iOS8 Companion Videos

These 28 companion videos were created for use with “FeelaGrams”, our iOS8 product, marketed through National Braille Press (www.nbp.org) to give users a multi-media learning experience.

iFeelaGrams for iPad iOS8

  • Video Zero: Starting from Zero with VoiceOver – This video is designed to support sighted people who may wish to assist someone who is blind or visually-impaired learn how to navigate their Apple iDevice. Here, Tom Dekker VRT describes what Voiceover is, how it works, and some of the gestures required to operate it.
    Video Zero - Starting from Zero with VoiceOver
  • Video 1: Introduction – In this introductory video, Tom Dekker, VRT, provides an overview of what FeelaGrams are and how they are intended to assist blind users develop and improve their mental mapping capabilities to better navigate a touch-screen device. FeelaGrams and this series of companion videos are directed not only to iPad users, but to their teachers, families and colleagues, with the aim of leveling the playing field for all users of these devices. 
    iFeelagram Video 01 - iPad - iOS8 - Introduction
  • Video 2: The Unlock Screen – This descriptive video explores the iPad unlock screen through the use of a FeelaGram tactile diagram and the unlock screen itself. The various features of the screen and the gestures used to access them are demonstrated and reviewed. 
    iFeelagram Video 02 - iPad iOS8 - Unlock Screen
  • Video 3: The Home Screen – This descriptive video explores the iPad home screen through the use of a FeelaGram tactile diagram and the home screen itself. Gestures are reviewed, as are the various regions of the screen – status bar, app icon grid, page chooser, and dock. 
    iFeelagram Video 03 - iPad iOS8 - Home Screen
  • Video 4: The Control Center – This descriptive video explores the iPad Control Center through the use of a FeelaGram tactile diagram and the iPad. Various Control Center elements are described and gestures required are reviewed.
    iFeelagram Video 04 - iPad - iOS8 - Control Center
  • Video 5: The Notification Center – This descriptive video explores the iPad’s Notification Center through the use of a FeelaGram tactile diagram and the iPad. The “today” and “all notifications” screens are discussed, along with flicking and dragging gestures to move around the screen for different purposes. 
    iFeelagram Video 05 - iPad - iOS8 - Notification Center
  • Video 6: Settings – This video introduces the user to the Settings function of the iPad through the FeelaGram tactile diagram and the iPad. The different effects of dragging and flicking are described.
    iFeelagram Video 06 - iPad - iOS8 - Settings
  • Video 7: Contact List – This descriptive video gives an overview of the Contact List using the FeelaGram tactile diagram and the iPad. Navigation from side to side of the screen and the required gestures are discussed. 
    iFeelagram Video 07 - iPad - iOS8 - Contacts List
  • Video 8: Add A New Contact – This video, using a FeelaGram tactile diagram and the iPad, demonstrates how to add a new contact card and the different modes available for typing. A new gesture, rotation, is described and demonstrated.
    iFeelagram Video 08 - iPad - iOS8 - Add a Contact
  • Video 9: Message Center – This video describes the layout and navigation of the iPad Message Center using a FeelaGram tactile diagram and the iPad. Location of the conversation list and conversation content are presented, along with description of the details button.
    iFeelagram Video 09 - iPad - iOS8 - Message Center
  • Video 10: Compose a Message – This video uses a FeelaGram tactile diagram and the iPad to describe and demonstrate composition and sending of a message.The option to dictate instead of typing is also discussed.
    iFeelagram Video 10 - iPad - iOS8 - Compose Mesage
  • Video 11: Calendar – This video uses the FeelaGram tactile diagram and the iPad to describe the layout and navigation of the iPad calendar. Dragging left-right and up-down within the month-view grid and use of the rotor to find events are discussed.
    iFeelagram Video 11 - iPad - iOS8 - Calendar
  • Video 12: Calendar Add Event – This video uses the FeelaGram tactile diagram and the iPad to explore the Calendar Add Event popup that appears when adding a new event. Its placement on the screen and the various elements within the popup are discussed.
    iFeelagram Video 12 - iPad - iOS8 - Calendar Add Event
  • Video 13: Calendar Add Event Start and End Times – This video uses a FeelaGram and the iPad to describe and demonstrate the iPad’s Calendar Add Event Start and End Times popup. This is a popup, a control with four vertical pickers used to select day, hour, minute and am/pm. It is located within the Add Event popup.
    iFeelagram Video 13 - iPad - iOS8 - Calendar Add Event Start-End Popup
  • Video 14: Reminders – This video, using the FeelaGram and iPad, presents a real lesson in the how and why of when to flick and when to drag in navigating the iPad’s Reminders screen. The variable function of the heading/button/text field in the List name is also discussed.
    iFeelagram Video 14 - iPad - iOS8 - Reminders
  • Video 15: World Clock – Using the FeelaGram and the iPad, we explore the World Clock function. Arrangement of clock faces and the world map on the screen are discussed, along with effectiveness of flicking versus dragging to achieve best results.
    iFeelagram Video 15 - iPad - iOS8 - World Clock
  • Video 16: Clock Alarm – This video, using the FeelaGram and the iPad, explores the Clock Alarm function. It also gives a general overview of the Add Alarm popup, which will be shown in more detail in the next video.
    iFeelagram Video 16 - iPad - iOS8 - Clock - Alarm
  • Video 17: Clock Add Alarm – This video uses FeelaGram 17 and the iPad to demonstrate the use of the Add Alarm Popup and how to edit alarms once set.
    iFeelagram Video 17 - iPad - iOS8 - Clock - Add Alarm Popup
  • Video 18: Clock Timer – This video explores the Clock – Timer function of the iPad with reference to the FeelaGram and arrangement of the buttons as spoken by VoiceOver in relation to their physical arrangement on the screen. The timer is set, runs and chimes completion.
    iFeelagram Video 18 - iPad - iOS8 - Clock - Timer
  • Video 19: App Store – Using the FeelaGram and the iPad, we explore the App Store, a very busy app with constantly changing content. Users are encouraged to drag around the various categories and tabs to get a better understanding of how the App Store works.
    iFeelagram Video 19 - iPad - iOS8 - App Store
  • Video 20: iTunes Store – This video uses the FeelaGram and the iPad to explore the iTunes Store, another app with a lot of information in various parts of the screen and always in flux. The use of the headings feature in the rotor is discussed, along with flicking, as a way to navigate the app.
    iFeelagram Video 20 - iPad - iOS8 - iTunes Store
  • Video 21: iBooks – Like the App Store and iTunes, iBooks is a dynamic and busy app that can be confusing to the less-experienced blind user. This video provides an overview of the iBooks Store and various ways of navigating within it – flicking, dragging, using the rotor to enable browsing by heading, etc.
    iFeelagram Video 21 - iPad - iOS8 - iBooks Store
  • Video 22: iBooks Library – This video gives an overview of the library contents selection options within the iBooks Library. The FeelaGram is reviewed, as are the four categories – Bookshelf, Titles, Authors and Categories. Flicking, dragging and use of the rotor are included.
    iFeelagram Video 22 - iPad - iOS8 - iBooks Library
  • Video 23: iBooks Table of Contents – Using the FeelaGram and the iPad, this video explores the iBooks Table of Contents, along with the Bookmarks and Notes features within it.
    iFeelagram Video 23 - iPad - iOS8 - iBooks Table of Contents
  • Video 24: iBooks Sample Book Page – This video reviews the various features of a standard page within an iBooks book. Navigation within and among pages is discussed and demonstrated: flicking, dragging and double-tap/hold are used to navigate the page chooser and other controls.
    iFeelagram Video 24 - iPad - iOS8 - iBooks Sample Book Page
  • Video 25: Safari – This video demonstrates the effect of flicking versus dragging on the main Safari screen, and opening/navigating a website using the Headings and Links rotor settings.
    iFeelagram Video 25 - iPad - iOS8 - Safari
  • Video 26: Mail/Mailbox Popup – This video describes how the mailbox popup can be accessed depending on whether e-mail accounts are installed on the iPad or not. Navigation within the popup and editing of the mailboxes within it are discussed. Navigating and editing lists of mail messages are done the same way.
    iFeelagram Video 26 - iPad - iOS8 - Mail - Mailbox Popup
  • Video 27: Mail Reading Page – This video explores a mail message and the elements in it. As described in the Feelagram, there are eight navigation and function controls across the top of the screen. It is noted that the flicking and dragging presentation order of screen elements can vary widely.
    iFeelagram Video 27 - iPad - iOS8 - Mail Reading Page
  • Video 28: Compose Mail Message – This final video in the series reviews the function and location of the various elements of the mail-message compose screen. The contact list popup and dictate feature are both used.
    iFeelagram Video 28 - iPad - iOS8 - Mail Compose Message

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