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Which iPod models support "Spoken Menus" for greater accessibility? How do I turn on "Spoken Menus"?
"Spoken Menus" are an accessibility option introduced with the iPod nano 4th Gen and supported by the iPod nano 5th Gen as well. The 32 GB and 64 GB configurations of the "Late 2009" iPod touch 3rd Gen, iPod touch 4th Gen, iPod touch "4.5" Gen and the iPod nano 6th Gen support an even more advanced "VoiceOver" screen reader -- "the world’s first gesture-based screen reader" -- a very worthy addition for the visually impaired.
Apple explains that the iPod nano 4th Gen and 5th Gen provide four accessibility options not provided by earlier models:
Each of these are wonderful additions for the blind and those with vision impairments, but the spoken menus feature in particular makes the iPod available to customers who were unable to use the device in the past.
To turn on "Spoken Menus", An Apple Support Document explains that this must be done through iTunes 8 (or higher), rather than on the iPod itself:
iTunes 8 and later are "screen-reader friendly" as well with support for VoiceOver on the Mac and GW-Micro Window-Eyes 7.0 on Windows.