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
Speak Selection: This is a feature that is turned off by default, and what this allows you to do is any time you highlight text, it adds a button that allows you to speak that text back. So, using machine language, it speaks that text back to you.
Not only for visually impaired this is good, but it is also good for those who have, like in my case, I’ve got a reading disability. If I have a problem managing words on a page, I can highlight them real quick, hit Speak Selection, and have the computer speak it back to me.
It speaks with the languages that are the base languages within the system in general, but you’re going to have to test in terms of other languages. It’s primarily an English language feature, but you’re going to have to test with other languages.