This is an excerpt video of the Udemy Course Accessibility Features of iOS for the iPad and iPhone. The course is available online for free at:
This course will cover the all of the iOS accessibility features up to iOS 6 for both the iPhone and iPad. The course with go in depth into 3 key accessibility features; VoiceOver, AssistiveTouch and GuidedAccess
Zoom: Zoom is an operating system level feature, so that means it works in almost every program. I think there are some exceptions out there, but the idea behind this is once you have this feature turned on, it’s off by default. Once you have this feature turned on, you can zoom into any portion of the screen and effectively make a small typeface, a very large typeface.
Now, I also have a learning disability, and so I actually use zoom. If there’s too much information onscreen, I have a hard time visually handling it. I use zoom to reduce the amount of information onscreen, make it a little larger, and allow me to interpret the information a little bit better.
Zoom can be used also with other accessibility features as well. If you have partial blindness, you can use zoom in conjunction with VoiceOver in most applications. That is the zoom feature. You use touch commands to zoom in and zoom out and scroll around the screen. And you can get a fairly high level of zoom. I think you can go higher than the equivalent of 70 point text.