How to Use Guided Access

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How to Use Guided Access

What is the Guided Access?

The “Guided Access” feature keeps the iPad, iPod, or iPhone on a specific application. It also allows you to control and limit features by making them inaccessible.

Activate Guided Access

Settings/General/Accessibility/Guided Access

After activating the feature, input a code to allow the deactivation of the feature.
Next, open an application of your choice and press the Home button (physical button) of your device three times. Select “Guided Access.”

Since iOS 8, the Guided Access feature has a new menu.

This menu features some new functions, such as blocking or unblocking the virtual keyboard and the time limitation option that can be set up in order to stop the device after a desired period of time.

The touch ID function that can be found on iPhone 5s and newer Apple devices allows you to secure your iPhone with the help of the fingerprint scanner which can be found on the “Home” button. This now allows you to deactivate the guided access feature.
If you happen to let someone borrow your device, the application will stay blocked until YOU decide to deactivate the blockage by touching the “Home” button with YOUR finger.

Communication by Alphanumerical Keyboard with SPEAK IT

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Communication by Alphanumerical Keyboard with SPEAK IT


Before reading this document, we recommend that you consult the general document on communication apps.  This document highlights only what seems interesting and different from other applications.

What is Speak It

The application is simple, not very intuitive, and limited – but is sold for a good price (1.79 EUR).
Simple because it is refined.
Not intuitive because the button icons are not clear.
Limited because there is very little configuration possible compared to other communication applications with an alphabetic keyboard.
Good price compared to its competitors (which can go up to 109.99 EUR for some).

Our Advice

This application may not be the best in its category, but its low price makes it worth discussing and gives users an impression of what communication applications by alphabetic keyboard are like. For certain people, it is probably sufficient.

Use of ZOOM

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Use of ZOOM

What is Zoom?

This accessibility feature allows you to magnify the screen for all applications.

Where to find Zoom?


Zoom works on all screens: home screen, lock screen, spotlight, and other applications bought from the App Store.
Since iOS 6, Zoom works perfectly with VoiceOver.

How to use Zoom?

Once the feature is activated, tap two times with three fingers and slide on the tablet from the bottom to the top in order to adjust the magnification (from 100% to 500%).
Once you have the ideal magnification picked, it can be activated or deactivated by touching the screen two times with three fingers.

To navigate on the page, slide three fingers. To move from one page to another, you only need one or two fingers.

For iOS 8, which comes out this autumn, Zoom has been entirely remade.

The first thing that you will notice is the new frame that appears when a part of the screen is magnified.

The navigation by a single finger is now possible thanks to a little joystick that appears when ZOOM is activated.

When you briefly touch this or at the bottom of the Zoom window, a menu will open to suggest:

  • The option for magnification.
  • The option for full screen mode.
    • Allows you to change back to iOS 7’s magnification system.
  • Resize the frame where the magnification appears.
    • You can also customize the size of the frame itself.
  • Filter choices.
    • See below.
  • The option for joystick mode. 
    • Display/hide the navigation controller.
  • The size of Zoom.
    • It will let you magnify between 1.25 and 15x.

Proposed different filters:

  • Normal mode
  • Inverted colour mode
  • Grayscale mode
  • Inverted grayscale mode

Quickly activate/deactivate accessibility settings with ACCESSIBILITY SHORTCUT

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Quickly activate/deactivate accessibility settings with ACCESSIBILITY SHORTCUT


ACCESSIBILITY SHORTCUT is a shortcut for accessibility settings. Upon selecting the accessibility feature that you want in the “accessibility shortcut” setting, you can click on the home button on your device three times in order to activate them.

If you regularly use multiple accessibility features, you can select multiple features in the “accessibility shortcut” menu. In this case, the triple click on the home button will open a list of your selected accessibility settings.

How to access it

Go to:  Settings/General/Accessibility/ and at the bottom of the list – Accessibility Shortcut