Learn Shortcuts on iPhone/ iPad to Make Everything Easy (Physical/Vision/Hearing/Neuro-diverse)

Shortcuts are a quick way to get one or more tasks done with your apps on the iPhone or iPad. The Shortcuts app lets you create your own shortcuts to automate multiple steps. For example, you can build a “Sports Time” shortcut that grabs the weather report, tells your partner where you are going and launches your exercise music playlist.

Siri suggests simple, useful Shortcuts and routines that you can quickly tap to run, based on iOS’ device usage.

Join us at these workshops; customised for each session. Discover these useful Shortcuts from an available gallery and learn how to build your own shortcuts!

Date / TimeWorkshop

26 July 2019, 1000-1230 hours

 Workshop iOS A – Shortcuts on iPhone/iPad for the Physically Challenged

27 July 2019, 1400-1630 hours

 Workshop iOS B – Shortcuts on iPhone/iPad for the Hearing Impaired

28 July 2019, 1000-1230 hours

 Workshop iOS C – Shortcuts on iPhone/iPad for the Visually Impaired 



As part of Microsoft’s effort to build a more inclusive learning and working environment, many Office 365 applications have built-in assistive technologies and accessibility tools. For example, built-in Ease of Access settings and Learning Tools enhance reading and writing experiences for people of all abilities. Through the 2-hour workshops, Edukinect will show participants how the use of affordable technology can empower individuals with visual, hearing, mobility or cognitive impairments to lead purposeful and productive lives at work and at play.

Here is a brief introduction to the four workshops:

Date / TimeWorkshop

26 July 2019, 1000-1230 hours

Workshop MS A: Introduction of Digital Accessibility with Creativity for the Visually Impaired.

The most common aid for the visually impaired or for those who do not have access to a monitor is a screen reader, a program that reads out a computer display. The screen reader can read text that appears in a standard way in dialog boxes, menus, icons, and text editing windows by attaching to the operating system components that are used to display the text. 
The screen reader may also display information in Braille, use voice output, or use other audio signals to indicate graphics on the screen. 
Microsoft Accessibility Tools 

This workshop will explore some of the accessibility tools and features for people who are blind, colour blind or have low vision. 

Screen Reader with Voice output and Audio signals

  • Text-to-Speech system
  • Auditory Feedback
  • Tactile Interface
  • Screen-enlargement Utility

26 July 2019, 1400-1630 hours

27 July 2019, 1400-1630 hours


Workshop MS B: Digital Accessibility for Neurodiversity

Given the wide span of cognitive impairments from attention deficits to dyslexia, there are no broad solutions in interface design that can help everyone. However, general usability recommendations that help reduce cognitive load will often provide some benefits. 

Solutions that offer to minimise the load on working memory, forgive and allow user mistakes, organize interfaces to minimize error, and simplify tasks may be helpful to individuals who face cognitive impairments. 

Microsoft Accessibility Tools

In this workshop, we will explore innovative tools such as Dictation and Windows Hello sign in that can make the digital world more accessible for those live with dyslexia, seizures, autism or cognitive differences. 

  • Reminder System
  • Learning Tools & Dictation

27 July 2019, 1000-1230 hours

28 July 2019, 1400-1630 hours

Workshop MS C: Introduction to Digital Accessibility for the Physical Challenged

There is a wide variety of aids available for those with motor impairments. These include software such as Sticky Keys that make difficult keystrokes more accessible, voice recognition systems, pointers controlled by mouth or head movements, and text entry systems to help enter messages with fewer keystrokes.

Microsoft Accessibility Tools  

Microsoft’s products help people living with arthritis, quadriplegia, spinal cord injuries and other mobility issues to digitally navigate in non-traditional ways. Here are some of the tools that may be explored in this workshop to empower individuals with physical impairments:

  • Speech-to-Text Systems
  • Stick Keys & Slow keys
  • Scanning
  • Head-mounted Input devices and Eye-Tracking Systems
  • Mouth-stick
  • Blow-suck tube
  • Tongue-activated Joystick
  • Chording
28 July 2019, 1000-1230 hours

Workshop MS D: Digital Accessibility with Creativity for the Hearing Impaired

For many, hearing loss does not significantly hinder computer use. However, with more websites incorporating Flash and audio elements, the use of sound elements is increasingly interconnected with important content and functional elements. In this workshop, we will explore how we can make software or websites more accessible to the hearing impaired.

Introduction to Office 365 Tools

  • Getting started, GUI basics, Start menu & Task bar
  • Assistive Technology and Setting Accessibility options
  • Tell me Feature
  • The EDGE browser – Annotation, Scribbling over webpages, Touch screen gestures, personal feeds, Reading support, Snoozing Tabs for later use.

Microsoft Accessibility Tools 

For those who are hard of hearing, have hearing loss or deafness, Microsoft’s specialised features can provide solutions; including closed captioning, mono sound and live call transcription.

  • Visible Alerts
  • Closed Captions
  • Speech to Text




With the following information:

Subject: Registration for DIF 2019 Accessibility Workshop Name:
Name (Dr; Mr; Mrs or Ms): 
Organisation name: 
Contact No.: 
Access Service Information:
E.g. Wheelchair access; Sign Language interpreter or Others (please specify) Workshops interested:

Venue: Lifelong Learning Institute

Last updated on: 06 Jul 2019