Accessibility & Technology

David Pogue’s VoiceOver Video

May 16, 2017

David Pogue’s VoiceOver Video

Yahoo’s David Pogue interviews Joseph Danowsky about his use of the iPhone with VoiceOver. Joe’s vision is seriously impaired by cone-rod dystrophy. He holds a law degree from Harvard and today navigates his successful career in finance with a little help from his smartphone.

Joe has risen mightily to the challenges of vision loss. With his iPhone he is able to get information, throughout his day, that would not otherwise be easily accessible to him.

Please note, as Joe points out, Voice Over is not Siri. VoiceOver is a screen reader, it is speech out. You do not speak to VoiceOver, you just listen.

Siri works well with VoiceOver, ensuring each spoken request receives a spoken response. Together they’re an amazing team!

Watch the video on Yahoo.


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About the Author: Dorrie Rush

Dorrie Rush is the Chief Content Officer and Visual Accessibility Expert at Ophthalmic Edge Patients (OE Patients), an online resource, presented by the Association for Macular Diseases, providing practical information and empowering advice for living a full and successful life with vision loss.

She is the former Director of the Grunwald Technology Center and Information Resource Service at Lighthouse International 2001 to 2016. Dorrie is known to have an eccentric view, which is particularly useful in compensating for her central vision loss from Stargardt Disease.



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