceover is an inbuilt screen reader for Apple Inc.'s products like iPhones, Macbooks, etc.



Explanation

There was a time in history when the blind also felt like a normal person. That was when Mr. Louis Braille invented the Braille Display.

He was the man who almost gave a new life to the blind in the field of education. They were able to finally read by themselves without the help of any other person.

And like this with growing technology, the specially-abled slowly started becoming independent. The blind, the deaf, the motor impaired all could lead a normal lifestyle with the help of Assistive Technologies.

Eventually, from Braille we moved into the era of screen readers. They made reading easier and faster to the vision impaired.

To make screen reading simpler and faster the company Apple started including accessibility functionalities like reading the screen aloud and other features in their products. And that feature is termed Voiceover.

VoiceOver is a gesture-based screen reader that interacts with objects in your devices. In this way, voiceover lets people enjoy using their devices in spite of their disabilities.

For example, when you enable voiceover on your iPhone, you can hear a description of everything happening on your screen. It is almost like your phone is speaking with you. As it reads out every single thing present on your phone screen including the names of the apps.

You also have an option to adjust the speaking rate and pitch to suit you. This feature, not only helps the visually impaired but also dyslexic. This way it helps your users to use your content from anywhere





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