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Change the Home Button Click Speed for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch

Nov 13, 2012 - 3 Comments

If you have an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, you probably know by now that double-clicking and triple-clicking the Home button is required to perform some actions in iOS, like bringing up lock screen music controls, showing the multitasking bar, inverting the screen, enabling zoom, summoning Assistive Touch, or even turning on Guided Access to … Read More

Navigate iPad & Switch Apps with Shortcuts and an External Keyboard

Oct 1, 2012 - 8 Comments

Did you know you can navigate around the iPad using only a keyboard, without touching the screen at all? It’s part of iOS Accessibility options, and using keyboard navigation makes the iPad feel a lot more like a traditional computer, even sharing some of the keyboard shortcuts that Macs have to do things like the … Read More

How to Invert the Mac Screen Colors in OS X Mavericks & Mountain Lion

Sep 10, 2012 - 6 Comments

Inverting the colors of a Mac display is a fairly common accessibility feature, and it’s also pretty handy for when you’re reading at night because it puts most screen text into a white on black mode like iOS.

Instantly Summon Accessibility Options from Anywhere in OS X Mountain Lion

Aug 17, 2012 - 2 Comments

OS X Mountain Lion makes it easier and faster than ever to access and tweak Accessibility Options from anywhere on the Mac. Just hit Command+Option+F5 and a preference window will instantly appear that allows you to adjust commonly used Accessibility features. The settings list includes enabling zoom from keyboard or scrolling, enabling and disabling VoiceOver, … Read More

Enable Closed Captioning on iPhone, iPad, and in iTunes

Jun 6, 2012 - 4 Comments

Closed Captioning places written text at the bottom of video content, allowing for anyone to read along with the video rather than listen to the audio. This is an essential feature for certain accessibility purposes and for individuals who are hard of hearing, but it’s also just a useful feature to enable if you want … Read More

How to Enable and Use Text to Speech on iPhone & iPad

May 30, 2012 - 17 Comments

The newer versions of iOS include a fantastic text to speech engine that lets you select any text and have it spoken to you. This basically means you can have an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch read you the content of any web page, notes, text files, or even eBooks and iBooks. Before you can … Read More

Set iPhone Camera LED to Flash on Incoming Calls and Alerts

Oct 21, 2011 - 39 Comments

The iPhone’s camera LED flash can be used to alert you to incoming calls, messages, and other alerts. With this feature enabled, anytime a call comes in the devices LED will flash repeatedly, even when the iPhone is on silent mode. Enable LED Flash Alert for iPhone with iOS 5 Tap on the “Settings” app … Read More

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