Get Together with Technology (GTT)

Sponsored by the Canadian Council of the Blind (CCB)

GTT is an exciting initiative of the Canadian Council of the Blind, founded in Ottawa in 2011 by Kim Kilpatrick and Ellen Goodman.  GTT aims to help people who are blind or have low vision in their exploration of low vision and blindness related access technology.  Through involvement with GTT participants can learn from and discuss assistive technology with others walking the same path of discovery. 

GTT is made up of blindness related assistive technology users, and those who have an interest in using assistive technology designed to help blind and vision impaired people level the playing field.  GTT groups interact through social media, and periodically meet in-person or by teleconference to share their passions for assistive technology and to learn what others can offer from their individual perspectives. 

Show Notes:

GTT Beginners National Conference Call, iOS 13 New Gestures, November 26, 2019

Elmer Thiesen <i.no.see@telus.net> kindly provided this presentation.  For questions contact him directly. 

Adding The 2-Finger Swipe for Rotor Gesture

The following are instructions for adding the 2-finger swipe right/left to turn the Rotor in iOS 13X.

  1. Scroll to Settings, One finger double tap.
  2. Scroll to Accessibility, one finger double tap.
  3. Scroll to Voiceover, one finger double tap.
  4. Scroll to Commands, one finger double tap.
  5. Scroll to All Commands, one finger double tap
  6. Scroll to rotor, one finger double tap.
  7. Scroll to Next Rotor, one finger double tap.
  8. scroll to Two Finger Swipe Right, one finger double tap to add.
  9. Go back two pages by one finger double tapping the Back Button at the top left corner of the screen twice.
  10. scroll down to previous rotor. One finger double tap.
  11. Scroll to add gesture, one finger double tap.
  12. scroll to Two Finger Swipe Left, one finger double tap to add.
  13. Go back two pages by one finger double tapping the Back Button at the top left corner of the screen twice, or just close the whole Settings page, your newly added actions are now available with a two finger swipe left or right to rotate your rotor.

Adding the 4-finger Swipe Up/Down Gesture to Open the Voiceover Settings Page

To those interested, the following is instructions on setting up a gesture that will take you directly to the Voiceover Settings Page. 

  1. Go to settings one finger double tap.
  2. Go to accessibility, one finger double tap.
  3. go to VoiceOver, one finger double tap.
  4. scroll down to commands, one finger double tap.
  5. scroll down to all commands, one finger double tap.
  6. scroll down to voiceover, one finger double tap.
  7. Scroll to open voice settings, one finger double tap.
  8. Scroll to add gesture, one finger double tap.
  9. Scroll down to whatever gesture you wish to choose, one finger double tap.
    I chose a four finger swipe down.

For more information please contact your GTT Coordinators/Trainers:

Kim Kilpatrick 1-877-304-0968 Ext. 513

GTTProgram@Gmail.com

Albert Ruel 1-877-304-0968 Ext. 550

albert.GTT@CCBNational.net

David Green 1-877-304-0968 Ext. 509

AccessibilityTraining7@Gmail.com

CCB Backgrounder:

The CCB was founded in 1944 by a coalition of blind war veterans, schools of the blind and local chapters to create a national self-governing organization. The CCB was incorporated by Letters Patent on May 10, 1950 and is a registered charity under the provisions of the Income Tax Act (Canada).

The purpose of the CCB is to give people with vision loss a distinctive and unique perspective before governments.  CCB deals with the ongoing effects of vision loss by encouraging active living and rehabilitation through peer support and social and recreational activities.  

CCB promotes measures to conserve sight, create a close relationship with the sighted community and provide employment opportunities.

The CCB recognizes that vision loss has no boundaries with respect to gender, income, ethnicity, culture, other disabilities or age. 

The CCB understands in many instances vision loss is preventable and sometimes is symptomatic of other health issues.  For the 21st century, the CCB is committed to an integrated proactive health approach for early detection to improve the quality of life for all Canadians.

As the largest membership organization of the blind and partially sighted in Canada the CCB is the "Voice of the Blind™". 

CCB National Office

100-20 James Street Ottawa ON  K2P 0T6

Toll Free: 1-877-304-0968 Email: info@ccbnational.net URL: www.ccbnational.net

 

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