Mastering Touch: A Guide to Practising Gestures for the Blind
Screen-readers work primarily with different touch gestures, meaning that there were different ways to touch the screen to perform different functions. Here are some tips for practising touch gestures:
- Start with the basics: Begin by learning the basic touch gestures, such as tapping, swiping, and scrolling. Practise these gestures until you feel comfortable with them.
- Practice with a friend or family member: Ask someone you trust to help you practise your touch gestures. Have them call out different tasks, such as opening an app or sending a text message, and practice using touch gestures to complete them.
- Use accessible apps: Look for apps that have been specifically designed for blind or visually impaired users. These apps often include audio feedback and are easier to navigate using touch gestures.
- Attend a training program: Many organisations offer training programs for blind or visually impaired individuals to learn touch gestures and other smartphone skills.
Tip! Using Hable before learning to use the touch gestures can be helpful in some situations.
Remember that practising touch gestures takes time and patience. With regular practice and the right resources, you can improve your ability to use touch gestures and access technology with greater ease. Reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org for more help.