Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Teaching yourself Morse Code with iPhone's Accessibility options

The iPhone allows the user to create custom vibration patterns, they are considered part of the Accessibility options. (Side note: I've always found accessibility options to be interesting to an able-bodied person like me: there are often customization options there that are very handy).


These custom vibration patterns are created by selecting a contact and then by touching Vibration. You can use them to teach yourself a bit of Morse Code. On my phone I've made custom vibration patterns for people who call me frequently so I can tell without removing the phone from my pocket who's calling.

You make the pattern by tapping or holding on the screen to create short or long bursts of vibration. Here I've tapped out A I R and used it as the custom vibration pattern for Air France.

The other useful iPhone resource for Morse Code learning is this Koch Trainer.

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