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VO Starter: A great app for people who get an iPad or an iPhone for the Holidays!

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By Marsha Bork, TVI

VO Starter
This is a free download and is a great starter for people that get an iPad or iPhone for the holidays!

Description of App
VO Starter is the first app to offer blind and visually impaired iOS users training on the built in screen reader, VoiceOver. For more information, visit their web site at


Free or Paid

This is a universal app, so works natively on the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad

Device(s) App Was Tested On
iPhone 4

Accessibility Comments
Very accessible and is simple to use.

VoiceOver Performance
VoiceOver reads all page elements.

Button Labelling
All buttons are clearly labelled.

The app is fully accessible with VoiceOver and is easy to navigate and use.

Link to VO Starter in the App Store
Visit developer web site
A podcast to help get started with this app:
In this podcast, AnonyMouse gives us a walk-through and demonstration of VO Starter, an iOS app that teaches how to use the VoiceOver screen reader that is available on the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.

Podcast File:
Description: audio/mpeg iconapplevispodcast273.mp3
The information in this came from my favorite site, as always:

Posted on December 18, 2012
Updated on: January 25, 2018