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Intersection: A Dream Come True

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    [Music] Intersection.
    Where technology and disability meet.
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    Because of his cerebral palsy
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    Christopher has to rely on this expensive
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    clunky environmental control device if
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    he wants to be more independent.
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    For him an iPad was a dream.
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    Thanks to Tecla Shield and a VoiceOver
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    hack, Christopher can now access iOS 6,
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    except for gestures which are a big part
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    of iOS.
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    Apple added Switch Control to iOS 7,
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    and Mac.
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    So, today I'm going to get Alex
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    to tell you about how I use
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    Switch Control in iOS 7.
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    Take it away Alex!
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    [Alex gives a raspberry sound]
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    [Alex laughs] Alex!
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    Yes. Okay. Okay. I'm not going to spend
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    too much time showing you how to set up
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    Switch Control and what all the settings
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    do. There are great videos out there like
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    this one from Luis Perez that explain
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    this in great detail. The link is in the
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    description below. I want to talk about
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    how I use Switch Control to do almost
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    any gesture you can imagine without
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    actually doing it. You can use more than
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    one switch, however, I find that it is
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    simpler to just use one. Providing the
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    setting is turned on, you can double tap
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    with the switch to bring up a menu. This
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    is what makes the Switch Control feature
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    so great. From here, you can access the
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    home button, the gestures menu, the device
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    menu, where you can access things like
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    multitasking, notification center, control
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    center, etc. You can also get to the
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    settings menu, which allows the switch
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    user to customize settings. The settings
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    menu also has a button for turning on
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    Point Mode. Point Mode is a very handy
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    feature. It allows the switch user to
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    access apps that are not set up for
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    VoiceOver. Switch Control is built on
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    the VoiceOver platform, which is how it
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    knows how to scan buttons. So, if an app
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    is not configured for VoiceOver, Point
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    Mode makes it accessible. Switch Control
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    is very clever. It knows when you open
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    an app with no buttons it can recognize.
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    To automatically switch to Point Mode.
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    Here you can see me playing The Room, a
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    game that would have been impossible
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    for me to access on iOS 6 because it has
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    no buttons to scan. Point Mode makes this
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    possible. The room also takes advantage
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    of all the cool gestures that Switch
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    Control comes with. First, there are
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    basic pans to move around the scenes.
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    Then, there are double taps for focusing
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    on an object.
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    Then, there are hold and drags to drag
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    an object, such as a key.
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    Finally, there is an awesome gesture
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    that allows me to turn that key.
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    When the camera app opens Point Mode is
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    not automatically switched on because
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    there are buttons that Switch Control
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    recognizes. So, this is when the user
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    has to engage Point Mode manually.
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    Point Mode is used in the camera app for
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    focusing on an object.
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    This is a personal preference, but I also
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    like to use Point Mode in Safari. I find
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    that when Switch Control was trying to
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    scan a web page, it is a bit confusing
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    to know what it is going to scan next,
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    because there are so many buttons on a
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    web page. Point Mode makes it quicker for
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    me.
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    Switch Control can support many different
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    Bluetooth switches, including the Apple
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    Wireless Keyboard. I use Tecla Shield DOS
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    set to White Mode. One thing to note
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    about using this is that the Tecla Shield
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    DOS sends the signal to iOS when the
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    switch user releases the switch. This
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    took me a while to get used to, because
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    all other switch hardware including the
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    first generation Tecla Shield sends a
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    signal as soon as the switch is pressed.
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    Thanks for that Alex.
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    I hope you enjoyed this video and found it
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    helpful.
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    I'll see you again next time.
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    This is Christopher and Alex
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    from Down Under.
Title:
Intersection: A Dream Come True
Description:

Christopher Hills, a boy with cerebral palsy, explains how he uses Tecla Shield DOS with iOS 7's switch mode and point mode to navigate the web, interact with applications, focus a camera and play a game.
Information on setting up Switch Control on iOS, see Luis Perez's Video: http://youtu.be/rLNhZsz9wH8
Follow me on Twitter @ twitter.com/iammaccing
Lean more about the Tecla Shield DOS here: http://komodoopenlab.com/tecla/

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Video Language:
English
Duration:
06:14

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