When working with clients it is rare that vision loss is their only impairment. Given the ages of our client base, many also have other comorbidities including osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, neuropathy, or other conditions which affect the hands and make using the zoom magnifier function on the iPad VERY difficult.
Zoom Control Tips
The three finger double tap gesture that I spoke about in my previous video is actually very hard to do for many older adults so I thought the focus in this segment could relate back to my discussion about using the zoom magnifier but then introduce a way to do it without the “dreaded” double tap! It can even be done with a stylus which many of my clients prefer to use because of their difficulty tapping on the screen with their finger.
If you missed the first video demonstration about Word with Friends, check it out here: https://futureinsight.org/blog-and-news/words-with-friends-settings-for-low-vision-users/
Beth Daisy, MS OTR/L is the Supervisor of Occupational Therapy at Future In Sight. In addition to being an occupational therapist, she holds a Graduate Certificate in Assistive Technology from the University of New Hampshire and is a Certified Aging in Place Specialist, credentialed through the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) and the National Association of Homebuilders (NAHB). She is also the program developer for Fit to Garden: An Inclusive Gardening Program for Seniors. Fun facts about Beth: she loves the outdoors and dogs, and she used to fly helicopters for a living.