iOS Guides and Documents

The below guides and information will help a visually impaired individual learn more about their iPhone and iPad. Each item covers a specific function, app, or recommendations to help one adopt these devices into their lives.

The Technology Association for Veterans with Visual Impairments (TAVVI) either wrote or compiled these reference materials with the goal of helping all those with blindness harass the full potential of the iPhone or iPad. These documents form the backbone of our training events at the BVA National Convention to the monthly Blind Vet Tech iOS Training Teleconference.

Special thanks goes out to the VA’s Central Blind Rehabilitation Center for providing their training handouts for Veterans. Secondly, a I wish to thank those who helped write and review these documents. Finally, I wish to thank Terry who place the Voiceye tags on each of these documents.

With any further ado, here are the links to the documents.

App Recommendation List

Learning to Use iOS and Siri

Office and Productivity

GPS and Navigation

Recognizing and Identification


Social Networking

iOS 8 Related

With iOS 8 available, numerous new features and bugs have appeared. The next set of links will explain some of these items.

Resources for Further Information

The below websites provides a much more in-depth look at features, apps, and advice for learning to use the iPhone and iPad for the visually impaired:

Ultimately, the best way to learn your devices is to use them. Its common to hear that someone is afraid or uncertain about tech. The only way to overcome this is to venture into the unknown.

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