VoiceOver is the built-in screen reader that comes with Apple iOS iDevices (like the iPhone and iPad). It speaks on-screen information using a synthetic voice, and can also be used with an (optional) braille display.
VoiceOver was introduced in iOS3, and it's available in all later versions of Apple iOS. It works with many popular apps including those that come with the iDevice, and those available from the Apple app store.
VoiceOver comes with voices from the Nuance Vocalizer range.
- Manufacturer: Apple
- Price: Free
- Platform: iOS
Getting started with VoiceOver
VoiceOver comes built into iOS, so you don't need to install anything. You can turn VoiceOver on/off by triple clicking the home button on your iDevice.
There is information on the Apple website to help you get started with VoiceOver on iOS.
Training and tutorials for VoiceOver
Getting help with VoiceOver
You can visit any Apple store to get help with VoiceOver, or email Apple directly with your questions.
BCAB runs an email discussion forum. The BCAB forum is for discussion about all kinds of technology, so it’s a great place to get help from VoiceOver users in the UK. It's free to join, just create an account.