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How to Get a Virtual Home Button on iPhone X in 3 Simple Steps

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There’s no Home button on the iPhone X. This means you need to relearn more than a dozen new gestures. Maybe you don’t like some of them. Maybe they’re a bit too awkward for you, at least for now. If you’re looking for a stop gap, you’ll find the answer in AssistiveTouch. Apple’s accessibility feature essentially behaves as a software home button that can do a lot more than just take you home.

Once AssistiveTouch is enabled and set up, you can assign 3D Touch and long press shortcuts to the floating on-screen button. And when you tap on it, several shortcuts will show up – including things like accessing Siri, App Switcher, taking a Screenshot and more.

The 3 steps to get a virtual Home button on your iPhone X are as follows:

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Six Tips for Tablet Accessibility – TabletTable

We use touchscreen devices on a daily basis in a wide variety of situations and applications.

From banking machines to self-checkout scanners, the number of touchscreens in today’s society grows at an ever-increasing pace.

Most of us even carry a touchscreen device of some sort with us, whether that’s a smartphone or a tablet (or maybe both). But simple motions […]

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Screen Readers on Touchscreen Devices

In most browsers, hover over the video to display the controls if they’re not already visible.(You can try it yourself. Turn on your device’s screen reader in the Accessibility section. For iPhones, go to Settings > General > Accessibility > VoiceOver. For Android, go to Settings > Accessibility.  Give it a try for a few hours. Good luck. It takes a while to get the hang of it, but it will come.)

Browsing on touchscreen devices involves a range of gestures, many of which offer far more functionality than the tap and swipe gestures of the sighted world. To give you a better idea, here is a sample of some of the most common gestures for VoiceOver:

Drag one finger over the screen to explore the interface and hear the screen reader speak what’s under your finger.
Flick two fingers down the screen to hear it read the page from the top down.
Single tap brings a button or link in focus (so you know what it is); double tap activates the control.
3-finger horizontal flick is the equivalent of a regular swipe.
3-finger vertical flick scrolls the screen up or down.

As you can see, the vocabulary of gestures that users with low vision have to learn is quite wide. We know that gestures have low discoverability and learnability, yet for power users they do represent the only way to navigate efficiently through a system largely based on sequential access.


Excellent video on how VoiceOver gestures work can be viewed from source link below.

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