Lesson on Searching for Video on You Tube with Voice Over and Starting with Siri on Such A Site
This page will give you a step by step lesson on how to do a search for videos on You Tube when using Voice Over and Starting the Search with Siri. A sepearate lesson is on my website on how to share a video or website when using Voice Over on the iPhone or iPad. See the page on Voice Over on Such A Site.
You Tube with Voice Over and starting a Search using Siri on an iPhone or iPad.
By Glenda V. Such, M. Ed.
1. Think of what you want to find on You Tube, for example, Relaxing piano music, or, Hadley Institute and using voice over.
2. Be ready to ask the question in one fluid sentence like I had above.
3. Ask Siri to search you tube and then what you want to find. Example, Hey Siri Search you Tube for Hadley Institute on Using Voice Over.
4. Siri will say here are some videos on Hadley Institute on Using Voice Over I found.
5. You need to move the speech cursor so it is at the top of the list Siri is displaying on your screen.
6. To do that, lightly tap one finger around one inch from the top of the screen, but don’t go too high up or you will get the status bar. If that happens, tap a little lower. If you get stuck in the status bar, ask Siri the question again and then when the list is displayed, try tapping lightly one finger a little lower than you did before.
7. When you start to flick left to right to get to the list Siri found, you might hear the voice over saying the question you asked or the statement Siri made about finding the videos on Hadley Institute on Using Voice Over. If that happens, flick left to right until you get to the list which will be below the word Videos, websites or something in the same types of findings.
8. Keep flicking left to right past that word or words to get to the list of results.
9. One by one, you will start to hear the results Siri has found this time around, that could change if Siri is asked the same question a second time.
Keep Flicking left to right until you have heard all that Siri listed, you will know it is the end when you hear the words provided by and then some website or source after that.
10. Go back up through the list you just heard to get to the one you want to hear. To do that flick in reverse, right to left.
11. When you get to the one you want to hear, use the universal voice over command to select something, which is to double tap with one finger, but you have to wait for the next step to happen.
12. The iPhone will open Safari which is the Apple preferred Internet Browser like the Windows preferred Internet Browser Internet Explorer.
13. Then you will hear it say Safari and you may or may not hear it say a percentage of the page as it is loading, or you might hear a clicking sound. That is its way of letting you know it is loading a webpage.
14. When it is no longer making sounds, any sounds, then it is loaded.
15. You can now have the You Tube Video play for you.
16. To have it play, flick left to right until you hear the phrase, tap to unmute. That means double tap for us voice Over users.
17. The video will start to play right away.
18. Be aware, there are times when a video starts part way into the video. To have it reload the video and hopefully hear it from the start, flick backwards by flicking right to left until you get to where it will say the option to reload video. Then Double tap with one finger and it will reload it. Then do as before, flick left to right to where it says tap to unmute and double tap with one finger.
19. To adjust the volume, use the buttons on the left side of your iPhone.
20. If you want to pause the video, use the universal voice over command to stop playing something. That command is to double tap two fingers on the screen. To resume, do the same double tapping with two fingers.
21. When you want to search for another selection, there are several ways. In my opinion, this is the best way for voice over users.
22. Flick forward by flicking left to right until you hear search You Tube.
23. Then double tap with one finger, the universal voice over command to select something.
24. You won’t hear anything that tells you there is a search field open now, but trust me there will be.
25. Go to the bottom of the screen and tap or squeeze the bottom right corner where it will read, search. DO NOT DOUBLE TAP YET!!!
26. Flick right to left to go to the Dictate key, and when you are ready, double tap with one finger and it will be listening for your search parameters otherwise known as your search words.
27. This is where you can ask the same question you asked before, but you must leave off to search in You Tube, and just say, “Hadley Institute on Using Voice Over, and then double tap with two fingers to stop the dictating mode.
28. Flick forward by flicking left to right to the word search, and double tap with one finger, which is the universal voice over command to select something.
29. This is where it gets tricky, you have to move the speech cursor to near the top of the screen again.
30. Just tap one finger once around an inch from the top.
31. Move through the items by flicking left to right until you hear some results that make sense.
32. To select one, guess what you do, you double tap with one finger and wait.
33. To go back to the original list to select a different result, first stop this video from playing and interfering with you hearing voice over. To do that, double tap with two fingers on the screen, just like you double tap with two fingers to end a phone call.
34. Next you need to squeeze the bottom right corner of the screen. That means to put your thumb or a strong finger around one half inch up the right bottom edge where the screen meets the casing. Have the crack in the middle of your thumb or finger. Press very hard and slide it down slowly and you should get voice over’s focus in that corner. You should be listening for either the word, tab, show bookmarks, share, forward, or back.
35. To go back, think of which of those is the one you want, it is the back option that will take you back to the previous page.
36. To get to that option, flick backwards by flicking right to left until you hear back. Then double tap one finger and wait for the previous page to reload.
37. Move your speech cursor up the screen again by tapping one finger once lightly around one inch from the top of the screen.
38. Then move forward through the items by flicking left to right until you hear another one you want to hear.
39. Double tap one finger to select that item using the universal voice over command which was the double tapping of one finger.
40. If this one doesn’t suit your fancy, then stop it from playing by double tapping two fingers just like you end a phone call.
41. Then squeeze the bottom right corner by pressing hard as you slide your thumb or a strong finger down the very bottom right edge of the screen. Listen for Tab, show bookmarks, share, forward, and back.
42. Flic right to left to move up the options to the word, back.
43. Double tap one finger and then wait for the previous page to reload.
44. Then move the voice over cursor to the top of the screen by lightly tapping one finger once near the top of the screen.
45. Move through the items by flicking forward left to right until you find the next one you want to check out and then double tap one finger to select that one.
Android Smart Phone Accessibility and Apps on Such A Site
I am providing information on this page for users of an Android Mobile Smart Phone who have a Visual Impairment or are Blind. Because I am not a user of Android’s, I am providing the below links to videos and websites which have been shared with me. In addition, there are a few which I found by researching Androids with a Visual Impairment on the Internet and through several known authorities on Accessibility of Smart Phones. If any reader has other information on this topic to share, please do write me at:
How to setup an Android Phone and tablet For Someone Who Is Visually Impaired or Blind
Android Accessibility Overview written by Joanne Hutchins and Glenda Such. This link will take you to the overview of the built in features for Accessibility for People who Have a Visual Impairment or are Blind. There are also many apps which are discussed which we believe are well worth trying.
Reference Sheet for Using TalkBack on an Android Smart Phone. This link will take you to the information I copied and am giving credit to, the Interactive Accessibility Website.
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Be My Eyes is an app which connects a visually impaired or blind user with a sighted volunteer. The volunteers are located across the world which makes someone available 24/7 days a week. The user can simply launch the app and select the option to be connected to the next available person. When that person comes on, the user can ask them to literally be their eyes to read things, find things, identify things and so on. To get this app click or enter on this link which takes you to Be My Eyes on the Google Play Store.
Voice Assistant Android App for Visually Impaired
Android Smart Phone Money Reading App for People Who Are Visually Impaired or Blind.
Inclusive Android, A community of Android Users who review and Discuss the Pros and Cons of Android Software and also hardware.
Office Lens from Microsoft is an app that lets you scan single page items such as business cards, correspondence, classroom handouts, meeting agenda, photos, and so on. The scanned file can be saved as an image, in Microsoft Office, or as a PDF.
Accessible Editor Talkback, Philosophy
This explanation of the app comes from the website of the American Foundation for the Blind. Philosophy produces a number of apps for making standard mobile features more accessible (others include a phone dialer, SMS text app, and a reading app). Accessible Editor (free, Android 4.0 and later) lets you enter text via the keyboard or with your voice. Edit and view what you enter using one of several large font sizes, or have it read to you. You can choose which speech engine and voices you want to apply, as well. Combine with the same developer's Accessible Keyboard, which is also free, to get an extra-large QWERTY keyboard.
Voice Dream Reader is not only used by iPhone users but Android users too. It will allow the user to open electronic books, ebooks, ibooks, and text files and read them using its built-in screen reader.
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