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Transcript: How Blind People Use The iPhone 4S

The following text is a transcript for the video: How Blind People Use The iPhone 4S.

Tommy:

Today I want to show you how the iphone works. A lot of you guys have been asking, "I see you using an iPhone, but how does it work for you?".

Well, I'm gonna show ya.

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So a lot of devices have this thing that you probably never even thought to use, or check out or anything. Its called accessibility.

iPhone Voiceover:

[click]

Accessibility button.

Tommy:

That will show you all different sorts of things. How to turn the speech on and off on your phone; to white on black; black on white; maybe mono audio. There's all sorts of different things to do. So um I just use the Voiceover one and it works incredible.

iPhone Voiceover:

Voiceover on button.

Tommy:

But its a very cool thing. And it allows me to use this thing that has a touch screen...

iPhone Voiceover announces time:

1:04

Tommy:

...just like you do.

iPhone Voiceover:

Slide or double tap.

iPhone:

[click]

Tommy:

So each thing...

iPhone Voiceover:

Double tap to open.

Tommy:

Touch it once: it tells you what it is. Twice to perform the action.

iPhone Voiceover:
  • Notes
  • Maps
  • Stocks
  • YouTube
Tommy:

Then to move to the different screens, three fingers to go left like this.

iPhone:

[blip]

iPhone Voiceover:

Page two game center.

Tommy:

So let me show you how some of this stuff works.

[Background music]

iPhone Voiceover:

Twitter: Double tap to open.

Tommy:

So let's.

iPhone:

[blip]

Tommy:

Alright. So let's see what's going on in the Twitter universe today.

iPhone Voiceover:

Chris Moyles for those watching love machine the girl next to me is actually eight foot tall which is why I look short.

Tommy:

Why don't I tweet something?

iPhone Voiceover:

[click]

New tweet button.

[blip]

Text field is ending.

Tommy:

So when I tweet, I generally cheat and use Siri. (laughing) Ha, Ha, Ha, Ha. It's easier that way.

Siri:

Dictate.

iPhone:

[Ding]

Tommy:

Happy Easter from the Blind Film Critic.

[Tap Tap]

iPhone Voiceover:

[Ding]

Happy Easter comma from the Blind Film Critic.

Tommy:

Seems pretty innocuous. Nice little Tweet. So let's put it up.

iPhone Voiceover:

Tweet button.

[Tap Tap]

Tommy:

One of the things I don't think people get is when they talk to Siri that is if you add the punctuation yourself it works so well. (laughing) Ha, Ha, Ha. Period.

[Background music]

Tommy:

Alright. So let's try YouTube now. I mean, jeeze, if this is our home.

iPhone Voiceover:

YouTube double...

[blip]

Tommy:

So, let's look at the bottom here, all the stuff is down here.

iPhone Voiceover:

Selected feature. Tap. One of five.

Tommy:

I know her so well.

iPhone Voiceover:

Most viewed. Tap. Search.

Tommy (repeating):

Search.

iPhone Voiceover:

Tap. Favorites. Tap. More. Tap.

Tommy (repeating):

Favorites and More, right? Let's go to Favorites and see what's going on in the world.

iPhone Voiceover:

Favorites: The Hunger Games 2012. Star. Bright Eyes Movie Review. Star.

Tommy:

Alright.

iPhone Voiceover:

340

Tommy:

340 views.

iPhone Voiceover:

Duration six minutes nine seconds. One hundred percent like. Submitted by bright eyes long lashes.

Tommy:

Brightyass? Ha. Ha. Sorry. Love that's the way it says it. I can't help it.

iPhone Voiceover:

Submitted by bright eyes long lashes. Hunger Games. The Two thou...

[blip]

Landscape. Controls lit.

Actress on YouTube Video:

Wonderful the weather is in Manchester.

Tommy:

Alright so there you go. That's the Hunger Games. That's the way YouTube works. Thank you so much.

iPhone Voiceover:

[Ding] [Ding]

New notification from message 404. Zero four. Chris Puzder at Blind Film Critic. "Its only Palm Sunday." Twitter.

Tommy:

Wait. It is isn't it? Easter is next week. Wow. (laughing) Ha, Ha, Ha.

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iPhone Voiceover:

Swipe up or down to adjust the value.

Tommy:

Who knew you could do that?

iPhone Voiceover:

Physical and motor heading. Assistive touch button. Off button.

Tommy:

Assistive touch? That costs a lot of money on eleventh avenue in Manhattan.

iPhone Voiceover:

Assistive touch.