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Re: has anyone done remote training for ios voiceover? (via zoom preferred)


From: Kathryn.Frederick@ood.ohio.gov
Date: Aug 9, 2019 9:43AM

When you're trying to share the iPhone screen with Zoom, are you also connected to Zoom on the laptop? I've participated in a session where Voiceover was demoed for sighted developers using Zoom, and both the laptop and phone were connected to the same Zoom meeting...

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Subject: [WebAIM] has anyone done remote training for ios voiceover? (via zoom preferred)

I prefer onsite hands-on training when teaching how to use voiceover but it's not possible in this situation. We'll be using zoom for the screenshare (client's choice).

I'm working with sighted ios native app developers so they'll need to see my hand gestures for the various voiceover interactions but I'll be describing my actions too.

The only way I can think of sharing my gestures is with a webcam but would need a stand-alone camera and not the one built into the laptop. And the webcam would need a stand so it can be positioned over the iphone and be static.

One of the problems, though, is that the phone looks washed out when coming through the webcam and it's hard to see the screen. Not sure if I have to play with the webcam settings and light exposure and such.

Another problem is that the camera has to be a sufficient distance from the phone in order to see the entire phone. The microphone is on the webcam and when too far from the phone, you can't hear voiceover coming through the audio.

This is why I hate remote training.

But nonetheless, has anyone done remote training and has a good setup?

Perhaps I need a separate usb microphone that I place near the iphone speakers so that the audio is picked up, and turn off the microphone on the webcam?

From zoom, there's an option to share my computer screen but there's also an option to share my iphone screen. While sharing the iphone screen wouldn't help with demoing the gestures, it might come in handy but it doesn't seem to work. The directions say to connect the iphone to the same wifi as my laptop (check), go to screen mirroring on the iphone (check), and choose the zoom app for sharing (check). At this point, it should share but it just keeps spinning and eventually says it cannot connect to zoom.

Any tips you can share would be appreciated.