The VoiceOver rotor is perhaps the most difficult aspect of VoiceOver to get used to because it is not a concept used in other screen readers. It is basically a way to use the same two gestures, up and down flick, to perform multiple tasks. That is, an up or down flick will do the action set in the rotor, and the rotor can be set at any point. The rotor is commonly used for reviewing text by word or character, changing the typing mode, and editing text. It can be used to move by many different elements, such as link, heading, form control, and the like.
iDevice Primer 103: What is the rotor for and how do I use it?
Wed, 09 Nov 2011 18:51:15 GMT