Learning to use a screen reader
A screen-reader makes a touchscreen accessible to use, but there is a learning curve to get through. Here are some steps to get started:
- Choose a screen reader: There are several screen readers available for different smartphones, such as VoiceOver for Apple devices, and TalkBack for Android devices. Choose the screen reader that best fits your needs. Hable can make it easier to help you in your search for screen readers.
- Get familiar with the commands: Each screen reader has its own set of keyboard commands that allow you to navigate the device. Start by learning the basic commands, such as how to read text, navigate menus, and switch between apps.
- Practice, practice, practice: Using a screen reader can take some time to get used to, so practice regularly. Start with simple tasks, such as reading email or browsing the web, and gradually work your way up to more complex tasks.
- Seek out resources and support: There are many Hable resources available to help you learn to use a screen reader, such as online tutorials and user groups. You can also reach out to Hable on email@example.com for additional help and support.
Remember that learning to use a screen reader takes time and practice, but it can significantly improve your ability to navigate technology and access information. With patience and persistence, you can master this valuable skill.
Hable offers training & guides to technology trainers and accessibility advocates around ways to use Hable for learning to use a screen reader.