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iPad: Zoom

The information below is set out in a table. In order to navigate a table please ensure you are conversant with the VoiceOver gestures as defined in the iPad VoiceOver Basic Gesture Table located on this website. 

To access the Zoom options as outlined in the table below you must first activate the Settings Icon which will be located on one of your home screens. All options on an iPad are found by navigating the various menu headings, quite often the option of interest is nested within other menus. So to get the required option you will normally have to follow a set route from the top level menu selection, via one or more other menu selections, before arriving at the option of choice. 

In order to build in some sort of an analogy to this nesting of menu headings,  I have chosen to use a table where the first column heading states the top level entry point, and subsequent nested entry points for each heading are found in subsequent column headings. Therefore if you have to traverse three menus before you arrive at the option of choice, you will have to traverse three columns before you arrive at the details for the selected option. The entry in each of the three columns being the menu heading, the final forth column in this example contain the detail for the option found within the final menu.

First Selection under Settings heading.

Second Selection under General heading.

Third Selection under Accessibility heading.

Fourth Selection under Zoom heading.

General

Accessibility

Zoom

Zoom selection. 
Button, On or off.
This option allows the user to adjust the magnification of the screen.
Note, when Zoom has been activated.
Double tap with three fingers tips to zoom in or out.
When you have zoomed out to any level, to move around the screen, drag with three fingers.
To change the Zoom level double tap with three fingers but do not let your fingers leave the screen on the second tap, leave them on the screen and drag the fingers up or down to alter the zoom level to the required magnification.

General

Accessibility

Zoom

Follow Focus Selection.
Button, On or off.
This setting determines whether or not the Zoom lens will follow the text cursor

General

Accessibility

Zoom

Smart Typing selection.
Button, On or off.
This option allows the user quick access to Zoom controllers.
Note, when Smart Typing has been activated the window will be switched to Zoom when a keyboard appears and move the Window so that text is zoomed but the keyboard is not.

General

Accessibility

Zoom

Show Controller selection.
Button, On or off.
This option allows the user quick access to Zoom controllers.
When the Show Controller has been activated a circular symbol with four arrows is displayed.
Tap once on this symbol to show the Zoom menu.
To Zoom in tap the first entry on the Zoom menu, once Zoomed in.
You can again tap once on this circular symbol to show the Zoom menu, then tap once on the first entry on the Zoom menu to Zoom out.
Tapping on the second item in the Zoom menu to switch the Zoom area between Full Screen Zoom and Window Zoom.
Tapping on the third item in the Zoom menu to resize the lens, this means switch between normal and magnified screen settings.
Tapping on the fourth item in the Zoom menu allows you to choose your preferred Filter, options are None, Inverted, Greyscale, Grey Inverted and Low Light.
Tapping on the fith item in the Zoom menu allows you to toggle the Zoom controller symbol on or off.


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If you are accessing this site via a smart phone or tablet, you will need to navigate to the 'More options' button, usually towards the top right hand side of your screen, to access your device Search options for the currently displayed page. Note that sometimes instead of the word 'Search' your device might display 'Find in page' as the option to select for searching the current page.

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